Fueling, Lifting & Transforming Underserved Communities through the Power of Entrepreneurship
Our mission is simple: PBZ will empower BIPOC entrepreneurs with a focus on women business owners to succeed through but not limited to mentoring, skills building, networking, and providing resources. It is our belief that these women are critical to the growth of all of civilization and as such must be empowered to set their own destiny in support of their communities.
Terrez M. Thompson
PBZ Founder & Chairperson
Terrez Marriott Thompson, Founder and Chair of Powered By Zerret, Inc. PBZ is a nonprofit focused on the empowerment of women of color entrepreneurs by providing development and financial resources. PBZ believes that true empowerment comes from economic self-sufficiency.
PBZ has provided nearly $100,000 in grants since its inception in Spring 2021.
Thompson is a public speaker and has presented to corporations and nonprofits interested in expanding their Supplier Diversity and broad Diversity programs and goals. She was also featured in Harvard Business Review on the value of Diversity in corporate Supply Chains. Through her consultant firm TMT Global Services, LLC., she provides advice and guidance on these subjects.
Terrez is a retired 35-year executive of The Coca-Cola Company. Serving as Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity and roles in Finance and Operations.
A nonpracticing CPA, graduating from Morgan State University ‘81. She serves on for/non-profit boards. Other memberships include Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated. Terrez is the proud wife of Rodney and mom to Summer and Chanel, their very friendly Pitbull.
Pursuits: Empowering, Reading, Traveling & Foodie