Tahiirah Habibi is the founder and CEO of The Hue Society. She is a global voice that has long advocated for more Black, Brown, and Indigenous representation in the wine industry. She is an esteemed, award winning and internationally recognized sommelier by trade and a fearless entrepreneur by heart. Tahiirah honed her expertise at prestigious restaurants, most notably including J&G Grill in the St. Regis Bal Harbour and the legendary Michael’s Genuine. However, it was the lack of diversity in the industry that sparked her to reimagine the wine world by creating an organization where our people would be respected and valued for their contributions. Tahiirah was selected in the Wine Enthusiast’s prestigious 40 under 40 list, also gracing the cover as the first Black woman to do so. The experience only intensified her spirit to continue creating the change she wants to see in the industry and beyond. Tahiirah has been featured in Wine Spectator, BET, VinePair, The Robb Report, and Vogue to name a few. She also co-founded The Roots fund nonprofit and sits on the board of the James Beard Awards and will continue pioneering the necessary change for Black wine culture.