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Growing Up Tough

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Black reveals how her struggles of growing up poor in Colombia gave her strength.

Renata's Biography

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Childhood Dream: To be a journalist
Why Lingerie?: "Because here you have something that normally is very self indulgent and here you have women taking their power back, and they're gonna decide what they're gonna do with it."
Woman She Admires: "Hillary Clinton. She is so fierce."

Renata Black is the Chairwoman of Seven Bar Foundation, a social enterprise which fuels microfinance institutions in order to combat poverty and empower women in developing countries. The foundation also hosts top couture and luxury lingerie shows such as 2009 Lingerie Miami with Eva Longoria and Deepak Chopra and Lingerie New York 2010 with Sofia Vergara in order to raise money and awareness by providing a different spin on philanthropy. Black is also currently the vice chair of the CSR Network of YPO, a member of 85 Broads and a member of Advertising Women of New York.

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