The whole month of November we are celebrating Black Women Business Owners everyday!
We do that already but this month we are going over & beyond. Each day you can enter for your chance to win a product or service from a Black Woman Business Owner via our Instagram & Facebook Page or catch a live podcast on our YouTube Channel.
On our blog we're also highlighting the business owners that are part of the Black Woman Directory. Check back here daily to learn more about the Black Woman Business Owners featured throughout the week of November 1 - 8th.
Sunday, November 1
Ivy's Tea Co.
Ivy's Tea Co. is a pop culture and Hip-Hop inspired holistic health brand. They offer herbal tea and herb-infused sweeteners for the culture. Ivy's Tea Co. teas are lovingly hand-crafted, full leaf, and organic. All the time. Step your beverage game up, yo.
Ivy's Tea Co. is owned and operated by first-generation herbalist and Tea Bae, Shanae. The decision to study herbalism came when she decided to learn more about living off the land and using the land for healing. She launched Ivy's Tea Co. in November 2016. Since then, the brand has transformed into the Hip-Hop inspired tea company you shop from today. Through Ivy's Tea Co., Shanae hopes to change the way you see tea drinkers and introduce more African holistic health remedies into the holistic health industry. The goal is to make the industry as inclusive and reflective and accepting of all cultures as Hip-Hop. When she is not blending teas or infusing honeys, she's probably at the nail salon - nails gotta stay fly.
Shop Directly: https://www.ivystea.com
Monday, November 2
PotTwist Ceramics specializes in handmade ceramic items. Everything is created on a potters wheel with the use of clay. As a business, their mission is to inspire and educate through the use of handmade art.
Ali is the founder and sole operator of PotTwist Ceramics. Having initially started ceramics as a therapeutic outlet after a two year grueling battle with Lyme disease, Ali eventually turned a hobby into a business once she realized a dedication to the art and as a means to support herself financially.
Shop Directly: http://pottwistceramics.com
Sanaa Design is an art studio offering art & design, paintings, murals, and wall sculptures. Described in the artist's statement: "From my creative vantage point, there are zero limits. The nature and spirit of my artwork evokes a meditative ethos. I gravitate toward communicating this ethos by forming texture through the use of unconventional mediums. I do not allow my artistry to be confined to any particular order of operations instead, I let the art itself dictate the process, which allows me to discover methods and techniques that are essential to the delivery of the craft of my vision."
Sarah Jones is a self-taught artist, with a studio practice in Washington D.C. In her youth, she recognized a sense of familiarity with the arts and, with her painter father as a guide, constantly found ways to cultivate that creative desire. She started her professional career in the culinary field as a pastry chef and obtained a degree in business, all the while continuing to translate those experiences into growing her artistic craft. She uses her knowledge from her culinary training to develop unconventional artistic methods and push the limits. Texted and culture are weaved into her art through the inspirations of her world travels and the wonders of nature.
She is currently a full time artist and facilitates instructional sessions on painting and sculpting through various platforms. She is also passionate about donating her craft to organizations that facilitate positive change throughout the world."
Shop Directly: http://www.sanaa-design.com
Wednesday, November 4
Beauty by Bowers Day Spa
Beauty by Bowers Day Spa is a personal oasis for those seeking refuge from the cares of everyday life. With services that include facials, hair removal, eyelash extensions, waxing and professional makeup application. At Beauty by Bowers they understand that to be beautiful is to be healthy.
Jamecia Bowers has been a licensed esthetician and professional makeup artist for over 9 years. Having opened Beauty by Bowers Day Spa in 2012, she puts forth her greatest effort in helping each and every client she touches so that they may look and feel their best! Whether promoting healthy skin, applying makeup, removing unwanted hair or applying semi permanent eyelash extensions, her goal always is to reveal your best you!
Shop Directly: https://beautybybowers.com
The Brow Girl
The Brow Girl focuses on natural brow restoration & brow recovery. With services like eyelash extensions & lifts, facials and body waxing, The Brow Girl team will insure that you get the best holistic skincare treatment.
Janeida (aka “The Brow Girl”) graduated at the top of her class for Aesthetics from Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics in 2010. Previously, she worked as a lead esthetician at exclusive world premier resort spas, Chataeu Elan in Braselton, GA and The Spa at Ballantyne Resort & Lodge in Charlotte, NC. Janeida developed an expertise in eyebrow shaping by threading, waxing, tweezing, along with her signature brow henna and brow lamination techniques. She regularly attends continuing education classes, seminars, and workshops in order to further her knowledge and better serve her clients and students. And has even developed her very own signature Natural Brow Restoration & Recovery System and the award winning skincare line "Island Glow."
She is an advocate of #WomenSupportingWomen and does not believe in competing... but uplifting and building other leaders and bosses. Her saying is “She is not your competition, she is your sister”. Because bosses, create other bosses!
Shop Directly: http://www.thebrowgirl.com
Thursday, November 5
Oasis Soul Scent Co.
Scent, like music, has the power to transport us to other places, to recall memories, and to set the scene for new ones. Oasis Soul Scent Co. explores the interplay between the senses to craft luxuriously scented candles and home & body products inspired by soulful music. All products are handmade with love in Maryland, USA from natural, eco-friendly ingredients.
Owner Lola Pyne founded Oasis Soul Scent Co. to create and share easy self-care products that soothe the senses. As a busy working mom, she believes that daily self/soul-care rituals are integral to creating and maintaining balance. She is the recipient of the 2019 Buy From a Black Woman E-Commerce Grant.
Shop Directly: http://www.oasissoul.com
CaJoSe Natural is a naturally vegan and shea butter free company. They specialize in porosity-based haircare and luxurious bath + body care. All products are hand-mixed, hand-picked, and infused by Jen, the owner, herself.
The name CaJoSe is a mashup of the names of 3 of the owner's 4 children. It was founded out of necessity due to Jen’s children having eczema and she wanted to create a topical solution to their dry, rough and itchy skin because none of the readily available creams/ointments were working. She wasn’t too fond of the idea to put steroids on her young children’s skin, so she set out to create something better. After years of research, Jen accidentally created the best body butter on the market (Tweedle Oops).
As of recent, CaJoSe Natural landed online accounts with Walmart.com and Amazon Handmade.
Jen Stone is the Mixtress Mistress at CaJoSe Natural. A 33-year-old wife and mom of 4, she is originally from Chicago and moved to the Atlanta area 7.5 years ago.
Jen created CaJoSe Natural with moms in mind, wanting to give those who felt hopeless in terms of finding the right solution to their kids’ skin issues a completely natural remedy. After some research and some trial and error, she stumbled upon the perfect formula that actually works on a continuous basis! Having applied it to her kids’ skin twice daily and noticing a difference almost immediately, CaJoSe Natural became official shortly after.
Shop Directly: http://www.cajosenatural.com
Friday, November 6
MLP Media stands on the belief woman can live full lives by doing less. In a world telling women we must do more and be more, they show women how they can focus on doing less, striving and living more on purpose in their purpose. Build intentional habits, cultivate a grateful heart and deepen your spiritual life with their products. MLP Media stylish stationary is created to fit your lifestyle.
Dr. Mamie L. Pack is the owner of MLP Media. Mamie is passionate about equipping women to intentionally cultivate a full life and walk in their purpose by doing less. Using her expertise as an educator, mentor, and leader, she pours her knowledge and experience into creating products for women that are both practical and stylish.
Shop Directly: https://mamiepack.com/shop
Copper and Brass Paper Goods
Copper and Brass Paper Goods is a paper goods company that focuses on producing quality products featuring affirming images of black people. Their products feature bright colors, they often motivate the goal-getter in all of us, and they are downright fun to use.
Ariel is not only the owner of Copper and Brass Paper Goods, she is also a full time School Psychologist. Most recently she's added the role of author to her resume after self-publishing, Does Santa Look Like Me?
Shop Directly: https://www.copperandbrass.net
Saturday, November 7
Lavender Leaps & Leotards
Lavender Leaps & Leotards is a dance and gymnastics wear business. They provide quality and affordable dance wear for all shapes, sizes, and styles. Their business is located online and they occasionally host pop-up shops at studios and events in the Tampa & Orlando, Florida area.
Sydney Brown is the owner of Lavender Leaps & Leotards, a business she created in early 2020. With a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Dance from Arizona State University, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Business from the University of Iowa. Her passion is dance and she has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching for 5 years.
Sydney currently resides in Tampa, FL with her fiance, Dominique, who is the CFO of Lavender Leaps & Leotards.
Shop Directly: https://www.lavenderleapsleotards.com
Gems for the Journey
Gems for the journey is a mission driven coaching consultancy serving talented individuals while partnering with organizations and institutions. They help professionals thrive in their careers by providing a custom positive psychology-based approach. Clients trust Gems for the Journey because they are proven experts in the space and provide transformational results.
Leah Murphy, Principal Career Coach at Gems for the Journey Coaching LLC. is a career coach, strategist and podcast host located in Philadelphia PA. She has spent 15 years in corporate America honing her skills as a thought leader while coaching talented individuals in a range of fields including academia, non profit, Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneurs. Leah is an expert coach with a game changing process that delivers exceptional results. She believes that intentional actions that invest in people first and process second will lead to exceptional outcomes.
Shop Directly: http://www.gemsforthejourney.org