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Our Mission — Why We're Here

“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” - Malcom X

We exist to help empower and connect 22 million black women by 2027 with great benefits, community experiences, education, and resources.

We are not backed by some fancy VC. Two black women focused on impacting our community with the help of thousands of black women joining us on this journey to change the world where we can advocate and encourage one another. It was our goal to create a safe space that wasn’t on rented land as you see on many of these social media platforms that don’t have our best interest at heart. Akina in Swahili means “Strong Family Bond” owned by us and for us. We’re based in Frisco, Texas And we’re growing everyday. Welcome to the family!

Leadership Team

Leigh Higginbotham Butler

Founder & CEO

Stephanie M. Roberts

Co-Founder & COO

Jefferson Ondze-Mangha

Technology Advisor

Lindsey Rachel

Social Media Manager

Jarvis Addison

Digital Product Design Expert

Behind The Scenes — Meet the Board of Directors

Mandy Bowman

Official Black Wallstreet

Rev. Alvin Herring

Executive Director
Faith in Action

Rozalynn Goodwin


Darren L. James

KAI Enterprises

Regine Moore

Director of Constituent Relations
Walmart Stores, Inc.

Linda Taliaferro

H3irloom Food Group

Christopher Butler

Co-Founder & Chairman
Akina Technologies, PBC

Advisory Board

Jennifer Tacheff

Manifest Advisors

Anthony Nicola

VP of Lease Operations
Saks Fifth Avenue

Jasmin Brand

Founder & CEO