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Brown & UnlockHerPotential® 


Kayona Ebony Brown, was recently selected as part of UnlockHerPotential® 2024 cohort. Kayona was chosen as a mentee by Ty Stiklorius, business partner/manager of EGOT winner, John Legend, who not only oversees his music career through her Friends at Work imprint but also helms their very successful Get Lifted Film Company. Kayona looks to work closely with Ty on business and creative strategies toward her goal of “completely disrupting the world of entertainment.”

Author and entertainment exec, Sophia Chang, created Unlock Her Potential®, an annual program aimed at addressing opportunity gaps for women of color through meaningful mentorship from industry leaders. “This program is SUPER competitive. In fact, I applied in 2021 and did not get selected. So this time is incredibly special to me—getting the chance to work closely with one of my idols—considering the things I’m building behind the curtain.”

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