While uplifting and supporting women entrepreneurs of color has always been important to us, in 2020 we made a commitment to be more intentional and visible about this commitment through our Black Fempreneur Scholarship.
This scholarship supports one deserving fempreneur to attend and participate in our annual game-changing event- Fab Fempreneur Fest.
After receiving several applications, we narrowed it down to 3 fabulous fempreneurs!
We are excited to announce our selection for recipient of the Black Fempreneur Scholarship to Fest 2021:
CEO of Unruly beauty bar
After dropping out of college with a 4.0 GPA, Aaliyah Taylor proved to have an uncanny ability to hustle and be innovative. In just two years, Aaliyah grew from servicing a handful of women in her apartment to servicing hundreds of women a year. She became the queen of bombshell and business savvy by redefining the self-care experience with Unruly Beauty Bar.
Aaliyah shares, “The Unruly experience is what sets us apart from traditional Beauty Salons. Women come to Unruly Beauty to indulge in self-care and to engage in the creative culture. My beauty bar features photo-friendly décor allowing it to transform into a multifunctional space that triggers share-ability. Additionally, the space plays upbeat music and features an on-site pop-up shop that exclusively sells Unruly Merchandise. Unruly Beauty Bar is also called a “bar” for a reason. We offer guests over 21 the option of enjoying a glass of wine with their beauty treatments. I did not simply create a Beauty Bar but a conversation piece. I designed a physical space that allows patrons to explore the brand while they receive signature beauty treatments like eyelash extensions and waxing services.”
“Unruly’s connection to women is what makes it a standout in its field. In two years, I have grown from servicing a handful of women in my apartment to servicing hundreds of women a year at a fully renovated Beauty space. Unruly Beauty seeks to serve, inspire, and motivate women, with the goal of its services and products contributing to the consumer’s way of life. The design of the space simply furthers the movement of Unruly Beauty which is to further promote the ideals of body positivity, self-love, self-care, and self-growth. It targets women inside a space presumed to only cater to physical beauty needs.”
Aaliyah is looking forward to attending Fest in January especially because “I love the energy in rooms where women get together to push and develop each other’s good”. She also revealed that her business suffered greatly this year due to COVID-19 and while she is seeing progress, she is ready to use the time at Fest to refocus, get reenergized, connect with other women, and create a plan for growth that brings even more to her clients’ self-care needs. During the COVID-19 shutdown, she heard from many of her clients didn’t realize how important their self-care practices were until they couldn’t go into the salon- that it wasn’t just about outer beauty- it’s about taking care of YOU.
Aaliyah credits the selfless women in her life for equipping her with a deep arsenal of ambition and a healthy sense of self. By being authentic to herself and her customers she modernized the self-care experience. With a prolific leader, social appeal, and growing success rates, Unruly Beauty continues to broaden its horizons and reach new heights!
Our two fabulous runners ups are also growth-minded fempreneurs who are on a mission to make a bigger impact, more money and more fun! You can get to know them here too:
Ebonee Moore, Marbles in My Jar, LLC
Ebonee was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Dominguez in Carson, Ca in Business Administration, Accounting in 2008. In 2016, she moved from California to Georgia. Shortly after moving to Georgia, Ebonee yearned for spiritual growth. She listened to numerous Thought Leaders from around the world. After thousands of hours of listening, Ebonee began to write children’s books, teaching kids the things she has been taught from those Thought Leaders.
In late 2018, Ebonee started her own business Marbles in My Jar, LLC. In her business, Ebonee’s mission is to serve families and individuals by providing tools to become financially independent and to remain financially independent at any season in their lives and any season in the economy.
Alisha Norris, Creative Indulgence Party Designs
Alisha holds a BS in Health Services from Capital University and an MBA in Public Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, both in Columbus, OH. Along with being a scholar and entrepreneur, Alisha is a wife, a mother of two (Ajia & Ashton) and a Woman of God.
She’s the owner/operator of Creative Indulgence Party Designs, an event stylist and custom sweet treats company located in Cleveland, Ohio. Creative Indulgence Party Designs creates personalized accents for all special occasions. They specialize in digital prints, vinyl backdrops and signs, custom party favors and graphic designs. They pride themselves on not only servicing our clients but also our community. Creative Indulgence’s goal is to always hire a people people within our community and give back by mentorships and professional development .
Check out what these women are up to via the links in their bio above!
Their interest in attending Fab Fempreneur Fest stems from their commitment to grow their business, their understanding of the power of being in the company of other go-getter women, and their clarity about setting aside time and space to make intentional plans for change and upleveling.
If you value these things too, you can check out the details for Fest and to get your ticket go here.
To make a donation toward Aaliyah’s ticket to Fest you can contribute here.