Episode 139

Connecting Communities with Asmeret Berhe-Lumax


August 23rd, 2022

42 mins 40 secs

Your Host
Special Guest

About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week is all about the "local" in glocal. I'm hosting longtime friend, neighbor and soon to be public official, Asmeret Berhe-Lumax. Asmeret was born in Asmara, Eritrea, raised in Stockholm, Sweden and now calls Brooklyn, New York home. She is a dynamic team player with extensive domestic and international experience, she is a hands-on leader in both corporate and entrepreneurial settings developing and executing strategic plans encompassing client goals and translating them into an efficient and profitable production structure. She channels these skills as founder of the One Love Community Fridge project, a community-based response to the long lines at food banks that began during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. The project is a purpose-driven initiative that supports community fridges, local businesses and framers by addressing immediate hunger needs, minimizing food waste and ensuring access to healthy, fresh foods. Asmeret is also co-founder of The Black Beauty Club, is a social enterprise focused on community building; driving cultural and solutions-oriented conversation across the diaspora; and impactful thought leadership within the Black Beauty space. A community grown on Clubhouse to drive insightful thought leadership and cultural conversations around the Black Beauty space, the Black Beauty Club member is a beauty consumer, aspiring or established founder, beauty critic, or member of the beauty industry. With a mission to galvanize and quantify the economic and cultural impact of Black businesses and consumers driving a stronger ecosystem, the Black Beauty Club and its members are invested in the Black Beauty zeitgeist and seek to bolster community support and through greater industry knowledge.

Listen in to find out more about how Asmeret is manifesting a new world view on food, beauty and civic engagement.

Where to find Asmeret?
On LinkedIn
On Instagram

What's Asmeret reading?
The New York Times
The New Yorker
The Atlantic

Other topics of interest:
Fort Greene Park
Flashback to Glocal Citizen Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo's Episodes
The Campaign Against Hunger
Ami Cole
54 Thrones
Rosen Skincare
Nike Air Pegasus History