KJ Miller

KJ Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Mented Cosmetics, a premium beauty brand targeting women of color.

Since its launch in January 2017 Mented has taken the beauty industry by storm by unapologetically placing women of color at the forefront. The company has been featured in several publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Glamour, and was hailed as having the “best nude lipsticks we’ve ever worn” by Essence Magazine. Prior to founding Mented KJ spent most of her career working in retail, with a two-year hiatus to attend Harvard Business School graduating in 2014.

While leading Mented’s product development and fundraising efforts, KJ has overseen the launch of four successful product lines and led the company in securing $4M in funding. She is passionate about helping women and minorities develop their entrepreneurial visions and navigate the often murky startup world.