Over the last three years, we've had several conversations with amazing women from around the world! We talk about EVERYTHING and the goal is to share real stories about everyday women with YOU. Enjoy their stories, learn from them, and share your comments with them on Instagram, YouTube, or here!
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MEET LAUREN MAILLIAN
I had a ton of fun doing this "Chat and Makeup" live with Lauren Maillian. If you don't know her, you really should. She's an angel investor, venture builder, social entrepreneur leader, board director and and and. She's basically amazing and has built her investment portfolio in companies with a combined market capitalization of $5 billion. YES. Watch this episode and see Black Girl Magic in action.
MEET SAM JAYANTI OF IDEAMIX
It was my distinct pleasure to speak with my dear friend, Sam Jayanti, about her coaching platform, Ideamix. Ideamix exists to streamline the process of finding a curated group of executive coaches to help you reach your career and personal goals. I am thrilled for you to watch this episode because it's chock full of nuggets about why women should get coaches and leverage those same power tools that men utilize as they level up! Let's goooooooo!
MEET CHRISTINA KAO OF LE MINI MACARON
Christina is co-founder of global nail care brand, Le Mini Macaron, which is sold on Ulta.com, Target, and several international retailers. It's a great story to learn how she grew her brand internationally if global domination is your thing!
MEET MARIA ROTILU, EARLY-STAGE INVESTOR WITH OCTOPUS VENTURES
It was really awesome getting the chance to speak with operator turned venture capitalist, Maria. I think many entrepreneurs don't appreciate how much investors have similar journeys to us and we thought Maria was a great person to speak about this during our recent chat. If investing is your thing, you should definitely watch this episode!
Maya Allen is the former Beauty Director of InStyle Magazine and has also served as a beauty editor with Marie Claire, Byrdie, and Cosmopolitan Magazines! I think it's clear enough that Maya is a beauty expert and it was an absolute treat speaking to her about her career in media and how she navigated working at these amazing publications. This is an episode that you absolutely want to watch as she dropped tons of gems!
Aisha is wearing Graceful lipstick, Ciel Atlas eyeliner and Maya is wearing Bravery lipstick.
MEET DORIAN MORRIS OF UNDEFINED BEAUTY
Dorian's story of how she went from creating a beauty collective to launching in Target, Whole Foods, and the Vitamin Shoppe with a plant magic brand of skin care products is a story that needs to be heard!
MEET DESIREE VERDEJO OF HYPER SKIN
If you don't know Desiree, where have you been? She's the founder and CEO of Hyper Skin, an indie skincare brand that launched two years ago to RAVE reviews. Since launching her signature hyperpigmentation Vitamin C at Sephora, she's recently dropped a new skincare mask which is already getting excellent reviews. We talk about her meteoric rise in the beauty space and how she started as a beauty retailer and developed deep relationships with customers to understand their pain points. You'll learn that what looks like overnight success is actually a culmination of years of learning, trying, doing, and believing! Watch this episode and be inspired.
MEET JANVI, SYLAN, AND NICOLE OF HUE
It was such a pleasure meeting the three co-founders of Hue, a beauty technology platform that is revolutionizing the way we shop for beauty products! These 3 women, Janvi (CEO), Sylvan (COO), and Nicole (CMO) talked about how their own personal journey as women of color searching for complexion products led them to start this business. It's an episode you want to watch because it touches on the "realness" behind starting a business especially as students. Enjoy!
MEET LOLA OKUNOLA OF CONTEMPO AFRICANO
She's a marketing executive, successful entrepreneur, and artist! Talk about mutlitasking with excellence. Her story is amazing in how she took a difficult circumstance coming out of surgery to create art that has been showcased around the world and on broadcast TV. You definitely want to watch this episode.
She’s an engineering manager at Apple but that’s not what makes her a rockstar! She’s focused on bringing more women and men into great careers in STEM! Watch this video and learn more about this BOSS.
Shibani is a national business and technology journalist, lecturer, professional speaker, and former investment banker. She talks about resilience, grit, and passion in building a career and life that you design on your terms.
Aisha is wearing Wisdom lipstick and Shibani is wearing Bravery lipstick both from Bossy Cosmetics.
MEET MEGAN PEAKE
Megan is a positively delightful beauty enthusiast and at Bossy Cosmetics we LOVE to collaborate with her. She's an incredible breath of fresh air and her makeup techniques are stunning and easy to learn from. Watch and learn!
Vidya is the head of product development at Google in addition to her role as advisor to Bossy Cosmetics. She's a successful tech executive who navigates motherhood and boss-hood in a way that it inspiring.
Vidya is wearing Hustle lipstick from the Power Woman Essentials collection.
MEET ADE HASSAN OF NUBIAN SKIN
Ade is a pretty big deal and all. She was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth and received an MBE for services to fashion. What an honor! Beyoncé has also worn her garb on her tour. I mean! She's also extremely humble and lovely. Listen to her story of grit and perseverance here!
Sarah is the founder and CEO of pre-owned luxury accessories which lists Neiman Marcus as its main retail partner. She's an OG female entrepreneur who bootstrapped her business over the last 20 years. Listen and learn!
Aisha is wearing Fierce lipstick from the Power Woman Essentials collection.
Christina is the founder of 54 Thrones which is an African-inspired skincare company that makes clean products for all. She's built a formidable brand that has landed in Nordstrom and soon-to-be in Sephora. 54 Thrones is also one of Oprah's Favorite Things of 2020. She's built an amazing brand in just 5 years. Watch and learn!
Iguehi is a ball and burst of energy! She founded an African-inspired fashion brand that is based in Oakland and is loved by many. She tells the story of bootstrapping her brand and building from authenticity. You should watch this beautiful episode.
Iguehi is wearing Mulberry lipstick and Aisha is wearing Rosette lip gloss.
MEET JACQUELINE HARRINGTON OF PEOPLE OF COLOR BEAUTY
Jacque founded People of Color Beauty after realizing that her young daughter wanted to paint her nails but couldn't find clean nail colors to suit her brown skin. She's built a phenomenal business from her own funds and she's in several retailers like Kohl's and Urban Outfitters.
MEET SOLA AKPATA OF RIBBON ROOM
Sola runs a business that brings its customers unbelievable joy. Our IG live was unreal in that all of the comments (which don't show on the video) were from her support system of customers whom she's brought so much joy through the art of her balloon business. This is an episode to watch when you want to combine passion and purpose. Enjoy this episode!
MEET FUNLAYO ALABI OF SHEA RADIANCE
Shea Radiance is the OG of clean beauty as Funlayo has been in the game for over a decade. Retailed in Whole Foods and other big stores, she tells her story of building brick by brick as an African entrepreneur committed to changing the narrative of African ingredients in US markets.
Liz a highly committed, entrepreneurial, and value-driven leader who is passionate about social impact, global health, international development, and philanthropy; with expert knowledge of policy, systems design, project development and implementation. She's also the Vice President of Global Policy at Global Citizen. She's an unbelievable ball of style and energy and you'll love listening to her in this episode!
Glory Skincare is a black owned business that provides clean skincare and self-care essentials for every hue. Alisia is a former attorney who created this brand which will soon be launching in Sephora. Enjoy this episode.
MEET DR. KEMI DA SILVA IBRU OF WOMEN AT RISK INTERNATIONAL
MEET ALEXIS OF HOURXHOUR BATH
HourXHour Bath Co was created as a physical ode to chronic, invisible and mental illness. A small attempt to honor those who courageously fight to get through the day. Taking it hour by hour. Enjoy this episode!
Iké is a magnetic personality. She's a corporate lawyer and mother of 4! You should watch this!
MEET SEMAJA FULPIUS OF BASZANGER
Semaja is the co-owner of legendary fine jewelry house Baszanger, which was founded in 1771. She talks about buying this historic house and running it to meet today's modern taste. This is one to watch!
MEET FLORENCE EVINA-ZE
Florence was a director at IPSY, a powerhouse beauty subscription business and managed a team with over 200 people. She's now a mom of twin boys and a powerhouse still! Enjoy this episode.
Florence is wearing Ruby lipstick.
MEET IDUNNU TOMORI OF MISAYO HOUSE
Meet affordable luxe jewelry designer who manages being a mom of 2 young girls and a thriving business in Atlanta, GA. She's an embodiment of courage and focus. Enjoy!