Mayra Vazquez

On August 24 at 10:00 AM PST, Facebook’s Elevate and #BuyBlack programs will launch the #BuyBlack Summit, a day of learning and celebration for Black business owners and entrepreneurs. Join us for curated panel discussions, workshops, and entertainment, hosted by Michelle Buteau. This summit is a part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts to support black business owners during the pandemic and beyond. For more information please visit:

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Featured Speakers

Facebook's Commitment to Black-owned Businesses

  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook 

Why #BuyBlack

  • Michelle Buteau, Actress and Comedian
  • Irene Walker, Director, Facebook Elevate 

Money Matters: How to Secure Funding for Your Small Business

  • Shelly Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Black Girl Ventures
  • Arian Simone, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fearless Fund
  • Jason Trimiew, Director, Global Supplier Diversity, Facebook 

Workshop: Selling on Facebook and Instagram

  • Facebook Small Business Team 

Unlocking Unknown Opportunities

  • Roy Austin,  VP & Deputy General Counsel, Civil Rights, Facebook 
  • Ron Busby, President and Chief Executive Officer, US Black Chambers, Inc. 
  • Ayris Scales, Chief Executive Officer, Walker’s Legacy Foundation
  • Donald Cravins, Executive Vice President, National Urban League 

Building The Future

  • Judy Toland, Vice President and Head of Scaled Solutions, Facebook