Top 40 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs Awards

The Top 40 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs Awards shine a spotlight on outstanding individuals who excel in business & entrepreneurship across Central Texas. Honorees are nominated & voted on by colleagues & community members, aiming to honor their achievements. We provide a platform for networking & recognition, fostering growth opportunities for thriving businesses. It's a chance to applaud the remarkable accomplishments of our local P&E's while acknowledging their significant contributions to the community. Join us for an evening dedicated to celebrating the diversity, equity, and inclusion trailblazers in Austin, and help us raise funds to support the mission of Black Austin® 501C3 Nonprofit

Congrats to our 2024 nominees!

Patricia Bedford

Suga's Cakery

Gigi Edwards Bryant

Write To Me Foundation

Dinita Caldwell

Austin ISD

Joi Chevalier

The Cooks Nook

Ryan Coaxum

Guaranty Bank & Trust

Delbert Crawford

Changing Lanes CDL Academy

E. Nicole Cummings Lewis, Ed.D.

United Way of Greater Austin

Aaron Demerson

Texas Economic Development Corp

Dr. Chinwe Efuribe

Austin Black Doctors Association

Phyllis Everette

Saffron Trust Women Foundation

Demetria George-Caston

Impact Austin

Darwin Hamilton

Social Justice Advocate

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council Member, District 1

Christopher Herring Global Chamber

Gilbert Hicks

Austin ISD

Kendrick Jeffries

BBBS Central Texas

Brian Joseph

Bydeeman Art

Daphne Mcdole

Huston Tillotson University

Brandon Middleton-Pratt

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Stephanie Murphy

United Health Group

Chika Nwobi


Gloria Oppong


George Ploss

Oracle Netsuite

Edwin Pope


Cheryl Powell

Carlson Law Firm

Montye Purify

BMW South Austin

Sylnovia Holt-Rabb

City of Austin

Sarah Romanko

Romanko Venture Corp

Isaac Rowe

Man In Me

Llyas Salahud-Din

Texas Empowerment Academy

Chantel Seymore

SunPower Corp

Maria Spence-Brown


Sacred Thomas

Digital Creator

Perri Travillion

Austin Spurs

Jala Washington


Roosevelt Weeks

Austin Public Library

Tyrone Welch


Nakeenya Wilson

Black Mamas Village

Andria Whalon


Brian Walters

BW & Associates

Support Top Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Made Media Group - BlackAustin®  is a nonprofit 501c3 organization and all proceeds from BlackAustin®  Top 40 Professionals & Entrepreneurs will go directly to support the nonprofit's mission - to inform, empower & transform the lives of African Americans and help them build successful high growth businesses by providing the Black Austin® community with access to education, mentorship, and vital networks.