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Black Girl Brilliance: Meet 4 Gen Z Entrepreneurs Ready To Make Moves In Their Communities & Beyond

Tune in to support these ladies at the ESSENCE + McDonald's Black & Positively Golden Making Moves Bootcamp, September 19 at 1 PM EST on essence.com!

When thinking about today’s generation of young Black women, one word that is certain to come to mind is fearless. Fearless in pursuit of their goals, fearless in the face of uncertainty and fearless in the fight for their future.

Click HERE for more information on how you can grab your Gen Z squad and join us for the first-ever Girls United Virtual Summit, happening October 10!

This fearless spirit is one that has driven so many of our young queens today to begin not just dreaming bigger, but getting started earlier to make those dreams a sustainable reality as entrepreneurs.

ESSENCE recently partnered with McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden for the first-ever Making Moves Bootcamp, designed to equip the next generation of fearless leaders with the tools needed to take their business ideas to the next level.

In addition to hearing from a handful of successful, established women in business who are eager to share what they’ve learned, we were also introduced to four rising young business owners who presented their concepts and received valuable feedback from our panel. Keep scrolling to learn a little about these four future boss ladies and be sure to check out the video above for everything you missed at the ESSENCE + McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Making Moves Bootcamp.

The Business: Mive Fashion
The Bosses: Mica Caine & Maya Caine

Twin Founders Mica and Maya Caine of Columbus, Ohio have created a body positive women’s fashion marketplace that allows women to shop best for their body online in the absence of a fitting room through augmented reality and machine learning.

The Business: Smell The Roses Candles
The Boss: Amani Trice
A 2018 Spelman College graduate who majored in economics degree with a minor in management and organization, Amani Trice is focused on becoming a successful entrepreneur in the retail industry. She currently owns and operates a small luxury-scented coconut wax wooden wick candle line inspiring consumers to #IlluminateTheBrightSide. All products are hand poured in Atlanta, GA. She aims to use her business to cater to the voice, and highlight the desires, of the African American woman.

The Business: Karmen’s Kitchen Care
The Boss: Karmen Gooding
This Clark Atlanta University Alumna owns her own skincare line @karmenskitchencare & and marketing branding service @kcmarketingandbranding. In 2019, the biology major used her senior project observing bacteria on cosmetics brushes to develop clean skin care products. Her company, Karmen’s Kitchen Care, is dedicated to helping every person uncover the beauty in their skin. 


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