When Queens native Tristan Walker set out to launch Walker & Company, he was intent on addressing beauty and health issues for people of color, in a way that felt as premium as other experiences and brands - that didn't only live on the "ethnic aisle." Bevel, the flagship brand of Walker & Company, is a set of grooming tools that "allows anyone with coarse and curly hair to now enjoy the confidence that comes with a flawless shave." Representation has been at the core of Walker & Company's brands, which is evident in all of his product offerings, including his line for women, Form Beauty. Beyond making great products with underrepresented people in mind, Walker also makes sure the employees behind the brand are a diverse set, which isn't the case for many other companies located in Silicon Valley. Late last year, Walker announced Procter & Gamble acquired the company, and that he'd be relocating to Atlanta, a city known for its diverse makeup and home to many of Walker & Company's consumers, to continue working on Bevel and Form.

Walker is also the co-founder of Code 2040, a nonprofit organization that creates internship opportunities for Black and Latinx engineering students. 2040 marks the beginning of the decade the United States is projected to become majority Black and Latinx, making up nearly 40% of the population. Through mentoring, managing, training, and more, Code2040's aims to transform the tech industry with engineers who represent this shift.

We're excited to see what's next.