Giving women — and more specifically, mothers — everywhere representation and a sense of community is at the core of #BlogHer’s mission. Established by Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph, Sugaberry is a lifestyle brand created by, for and about modern moms of color. Sugaberry celebrates every perspective of the brown moms through a curated collection of editorial content, forward-thinking programming, interviews, newsletters, live events, insightful product recommendations and more.
Their goal, which sits comfortably beside ours, is to serve as a daily “love letter” to black and brown moms. As quoted in their mission statement: “Whether you’re “kid-curious”, a mom of 5, a dedicated auntie, or a driven careerist who isn’t sure where (or if) motherhood fits into your journey, we’re here to inform, inspire and indulge YOU!”
Tika and Thai need no introduction — but here’s a few things you won’t read in their bios below. They’re warm. They’re sensitive. They’re family-oriented. They’ve taken the time to engage with their community and build something inspiring and homey — but also profitable. We were pleased to have Tika speak at our #BlogHer19 Biz conference in LA, and we are jumping for joy that she agreed to bring her business expertise and award-winning marketing co-founder, Thai, to our first-ever online stage on April 24th.
If you haven’t already registered to join us at our free digital conference, #BlogHer20 Parenting, what are you waiting for? Register for your complimentary ticket right here. Our schedule is jam-packed with incredible conversations with leaders in all industries — we invite you to add your two cents, as our conference will allow for questions for our speakers. See you on the interweb!
ABOUT TIKA SUMPTER
An accomplished actor and producer, Tika Sumpter currently stars on top-rated ABC comedy series MIXED-ISH as Alicia Johnson. Tika’s latest endeavor is Sugaberry, a lifestyle brand for moms of color she co-founded with Thai Randolph. She had the idea for Sugaberry after being frustrated with the lack of resources available for brown mamas during her own pregnancy. Tika and Thai also recently launched a new bi-weekly podcast called, The Suga.
Tika’s recent acting credits include: Paramount Pictures’ SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and OWN’s highest-rated series, THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. In 2016, Sumpter received critical praise for her “spot-on performance” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter) as a young Michelle Obama in Miramax’s feature film SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, which Sumpter co-produced with John Legend.
Tika is a mom to a three year old daughter, Ella Loren.
ABOUT THAI RANDOLPH
Thai Randolph is an award-winning marketing, business development & operations leader who has spent her career at the intersection of content, consumers and commerce. She is the co-founder of Sugaberry.com, a lifestyle brand that celebrates all aspects of the brown mom experience through a curated mix of content, original audio and video programming, interviews, newsletters, live event series, thoughtful product recommendations and a bi-weekly podcast, THE SUGA.
Randolph has a proven track-record of developing brands, audience and revenue for some of the biggest names in advertising, technology and entertainment – including WPP, Publicis, Sony, Facebook, and Kevin Hart. In 2018, Randolph was named to AdAge’s 40 Under 40 list and Cynopsis’ It List. This year, Randolph was named one of Multichannel News’ Wonder Women in Streaming “Women to Watch.”
Thai is a mom to a two year old son, Nile Amen.