Embrace your 'otherness'⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yesterday I went to an event on diversity in the beauty industry. The US has become more diverse ethnically. The beauty counter is changing to reflect that.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
teamed up to produce a panel with trailblazers in the ethnic beauty market. One of the strongest speakers was Amanda Johnson, founder of @MentedCosmetics.
This Harvard business school grad recalled a story of her ‘otherness.’ As a girl, she was a snowflake in the ballet the Nutcracker, and she recalled how much was being made about her placement in the dance troupe on stage because of her ‘color.’ She went home crying to her mother.
Her mother counselled her to simply ‘Embrace the otherness in you.” Today, she has built an entire company around embracing that ‘otherness.’⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
raised a million dollar round in 2017, and another $3 million this past May, ranking its co founders on a Forbes list of Black women to ever raise $1million in capital.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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