International Women’s day, week or month as most celebrate, is a moment to appreciate the fabulous achievements of all women globally. Highlighting their hard work and nurturing nature which has been beneficial to those around them. Most importantly collectively binding together as women including our male allies to encourage a movement that celebrates equality, eradicating gender bias’s for a better balance across all industries and walks of life.
Certified UK is an entertainment platform that aims to celebrate creatives, both women and men. Today is all about the Woman!
We live in a society that hasn’t always been fair in representing the black women. The media is a very power social tool that has the ability to convey messages and forge people’s minds on gender and race. Therefore, it is extremely important to have a multitude of ethnic women in diverse settings such television, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Directs of huge corporations etc. Seeing black women in important roles inspires the youth and it also a positive portrayal and representation of how multifaceted the black women is! The media influences not only how others view us, but even how black women view themselves.
“looking at representation on TV and its impact on children’s self-esteem had similar findings. Living in a country that is so heavily steeped in systemic racism impacts our mental health in a number of ways,” says Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D., founder of Therapy for Black Girls.”
The surge of black women entrepreneurs in the UK continues to grow, and we openly celebrate each mile stone with these courageous women. When opportunities are far and few between, creating your own platform is the only possible way to exercises creative freedom. Not just the freedom to express themselves, but also giving people opportunities and jobs. Creating jobs, networking and giving other opportunities to build their careers and achieve their goals. Working together and collaborating with others cohesively.
Intelligent, Independent, Courageous Entrepreneurs! Here are some of the Queens we are highlighting!
Founded: Nubian Skin in 2014
Purpose: Difficulty finding a suitable skin-tone lingerie and hosiery to go with her wardrobe. Knowing that women of colour have the same issue, Lingerie: Bras, knickers, stockings and shoes in a variety of styles, sizes and skin tones than ever before. Her celebrity fans include singer Beyonce. and her dancers from the 2016-2017 Formation World Tour.
Achievements: shelves of major fashion retailers across the world.
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
Founded: Stemettes launched in 2013
Purpose: Tech and Science platform for Young girl’s.
Achievements: A child prodigy, Anne-Marie passed her Maths GCSE at the age of 10 before passing a Computer Science A-Level a year later. Appeared on several honours lists including Management Today’s 35 Under 35. Youngest graduate with a Masters from Oxford University at 20!
Purpose: Vegan-based line of skincare products. With supernatural ingredients from Africa and South East Asia, the Premae skincare range provides products for those suffering from eczema, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and skin inflammation.
Achievements: The multi-award-winning entrepreneur. A Doctorate of Science in Chemistry, Biology and Modern Medicine has been appreciated several times for her pioneering brand that has improved the health of dozens of women.
Clare has won a lot of awards including Best makeup artist, Best anti-ageing product and Educator of the Year.
Founded: Chocolate Films, in 2001.
Purpose: Her aim behind the company was to reverse the lack of representation of full black British experience on the screen and come up with superior content for commercial purposes.
Achievements: She was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Black British Business Awards 2015, which recognises, rewards and celebrates exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black people in businesses operating in Britain.
Founded: HR technology startup Intern Avenue
Purpose: platform aimed at helping graduates find internship and employment opportunities.
Achievements: The former barrister, recently named as one of the most influential black businesswomen in Britain. also nominated for the London Evening Standard’s Entrepreneur of the Year last year.
She is now the Head of Global Innovation at International Airlines Group.
We salute you great women!