Showing posts with label Melanated Bosses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Melanated Bosses. Show all posts

The Melanated Bosses Series: Amber Ogunsola

March 28, 2016
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Amber Ogunsola of Gxld Room.
1. For those who don't know, please tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
I recently graduated from Clark Atlanta University in May 2015 and when I could not get a job right out of college I took a leap of faith and decided to start my own business. I initially did this to earn some extra cash while I looked for a job, but thankfully it seems as if Gxld Room has taken a life of its own and is here to stay for a long time.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Amaris Clements of Pretty Lane

February 08, 2016
Becoming a successful entrepreneur is about perfecting time management, building and maintaining relationships, and of course, having a passion for the product or service you provide. In a time where anyone with a smartphone can become the next big thing, it sometimes feels as if the entrepreneurial playground is a bit too crowded, but one Atlanta diva keeps pressing forward with a vehement look to a successful future. Meet Amaris Clements of Pretty Lane.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Janelle Reeves of The Fine Hanger

February 02, 2016
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Janelle Reeves of The Fine Hanger.
1. For those who don't know, please tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
I am the owner of the online store TheFineHanger.com.  I'm also working on a separate Plus Size clothing web-store as well as a shoe site. I also have a few other ventures in the works that I'm partner in and can't quite  discuss yet. 

The Melanated Bosses Series: Ashley of Vanguard House

November 09, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Ashley of Vanguard House.
1. For those who don't know, please tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
- Hello World ! My name is Ashley Wood Chin. I am a Miami based wardrobe stylist, I've worked with celebs,local models,clothing brands,fashion shows,music artist and much more. Recently I've launched Vanguard House which is a marketing/styling agency here in Miami.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Flight Attendant, Katrina Morrison

October 12, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a career as a flight attendant? If so, you are in for a treat for this Melanated Bosses feature! Meet the super amazing Katrina of My Mommy Flies. She is a flight attendant for a major airline and talks about life as a flight attendant with a family.
Flight Attendant, Katrina Morrison | Quirky, Brown Love
1. What inspired you to become a flight attendant? 
I wanted to see more of the world. I've been in the travel industry for years but didn't travel as much as I would've liked.  Being a flight attendant allows me to meet new people, explore new cultures, and get paid for it.

2. What is a typical day like at work? 
The beauty of flying is that everything changes especially my schedule.  I sometimes start my work day in the early morning or mid afternoon. I usually work 3-4 flights a day depending on the flight times and 1 flight if I'm going international. I end my day by staying the night at a company provided hotel.  or layover. Most of my trips are 3 days of flying.
Flight Attendant, Katrina Morrison | Quirky, Brown Love

The Melanated Bosses Series: Tonisha Ramona

September 21, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Tonisha of Plush Interior Design
1. For those who don't know, tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
My name is Tonisha Ramona, I am a Creative Professional aka an artist who capitalizes off of my talent.  I’m a Professional Dancer &Interior Stylist. {Aka Interior Designer} The last few years have been more dedicated to Interior Styling and less dancing & performing. I started both careers about the same time about 11 years ago and they started to take off and grow at the same time. I started Plush Interior Design while I was in college, it was a hobby, which grew into a business, which styles peoples lives by starting with their home or business. A year ago was the official launch of my blog Living in Fashion, a blog that focuses on how to style your life starting with your home;where I take my readers you on my journey through fashion, style, travel,self-awareness, growth and transformation. I use this blog to share many of the behind the scenes happening of Interior Design & Décor.

2. You are in a career that a lot of people dream of going into but are afraid to pursue. How have you managed 10 successful years in the industry?
Perseverance and ignorance truly is bliss.  Not knowing any other way, and not truly understanding all the obstacles ahead of you can really be to your advantage.Many people are aware of the possibilities of failing therefor they either stop trying, don’t try or talk themselves out of continuing or going forward with their pursuits. Perseverance is very important because you self-employment/entrepreneurship isn’t a road for those who want a continuous smooth sailing experience. You have to understand that bumps in the road are part of the journey. If you don’t want to hit any bumps there is a smooth, beautifully paved road called employment. That road has been built by a company/corporation and it’s quite lovely. Not only will you avoid bumps but you will also get the benefits and perks. If you are not comfortable with the set backs, the trial& errors the mistakes then you entrepreneurship self-employment isn’t for you.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Laura Burge of Cosmic Medium

September 14, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Laura Burge of Cosmic Medium.
1. For those who don't know, tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
It started out creating artwork and stemmed out from helping individuals and businesses with visual elements of their brand.  After, then I realized that people were not only interested in only buying art but also learning about it, which is why I created Cosmic Medium.  My goal is to encourage my readers to create artwork in any medium they love!

2. What inspired you to start the Illustrated Fashion Tour?
The illustrated fashion tour is a way to introduce new style blogs, fashion and art to my readers. Plus, I love fashion and art so when you mix the two the combination is lovely.  The illustrated Fashion Tour is also a way to challenge my drawing skills, and it keeps me consistently blogging.
3. Did you experience any unforeseen struggles when starting your business?
I did experience financial fight in the beginning.  I had no clue that blogging and creative entrepreneurship would be so expensive. The thing that got me on track financially was to create a create a budget for my training,  education, and materials.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Marsha Barnes of The Finance Bar

September 08, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Marsha from The Finance Bar.

1. For those who don't know, tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
My name is Marsha Barnes, Founder of The Finance Bar, the very first financial literacy hub on wheels (literally). My background includes over 12 years of finance experience (which has zero to do with my love of Personal Finance). I also hold undergrad and graduate degrees in Management and Leadership. I am also a super proud Certified Financial Educator,  a college Mom to the most amazing human being in the world, and a wife to My high school sweetheart (he still makes my heart flutter).
2. What made you put your business on a bus?
The unique and flexible approach to having a mobile hub is what attracted me to this specific model. While many people in my community have transportation, and access to the internet to learn about personal finance and the components thereof what about those that do not? The Finance Bar solves those small road blocks. We are a traveling finance hub fully equipped with laptops, resources and all of the necessary tools for a successful session. Additionally, the mobile aspect is extremely unique and in your face. It’s pretty tough to miss the green bus traveling down the highway. Definitely a conversation piece.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Neosha Gardner of CreateHER Stock

August 24, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Neosha Gardner, the creator of CreateHER Stock.
1. For those who don't know, please tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
Well, I was told my government name is Neosha, lol. I am what I like to call, a multi-passionate entrepreneur and lively young mama. I own a couple of blogs where I chat about business and growing your influence for my brand design business, HUNCreative - as well as my own personal lifestyle blog, The RNG, where I curate content on all things beauty, natural hair, motherhood, and love for the simple things in life.

I also recently launched a niche stock photo site, CreateHER Stock, where myself and several others are on a mission to provide quality and authentic images for bloggers and creatives of color.

2. What inspired you to start CreateHer Stock?
I was inspired out of frustration last summer when I wanted to outsource an image for a blog post but couldn't find one that would resonate or make sense. I often heard many women complain about having issues with finding great images for women like us (including myself) so I got up one day and said, "let me fix this" - thus, CHS was born.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Charell Star

August 10, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Charell Star from A Girl in a Dress.
1. Tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
I am an entrepreneurship and lifestyle blogger. I write about business, fashion, beauty and technology for my site A Girl In A Dress, Mommy Noire and Sister 2 Sister Magazine. I also do influencer partnerships with brands and organizations and moderate panels at events.

2. Did you experience any unforseen struggles when starting your business?
I am a full-time Public Relations professional, so balancing my career with my business was challenging at first. I had to take my organizational skills to the next level and seek out help with projects. The experience has strengthened my ability to take on larger tasks and projects successfully.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Julian Kiganda

July 27, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Julian from Bold & Fearless.
1. Tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures!
My name is Julian B. Kiganda and I am the founder of Bold & Fearless, an inspirational online magazine for women of Africa & the Diaspora who are passionate about finding and living out their purpose. I started B&F in 2013, right before I decided to shut down my design & marketing firm I had run for almost 15 years. Since launching Bold & Fearless, I have produced several products that are meant to empower, inspire and motivate women to live out their best lives including Quote Cards, live events, and videos.

2. Did you experience any unforseen struggles when starting your business(es)?
There are always going to be struggles. In my first business, I didn't realize how long it would take to build a clientele. I also didn't foresee that I would eventually have to close it down and start over. Because I've been through so many storms in business, the most important thing I've come to understand is that having a purpose, passion and a plan, and you're willing to work hard, you will eventually get to where you need to be.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Olivia Johnson

July 13, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Olivia of Liv Lovely.
1. Tell us about your entrepreneurial ventures! 
I am a freelance writer, and recently started my own blog Livlovely.com, THE place to flourish in your career, relationships and life! I am also a freelance videographer and video editor with a business in the field (Silver Iris Entertainment). I am expanding that to offer photography and graphic design, I want it to be a visual marketing firm. Lastly, I am the executive producer, director, and co-host of "The Lady's Guide: Lead, Love, Learn", a web talk show centered around the advancement of women in their personal and professional lives.

The Melanated Bosses Series: Jacque Amadi

June 22, 2015
Inspired from the "Melanated Goddesses" movement, I present to you the Melanated Bosses Series: a series highlighting young, brown woman bosses from all over. Meet Jacque Amadi of Jacque of All Trades.
1. First, your are truly a "Jacque of All Trades", as your blog tells! Tell us about your many entrepreneurial ventures.
Thank you! Well, I love fashion and I previously ran an e-commerce shop solo-dolo out of my dorm room: Shop Lioness. It's still up, but for viewing pleasure only! I also love blogging and sharing knowledge as I learn it. That's where my current blog comes into play. I get to share lessons I've learned, motivate others and, through my online course (Build-a-Boutique), I can teach other young ladies to do the same thing I did in the past...but better! Oh, and I also casually sell cute mugs on Etsy because, I mean, who doesn't like cute mugs? No one, that's who.

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