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How Entrepreneur Gillian Bradley Used Her Marketing Prowess To Generate Over $10K In Minutes

When society attempts to gatekeep the notion of who is deemed “worthy” of access to luxury, Black women are typically shut out of the conversation. They’re criticized and dismissed when they openly live the lifestyle — especially on social media. We’ve seen celebrities like Cardi B and Saweetie get ridiculed for flaunting their prized possessions and even everyday Black women. Fortunately, there are women who are working to change that narrative. Take Gillian Bradley, for example, the CEO of Harper Ray Accessories who believes Black women are more than deserving of the finer things in life. As soon as customers walk through the doors of Harper Ray Accessories, they enter into a space that is tailored just for them. From being welcomed by a host of Black women to high-quality jewelry crafted with the customers in mind, it’s the ultimate experience for Black women to have a space where they can both figuratively and literally shine in their element. “I think that just as Black women,...

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 1, 2021

Actress Kerry Washington Joins Jewelry Brand Aurate As Investor, Designer, and Women's Activist

To Hollywood, Kerry Washington is an award-winning actress and producer, but to the startup world she’s turning into a hands-on investor. According to Fast Company , Washington recently made a substantial investment in DTC sustainable women’s jewelry startup Aurate , and has taken an active role is designing a capsule collection to champion sisterhood among women. The four-piece Lioness collection is a project Washington worked on closely with Aurate co-founders Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui. The meaning behind the collection is symbolic of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet who often took the form of a lion, Fast Company reports . The outlet went on to share the collection features the brand’s two best-selling gold chains joined together connected by a lion pendant, which is meant to represent the way in which women come together to form tribes, according to Washington.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) “The collection is all about...

Njera Perkins

Nov 23, 2020