Dr. Julie Jung
Dr. Jung currently serves as the and Chief Operating Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. She believes that it is important to build a society where girls of color are valued. In today’s culture, everywhere that girls of color turn, they see inaccurate depictions of themselves in media, are told how they do not fit the ideal beauty standard, and face different forms of discrimination. IAB recognizes the negative impacts that girls are facing on a daily basis and believe it is vital to walk with them to redefine beauty for themselves—on their own terms. Through this type of mentorship, IAB hopes that girls of color will know how truly BEAUTIFUL they are.
Professionally, Dr. Jung is also a partner of Culbreth, Jung & Severino. She has consulted with executive clients nationally and globally, and has also assisted with designing and implementing diversity education in schools and organizations. Dr. Jung's areas of expertise include using diversity to drive innovation and business results, empowering global leaders who are part of the generationally-diverse and technology-connected workplace atmosphere, and sustaining corporate visions with individual, team, and societal values. Dr. Jung is also the founder of Mixed Race Identity, Vice President of Programming and Host at Complexity Talk Radio, co-founder and Vice President of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC), Editor of the Journal of Colorism Studies and co-editor of the upcoming anthology Our Voices Our Stories, Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.
Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth is the Founder and CEO of The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc., a project dedicated to addressing colorism. She is also the Founder of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc., an organization that focuses on girls of color learning to love and embrace the color of their skin. Recently, she created the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) which will be a worldwide organization for women and girls of color. The mission of NGWCC is to bring together girls and women of color worldwide to address race, color, collaborate, discuss, and take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to stagnate the psychological, emotional, physical and social growth and well-being of women and girls of color. NGWCC will officially launch in 2015.
Dr. Culbreth believes in empowering girls and women of color to reach higher ground in life. She focuses on encouraging them to embrace being beautiful on the inside and outside, the importance of positive thought processes, embracing diversity, to live life beautiful by focusing on the foundation elements of beautiful, to dream in color as they reach for the stars, and to believe in themselves. She focuses on girls of color defying stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls of color.
Professionally, Dr. Culbreth is the managing partner of Culbreth, Jung-Kim & Severino, an education, management, human resource management, colorism, and diversity consulting group. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Colorism Studies, Host of Complexity Talk Radio (Complexity Live) (formerly The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio), Founding Editor of Complexity Magazine (2015), Founder of the National Girls and Women of Color Council (NGWCC), It Takes A Village and Fabulously Fifty Women of Color.
Meet Our Authors
Ada Elizabeth Culbreth
Ada Elizabeth, is the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer for I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.(NGWCC). She believes in encouraging girls of color to embrace the color of their skin, to love themselves unconditionally, and to reach for the stars. She develops and provides workshops for girls of color that focus on building solid self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride (Foundation Elements of Beautiful). Ada believes that girls of color, throughout the world, can learn to live life beautiful and reach higher ground in life by focusing on positive thought processes and believing in themselves. Currently, Ada is developing character descriptions and storylines for an upcoming series of books for girls of color. Ada is also one of the co-founders of NGWCC and will take lead of the college campus divisions.