Maven Global Access will work with governments & public sector institutions to build dynamic economies by offering creative solutions around new business attractions and trade and destination marketing 

Following the successful launch of Tyra Banks’ Smize Cream and a viral Unstoppable Domains Giveaway in Abu Dhabi, the partners have set their sights on its next crop of promising U.S. and Middle East ventures    

Dubai, UAE 19 October 2022: – The Dubai based entertainment marketing agency behind the Middle East expansion of Tyra Banks’ Smize Cream brand and the free Web3/crypto domain giveaway to all women in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Unstoppable Domains that went viral globally, has officially launched Maven Global Access, an international expansion consultancy laser-focused on arming women and minority business owners in the U.S. and the Middle East with the resources and opportunities to scale their businesses globally. 


Washington DC-based Patrice King Brickman, Founder of Inspire Capital, LLC and minority owner of Monumental Sports (parent company of the Washington DC based NBA, WNBA and National Hockey League teams); and Kate Goodall, Co-founder and CEO of Halcyon, and Co-managing Director of the Halcyon Fund, join Dubai-based African American marketing pioneer Sarah Omolewu as the powerhouse trio behind the new consultancy.

The launch of Maven Global Access enables the organization’s clients to gain exclusive access to policy and industry decision-makers, technical expertise, tactical support, relevant professional networks and Maven’s proprietary white-glove business expansion services. 

Maven Global Access also supports governments at all levels to design their strategy for investment promotion and provide capacity building initiatives to their teams. The organization’s services include investment facilitation, government relations and business development, while placing an emphasis on destination and trade marketing. 

The three women who have dedicated their careers to leveraging their industry relationships to create economic opportunities for others, have joined forces to scale their impact globally. The US-based partners are formidable female business magnates who have incomparable business networks which span across major global cities such as Washington D.C, New York, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Singapore. 

The news arrives just in time for what the trio are dubbing the “Year of the Falcon”. While nations brace for a global recession by pulling back on spending, the UAE, whose national bird is a Falcon, is emerging as a global player in the Venture Capital world, doubling down on its efforts to build the best possible business ecosystem for the world’s best startups and organizations to thrive.

“As the power dynamics shift globally, there’s a lot for business owners to get excited about in developing markets that are access points to broader regions and bigger growth opportunities, and we want to help under-represented founders benefit from this,” said Sarah Omolewu. “Patrice, Kate and I align around a simple truth – that empowerment is not enough. An overwhelming majority of women and minority founders are already motivated and confident but lack access. We need more “In-powerment,” which means more access to ownership, decision-making authority, and most importantly, investment as they scale internationally.”

Through its marquee programme, Access Abu Dhabi which is powered by Abu Dhabi Investment Office, female owned entities benefit from guidance and access to Abu Dhabi’s business and innovation ecosystem via events and initiatives. In May 2022, Access Abu Dhabi partnered with Web3 identity platform and NFT domain name provider Unstoppable Domains to provide free crypto domains to all women residing in the UAE capital. 

In the pipeline, Maven Global Access will facilitate an upcoming trade delegation in tandem with the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which will see celebrity entrepreneurs and business leaders converge in the UAE capital to attend the event and further develop economic ties. 

The business exchange between the UAE and US is just the beginning. The three women are no strangers to the unique struggles of being tenacious and effective but under-represented entrepreneurs. Omolewu said, “As a Black woman trying to build a business, it’s been an uphill battle at times trying to earn the respect of the decision-makers and gatekeepers along my journey.” She explained, “Patrice and Kate are experienced investors across all sectors, including sports and tech – industries still tackling underrepresentation, so they get it. It is humbling to have earned their respect and have them join Maven Global Access as equity partners.”

The organization has its sights set on other markets within the region and beyond, including Southeast Asia, within the next few years.