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Saturday, September 14 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DJ Set: Beverly Bond

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A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment, and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, across sectors, has made her one of the most celebrated DJs and social innovators of our time. Over the last decade, Bond, a former Wilhelmina model, has brought her versatile talents to the most highly exclusive events and to myriad celebrity clients, including Prince, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Erykah Badu, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Derek Jeter, Jay Z, Martha Stewart, and others.

In 2006, Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK! a youth empowerment mentoring organization. Bond simultaneously created the annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers and stand as inspirational and positive role models. In 2010, Beverly Bond partnered with BET to share her BLACK GIRLS ROCK! vision with the rest of the world. The premiere of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards on BET was magnanimous in regards to its motivational impact as well, drawing an impressive 2.7 million viewers and commanding the No. 1 spot on the chart for Black households. Adding to its success, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards received an NAACP Image Award for outstanding Variety Series or Special.

Beverly’s work as a businesswoman, mentor, philanthropist, and community leader has earned her a number of prestigious recognitions. Ebony magazine listed Bond among their “Power 100 list” from 2008 to 2012, making five consecutive years that Bond was recognized as one of Ebony’s “Most Influential Blacks in America.” Bond is also one of Essence magazine’s “40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World.” Beverly Bond has created a niche for success, determined to make a difference in the lives she touches – a true testament to reaching for the stars.


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Beverly Bond

A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment, and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, across sectors, has made her one of the most celebrated DJs and social innovators of our time.A true music connoisseur, Beverly Bond’s passion... Read More →



Saturday September 14, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
REACH Plaza Mainstage