The National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) movement helped me discover my passion through servant leadership in a new city.
Moving from Atlanta was a tough transition, but getting involved with the local chapter in Memphis allowed me the opportunity to meet progressive young professionals. It gave me confidence and a voice to make a difference in my community, which led to me finding ways for the chapter to continuously support black businesses as the chapter president and build strong alliances with them.
My journey with NULYP ultimately led to me starting my own company, Cynthia Daniels & Co. in 2017. I've been featured in Black Enterprise and Essence Magazine because of the economic impact around Memphis Black Restaurant Week, which has brought in $1,025,000 in the black restaurant community and has become a national initiative in other cities.
I'm forever grateful that I was part of this movement from 2011-2015. Happy 20th Anniversary National Urban League Young Professionals!