Full Name
Jilea Hemmings
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Company Name
Nourish + Bloom Market
Speaker Bio
Jilea is a visionary entrepreneur and futurist who is driven by her passion for tackling the issue of food deserts. Her pioneering approach to utilizing autonomous grocery technology to tackle food insecurity has made her a trailblazer in the Retail Technology industry. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by communities lacking access to healthy food options, Jilea has established herself as a leader in the quest to make a positive impact in the world..

Her work in business development expands beyond the current generation to the next with her program, I am Kid Boss. The program reaches out to inner-city kids and offers them the same personal mentorship and tools to start their own successful companies that Jilea gives to her clients. Through her Nourish + Bloom Foundation they focus on teaching the next generation about STEM and providing training and development in careers in the retail technology.

Jilea is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an influential speaker promoting the important role of women in technology. She believes that there should be no boundaries—neither class, race, nor gender—that should stand in the way of being able to use one’s purpose, passion, strengths, and talents to fuel entrepreneurial endeavors. Jilea Hemmings was named one of the 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business and is a SXSW Release It finalist.
Jilea Hemmings