Jodie owns and creative directs the beauty company Georgia By Jodie Patterson. She is a hands-on mother of five and an “award-winning wife”. Jodie has built a brand around the philosophy Beauty Is Simple and she lives true to those words, daily. From entertainment to fashion to beauty, and throughout her career, Jodie is known to bring niche culture to the popular eye. Previously, she worked in the fashion and entertainment industries for ten years. Most notably, Jodie helped launch the acclaimed Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater and developed the internal PR department for the fashion designer Zac Posen as his Director of Public Relations. She’s worked with brands such as Nike, Teen People, Lenny Kravitz, Virgin Records, Lincoln Center and Sean John. Jodie is dedicated to helping women find their own inner and outer beauty.

The name Georgia is near and dear to Jodie’s heart. Jodie named her beauty company after her eldest daughter, Georgia.

Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom. While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter. A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

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