Brothers and Briefcases is a national professional development initiative, connecting ambitious men of color. Our goal is to challenge the narrative currently surrounding the black man in America by redefining his status, and presence perception in society–one insightful discussion at a time.
Guildia Lopez --- Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist.
Guildia Lopez graduated from Virginia State University with a degree in Marketing, but while gaining corporate experience in high luxury with Tiffany & Co. and Cartier, Guildia’s entrepreneurial spirit became stronger.
After a dream in 2016, Guildia scribbled the words “Brothers and Briefcases” on a piece of paper, not knowing what it meant. That same year she noticed that her anxiety was being heightened due to all of the police brutality and the death of countless black men. In 2017, she connected those emotions to the words she scribbled and created Brothers and Briefcases, her company dedicated to highlighting the positive achievements of Black Men.
The world is yearning to hear our voice and for us to tell our authentic stories, as Black and Brown men. Brothers and Briefcases is a platform that showcases the depth and range of who we are as Black men, fathers, husbands, brothers, and entrepreneurs.
Jason Rosario, Founder of The Lives of Men & Brothers and Briefcases Alumnus
As a black woman, I would like to say “Thank You” to Ms. Lopez for creating a platform for Black men to share their stories. Before I attended I believed there were good Black men out there but after attending B&B I know that there are GREAT Black men in this world. I left the event feeling overwhelmed to know that Black men can be vulnerable, nurturing, and loving.
Paola Hernandez, Event attendee