Posts Tagged ‘Akola’

Dallas Startup Week 2017:
Day 5 Roundup

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

It’s a wrap!  

We’re glad we had a chance to meet many of you this week and share in the excitement of all things ‘Startup Week.’

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas hosted the OneUp the Pitch event at The

Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes
at ‘OneUp the Pitch’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

In just 11 months, Brittany Merrill Underwood has launched Akola jewelry in all Neiman Marcus stores, gave hundreds of disadvantaged women a livable wage, and raised her nonprofit company so it can compete with high-end brands.

Jennifer Sampson presents Brittany Merrill Underwood with the $75,000 prize as the judges look on

Jennifer Sampson presents

Inc Column Names Area Leaders as World’s Top CEOs

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas-Fort Worth area CEOs are getting some recognition as being models for servant leadership. 

In a column written for Inc., Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, culled together a list of his top 10 …

On Tap: Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit, Collidathon, & TechFest

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 26 – Feb. 2.


D CEO TECHNOLOGY EVENT — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Reel FX, 301 N. Crowdus St., in Dallas. Mix and mingle with D CEO editors, Dallas’ top …

3 Trends Show Capitalism Making a Social Impact

Posted by Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

A new year is always accompanied by a fresh sense of possibility. As I look to 2017, I’m drawing hope from the changes that I’ve seen in the private sector; more companies are moving away from strictly doing well, toward …

Gallery: Akola Launch Party + Cocktail Reception

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Socially-conscious accessories brand Akola shipped out the first pieces of its high-end line for Neiman Marcus last month in Dallas. Akola is the first full-impact luxury brand to be sold at the retailer. The exclusive Neiman Marcus collection is hand-crafted …

Akola’s Neiman Marcus Line
Unites Nonprofits, Business

Posted by Heather Noel


Brittany Merrill Underwood thought pitching a nonprofit jewelry line in a luxury space would be a long shot.

As she stepped into a meeting with Neiman Marcus CEO Karen …