Beverly Bond first came to New York when she was 17 years old to pursue a modeling career, eventually landing at Wilhelmina Models, where she was booked by such clients as Diesel Jeans, Guess, Nike and Nordstroms. An avid record collector, Beverly turned her passion for the turntables into a new career move. She started out spinning at local clubs just for fun, and within a year’s time Beverly turned into one of New York’s top DJs. In 2006, Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, which debuted its signature event on BET in 2010. Beverly Bond’s work as a community leader has earned her a number of prestigious recognitions. Most recently Bond was recognized as one of Essence magazine’s 40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World, placing her in the company of such notables as First Lady Michelle Obama. Bond was also recently named as one of Ebony’s Most Influential Blacks in America. Beverly Bond has continued to expand her empire with the recent launch of Black Girls Rock! Africa and Bondvision Media – a media production company. She also founded additional advocacy and empowerment based platforms: Girls Rock Tech, a STEM initiative for women and girls; Rock Like a Girl, a music, film and arts education initiative for women and girls; and King Me! a holistic youth development program for Black boys.