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Breakfast Club, Madiana Margao

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Breakfast Club is an online workshop series presented by The HIVE 2.0.

As COVID-19 changes the world, small businesses are being tasked with changing their business models to stay afloat. Madiana, a Ward 8 based entrepreneur, is no different.

This week, we’ll be featuring Madiana Margao,co-founder of Red Sprinkle Consulting and Co-Founder of non-profit, DC Youth Fashion Alliance. Both provide free original programming for youth that introduce career options in the fashion and entertainment industries. She’ll be sharing her thoughts on business trends, current events, and how her business is changing in response to Covid-19 concerns.

Join us for a discussion on resources for small businesses, business pivoting practices, and the emerging online education market developing right before our eyes.


Meet author and educator, Madiana Margao. Born a first-generation Sierra Leonian -American, Madiana is an acknowledged pillar in her community. She works tirelessly to support and inspire underprivileged youth in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

Since earning a degree in fashion merchandising from Marymount University of Arlington, VA, in 2004, Madiana has held a number of professional positions within creative industries including serving as a costume designer and personal stylist for various musical acts, working as Visual Director for Macy’s, Inc. (Mid-Atlantic), Display Designer for Marriott International, Inc. (Washington, DC), and Creative Director for Universal Gear (NYC).

Madiana started her businesses after recognizing a deficiency in available resources for students interested in developing creative careers in these industries. Through her work with Red Sprinkle, and the DC Youth Fashion Alliance she has raised thousands of charitable dollars annually. This money has been reinvested consistently into the more than 500 students her organizations serve, annually, and provides the foundation for economic development for participants.

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