So who is Ashley France? Ashley is the CEO of ANF Consulting, LLC and creator of the Corporate Curly Brand. She is better known as the serial entrepreneur with the curly fro. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She also has obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Ashley's leadership skills started before obtaining her CEO title. In undergrad she was a peer mentor helping incoming freshman navigate through college, on the executive board of Terps Against Homelessness, Teaching Aid, volunteered numerous hours working with children in the local community and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC. While in law school she became the president of Business Law Society and Federal Bar Association, A student attorney defending wrongfully sentenced individuals, aided a free legal clinic in the local community, and became a member of the Black Law Students Association.
Upon her law school graduate, Ashley took a leap of faith and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to start her career working in-house for a top Fortune 500 company. After being inspired by so many young and prosperous entrepreneurs surrounding her, she decided to start her consulting company to aid entrepreneurs, creatives, and entertainers achieve their dreams. Shortly after she decided to create the Corporate Curly brand. Throughout her years working in corporate America she has seen the struggles, negativity, and shame natural hair women have endured. She created this platform to ensure a safe place for women to express those views and be a driving change of the definition of professionalism.