Huge congrats are in order for our newest Nesties!
We are thrilled to introduce you to the recipients of the inaugural Women of Color Nest Memberships, sponsored by Community Bakery. This inaugural program is the brainchild of Corporate Member Juli Brandenberger, owner of Community Bakery and her own small business and personal finance firm. Juli wanted to sponsor three women of color in an annual membership who could use the support and connections found here to grow their businesses.
After a month-long application process and more than 40 AMAZING women to consider for this, we have chosen this first class of recipients. These are women you will definitely want to connect with, learn from and laugh with.
Help us welcome Sandra Guardado, real estate agent with RE/MAX Elite; Adrienne Collins, owner of AC Productions LLC and director of human resources and diversity, equity and inclusion at Rock Region Metro; and Sinovia Mayfield, founder of SM Digital, as our newest All-Access members – meaning you’ll see them here regularly!
With so many deserving women to choose from, we decided to give an additional six women Social Butterfly memberships for a year!
Congrats to Karen Alejandri of Kaypbeautyxo, Crystal Hooks of The Color Box, Desiree Thompson of Motherhood Affirmed, Lorin Calhoun of Creative Attributes, Sabrina Christopher of Natural Roots Salon, and Vekissa Wilson of Miron Image Mentoring/ Girls Werc, LLC.
Sandra Guardado was born in Illinois, but was raised in Little Rock. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she received her bachelor’s of business administration in marketing. She has been in the sales industry since she was 17 years old and is currently a real estate agent with RE/MAX Elite. Welcome to the Nest Family, Sandra. We are so excited to watch you spread your wings!
Sinovia Mayfield is a freelance web developer and operations professional, and her superpower is her ability to translate big ideas and small details into the daily action and lines of code that get the work done. Today she works as a project manager and as founder and project lead of SM Digital. As a proud citizen of Little Rock, you can find Sinovia in any corner of the city eating local food, having local fun, and spending time with her family. Sinovia, we are so happy to have you as a new Nestie! Welcome!
Adrienne Collins serves as director of human resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion at Rock Region METRO as well as being the owner of AC Productions LLC. Adrienne first started her human resources career in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. She enjoys spending her free time performing charity work and community service as a member of several boards and professional organizations, including CAHRA, ARSHRM, National Diversity Council, and AR Public Employers Human Resources Association. Welcome to the Nest Family, Adrienne. We are excited for you to meet your fellow Nesties!