Entrepreneurs

Angella

13 Jun: She Rocks! Meet Angella Sprauve, Founder of Auve Beauty Skincare Line

Auvê Beauty founder Angella Sprauve was born in New York; her father was a New Yorker with roots from the Virgin Islands, and her mother from Guyana. Angella’s parents decided to make a major move to California when she was just ten years old, but her mom’s family ensured that she never forgot her roots. Angella grew up with the culture of Guyana close to heart: festive music, pure foods, and simple beauty rituals taught…

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18 Jan: She Rocks! 9 Year Old, Sapphire Rose, Launches d’Obvious Rose Fashion Brand

“A dream is a wish that your heart makes” and 9 year old Sapphire Autumn Rose is following her dream and sharing her heart with the world!   The pint-size entrepreneur recently launched her “Heart Full of Dreams” collection via her online retail store dobviousrose.com. The pink and rose color infused collection includes beautiful fashion necklaces, bracelets, scarfs, dream pillows, T-shirts, blankets, and charms for young girls. The daughter of Guyanese designers, Michelle Cole and the late…

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04 Jan: Poverty to Prosperity: Suicide Survivor, Samantha Sheoprashad, Earns Prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award

The Philanthropic work of a 26-year-old Guyanese woman has earned her the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017. Samantha Sheoprashad was born and bred in Enterprise, East Coast Demerara with her two siblings and parents. She is a suicide survivor-focused on making a difference in her community and helping young persons to realize their potentials.  The young and ambitious entrepreneur has been working with disadvantaged communities in Guyana for some years through her non-governmental organization…

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03 Nov: She Rocks! Guyanese Philanthropist, Gina Miller, hailed “Woman of the Century” after winning BREXIT Lawsuit

Philanthropist Gina Miller has created quite a stir in the UK after she challenged the recent BREXIT decision in court and won! Born in Guyana, the 51-year-old wealth manager grew up in the UK and is also a former model. Described as “feisty” and a “natural fighter” Gina felt that only Parliament can make a decision that leads to the loss of her “rights” under EU.  Along with her high-powered team of lawyers, they argued to the London’s High Court that…

Caterer, Nola Ro

10 Jun: She Rocks! Meet Entrepreneur, Nola Ro – Empowerment Speaker & CEO of Sumptuous Bites Catering

Nola Ro spent the first 10 years of her life in Guyana before migrating to the United States. Most of her family (maternal side) lived on the East Bank of the Demerara River, stretching from Timehri to Coverden.  The daughter of Restaurateur, Doris Rodney, Nola inevitably caught the cooking bug and developed a passion for the culinary arts herself.  In 2015, she founded Sumptuous Bites Catering, which specializes in Caribbean/American cuisine all made from natural & organic ingredients.  She…

Sabrina Panday

30 May: She Rocks! Meet Entrepreneur, Projects Specialist, Author: Sabrina Panday

Entrepreneur, projects specialist, author: Sabrina Panday is a ‘bold and fearless’ woman.  She has a contagious positive attitude, which she credits to being “bold and fearless and never underestimating oneself”. These attributes have propelled Sabrina in assiduously pursuing her “dreams”, which included being a cookbook author. This ‘dream’ became a reality when Sabrina finally launched her cookbook. Adding a delicious twist to traditional ground provisions meals, Sabrina’s “Provisions: Cooking Healthy with Nature’s Bounty” inaugural cookbook is…

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30 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Zena Hallam – Aromatherapist, Alchemist & Founder of Tazeka Aromatherapy

Zena Hallam is a Florida-based  certified aromatherapist, reflexologist, and modern day alchemist. She first experienced the power of natural therapies as a girl in Guyana, South America, watching her mother heal the people of her village—including her grandmother, who would have lost her leg and then her life to diabetes, if not for Zena’s mother’s knowledge of herbal medicine. Watching others heal and thrive was a truly transformative experience for Zena. She decided to formally study…

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24 Feb: She Rocks! Ngozi Muoneke – Founder & Executive Director of M3 Cosmetics Ltd

Ngozi Muoneke is the CEO and Director of M3 Cosmetics Ltd, an іnnоvаtіvе соѕmеtісѕ mаnufасturеr based in East London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2008, M3 produces ԛuаlіtу Skіnсаrе, Hаіrсаrе, Pеrѕоnаl Cаrе, Nаіlсаrе, Mineral, Frаgrаnсеѕ аnd Colour Makeup. Ngozi was born in the UK to Guyanese parents. She spent part of her childhood in Guyana where she attended East Ruimveldt Primary School before returning to the UK.  Her mother, Yvonne Beckles-Lamazon (deceased) was originally from Georgetown but spent most of her adult…

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01 Feb: She Rocks! Althea Chase – From Social Outcast to Successful Entrepreneur

In August 2013, Althea Chase with the help of her sister Crystal, hosted a sleep over for her daughter and 6 of her friends. They did manicures, pedicures and chocolate facials which they all loved.  They ate pizza, drank apple cider in champagne glasses, and had girl talk. The girls talked about their future plans and how they were going to make the world a better place. It was a life changing, fun experience and…

Halima Yusuf

23 Jul: Guyanese, Halima Yusuf, is CEO & Founder of Successful Pharmaceutical Company

Meet Halima Yusuf, CEO & Founder of FRX International Drugs (FRXID), a pharmaceutical company based in Berlin, Maryland. As Chief Executive Officer, Halima Yusuf has had a very influential role in steering the ever-evolving business. In fact she indicated that she used her upbringing in Guyana as inspiration to create the company. According to her, the scarcity of proper pharmacy care and knowing the facts relating to the medication and its usability drove her to create…