Meet Iké Adeyemi, Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Clorox

Meet Iké Adeyemi, Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Clorox

January 12, 2021

Not only is Iké a supportive Bossy customer, she is a mom to 4 children, wife to an amazing guy, and a total BADASS corporate lawyer at The Clorox Company.  Most of all, I LOVE Iké's spirit.  She's always so positive and effusive in her reflections.  I was grateful that she agreed to sit with me to talk about her life as a working mother AND a focused career professional. 

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Stacey Abrams y'all.

Stacey Abrams y'all.

January 06, 2021

This post isn't about being a Democrat or a Republican. It's about stepping into your purpose and working tirelessly, in spite of loss and failure, toward an end goal that is larger than you. ⠀

Let's learn from STACEY ABRAMS and live out our purpose in 2021 and beyond.⠀

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Bossy Cosmetics Women Supporting Women

Do Women Really Support Women?

December 23, 2020

It got me thinking about how loosely we use the term "women supporting women" and when it is necessary and when it's not.  I spent 20 years in the global finance industry, which is male-dominated, and so finding women to support my journey especially early on in my career was a rarity. There were times when I felt conflicted with when engaging with female colleagues that were not performing at the level expected of them.  What do you do then?  Will you be deemed a toxic female employee when you are truthful in your assessment of a female employee that hasn't pulled their weight? 

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Mellody Hobson Bossy Cosmetics

2020 Forbes Power Women Summit

December 11, 2020

I am what the young folks call a "Mellody Hobson stan."   Her professional accomplishments would be otherworldly admirable for a white man and as a Black woman, they are stratospheric.  Mellody was recently named as Chair of the board of a whole Starbuck and she also sits on the board of JP Morgan.  In the world of corporate board dynamics, Mellody is head of the class and can teach this stuff in her sleep.  She's a mom, wife, leader, and she's a fearless executive who speaks openly about race in America.  I think that last point is why I really admire her.  If you have Black friends in corporate America, they will tell you that speak openly about race is an undue burden that will more than likely negatively impact your progression.  Mellody is showing us how to do it all and for this, I stan!

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Liz Agbor-Tabi Oton Global Citizen Bossy Cosmetics

Meet Liz Agbor-Tabi Oton

December 03, 2020

Mrs. O embodies our mission statement which is to "Empower Women to Look, Feel, and Do GOOD" and she does that with panache!  Liz is the Vice President of Policy at Global Citizen where she works to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030.  In addition to her impact-driven and purposeful work, she is a complete style connoisseur! Her wardrobe, art collection, glasses collection, home decoration, and cooking skills are the stuff to drool over.  She does everything with "elan" and I wanted to talk to her about how she brings all of herself to this world with excellence.

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Small Business Saturday at Bossy Cosmetics

What Small Business Saturday Meant To Me

November 30, 2020

It's with this backdrop that I have been so amazed and grateful to see you all shop our collection (selling out several of our SKUs) during this holiday shopping season that has officially kicked off!  THANK YOU! In fact, I recorded this on Saturday when our order record was hit on #SmallBusinessSaturday as a "love note" of sorts to each and every single one of you that has shopped Bossy! 

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Florence Evina-Ze Ipsy Bossy Cosmetics

Meet Florence Evina-Ze, Director of Customer Support at IPSY

November 22, 2020

This feature is of an amazing woman (who is now the mom to twin boys) who is a Harvard Business School grad and a beauty industry connoisseur!  It was a delight speaking with Florence Evina-Ze and I share this video below for your enjoyment! 

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How to Nail the Zoom Mullet Without Investing in a Full-Fledged Makeover

How to Nail the Zoom Mullet Without Investing in a Full-Fledged Makeover

November 20, 2020

As attending Zoom meetings becomes the new normal, so does not caring about what you’re wearing on your bottom half. But as the “Zoom mullet” becomes more popular, there’s more to think about than the angle of your video conferencing camera. Bossy Cosmetics offers some ideas on how to perfect the Zoom mullet—without going broke.

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The Zoe Report Bossy Cosmetics Sugar Beet Lipstick

SUGAR BEET got some love and it's about darn time!

November 19, 2020

I've always felt like people haven't given our Sugar Beet liquid matte genius lipstick her due. 

She's literally a PERFECT shade and I don't hear enough accolades for it tbh.  And so when we got word that Kelsey Stewart at The Zoe Report featured this our fave lippie in a recent piece entitled "The Winter Lipstick Shades To Try Out This Season, Even If You're Wearing A Mask" I did shout in my office going I TOLD YOU SO!!!!

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Indulge and Donate while you Shop Bossy

Indulge and Donate while you Shop Bossy

November 17, 2020

Since our launch on International Women's Day 2019, we have proudly partnered with Women's Link WorldwideWomen At Risk International Foundation, and Girls Inc of St. Louis.  Although we are a small brand, we have made it possible for our growing shopper base to join us in supporting these organizations by either rounding up their purchase or donating additional sums as you check out your purchase.  This has been an awesome way to engage our customers in our goal of supporting women and girls in communities that need it most. 

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Bossy Cosmetics Aishetu Fatima Dozie

When the zoom video must be ON

November 10, 2020

Hey Boss,

Most days, I don't look like this photograph.   

In fact, most mornings I roll out of bed and ensure my three boys get themselves ready and I either take them to school (if it's an in-school day) or ensure they are ready to sit for their lessons downstairs.  

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Yes, we can.  Yes, we will.  Yes, YOU will!!

Yes, we can. Yes, we will. Yes, YOU will!!

November 07, 2020

I am happy that Americans turned out in unprecedented numbers to vote for both sides of the aisle.  I am happy that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be at the reins at this very crucial time in our nation.  We need to be unified as a people and fight for our economy, equality, and progress for ALL.  

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