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Yara Shahidi

Actress, Producer & Change Agent

Yara Shahidi is an award-winning actress, producer, change agent, and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated series, black-ish. She is also the executive producer and lead of the Freeform spinoff series, grown-ish, where she plays Zoey Johnson, an ambitious, fashion-forward college student, on her journey of figuring out adulthood. When the series first premiered in 2018, it became the cable net’s best comedy series launch in 5 1/2 years, drawing 4.5 million viewers in its first three days. As Yara focuses on utilizing her platform to empower and inspire others, she continues to be one of Hollywood’s most heralded talents.

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Keri Shahidi

Executive Producer & Co-Principal of 7th Sun Productions

Keri Shahidi is globally known as @ChocolateMommyLuv. An executive producer and co-principal of 7th Sun Productions, Keri began a career in entertainment after working in higher education and adult education. In front of the camera, she started as a commercial actress. Her interest in expanding global inclusion, opportunity, and scope in the industry led her to the world of media, where she has served as an advocate for the representation of BIPOC communities.

As a wife and mother to three inspired humans, an advocate for representation of the BIPOC communities, and a trusted and inspirational speaker, Keri has been featured in Vogue, TIME, Oprah Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Fortune magazines and has lent her voice to Tribeca Women In Film, BET’s Leading Women Defined, BeHerNow Conference, Retrouve, and many more.