Claima 'Stories' Unlocks the Sportswear Industry at the African American Footwear Forum


Bimma Williams, Co-founder of Claima, Jarvis Sam, Senior Director at Nike Diversity


Over the weekend at the Portland Art Museum, Pensole and Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America hosted the second African American Footwear Forum. Claima launched a new project called Claima Stories. Bimma Williams guided one-on-one interviews and revisited the career stories of four incredible professionals with the goal to make others’ paths a little less like a game of Clue. Rukaiyah, Jarvis, Rashad, and Darla did an amazing job at being very honest and open about the challenges they’ve faced in their careers.


Rashad Williams, Senior Director at adidas Hoops

Rukaiyah Adams, Chief Investment Officer at Meyers Memorial Trust

Darla DeGrace, Founder of DeGrace Group Photography: Dee Wells and Tojo Photos

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