Hollywood, Florida – Pinky Cole, CEO and Founder, Slutty Vegan and Philanthropist will serve as a fireside chat speaker at the 2022 Black Professionals Summit hosted at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Pinky Cole is scheduled to participate on Thursday, November 10 at 1pm with the session focused on her professional and entrepreneurial journey while providing her perspectives on leadership, building an audience, and raising capital.

From her beginnings in a shared kitchen to a food truck to 3 locations and pandemic grand openings, Pinky Cole is a mom, serial entrepreneur, brand strategist, and veteran television producer who poured all her love, experience, and talent into a recipe for success. When restaurants were closing, Slutty Vegan opened two locations, garnering socially distanced lines down the block. Just two years old, the company’s revenues grew to $4 million within the first six months of its grand opening.

Today, her company is now valued at $100 million with eight locations, four food trucks, and a sister company. At 34 years old, she has a multi-million-dollar investments from Essence Ventures founder Richelieu Dennis and restaurateur Danny Meyer and a seven-figure book deal. She’s not stopping there, next goal: the metaverse. The step takes the popularity and demand for Cole’s vegan eateries and opens the door for it to immensely expand its future digital footprint.

The conference is produced by the Black Professionals Network (BPN), a non-profit professional development organization with the mission to advance careers, power up businesses, and build up social capital for black professionals. The organization is currently based in Miami with expansion into Chicago and Los Angeles as of this year.

BPN professionals are connected through their app and in-person events helping their professionals increase their network, professional development, and earning potential. Their annual conference serves as a peak point for black professionals guide them along their legacy-building journey.