Beauty mogul gives back to Austin female entrepreneurs

Alikay Naturals CEO and cofounder Rochelle Graham-Campbell is marking Women’s History Month by offering business advice to women entrepreneurs in Austin.

AUSTIN, Texas — Alikay Naturals CEO and cofounder Rochelle Graham-Campbell is marking Women’s History Month on top of her game, as the owner of one of the 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. that continue to grow and change the way women traditionally do business. 

Graham-Campbell’s journey to success has come with hurdles and hiccups. She will be on-hand at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin this weekend to share tips from her book: “90 Days to CEO, A Guide to Avoid Business Pitfalls and Unlock the Secrets of Entrepreneurship.”

“Women need to know we are definitely making a change, and it’s important that if we’re redefining what it looks like to be a female CEO, let’s make it what we want it to look like. Let’s

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Lawless Beauty Founder on Building a Makeup Brand

Nearly a decade ago, at the age of 24, Annie Lawless founded Suja Juice, a successful cold-pressed juice company. Years later, and with no experience in the field, she made the transition into the beauty space with Lawless Beauty — a cosmetics brand with clean products that matches her maximalist makeup aesthetic.

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Lawless to talk about her journey building Lawless Beauty into a company with a valuation in the millions. If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business, keep reading for the biggest lessons she’s learned while cultivating and running own, as well as the advice she has for other women with the goal of doing just that.

Tip 1: Establish Your “Why”

Building a business from the ground up is a massive undertaking that requires resilience, patience, and a reason to keep going. Lawless shares

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Women’s History Month: Entrepreneur Sharon Chuter Is Shaking Up The Beauty Industry | News

Beauty entrepreneur Sharon Chuter isn’t simply shaking up the cosmetics industry; she’s commanding respect from stakeholders of the multi-billion dollar business. As the “Pull Up For Change” campaign creator, the Nigerian-born activist influenced corporations to #putuporshutup and release the number of Black workers employed at their corporate and executive levels.

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“I was eight years old when I realized I was different,” Chuter tells BET. “And I struggled because I saw the world differently.” Thankfully Chuter’s sister encouraged her to embrace that unique perspective. It’s what has gotten her noticed among the multitude of beauty CEOs. In 2021 the Uoma Beauty founder was tapped to release a makeup collection in collaboration with Amazon Prime’s Coming 2 America, a monumental moment for the burgeoning brand.

The Pull Up For Change Impact Fund founder credits her mom,

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Russia Holds Beauty Contest for Female Soldiers During Ukraine War

Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s army held a military beauty contest this week despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The contest, named Makeup Under Camouflage, was done in celebration of International Women’s day, according to a Euronews report.

The event saw women soldiers compete in military tests and exercises as well as show off their creative, culinary and intellectual gifts.

The event takes place annually, and this year it was held in the Yaroslavl region, three hours northeast of Moscow. It went ahead despite Russia being involved in a developing conflict with its neighbor Ukraine.

A military magazine, Red Star, said about 40 women took part in the competition, according to a Mirror report. All of the participants were from Russia’s strategic missile forces.

One of the challenges included in the competition was the application of combat makeup. There were other non-combative activities like first aid skills, dancing and

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