SECAUCUS, N.J., (October 2, 2019) – Hampton University 5-year MBA student Jayla Brown from Detroit, MI, has won a $5,000 scholarship from the leading lifestyle, fashion and social commerce brand, Ashley Stewart. Brown attended Ashley Stewart’s finale event on Saturday, September 14, in search of their 2019 brand ambassador.
“Congratulations to Ms. Jayla Brown on her scholarship and for representing Hampton University at this momentous event. Ms. Brown is graduating at the end of the year and we wish her much success as she transitions into the next phase of her life,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
The sold-out finale event celebrated all women who stand for leadership, confidence, resilience, kindness and public service, with special feature performances that brought down the house by legendary American hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa, Faith Evans, Kid Capri, DJ Olivia Dope, BK United Drumline & Dancers, and more, along with Power 105.1’s Honey German, who hosted the pink carpet pre-show.
“We heard all about the Finding Ashley Stewart finale from years past, but had no idea what we really signed up for until we stepped foot on that stage Saturday night,” said Salt-N-Pepa. “It was the most amazing night, with the most lively audience, celebrating a shared love of community. We were so honored to be part of this year’s event and are proud to say that ‘We are Ashley Stewart’.”
As part of Ashley Stewart’s #ASGives initiative – a philanthropic platform for long-term investments in the communities that have supported the brand for close to 30 years – the 2019 Finding Ashley Stewart finale event awarded over $300,000 in scholarships and charitable donations, partnering with organizations such as Susan G. Komen, Black Retail Action Group, and others. Brown’s scholarship is part of this initiative.
“Attending Ashley Stewart’s finale event was an absolutely amazing experience. Once I was there, I knew it something that I needed to see. The women there were being uplifted, encouraged and appreciated for the way they look, and not just women that wear size 0, it was all women. It was very breathtaking to see,” said Brown. “I’m appreciative and humbled to be able to accept my scholarship, along with the other women who won awards. It’s amazing that women who look like me are succeeding and doing well.”
Brown graduates this year and has already accepted a full-time position to teach mathematics with Teach for America.
About Ashley Stewart
Ashley Stewart is a global fashion and lifestyle brand that has propelled itself to be on the vanguard of social commerce and purpose-driven business. Since its founding in 1991 in Brooklyn, New York, Ashley Stewart has always stood for uncompromising style, fashion, confidence & empowerment for the woman who flaunts her curves. Today, Ashley Stewart offers the hottest looks with 88 stores across the United States, a leading and global e-commerce presence at www.ashleystewart.com, a powerful social media presence @byashleystewart and a growing multimedia and events arm at AshleyTV. Every year, through the Finding Ashley Stewart Tour, Ashley Stewart traverses the country looking to recognize women who embody the ideals of the Ashley Stewart women: leadership, confidence, resilience, kindness and public service. Through #ASGives, Ashley Stewart engages in programs such as the #AshleyCollegeTour to make long-term investments into the communities that have supported the brand for close to 30 years.