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This Founder Created Melanin Moms Media to Connect Women of Color to Brands and Help Drive Revenue

In celebration of Black History Month, marketer and social influencer LaToyia Dennis launched a digital advertising and marketing firm for women of color. The national boutique firm coined Melanin Moms Media specializes in connecting women of color to brands and events to help drive revenue for those mom bloggers and influencers from marginalized backgrounds. Dennis was inspired to launch the firm after seeing the lack of resources and income opportunities for minority women in the economy. “Since joining the mom influencer community four years ago, I have met many amazing moms of color with stellar content that are still passed over for campaigns,” said Dennis in a press release. “With my experience in advertising sales, sponsorship activation, event production, and brand engagement, I decided the time was right to start a company that pulled my experience, expertise, and passion together to help moms of color influence the world. My mission is to help moms live a life of purpose,...

Michelai Graham

Feb 13, 2021

This Mompreneur is Launching Detroit’s First Coworking Play Space for Families

Launching a new business is a challenge in itself, but balancing a new venture alongside motherhood is equally as difficult. However, businesswoman and founder Raven Fisher has a plan to make her vision a reality with her company Social Tykes, Detroit’s first indoor coworking play space for moms and families. “Here in Detroit there’s a lack of places for younger children and moms to go,” Fisher said. “A lot of places are for the older kids and not really tailored to the younger ones.” The coworking play space is meant to encourage children to expand their knowledge with other kids and make connections outside of their families. In turn, the space also gives moms a chance to build relationships with other moms in the same position. “I experienced postpartum depression, and wanted to bring child guardians together to bridge the gap of loneliness that can sometimes come with new parenthood,” Fisher said. Fisher’s vision for her business stemmed from being a mom and seeing the lack of...

Njera Perkins

Apr 7, 2020