Pharrell’s mission is to give back to his community. He has created a private school in his hometown of Virginia for low-income families and now his nonprofit, Black Ambition (launched in December), is partnering with a luxury fashion house. Chanel. Black ambition was created to close the gaps to success for Black and Lantinx entrepreneurs in the fields of technology, design, healthcare, and consumer product launch. Investing capital and resources in high-growth startups. For its part, Chanel has developed a mentoring program focused on this mission. There are two initiatives, the first, which began on June 11 with “Women who lead” , a virtual panel made up of powerful women that included actress and entrepreneur, Tracee Ellis Ross; Medley co-founder Edith Cooper; Good American Co-Founder Emma Grede; and Imaginary Ventures Co-Founder and Partner Nathalie Massenet. Topics covered -Culture building, the leadership path, the importance of mentoring and the explosion of opportunities for Back and Latinix entrepreneurs. The second part will include a series of interactive tutorial workshops for Black Ambition finalists. Leverage the expertise of the Chanel leadership community and its experts to build strong and successful brands. “I have had many mentors.” Pharell says in a Instagram video created for the program. “I learn from their successes as much as from their failures. And one of the most important things I learned is that your losses are more lessons. It just teaches you that what not to do is just as important as what to do. ” Black ambition for more information about the program.