Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Meriam Chedli | Creative Director and Founder of Bahaari

Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to create something, either a project to help others in need or a place where we could gather, a place of exchange, where we feel good. Thanks to my parents who are from Tunisia, in Northern Africa, I have a multicultural background. I was actually born and raised in the most beautiful place on earth, in the South Kivu Region of DR Congo. My story started in the heart of Africa, in a small town called Bukavu, where mother earth showcases her most breathtaking elements! Read more>>

Shay King | PCOS Advocate

Growing up in a household with 4 other women and being the only one to suffer from an invincible illness called PCOS, is what helped me gain the idea for my business venture. At age 15, I was diagnosed; No sense of direction when it came to managing and No explainable reasoning for what I was going through as an adolescent. being sexualized at a young age, not being able to explain my mood swings and rage. No knowledge on how to deal with something that strongly affects you mentally physically and emotionally puts a strain on tons of relationships and your well-being. Read more>>

Soulful Sistas | Mental Health Advocates / Empowerment Group

Soulful Sessions started in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. It began as a girls’ night filled with intentional conversations about life experiences and self-care. Soulful Sessions developed into a life group. Monthly sessions allowed us to process our emotions of trauma, grief, loss, forgiveness, and self-worth. Each of us have a background in social work and a commitment to self-care, healing and wellness. Our prayer is that Soulful Sessions transforms lives and reaches those who need healing. Read more>>