Women's Business Council Entrepreneurs Power Hour featuring Arzo Yusuf from Sexy Boss Babe and Bronte & Tari Weiss from Bronte Bakes. Everyone is invited. Insights from successful entrepreneurs about how to go from vision to launch and all the lessons learned in between.
After 4 years as President of the Board of Directors, Arzo Yusuf is now the Executive Director of Angel's Nest assisting foster youth with housing to prevent homelessness. After learning about the plight of foster youth, it inspired her to film the short documentary, Breaking the Cycle about problems in the foster care system and offering community solutions. She recently gave a TEDx Talk called End Sex Trafficking By Helping Foster Youth. Arzo's a social impact entrepreneur of an indie beauty brand called Sexy Boss Babe, a portion of proceeds are donated to helping foster youth and sex trafficking survivors. She's a member of the Century City Chamber of Commerce, a member of their Women's Business Council and also the Co-Chair of the Business, Law & Entertainment Council. Her family was part of the ruling class in Afghanistan in the 60s and were all in danger of execution during the invasion of the USSR so they came to America as political asylum refugees. As a result of the current crisis in Afghanistan, she co-founded Help The Afghans to provide assistance to incoming refugees and sponsor families for orphaned Afghan youth. She's also the host of two international podcasts, Truth Talk With The Real American Afghan and Sexy Boss Babe about women empowerment and female centric issues. To learn more please visit www.arzoyusuf.com
Bronté Bakes is a Los Angeles-based, female-founded e-commerce dessert business poised to disrupt as they offer DaaS, (Dessert as a Service) in the form of the richest, most decadent cookie bars and bites, cake pops and truffles. Bronté Bakes embraces concepts that are bold, brash, and loaded with complex flavors and textures in a wide range of flavor combinations, including vegan and gluten-free options, available for pickup or local delivery in the L.A. area. This mother-daughter partnership launched in January 2021 and is headed by former tech CEO | Human Rights Activist, Tari Weiss, and her pastry chef daughter, Bronté Weiss. Tari earned her Masters degree in Public Relations, spent a decade in account management and new business development, founded a PR consultancy for women, created strategic fundraising solutions for nonprofits and built a tech startup to help her son manage his ADHD+forgetfulness with AI-powered software. She is a founding board member of Voices4Freedom, a global anti-slavery/human trafficking nonprofit that uses an innovative school model designed to educate enslaved children in India and free entire villages from generations of slavery. Over the course of 5 years, VOICES4FREEDOM has freed over 3,993 people, built 37 transitional schools, and educated 1,983+ children with another 775 coming to Freedom. Bronté is a formally trained pastry chef, having studied at the Culinary Institute of America and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She further refined her skills at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Beverly Hills, Huckleberry, Craft Restaurant, Bazaar at the SLS Hotel, and Eataly Los Angeles, where she was a member of an all-female baking team. Bronte Weiss was named for the literary Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne – three trailblazing women who were determined to follow their passion with courage, innovation and a fierce commitment to excellence.