The woman behind the brand.
Guildia Lopez | Founder
Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist
Guildia Lopez is a dynamic individual who embarked on a distinctive path after graduating from Virginia State University with a degree in Marketing. Although she gained valuable corporate experience in the realm of high luxury with renowned brands such as Tiffany & Co. and Cartier, Guildia's entrepreneurial spirit burned ever brighter within her.
In 2016, a pivotal moment occurred when Guildia had a vivid dream that left her with the words "Brothers and Briefcases" lingering in her mind. Intrigued and driven by this enigmatic phrase, she hastily jotted it down on a piece of paper, unaware of it's significance at the time. The following year, amidst a climate of escalating police brutality and the tragic loss of numerous black men, Guildia began to draw connections between her own heightened anxiety and the words she had scribbled. This profound realization served as the catalyst for the birth of her brainchild, Brothers and Briefcases—an enterprise devoted to celebrating the remarkable achievements of Black Men.
Guildia's vision transcends mere recognition; it aims to reveal to the world the awe-inspiring essence she perceives when she gazes upon Black men—beautiful souls brimming with immense potential. In June 2017, Guildia organized her inaugural Brothers and Briefcases event, a resounding success that showcased the diverse accomplishments of Black men from all walks of life. Buoyed by the positive responses and the profound impact it had on attendees, Guildia has continued to curate transformative experiences that uplift and inspire, solidifying her position as a visionary leader in her field.
Today, Guildia Lopez continues her mission to foster an inclusive society by championing the stories and triumphs of Black men. Through her unwavering dedication and unwavering belief in the inherent beauty of every individual, she is reshaping perceptions and dismantling stereotypes. Guildia's unwavering commitment to empowering and uplifting the Black community has garnered widespread recognition, making her a true force for positive change in the world.