Jihan Thompson

Jihan Thompson
Swivel Beauty
Jihan Thompson is the founder and CEO of Swivel Beauty, an app and website that makes it easier for women of color to have their best hair days by connecting them with the right stylists for their hair type and texture. She's passionate about addressing the beauty needs of women of color, which have been overlooked or treated as an afterthought for far too long. Prior to launching Swivel Beauty, Jihan spent nearly a decade as a magazine editor at top women’s magazines, including Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Now, she's committed to making sure black women have the beauty experience they deserve. Swivel has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, Elle, Essence, and Harper’s Bazaar.

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January 16
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
With less than 2% of all monies raised by founders in 2021 going to Black and Brown founders, the road to an inclusive, diverse and equitable startup community seems long, but does it have to be? From fundraising, to corporate introductions, to term sheets, and everything in between, we take a look at new approaches to sourcing, funding and acquisitions to level out the playing field—from experts… Read more