Women to Watch TM
Women to Watch TM
Who: Cheriene Tamar
Who: Laetitia Ky
Who: Gina Knight
Company: Gina Knight Wig Design
What: Now while Treasure Tress is team #natural, Gina Knight is put on this list for pure innovation and craftsmanship. Based in Reading, England, Knight was diagnosed with alopecia in 2013 but realised there wasn’t enough afro textured wigs available and decided to begin her own hair line using 100% quality human hair where glues or adhesives aren’t necessary. Gina’s passion has always resided in the hair industry as she worked as a salon manager for over a decade and ran a natural hair blog prior to starting her business. Her main goal is to make women feel confident with or without wigs. Follow her socials for more!
Instagram + Tik Tok: @ginaknightwigdesign
Who: Aurélia Durand
What: Activist meets artiste, Aurélia is an illustrator, painter and animator from Paris who creates bold and exciting artwork, both rich in colour and culture. Her vivid designs celebrate Afro-descendants as cheerful and proud and her most recent book illustration for This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal most definitely showcases that.
P.S. if you want to see a funky website design... I highly suggest you check Aurélia Durand’s; you will not be disappointed.
Who: Bola Sol
Company: Refined Currency
What: A financial wellness coach who puts the F in fashion, feminism and finance! Having graduated at the University of Essex in Mathematics and finance, Bola noticed that the field was heavily dominated by men and was passionate about changing that. She launched Refined Currency, a website dedicated to offering advice on budgeting, saving and increasing your financial status. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, Bola also published How to save it: fix your finances at the start of 2021, a self-help book on all things finance. If you want your wallet looking healthy, be sure to follow Bola on her socials!
Instagram + Twitter: @bola_sol
Who: Shannie Mears
Company: The Elephant Room and Girls, Let's talk
What: Shannie Mears who is originally from Birmingham co-founded the London-based creative company, The Elephant Room with Dan Saxby in 2017. The company aims to steer the advertising industry in a more inclusive and more diverse direction. Outside of advertising, Shannie has proved to be a patron for the youth. From helping to raise over 25k for a research project in Barbados (at the age of 15...) to doing a traineeship at youth marketing agency, Livity, her portfolio is the living proof of “actions speak louder than words”. Outside of advertising, Shannie is a Girls Talk London ambassador and has hosted her own events through Girls, Let's Talk, a community designed to encourage, educate and connect women... if that isn’t enough to get Shannie on the #Womentowatch list then I don’t know what is!
Instagram: @shannieloves @girlsletstalk__