Regina is the Co-Creator of Black Women Talk Tech, the largest membership organization of black women tech entrepreneurs and the only conference designed for that community. This collective has a unique understanding of the challenges faced in the technology ecosystem, but also of the advantages they can bring. Its mission is to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business. Regina has been named to the 100 Most Powerful Women by Entrepreneur Magazine and Top Ten Women in Tech by Essence Magazine.
Regina Gwynn launched her first tech startup in 2014 with TresseNoire, a beauty tech startup that empowers women of color to celebrate their textured hair with a personalized beauty routine that works. Its virtual beauty coach (currently in private beta) takes the guesswork out of finding the right natural hair products & services by matching your individual hair profile to a beauty regimen designed by experts (so you can get the best twist out or the perfect wash n go style the first time, every time!). Corporate experience includes Macy’s Inc., The Apparel Group & Monitor Group-Deloitte. MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Regina started her career in the Product Development Executive Training program at Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s Inc.), and successfully launched several exclusive brands during her tenure. After graduating from the Kellogg School of Management with her MBA, Regina was a management consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor/Deloitte Consulting) and worked with clients within the beauty, media and healthcare industries. She was then tapped to lead marketing at The Apparel Group, where she built the department from scratch and launched the company’s first ecommerce site for its signature brand, Foxcroft Collection.
Regina loves to travel, dance and watch football (Go Giants?!). She’s on the Cabinet for Black Entrepreneurship for the City of New York, and a former Board Member of BRAG, a nonprofit for diverse retail professionals & Rising Tide Capital, an entrepreneur development program based in Jersey City, NJ.
“A girl should be two things: Classy & Fabulous.” – Coco Chanel
To echo Lauren and Esosa's points, navigating the majority of the tech ecosystem has not been easy or pretty, but we've found that being able to rely on each other and provide new ideas and hack each other's businesses has been so very valuable in unlocking more growth for our own businesses and just being able to still maintain a level of success within the industry. Building these conferences has influenced the way I've navigated TresseNoire, and hearing other people's stories has really helped me refine the way in which I think about my own product.17 June 2021