Ayesha Curry

CEO & Founder

Sweet July

Ayesha Curry is a renowned restaurateur, 2x New York Times bestselling author, producer, host, entrepreneur and was featured on the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30” list. Her accessible approach to cooking has made her one of the most sought-after experts in food and lifestyle. Ayesha is the Founder and CEO of Sweet July, her burgeoning lifestyle brand with a focus to uplift an inclusive and eclectic array of creators through the products sold and stories shared. In 2019 Ayesha launched Sweet July, a quarterly lifestyle magazine that covers a range of topics such as wellness, fashion, fitness, beauty, entrepreneurism and food. Following the launch of the magazine, Ayesha opened a brick-and-mortar Sweet July storefront and café in Oakland, CA and its accompanying website, featuring thoughtfully created products alongside other carefully selected items from Black-owned and female-founded companies. In 2020, Ayesha launched Sweet July Productions, which focuses on creating content centered around food, family, faith and female empowerment. In 2022, Ayesha announced Sweet July Books in partnership with Zando. Sweet July Books will acquire fiction and nonfiction work, with a focus on diverse authors and women’s stories. In 2023, Ayesha launched Sweet July Skin, a new skincare line featuring clean, simple and effective products inspired by Ayesha’s Jamaican heritage. Ayesha, along with her husband Stephen, is the co-founder of Eat. Learn. Play., an organization dedicated to unleashing the potential of every child and making a positive impact for generations to come.


wednesday – 10:25am Main Stage Equality

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

Tell Your Story: Uplifting Black Women Founders

To succeed as a woman of colour in business it takes persistence and the ability to overcome obstacles and discrimination. It doesn’t have to be that way. Join Ayesha as she speaks to her mission of leveling the playing field and increasing representation of Black Women in business through the work of her company, Sweet July.