Founder and Owner, The Spice Suite
Angel Gregorio cut her teeth in education as an assistant principal before launching The Spice Suite, a retail shop based in Washington, D.C. that sells spices and kitchenware. The company doubles as a dream incubator for Black female entrepreneurs, or SpiceGirls--each of whom sells handmade or specially sourced products through regular popups hosted by the store. Members of the SpiceGirlin' club benefit from monthly educational webinars and workshops led by business experts. The Spice Suite generated $1.5 million in revenue for 2020--more than a million dollars more than in the previous year. The Spice Suite and Gregorio were recognized in in Beyonce’s The Black Parade Route, is a featured in Hyundai’s The Journey to Excellence campaign and just completed a nationwide Black History Month partnership with Nordstrom Cafes and Restaurants.