Women of Innovation
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Nia-Tayler Clark

Nia-Tayler Clark, a lover of literacy, is a firm believer in the transformative power of education, representation, and access.

While spending five years as a high school English teacher, she was known for her ability to make content inclusive, engaging, and memorable for students. 

Clark’s life would change forever after one student boldly stated in the middle of class, “I don’t read Miss.; I’m Black.” These few words inspired her to start BLACKLIT: a monthly subscription box and online bookstore that highlights Black authors and entrepreneurs in efforts to close the literacy gap and increase representation.

As BLACKLIT experienced rapid growth, Clark was faced with the hard decision of leaving her position in the classroom to embark on the journey of full-time entrepreneurship. With her faith at the forefront and her 4-year-old son by her side every step of the way, Clark is relentless in her plans to open a physical location for the BLACKLIT Bookstore. Currently, it is set to open on July 2, 2022, in Addison, TX.

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Tiffany Pham

Tiffany Pham is recognized as one of the leaders of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) movement.

She is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Mogul, the world’s leading diversity recruitment company. She developed the first version of Mogul, whose patent-pending inventions now enable recruitment access to over 430MM women and diverse professionals across 195 countries. Praised by Sheryl Sandberg as “the number one platform” and referred to as “the perfect business” by Melinda Gates, Mogul is backed by leading investors including the world’s largest investment fund SoftBank, Hearst Corporation, the Founders of Comcast, LinkedIn Learning, and Match.com.

Referred to as a “Triple Threat” by the Wall Street Journal, Tiffany was named one of Forbes “30 Under 30” in Media, Business Insider “30 Most Important Women Under 30” in Technology, ELLE Magazine “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World,” Entrepreneur Magazine “100 Most Powerful Women,” Inc. Magazine “Top 100 Female Founders,” and Crain’s Magazine “40 Under 40.”

She is the author of “From Business Strategy to IT Roadmap: A Guide for Executives & Board Members,” the Wall Street Journal bestselling book “You Are a Mogul,” and “Girl Mogul.”

A TV personality, Tiffany has been a Judge on the TLC TV Show “Girl Starter” and is a cast member on The History Channel TV Shows “The Machines That Built America” and “The Toys That Built America.” In 2021 and 2022, she became the face of Lexus, appearing in their “More Than Intelligence” TV campaign. She has appeared across advertising campaigns for Asana, Amazon Audible, Naturalizer, Dell, Captain Morgan, Visa, LUNA, Bumble and bumble, and GoDaddy.

She regularly speaks at the United Nations, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and Fortune 1000 companies such as Nordstrom, IBM, Prudential, Marriott, Microsoft, Hearst, Toyota, and EY.

Prior to Mogul, Tiffany was a business executive in technology and finance, and worked across CBS, HBO, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale, with Distinction.