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Recognition & Outreach

Cocoa Queens at the BeYoutiful Women's Brunch and Networking Event on March 19th, hosted by Aly & Company. 

Cocoa Queens at the BeYoutiful Women's Brunch and Networking Event on March 19th, hosted by Aly & Company. 

CEO Nadia Laniyan speaking about Cocoa Queens and Breast Cancer in the population of African American women at The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People UMCP chapter and the National Council of Negro Women UMCP chapter  Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch Sunday October 9th. 

CEO Nadia Laniyan speaking about Cocoa Queens and Breast Cancer in the population of African American women at The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People UMCP chapter and the National Council of Negro Women UMCP chapter  Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch Sunday October 9th. 

CEO Nadia Laniyan speaking  on an alumni panel to undergrad students at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith Business School Fall Do Good Challenge event. 

CEO Nadia Laniyan speaking  on an alumni panel to undergrad students at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith Business School Fall Do Good Challenge event. 

Check out Cocoa Queens feature in the Support A Sista Blog! Support A Sista is a blog to showcase businesses by black owned women created by blogger, youtube influencer and business woman Toni Daley. http://www.supportasista.com/category/hair/

Check out Cocoa Queens feature in the Support A Sista Blog! Support A Sista is a blog to showcase businesses by black owned women created by blogger, youtube influencer and business woman Toni Daley. http://www.supportasista.com/category/hair/

Congratulations to our mentor Sarah Herald, Associate Director for Entrepreneurship At the University of Maryland Dingman Center on her TedTalk titled - All the Social Ladies: Bridging the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship! We are so proud to be featured in her Ted Talk. Check it out to hear more about Cocoa Queens!

On May 5th 2016 founders Alexis Carson and Nadia Laniyan were awarded the Social Entrepreneurs of the year award at the 2016 Rudy Awards hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the the Robert H. Smith School of business at the University of Maryland. Nominees for Social Entrepreneur of the Year are students or alumni who demonstrate passion for using business to address social issues, have started their own social enterprise and take advantage of the resources available at the Smith School .For more info check out http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/news/dingman-center-namesake-presents-rudy-awards#disqus_thread

On May 5th 2016 founders Alexis Carson and Nadia Laniyan were awarded the Social Entrepreneurs of the year award at the 2016 Rudy Awards hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the the Robert H. Smith School of business at the University of Maryland. Nominees for Social Entrepreneur of the Year are students or alumni who demonstrate passion for using business to address social issues, have started their own social enterprise and take advantage of the resources available at the Smith School .For more info check out http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/news/dingman-center-namesake-presents-rudy-awards#disqus_thread

Cocoa Queens was so excited to be a part of the  2016 Do Good Challenge Social enterprise Showcase finals- take a look at our table at the event!

Cocoa Queens was so excited to be a part of the  2016 Do Good Challenge Social enterprise Showcase finals- take a look at our table at the event!

March 4, 2016 Cocoa Queens won the Golden Ticket at the Social Enterprise Symposium hosted by the Center for Value and Creation at the University of Maryland College Park. For more info check out:  http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/news/invest-long-term-social-enterprise-symposium-highlights

March 4, 2016 Cocoa Queens won the Golden Ticket at the Social Enterprise Symposium hosted by the Center for Value and Creation at the University of Maryland College Park. For more info check out:  http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/news/invest-long-term-social-enterprise-symposium-highlights

Cocoa Queens had the honor of showing at the 2016 Cupid Cup Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by Under Armour 

Cocoa Queens had the honor of showing at the 2016 Cupid Cup Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by Under Armour 

Students sharing what Cocoa Queens means to them at the Cocoa Queens Pop up shop at the University of Maryland College Park. #AreYouAQueen

Students sharing what Cocoa Queens means to them at the Cocoa Queens Pop up shop at the University of Maryland College Park. #AreYouAQueen

"To Inspire & Provide Confidence" Students sharing what Cocoa Queens means to them at the Cocoa Queens Pop up shop at the University of Maryland College Park. #AreYouAQueen

"To Inspire & Provide Confidence" Students sharing what Cocoa Queens means to them at the Cocoa Queens Pop up shop at the University of Maryland College Park. #AreYouAQueen

Cocoa Queens Pop up shop at the University of Maryland College Park. #AreYouAQueen 

Cocoa Queens Pop up shop at the University of Maryland College Park. #AreYouAQueen 

Cocoa Queens pop up shop at Bowie State University

Cocoa Queens pop up shop at Bowie State University

Cocoa Queens popup shop at Howard University

Cocoa Queens popup shop at Howard University

Are you a Queen breast cancer prevention and awareness event with the Capital Breast Care Center of Georgetown University. 
Photos from the  Are you a Queen breast cancer prevention and awareness event with the Capital Breast Care Center of Georgetown University. 
Photos from the Are you a Queen breast cancer prevention and awareness event with the Capital Breast Care Center of Georgetown University. 

Photos from the Are You a Queen Breast Cancer Awareness Event. We had a fun time learning about breast cancer prevention tips from the Capital Breast Cancer Center of Georgetown University. Thanks to CURLS for providing our guests with lovely hair product samples.