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 16 - 22nd.
Monday, November 16
Accented Glory is a handcrafted women’s fashion accessory brand with a specialty in natural hair accessories and Afrocentric jewelry designs.
Tonya is the visionary and accessory designer at Accented Glory. She launched the business in 2013 with the help of her three daughters Deseré, Cierra, and Gabrielle. Having noticed that hair accessories in stores were mostly marketed to younger girls and not natural hair-friendly, Tonya was inspired to create a brand that minimizes damage to textured hair, is comfortable to wear, and can endure the natural hair care regime.
Shop Directly: www.accentedglory.com
A Beautiful U Beauty Supply
At A Beautiful U Beauty Supply, they believe in supplying tools for enhancing the beauty of already beautiful people. Offering hair extensions, wigs, and accessory products at competitive prices to consumers, they strive to set an example of a business that serves their customers as well as the community at large.
Stacia's inspiration for starting her business began when she was still in elementary school as she would style her sister's hair, braid the hair of girls at church, and was often sought out by girls in the neighborhood for help with their hairstyles.
Years of learning increasingly advanced styling techniques and reading up on the ins and outs of running a business paid off in May 2019, when she was able to start A Beautiful U Beauty Supply. With plans of opening a storefront delayed because of COVID-19, Stacia has found success in pivoting to online retail and the beauty supply sector.
Shop Directly: www.abeautifulubeautysupply.com
Tuesday, November 17
Naturally Made With Love
Naturally Made with Love is currently an e-commerce business based in Atlanta, GA that provides customers with natural, handmade products to help to heal their skin.
Jennifer started Naturally Made With Love as an eager attempt to find a natural solution to her son's eczema. After researching natural, skin healing products and reading many blogs, she began whipping up her own healing recipes. The positive feedback from her son, family, and friends gave her the drive to launch her own business.
A native New Yorker and Hampton University Alumnae, Jennifer has a degree in Computer Information Systems and works full time as a Payroll Administrator for a local law firm.
Shop Directly: www.naturallymadewithlove.org
Tarot Life Coach / Brown Girls Who Coach
Tarot Life Coach offers spiritual counseling and tarot readings. Brown Girls Who Coach empowers to pivot from employee to entrepreneur while being wildly successful and happy doing it!
Tonya left her job as a Librarian in 2003 to share healing as a Kripalu certified Yoga Instructor. Since becoming a licensed Spiritual Counselor in 2007, she’s turned her love of Tarot cards and feminine spirituality into an International spiritual entrepreneurship. From her humble beginnings, reading Tarot cards in a suburban Chicago cafe to international fame as she was voted #3 Psychic in the World.
Tonya continues to serve as an Author, Healer, Speaker, Teacher and Spiritual Entrepreneur from her home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she continues to share her intuitive gifts and spiritual insights.
Shop Directly: www.tarotlifecoach.com
Wednesday, November 18
Call Number is the library-inspired quarterly book subscription box that celebrates contemporary Black literature and authors of the African Diaspora. The meshing of two great loves, Black literature and libraries, Call Number began out of a desire to spotlight great books while recognizing the difficulties of finding literature by Black authors in an industry that often neglects writers of color.
Jamillah is a fourth-year PhD student in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she researches issues that lie at the intersection of information and race. Her professional experience includes 17 years in public and academic libraries as a librarian and library paraprofessional, most recently as Black Cultural Center Librarian and Metadata Specialist at Purdue University. Jamillah is also a co-host of LibVoices, a podcast that interviews BIPOC librarians and information professionals.
Shop Directly: www.callnumberbox.com
Laila's Luggage is a mommy and me travel duo set on making travel easier for kids (and their adult companions) by creating easy to carry travel activities for families on the go.
Vanessa is a travel enthusiast and mom to 6 year old Laila (travel enthusiast in the making). Vanessa started traveling with Laila when she was just 2 months old. Together they've been to over 20 countries so far.
At one point, Vanessa worked on a project for a company that required her and Laila to travel weekly by plane for 1.5 years and then every other weekend for another 6 months. All the tips learned along the way made Vanessa want to create products that would make travel easier for parents. What started as a blog eventually grew into the product launch of Laila's Luggage, a collection of travel activities for kids.
Shop Directly: www.lailasluggage.com
Thursday, November 19
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Friday, November 20
My Beautiful Fluff
My Beautiful Fluff was created to encourage women to love themselves as they are, and accomodate curves and fluff with custom-cuts and size charts with sizes up to 5XL.
The idea for her business came to Brittany as a part of her natural hair journey. Mid-transition, she was looking for a way to embrace and show love for her natural hair through her clothing. In the search of a t-shirt with colorful afros, she found nothing cute went beyond 3X and figured if it didn't already exist, she'd just have to make it.
Since then, My Beautiful Fluff has pivoted to becoming a full line of fun clothing designed with curves in mind, with styles comfy enough to wear to the gym and nice enough to wear out for a night with the girls.
Shop Directly: www.mybeautifulfluff.com/shop
Am.A-Line Collections is a clothing brand catering to men, with plans to late expand to include women fashions. Designing by connecting and sharing the human condition through clothing, with a focus on building community through a sharing of experiences.
Designing has been second nature for Ayana since she was a little girl. Driven by science and innovation, Ayana chose fashion design as a career and lifestyle. A Virginia native, she attended The University of Alabama, where she found her love for menswear.
Ayana has worked many positions in various fields, including working in a photography firm and the family business funeral service. In each of these positions, she learned key management skills, financial budgeting, and so many other aspects of business she has carried over to Am.A-line Collections.
Ayana launched the brand as a men’s line to demonstrate her focus and passion. Making a statement in launching a men’s line created by a woman and to enter a market that has a need for something different was the path she chose to break ground. She wants to empower and inspire other women to design where their passion leads them
Shop Directly: www.amalinecollections.com
Saturday, November 21
The Green Baker
The Green Baker is a cannabis edibles and lifestyle company. Established in 2018, The Green Baker has expanded its reach via online classes, a podcast, advocacy and destigmatizing the responsible consumption of cannabis.
Angie the brains and talent behind The Green Baker, LLC started off with over 20 years of culinary background before embarking on the cannabis infusion journey. With a deep seated entrepreneurial spirit she has created a top notch edibles company that now is helping to uplift, support and educate the market in Florida about the health and wealth of cannabis.
Shop Directly: www.thegreenbkr.com
Social Misfits is a lifestyle clothing and apparel brand that unapologetically promotes the extraordinary out of one's uniqueness. The brand prides itself on creating apparel "Wear You, Stand Out" by designing bold, creative, risqué, statement apparel, and designs.
Porsche has long considered herself a Social Misfit. In the process of strengthening her faith and embracing her personal development over the years, she came to realize that, like herself, there are also so many others who identify with being a Social Misfit. An inkling of a business concept grew around that idea until Porsche recognized creative apparel as one of the clearest and most impactful ways of self-expression. In 2020, Social Misfits LLC was born with the goal of giving individuals whose attitudes, behaviors, and styles unapologetically exude creativity a brand in which they could embrace and exhibit their uniqueness.
Shop Directly: www.socialmisfits.com
Sunday, November 22
Grand Vibrations offers a line of jewelry and accessories, all handmade with love and intent, and accented with genuine stones and crystals. All stones used possess higher vibrations and can help with things such as increasing self esteem, warding off negative thoughts, and enhancing creativity.
Chekeya Diggs is the owner and creator behind Grand Vibrations. Having been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Chekeya found herself at a low point and started creating jewelry as a way to improve her mood and pass the time. This led to a growing interest in the healing nature of crystals, as she slowly started incorporating them into her designs. Following a great response from customers, what began as a hobby for Chekeya flourished into a business.
Shop Directly: http://grandvibrations.etsy.com
Etnahs BATIK Shop
Etnahs BATIK Shop was born with the idea of designing custom apparel and accessories to indulge your creative side. All textiles are hand-dyed by Etnahs Shop owner using the timeless techniques of Batik and Shibori. As a business, their mission is to be a lifestyle brand dedicated to inspiring you to be creative through a unique combination of product, creativity, and cultural understanding.
Born in Philly and having spent her formative years in Asia, Niah learned the power of art and culture in everyday life at an early age. After spending over 12 years working as a visual designer for start-ups and small businesses, Niah launched Etnahs BATIK in 2018.
The urge to step away from computer-aided designs led Niad to fabric dyeing, a process she had been fascinated by since her youth. As a life long artist, her desire to learn more about fabric dyeing is where Etnahs BATIK Shop began. Using a combination of Batik and shibori, Niah has created a collection of bright, bold wraps, sneakers, jackets, t-shirts, and bags, all of which are hand-dyed by Niah herself.
Shop Directly: www.etnahsbatik.com