The Brand Building Professional, Dia Simms

Whether she’s traveling the world to revolutionize the cannabis industry or overseeing business activities for brands such as Ciroc Vodka, Sean John, and Revolt TV, Dia Simms is always on the move looking for her next business venture. The serial executive and entrepreneur has tons of experience in e-commerce, brand strategy, and other areas of business.

Walker’s Legacy was honored to have Dia Simms as a featured speaker for our popular digital masterclass series, Ask A Boss. Keep reading to learn more about her journey as a woman of color in business!

Dia’s Prior Roles

Dia has held many titles throughout her professional career. She is the former President of Combs Enterprises where she worked alongside Sean “Diddy” Combs, first as an executive assistant before moving up to President. At Comb Enterprises, Simms was booked and busy watching over the various creative activities for the portfolio of numerous brands such as the ones previously mentioned as well as Blue Flame Agency, Bad Boy Entertainment, Capital Prep Harlem Schools, and more!

Additionally, Dia is the former CEO of BRN group, a global brand management company that focuses on building, managing, and distributing cannabis brands as well as developing interactive and personalized e-commerce experiences. There, she strived to engage, inform, and educate customers in the burgeoning market.

Accolades and Achievements

Dia Simms is a woman of many talents, receiving several awards and recognitions throughout her career. She has been named to Billboard’s “Women in Music 2018” list, the “EBONY Power 100” list, Variety’s 2018 “Power of Women New York” Impact list, and many more! It is clear that Dia demonstrates extensive experience in the field of business. She does her job, and she does it well.

Our Ask A Boss series features women of color in business and entrepreneurship who have the insight and expertise to educate others and provide advice for our aspiring women entrepreneurs and small business owners. We are proud to have Dia join us for an engaging discussion centered around her journey and what motivated her to keep going along the way!

Winding Down

When not on her next business move or traveling across the globe, Dia spends time at her Maryland home with her husband, daughter, and dog. As women on the go, it’s important to have that space where you can relax and not worry about the emails, phone calls, and meetings you have in your calendar. Mental health is a key aspect of being a great entrepreneur, and we’re glad Dia takes time to enjoy herself and her family.

 Join Walker’s Legacy for our Ask A Boss digital program featuring Dia Simms on Friday, August 14 at 12PM EST.



Danielle Thomas

Danielle is a current student at Towson University studying Business Administration with a Marketing concentration and a minor in Economics. With a strong passion for working towards the professional success of women, Danielle is a part of various student organizations such as Women in Business and MentHER. Danielle has also worked in multiple social media marketing roles throughout her academic career.

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