Dr. Roshawnna Novellus
Founder & CEO
Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, Founder & CEO
Dr. Novellus is a gender equality advocate who believes in economic empowerment and inclusive economic growth. With a background in both Computer Engineering and Finance, she works to connect companies and investors, and to provide New Majority entrepreneurs with the funding and training they need to win. Roshawnna was honored as one of the Women Who Means Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of the 40 Under 40 by Georgia Trend, as a Halcyon Fellow for Social Impact, as one of the Top 25 Disruptors and Innovators in Tech, and one of the 27 Black Founders and Investors to watch in 2019 by PitchBook. https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshawnna/
When she’s not leading our awesome team and helping companies succeed, she loves doing yoga and watching standup comedy specials. She lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
Kathija “Kat” Mohammed
Chief Operating Officer
Kathija “Kat” Mohammed, Chief Operating Officer
Kat is a growth specialist focusing on building relationships and optimizing operational efficiency. She has over 10 years of operations experience previously worked for a non-profit as a Director of Education where she developed educational and professional development programming for hotel owners across the US. She also has experience in data analytics, operations, commercial lending, and retail. Kat is motivated by her desire to positively impact as many people as she can in her life along with her family. Kat is a lover of life and when not honing her professional skills, she can be found enjoying the outdoors or doing creative projects.
Kat Mohammed, COO: BA International Business, Anthropology, and Sociology, Ramapo College of NJ, Director of Education, AAHOA, Membership and Community Leader, Sam’s Club. Commercial Lending, Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Chief Risk Officer
Sid Tanu, Chief Risk Officer
Sid has over 15 years experience in banking and investment. He specializes in underwriting various consumer and business loan products (credit card, installment loan, small business loan, etc). He also has vast experience in marketing, analytics, and risk management. He has worked for Capital One, Mint Quantum, and IRI Consultants. He handles EnrichHER’s financial compliance and risk protocols, as well as brings his personal approach, one-on-one attention, and deep belief in the success of all businesses to the students in our Business Financing Masterclass. He lives and works in Richmond, VA and enjoys playing tennis and discovering new music and good food. Sid graduated from University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in Finance, Real Estate, and Information Systems
Chief Technology Officer
Diego Machado, Chief Technology Officer
Diego is a developer at heart, with more than ten years of experience. He has worked with many technologies, first as a game developer, then as a web developer. This varied experience means he’s skilled in many technologies, including: ActionScript 3, HTML5, Unity3d, Laravel, WordPress, and Apex for Salesforce. He has a passion for discovering problems and finding solutions.
Customer Success Manager
Cyril Smith, Customer Success Manager
A Graduate of Illinois State University and Keller Graduate School, Cyril joins EnricHER with multiple years of Customer Success and Account Management experience. He’s been able to provide customer support in K-12 Education, automotive, and many other verticals. He lives by the quote “Leave the planet better than you found it” and prides himself on being as positively impactful as possible on a daily basis. A native Chicagoan, he now calls Atlanta his home.
Saptosa Foster, Public Relations
Saptosa Foster is an award-winning communications strategist with nearly two decades of experience providing public relations and marketing strategies for top brands like Google, the Oprah Winfrey Network and FOX as Managing Partner of ONE35 Agency. A native of Wilson, N.C., Saptosa graduated from Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She began her career in media as a fact-checker for Rolling Stone, O Magazine and In Style, and evolved into freelance writing for publications such as Vibe, XXL and Complex. Saptosa is a 2015 PR News’ Top Women in PR honoree and has been featured in Black Enterprise, ESSENCE, VIBE Vixen and on the Food Network. She is the former chair of Black Women Film Network, a non-profit with the mission of preserving the voice of black women in film and television.
Director of HR and Training
Steve Wolfingbarger, Director of HR and Training
Steve is an HR professional dedicated to creating an environment where all employees feel welcome, valued, free from discrimination, and encouraged to be their genuine selves. A longstanding active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a volunteer with the Atlanta HR Society (SHRM-Atlanta), Steve’s goal is to ensure all employees have access to the tools, training, and support they need to perform at their highest level. When not working, Steve loves to travel, bake, and spend time outdoors.
Brandi Mebane, Website Designer
Brandi Mebane, Mebane Design Studio Owner and Lead Designer, centers creativity and thoughtfulness in all of her work. Brandi did not arrive at a career in graphic design via a traditional route, and this is perhaps what makes her work so distinctive. With a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University and a M.A. in Publication Design from University of Baltimore, Brandi merges her experience in content development with her technical and creative design skills to bring cohesive and visually stunning brand identities to life. After working in various communications and creative roles, Brandi ditched the traditional career trajectory and launched her own graphic design business in 2016. In that time, Mebane Design Studio’s success has been marked by projects such as the team branding for Delta AirLines’ LaGuardia Terminal rebuild project, The Nielsen Company African American trends report social media toolkit, and Cream of Nature’s Color Crush Live event and their Essence Festival social creative. Over the past 4 years, Mebane Design Studio has helped over 150 businesses generate income, share a talent or service with the world, or create an opportunity for their communities.
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Literally, heaven sent!! I have truly gained soooooo much knowledge and information received as a business owner. I had the ability to become a $5K grant finalist, I learned how I can better structure my business foundation, and be financially secure from the knowledge gained. I believe everyone that is seeking guidance on how to scale their company or secure their business foundation can truly benefit from EnrichHer. I have told many individuals about my experience in the cohort and how my knowledge and processes for my company have been truly enriched with valuable lifetime knowledge just through a few simple actions. Dr. Roshawnna Novellus dropped endless gems! Steve and Jas are so great & Sid is super helpul and literally the best! Dr. Roshawnna has such a great team and truly puts alot in perspective business-wise. She is straightforward as well and answers questions as they come. I truly see the heights EnricherHer is going to reach. I look forward to working with EnrichHer again in the future!
EnrichHER is aptly named. I went from being unsure about myself, my business, and how I'd fund it to being more comfortable wearing a "New Entrepreneur" hat, defining a pivot that aligned with who I am as a person, and finding/applying to over 6 small business grants. Six doesn't sound like a lot, but people who know how hard it is to find small business startup grants that you actually qualify for know that is startup gold. Six! Because I completed the very relevant assignments, I was prepared to apply and confident that I would win some of this free money. And this program has so much more value!!!!! Completely worth the price and I'd pay it again. Zero buyer's remorse!
Good info for businesses at every level. The "office hours" are also very helpful for discussing business-specific things.
Sid Tanu made me a fan of this business. Incredibly helpful and was able to answer every question I had thoroughly and even gave me additional tips and resources
Enrichher has provided such a wonderful experience for all of the participants involved. I learned valuable financial information that I can use for years to come. In addition to that, I have also made connections with other participants that will lead us to new opportunities and give us the ability to reach new heights in our companies. Thank you for the experience!
EnrichHer is a very much needed platform. The Team is so knowledgeable and helpful. I could not have been so well prepared to move forward to raise capital if it had not been for EnrichHer!
EnrichHer is an enriching program that provides a wealth of resources for women for every stage of business. I'm able to walk away with valuable information after every webinar. I'm very Grateful to be connected with the organization!
I learned about EnrichHER a little over a year ago and dragged my feet to become a member. I'm sorry I waited so long but happy I finally decided to join. The information and support I have received in the short time I've been a member is priceless. I feel so much more equipped with the right tools to really grow my business. I also enjoy the amount of resources, sharing of knowledge and the camaraderie.
I am extremely pleased with EnrichHer. They are providing education, empowerment, and access to capital. So many VCs are staying on the sidelines but EnrichHer is helping right now. Love them!
Calvin F. Williams
When I learned of Enrichher and the work they were doing I wanted to tell as many people as possible. It's not everyday you see a company dedicated to getting women led companies the capital they need to scale their businesses. I happily joined the Enrichher platform and I benefit from the webinars, weekly tips, and community.
We learned about EnrichHER about a year ago and started recently working with them. The resources, encouragement and professionalism has all been incredibly impressive and helpful and we are looking forward to continuing to work with EnrichHER on funding.
What EnrichHer is doing is long over due. The EnrichHer team works tirelessly in helping minority & women-led businesses. This is more than a funding tool, it's a movement and a mission. The visibility that EnrichHer provides is critical during this time for female founders to get access to capital. Proud and honored to be a part of the EnrichHer community and movement.
Have you ever joined a group and hoped it would be good? The EnrichHer platform has been beyond my expectations. The community, support of my business, training and value added information is incredible. The team is amazing. Anyone needing real solutions and support. Financial support and a real community that helps you as a person and in your business join EnrichHer and watch your growth skyrocket. The resources here are invaluable. Thank you to the entire team.
EnrichHer is truly an amazing company that helps and motivates women entrepreneurs. Their business model is phenomenal which focuses on funding and educating women-owned small businesses to succeed. The resources are plentiful and will direct you on the right path for growth. I am truly grateful and love EnrichHer! They have helped me reshape and enhance my business model, and being a grant winner has opened doors of opportunities for future business endeavors.