How Sharmadean Reid Is Building a Beauty Empire

In an industry where the average funding for Black women is $42,000, she’s accrued millions

Sharmadean Reid, Founder & CEO, BeautyStack and WAH Nails, takes part in the How Female Leaders Can Thrive — Panel Discussion during the London Fashion Week Men’s British Fashion Council Fashion Forum at The Ned on June 18, 2019 in London, England. Photo: Tabatha Fireman/BFC/Getty Images for BFC

“She went from running a zine and pop-up nail salons to becoming one of the very few women — and lone Black woman in 2018 — to secure $6.1 million dollars of venture capital funding for a business she founded herself.”

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“Beauty tech especially stands for the shakeup she’s bringing to the table — if beauty at its best is about showcasing our uniqueness, it’s concerning that most beauty companies are owned and run by older White males.”

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