A growing network of Black, change-makers.
Here, you are seen.
YBI Founder, Ashlei Spivey, wanted to ensure that Black leadership was not overlooked in our community. Learn more about our Influencer Series, designed to cultivate and gather Black leaders, in all industries, for collective change.
Why not us.
Ashlei Spivey poses the question, “Why not us,” when considering Black leaders in the Omaha metro. YBI held its first award ceremony in the summer of 2016 and hasn’t looked back since.
“There were so many awards in our community and very little recognized the talents, abilities and contributions of Black people.”
From this acknowledgement, YBI has continued to gather and celebrate Black leaders in the Omaha metro, striving to be inclusive and celebratory of all - no matter the sector, industry, educational attainment level, income, and otherwise.
We’re for all, why not us.