This is dedicated to all the lovely women that have taken the initiative to create their own business. It is now our job to support them so that they can continue to thrive and make a positive impact on their surrounding communities.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO SHOULD BE LISTED?
KD Haircare Supply
Founded by sisters, Keonna (21yrs) and Kayla (19 yrs): Moreno Valley ,Ca sisters are the youngest African American women to open a beauty supply store
Founded by Yelitsa Jean-Charles: Healthy Roots is a toy company that teaches natural hair care to young girls of color.
Her dolls teach natural hair care and come in different skin tones, facial features and hair textures to accurately represent the diversity of the Diaspora. Her dolls and storybooks also expose kids to different cultures.
Founded by Zandra Azariah: Her mission is to create high quality, fun + fresh products that smell amazing but don't have all the unnecessary yucky stuff + chemicals. Zandra Beauty wants you to feel good about your choice.
Zandra is about girl's education and empowerment. The hope is to inspire youth to take action and make things happen for themselves and their communities.
The Empowerment Plan
Founded by Veronika Scott: The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless community. Their goal is to help build a better life for those that have become trapped in the cycle of homelessness.
Naturalsis72 creates products geared towards moisture retention for body and hair. Latest addition includes cute satin lined beanies to protect the hair and keep it from dry brittle winter cold. Satin is very moisturizing for your tresses and helps to reduce weather damage on hair.
Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply
Founded by Judian and Kadeian Brown: Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply and Salon was created because they weren't content with buying hair supplies from non-black store owners, so they opened their own business in Brooklyn, New York.
Founded by Angel Dye: EdenWorks Publishing is an independently owned publishing house that's first project was Love Letters to Our Daughters: A Collection of Womanly Affirmations (LLTOD). This book is meant to inspire women of this generation and those to come.
Founded by Ade Hassan: Frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, she decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude’.
Nubian Skin launched with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour. Headquartered in London, Nubian Skin delivers worldwide and looks forward to growing the company’s offering and expanding its reach. Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour.
Founded by Marie-Jean Baptiste: Home of confidence and curves, Rue 107 is a brand that caters to curves without sacrificing the effortlessly chic beach look. From cute cheeky patterns to classic vintage-inspired cuts, their swimwear line has it all.
Founded by Taniesha Goulbourne : Ingenio Boutique is a combination of scarves to beautiful and personalized wall art, and now PERSONALIZED MUGS (attempting to share with the world the beauty of our hair), you can have whatever you want! You can get it custom...here...creatively yours at Ingenio Boutique!
Native Max Magazine
Founded by Kelly Holmes: Native Max Magazine is a bi-monthly publication and first Native fashion magazine which features fashion, style, art and culture of the Native American and First Nations people. Focused on indigenous people, places and cultures, Native Max continues to be a positive movement of promoting talented Native individuals, businesses, organizations, projects, and developments of the U.S. and Canada.
Founded by Mikaila Ulmer: A social entrepreneur, bee ambassador, educator and student.
BeeSweet Lemonade is a family-owned business in Austin, Texas.The lemonade is freshly-squeezed with added Texas wildflower honey, flaxseed and mint. Committed to satisfying your thirst while caring for the environment.
Founded by Philecia Harris: Coffy Café is independently owned and operated by a DC educator who just wanted to do something different, to create a neighborhood place with a 60/70’s flavor. It’s a spot for community meetings, to unwind with neighbors, sit with a book and a latte, dine on a sweet or savory crepe or get a cupcake for the kids.
Co-founded by Kezia Williams: Capital Cause is a revolutionary nonprofit organization that is changing the way young people give back to deserving communities. They engage young philanthropists between the ages of 21 – 35 in activities meant to harness their collective micro-contributions of time and money to make a difference in causes they support.
Pretty Brown Girl
Founded by Sheri Crawley: Established in 2013, The Pretty Brown Girl Club is the fastest growing girls group in the country. Their platform celebrates the beautiful shades of brown skin all over the world; while inspiring positive self-esteem and confidence.