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.
“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,