Rahama Wright | Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty
I've always wanted to work on African related issues especially focused on women. Initially, my plan was to work for the Department of State after I finished my Peace Corps service, but my career path changed during Peace Corps. I felt compelled to start a social enterprise after seeing many financial challenges facing women in my rural Malian village.
Katie Nehra | Actress, Writer & Designer
Katie Nehra is what LFC (and pretty much anyone else) would describe as a triple threat - between acting, writing, and designing, it seems as though Nehra does it all. You can catch her playing the right hand woman to another equally headstrong and talented woman in a pseudo-love story about a hitman, but you can also catch her co-writing scripts, and when she's not doing that, she's building a fashion empire. Read below to learn a little more about this entrefemmeur who's taking the art world by storm.
Sofia Salazar | Textile Designer
Hi LFC! I'm Sofia and I'm a textile designer, I'm Argentinian, I live in the UK, and I'm now my own boss. Both of my parents are artists and they've always worked on their own. I grew up surrounded by people that 'made things' for a living. Whether it was clothing, accessories, tapestries or even houses, they were building, they were creating - and that really had an impact on my whole perception of life and family and career.
Sarah Gibson Tuttle | Olive & June
Sarah Gibson Tuttle is the founder of LA-based nail salon Olive & June. Originally from New York, Sarah left Wall Street for sunny LA, where she opened the nail salon of all nail salons. Styled around the idea that there needed to be a middle ground for getting your nails done without having to shell out hundreds or worry about if the tools were being cleaned properly, Olive & June is the nail salon that knows just how you like your nails done with an extra touch of pampering.
Madison Jones | Girl Connect
Growing up I always knew that I wanted to be the best at what I do in life. School was always hard for me. I struggled in every subject and I never could understand why, especially with being so young. Everyone else in my classes would get good grades and breeze through tests and assignments, whereas I was always struggling to get by.
Merin Guthrie | Kit
Merin Guthrie is the Founder and CEO of Kit, an innovative Made in America clothing start-up changing the way clothes are made. Their e-commerce platform provides an antidote to standard sizing and throwaway fashion by offering custom fit clothing based on each individual customer's height, weight, build and muscle mass.
Alexa Mullane | Potion London
The point that you should start your own business is when you find yourself at work thinking ‘if it was up to me I would do this differently.’ Some people are natural entrepreneurs from the word go and some people hop from job to job before making the leap. I don’t think there’s necessarily a right or wrong way of going about it but I do believe that getting some experience under your belt first can be invaluable.
Emma Fortini | 14e cosmetics
My name is Emma Fortini (14e). I am a make-up artist and the founder of 14e cosmetics. My passion for makeup started at a young age. I always enjoyed doing makeup for my friends, whether it be for a school dance, on the weekends, or any occasion that came my way. Art was also a fundamental part of life and following high school, I studied studio art at Cal State Channel Islands.