The most dynamic and sophisticated women of color changing the face of business and corporate america.
When Melanin On Wall Street was founded in 2016, this network was established on a desire to serve melanin career women. This community aims to cultivate a culture of likeminded women with careers,standards, sisterhood and accountability.
Melanin On Wall Street is dedicated to African American & miniority corporate career women. We're a coterie of powerful and successful working women contrary to the stereotypes.
Melanin On Wall Street Women band together improving lives, companies and communities realizing our dreams can change the world.
Women behind this network have been known to ink multimillion-dollar business deals & living their best life. The women of Melanin On Wall Street are women of joy in both work and personal life, adoring jobs and families alike. we’re only missing one thing – and that’s you. Join our sisterhood of Melanin Career women Magic
"Being a part of this re-emergence of a movement both pro-diversity and pro-woman is the best part of being a Black girl. It's more than, "I stand for this because I should." I stand for this because this is part of who I am as a human being. Being a Melanin On Wall Street Woman is a lifestyle that exuberates positivity and growth in your life and those around you. We are changing the business and corporate world raising glass ceilings for the generation behind us"
BECOME A SPONSOR
Melanin On Wall Street is driven by the active involvement and longstanding commitment of our sponsors. Engaged sponsors help us to maximize our outreach efforts and deliver high impact programming — they are the key to inspiring women of color to pursuit business careers and positions of leadership.
We welcome new sponsors who are interested in partnering with us to achieve our mission by enlisting their global and diverse networks, career opportunities, research resources, promotion assistance and financial contributions.
In turn, Melanin On Wall Street strives to provide significant benefits to our sponsors, including:
- Access to diverse, high-performing talent across career stages
- Branding, exposure and promotional opportunities to our entire network of women
- Top MBA talent vetted by admissions officers
- Ability to build a future pipeline of women leaders
- Retention and development of your current workforce
ANGELIQUA MCNAIR, FOUNDER
They say the best way to find your own path is to get lost in your present one. No one is a better example of that than Angeliqua McNair. Today the Real Estate Property Management Senior Closing Director / Fashion entrepreneur sits in the driver’s seat of a burgeoning empire, which includes the Melanin On Wall Street Sisterhood platform.
Though Angeliqua’s online persona, Stylishlyiconic, made its debut onto the Fashion scene in 2009, the motivation behind building her brand really began when she was a young adult, set to graduate from The High School Of Art & Design. Growing up in Clinton Hills and Bed- Stuy Brooklyn, Angeliqua spent much of her free time daydreaming, interning for fashion companies, attending Fashion Week, being interviewed for fashion blogs, creating fashion looks in her mind, and designing women’s clothing that were never finished. In college, she majored in Fashion Marketing & Retail management with a hope of becoming the next Kimora Lee Simmons or Tyra Banks.
Shortly after finishing college at The Art Institute Of Atlanta, she became the marketing director for The Lisa Nicole Cloud Collection, as seen on Bravo's Married to the Medicine.
"I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.”
Looking for a fresh start, Angeliqua moved back to New York and began freelancing with fashion brands such as Gracia New York, Blue & Cream, Judy’s Group, Sierra Julian, and other major fashion companies as a wholesale executive and marketing director. This was her first taste of working in fashion in the big apple. Six months later, she was hired as the Assistant Marketing Director/Promotions Coordinator at Karigam Enterprises, where she was introduced to marketing and brand strategizing and the importance of building a branding platform.
Angeliqua has embarked on a new journey with a new new career working in real estate law and property management as a Senior Closing Transaction Director. "I never thought a Brown girl like me would make it to Wall Street closing real estate deals. I always thought I had to have one passion but I have two. One thing about me is I don’t settle. Not for a salary, career, love, and definitely not for being mediocre. No one should. Never be afraid to learn new things or take risks. “
Through it all, Angeliqua exemplifies what it means to gain control of one’s self through determination, self-motivation, self-reliance, and self-promotion. More important than any of her accomplishments, however, is Angeliqua's philosophy in life is represented by - Keeping your standards as high as your heels and to promote a positive image of successful corporate women-of-color, as well as empower, educate, and inspire millennials through building relationships and long lasting bonds.