Mandy Bowman is the Founder and CEO of Official Black Wall Street, the largest app and digital platform helping consumers find, review, and support Black-owned businesses. The Brooklyn native felt called to launch the Official Black Wall Street platform in 2015, and the app in 2017, after witnessing the many challenges Black-owned businesses endured in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Since then, Mandy has been at the forefront of the #BuyBlack movement, helping Black businesses around the world gain the exposure and resources they deserve. In 2017 Mandy was invited to TEDx Dover, the first TED event held at an HBCU, to give a talk on ownership in the Black community, and in 2019 made her return to the TEDx Stage at TEDx Babson. The Brooklyn native was honored for her work with a citation from the Brooklyn Borough President and was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Powerful Women in Business in 2020. Today she is a fierce advocate for economics and ownership within the Black community.