Derby is the time of the year when the world turns its eyes to our River City. Thanks to the vision of Tawana Bain, diverse business leaders from all over the U.S. will be here this season to see and be seen, celebrate the Derby in style, and build connections with other leaders for the inaugural Derby Diversity & Business Summit.

Tawana, the entrepreneur of a local project management firm NAC and co-founder of cutting-edge clothing line, AFM Threads, has made it her mission for Louisville to shine like a coat of many colors as the city comes to life this year.

As founder and chair of the Derby Diversity Business Summit, Tawana sees it as a “a summit for diversity & inclusion, supplier diversity leaders, and leading diverse-owned businesses.” This event shines a spotlight on the wide variety of people of every race, culture, gender, and orientation, whom are deemed the best in class within their respective industries and well suited to take on major projects with some of the worlds top corporations.   are working hard and getting ahead here in Louisville. The DDBS will show  the world that here in Louisville, we embrace and celebrate diversity.

The four-day summit at Louisville’s Galt House will take place between May 2nd and 5th and include entry to exclusive events, including the Derby itself. The who’s who of keynote speakers, innovative workshops, as well as some very notable sponsors including Humana, Delta Airlines and Nestlé promise to make it an event to remember. Attendees will make connections and garner industry knowledge that will benefit them for years to come -- and have a terrific time doing it.

You can find all the information regarding this landmark organization and event at, and if seeking some out of the box derby style ideas - check out Tawana’s fantastic fashions at

Posted on 2018-04-11 by Rocko Jerome