- Civil rights
Shayla Scales graduated from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, where she became a leading voice on minority issues on campus while also starting her own company with financial backing from the university. She emerged as a leader in the #BBUM Movement – advocating for equality and inclusion on the Michigan campus. Scales negotiated and worked with campus officials to create initiatives aimed at increasing the enrollment of minority students and ensuring that African Americans have a safe academic environment and social climate. Scales spent her time in college as a mentor and tutor for quantitative subjects for minority students at Michigan and as an elementary reading tutor in Detroit. She also brought in hundreds of high school students to Ross each month to participate in mock business classes and career exploration programming. Scales started her own company in 2013, InControl Wear Inc. It’s received prototype and angel funding from Michigan to continue to develop her company.