Black Women in the Global Village

Chanel Martin and Candace Mitchell

Myavana Co-Founders Chanel Martin and Candace Mitchell

Many women have daily frustrations when it comes to hair care maintenance. This problem resonates on an emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial level. Techturized Inc. hopes to solve this problem. Their new app, Myavana, is providing a central resource for hair care information and a community for women of color to work through these problems collectively and have a support system.

Co-Founders Candace Mitchell and Chanel Martin were generous enough to do an interview with BWLW to discuss this new venture and how they plan to make their stamp on the tech world in this edition of Black Women in the Global Village.
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5 Supermodels That Transformed Into Super Moguls

Since the late 1960s when Donyale Luna became the first African American model to grace the cover of British Vogue, African-American models have been cracking the industry’s glass ceiling by appearing on runways worldwide and in publications that initially wouldn’t dare to feature a black beauty on the cover. 

Not only have these models crafted successful careers for themselves, but several have taken it a step further by using their modeling careers as a platform to transition into entrepreneurship.

Here are our five picks for black supermodels models that turned themselves into super moguls:


Beverly Johnson

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