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Dynamic Woman: Amanda Martrice Is Helping Women Master Success

Amanda Martrice + Paid and Pretty Chic + Owner
Amanda Martrice + Paid and Pretty Chic + Owner
Amanda Martrice, Founder of Paid and Pretty Chic

Amanda Martrice, women’s success educator, mom, and the founder of Paid and Pretty Chic, a lifestyle brand is dedicated to helping women master success.

As Vice President of one of the largest women empowerment brands, Martrice has impacted and inspired thousands of women to elevate their lifestyles and monetize their influence by leveraging social media.

In 2014, Martrice began sharing her weight loss journey online and has inspired a tribe of millennial women to do the same. Martrice says, “I had just had my daughter, working a dead-end job, struggling to find a baby sitter and was tired of being sick and tired. I needed to drop a few pounds and make some extra cash.”

Amanda Martrice, Founder of Paid and Pretty Chic

Martrice believes that the rules and conditions that are taught, are created to serve as limitations. She says, “I created a trailblazer brand that guides women to set their own standards and societal norms.”

We asked Martrice what has been the most challenging part of her entrepreneurial journey and she says, “It’s keeping momentum.” She pointed out that as a mom you’re the teacher, cook, housekeeper, mom, business woman, and coach. Martrice says, “Showing up for my business every day regardless of what’s going on in the world. We have to keep going no matter what life throws at us.”

In 2020, Martrice was awarded Top Entrepreneur in Yahoo Finance. Her passion for helping women create and sustain 6-figure businesses is what drives her to keep innovating and speaking success over others.

For our mom readers, we asked Martrice if she could hire help with cooking, cleaning, or yard work, which would it be, and she says, “All of the above. Our womanhood is not defined by the heavy loads we carry or how much we can bare.” She encourages readers to outsource their loads.

Amanda Martrice + Black Woman In Business + Paid And Pretty Chic
Amanda Martrice, Founder of Paid and Pretty Chic

Martrice is currently working on the rollout of her “Rich Chick Summer” program, which is designed help women shift their mindset, improve their physical health and increase their bank accounts. Dates for enrollment will be announced at a later date.

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Dynamic Woman: Tané Goode Creates Fitness Apparel Line For Women

Tane Goode + FitMiss Dance Studio + Owner + Dance instructor + Detroit, MI
Tane Goode + FitMiss Dance Studio + Owner + Dance instructor + Detroit, MI
Tané Goode, CEO of FitMiss Hip-Hop

Tané Goode, CEO of FitMiss Hip-Hop and mom, created size-inclusive fitness apparel line for women.

Goode is known for her upbeat hip-hop dance classes, and generosity around the Metro Detroit area. Teaching a variety of classes including hip-hop, yoga, gymnastics, and ballet, FitMiss Dance Studios is now home to women and girls ages 3 to eighteen.

When Goode was 2, her parents enrolled her into a number of dance classes, which has inspired her fitness journey present day. She aimed to create classes for women who also shared uninterest with the traditional gym-setting and boot camp styled classes.

Tané Goode, CEO of FitMiss Hip-Hop

“My classes are designed for all skill levels and even those who have physical health challenges.” Goode says. She added that she currently coaches women who have had knee replacement surgery, troubled knees, back complications, and even some who have been diagnosed as overweight.

Goode says her classes have helped women build their confidence and feel comfortable with working out in a group setting again. “When I created my classes, I was determined to use a format that would allow women to feel comfortable and open-up when taking my class.”

We asked Goode what was the most challenging part about her entrepreneurial journey and she says it was when class participation was extremely low. “The entire first year was a rollercoaster ride.” Celebrating her 5th year in business, Goode has launched new arrivals to Fitmiss Sport, her size-inclusive activewear line.

Inspired by her son who motivated Goode to become self-employed full-time, she was able to trade in working overtime to spend more time with her son and family. This allowed Goode to tap into her creative zone of genius and develop a new line of apparel for the FitMiss brand.

For our mom readers, we asked Goode if she could hire help with cooking, cleaning, and yard work, which would it be, and she said “definitely cooking and cleaning. This would allow more time for me to spend with my family when I’m not working.”

Goode, experiencing a historic invitation to teach a class at the Fox 2 Theatre in Downtown Detroit, is expecting a summer full of FREE outdoor classes every Monday at 11am to noon local time, and every other Saturday 10am to 11am at the Spirit Plaza.

Tané Goode, CEO of FitMiss Hip-Hop

To contact Tané Goode, visit her website: www.TheFitmissdancestudio.com

Dynamic Woman: Dajah Spence Creates Formula To Assist With Chronic Acne

Dajah Spence + Life Of Cosmetics Owner + Herbalist + Skin Care Formulator
Dajah Spence + Life Of Cosmetics Owner + Herbalist + Skin Care Formulator
Dajah Spence, CEO of Life Of Cosmetics

Dajah Spence, CEO, Herbalist and new mom of 1, has created a skincare formula to assist with chronic acne.

Spence has a history of suffering from chronic acne and rosacea. According to Spence, most women share a pattern of skin care concerns as it is directly related to their reproductive health. Inspired by her own journey, Spence aimed to create a solution to heal acne through a tested formula.

In 2020, Spence developed a formula under her Life of Cosmetics brand, and has begun educating women on skincare, health, and reproductive health.

“Most of my clients have experienced fibroids and endometriosis.” Spence said. “It was important for me to address the root of the problem as opposed to addressing the symptoms.

Spence believes that as women increase their knowledge on reproductive health and focus on cleansing their uterus, their skincare and overall skin health will improve. Importing natural herbs and creams from Jamaica has been the beacon of Spence’s Life of Cosmetics brand.

We asked Spence how has being a mother impacted her her in business and she says, “Being a mother truly woke me up to my purpose. Having an unassisted home birth with very few options for black midwives and doulas in the Las Vegas area led me here.”

For our mom readers, we asked Spence If she could hire someone to help with cooking, cleaning or yardwork, which would it be, she said would rather have someone assisting with caring for her 7-month-old daughter while she focuses on formulating more skincare remedies and herbal teas.

On Mother’s Day, Spence is opening her Vaginal steam shop in Las Vegas, 5 minutes away from the strip. Products such as skincare creams, herbal teas, sea moss, refreshments, and postpartum consultations will be available at her first-of-many locations.

Dajah Spence, Herbalist

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Dynamic Woman: JC Anderson Launches Fitness Brand For Women

Coach JC Anderson + Fitness Professional + Black Woman In Fitness + Standing with Medicine Ball
Coach JC Anderson + Fitness Professional + Black Woman In Fitness + Standing with Medicine Ball
Coach JC Anderson, CEO of Fit Fab Flawless, LLC.

JC Anderson, Fitness Coach, wife and mom of 2, launches fitness brand Fit Fab Flawless.

At the start of the pandemic, Anderson saw a vast need for stress-relief and a way to keep women uplifted and active. She began hosting online workouts and aimed to keep costs low, and convenience high.

For two years, Anderson has implemented new programs to help women prioritize fitness into their everyday lives and build a sustainable workout routine.

When asked, what is the most challenging part about what you do, Anderson replied, “Scheduling.” Anderson shared that she still works a full-time job, and hosts family schedules alike. She added, “Scheduling clients gets more challenging the bigger my company grows.”

After hosting her first in-person boot camp class and received rave reviews, Anderson believes her next venture will lead to more outdoor classes, coming this summer.

Motivated by her children, Anderson hopes for them to see and know, that despite the challenges she’s faced, she followed her dreams and achieved her goals. Anderson says, “I want to show them that any goal is possible and within reach as long as you work for it.”

For our mom readers, we asked Anderson If she could hire help, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work, she answered, “Cooking. I am cognizant of what I eat, but because I wear so many hats, I often want to skip cooking.”

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Dynamic Woman: Angel Styles Breaks Barriers In The Beauty Industry

Angel Styles + Licensed Cosmetologist + Hair Care + Beauty Professional
Angel Styles + Licensed Cosmetologist + Hair Care + Beauty Professional
Angel Styles, Licensed Cosmetologist

Angel Styles, licensed cosmetologist and mom of two, breaks barriers in the beauty industry as new standards emerge.

While attending vocational school during her high school years, Styles was introduced to a school that she notes to have changed her life forever, Crockett Tech. Here, she learned more about her passion in the beauty industry, developed her skills and learned about entrepreneurship.

Since 1998, Styles has serviced the Metro Detroit and surrounding areas. She is known for her transformative hair-care techniques, and extension/weaving specialty, which later led to the launch of her hair extension line, Superb Strands.

When asked, what has been the most challenging part about the beauty industry, she said, “staying relevant. Technology is taking over and word-of-mouth was once the beacon of advertisement. It’s not my era, so posting to social media sites is where I need help.”

Styles has received over 15,000 reviews notating her professionalism, the ability to serve a wide age of clientele from “jazzy to hot girl’s”, and being emotionally available during appointments. She believes her consistency and rapport with clients has kept her business thriving despite the industry taking more to social media videos and marketing.

Motivated by her daughters, a licensed nail tech, 19, and certified lash tech, 15, Styles plans to expand her hair extension brand and begin hosting styling technique classes for aspiring cosmetologists and industry professionals alike.

For our mom readers, we asked Styles if she could hire someone to help, would it be with cleaning cooking, or yard work, she stated, “I would hire a chef! I never had time to actually learn and master cooking because I was a single mother and always on the go. When I’m hungry I’m ready to eat. I don’t want to prepare and wait

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Dynamic Woman: Lisa Hillary Johnson Creates Healing Program For Anxiety And Depression

Lisa Hillary J + Yoga +Meditation +Healer + Detroit Mi
Lisa Hillary J + Yoga +Meditation +Healer + Detroit Mi
Lisa Hillary J, Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist

Lisa Hillary Johnson, Licensed Massage Therapist and mom of 5, creates a healing program to combat anxiety and depression.

Johnson has served in the health and wellness industry for over 24 years, as a Healer, Yoga Specialist and Licensed Massage Therapist.

Inspired by her own battles with anxiety and depression, Johnson has created natural healing remedies and now shares them with people all-around-the-world. “I work at healing my family’s health and wellness everyday. Working to break generational curses to repair and mend my family’s bloodline,” Johnson says.

“I’m a healer. Prayer, massage therapy, sound therapy, chakra balancing, cranial sacral therapy, crystal healing and plant healing are all modalities used in the healing process that I use for my family and my clients.” Johnson says. Before her youngest son goes to school each day, Johnson practices massaging with essential oils to help with lower the risk of illnesses, like covid-19.

We asked Johnson what gaps have she noticed in the industry that her business helps to fill, and she shared that there are a lack of resources in the community for affordable healing techniques and massage therapy. This lack is what inspired her widen her program and position her classes in areas with the most need.

Johnson named her 5 children, ages 11-18, as the motivation behind expanding her business and creating healing products for her family and clients alike.

Johnson currently teaches at Irene’s School of Myomassology in Southfield, MI and is looking forward to bringing additional courses to the Metro Detroit area.

For our mom readers, We asked Johnson if she could hire help with cooking, cleaning, or yardwork, which would it be, and she answered, “Yes, yes, and YES! All of it. Doing laundry for a family of 7, 5 of whom play sports daily, it’s seems impossible to finish some days.”

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Dynamic Woman: Michesha Kelly Creates Clothing Line For Tall Kids

Michesha Kelly + Topp Line Clothing Owner + Tall Mom + Tall Clothing Designer
Michesha Kelly + Topp Line Clothing Owner + Tall Mom + Tall Clothing Designer
Michesha Kelly, Owner of Topp Line Kids

Michesha Kelly, CEO, Brand Stylist and mom of 1, created a clothing line for taller kids.

Kelly, being a 6″2 woman, has had an exceptionally challenging time finding clothing that was stylish, trendy, and affordable. She soon recognized this repeating cycle with her sprouting toddler.

Inspired by her own journey, she created a brand, Topp Line Kids, which she names as accessible, stylish and essential for infants and toddlers. Kelly says, “Topp Line Kids aims to symbolize trust, quality and comfort at the highest level.” She adds, “I want to provide products for children of all colors, the opportunity to feel and look their best.”

We asked Kelly what has been the most challenging part about her entrepreneur journey, and she said, “learning e-commerce and digital marketing is another world in extreme contrast to my career. The evolution of social media and online retailers is quite elaborative.” Though there’s a lot to learn, she believes it’s worth the time and energy.

Kelly became a first-time mother and newlywed at 30 while balancing being a full-time college professor. Kelly said, “I ended up sacrificing much more than I could’ve imagined. Postpartum set in quickly and as a then stay-at-home-mom, I was very unsure of myself and how I could be truly happy in that situation.” She shares that creating Topp Line Kids was a beacon of light in her journey.

For our mom readers, we asked Kelly if she could hire someone to help, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work, and she said, “cleaning. Mompreneurs with a career are busy. Extra hands in the house to handle some of the household maintenance would be a Godsend.”

Michesha Kelly + Tall Mom

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Dynamic Woman: Alexys Small Re-Launches Clothing Line For Toddlers

Alexys Small + Youtuber + Small Tots Clothing CEO + Mom of 2
Alexys Small + Youtuber + Small Tots Clothing CEO + Mom of 2
Alexys Small, CEO of Small Tots Clothing Co.

Alexys Small, Content Creator, Business Owner and mom of 2, relaunches her clothing line, Small Tots.

Small launched Small Tots in 2021 after having a difficult time finding cute and affordable clothing for her 4-year-old, Addison. Two-piece sets, age-appropriate styles and accessories have been a staple to the Small Tots brand.

in 2021, Small Tots launched serving girls ages newborn – 7 years old. Now, the brand is relaunching this Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022, with more gender neutral pieces.

Alexys Small + CEO Small Tots + Clothing brand owner + Mom of 2 + Youtuber + Black Mom in Business

Small says, “the best moment about my business so far is picking up and restarting it again. I took a long much needed break after a slow season, but I decided to restart and release new items this upcoming Mother’s Day, despite being a new mom of 2.”

We asked Small how has being a mother impacted her in business and she says, “Being a mom in business has inspired me to never give up and to keep going and show my children that it’s possible to be your own boss and successful.”

Inspired by her children, Small is setting out to do just that.

For our mom readers, we asked Small if she could hire help would it be with cooking, cleaning or yard work and she says, “definitely with cleaning. I know having kids, it’s okay for your house to look like kids live there, but I do love a good, clutter-free house. An added bonus is laundry being done and put away.”

Alexys Small + Small Tots CEO + Toddler Clothing Brand + Mom of 2

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Attorney Ticora Davis Merited The 11th Fastest Growing Law Firm In The US

Attorney Ticora Davis + The Creator's Lawfirm
Ticora Davis + Trademark Attorney + Black Woman + The Creators Law firm
Founding Attorney Ticora Davis, The Creators Law firm

Ticora Davis, Attorney and mom of 2, is revolutionizing the work culture for women by creating a global model for work-life blend and team building.

Attorney Davis is founder of the Creator’s Law firm, where it’s woman-owned and woman-powered staff merited the distinction of being the 11th fastest growing law firm in the United States from Law Firm 500 and has served thousands of clients successfully.

Attorney Davis pinned a quote from Abraham Lincoln, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” And she is determined to do just that. With a pen and legal pad in hand, Attorney Davis dreamt of being the most sought after trademark and business lawyer. She imagined serving who she calls the “top entrepreneurial titans and most daring business underdogs.”

Attorney Davis says, “One of the things I’ve learned is that dreams need to be protected and not just shielded from the naysayers and doubters, but covered enough so that you have the freedom and protection to design your destiny without fear.”

We asked Attorney Davis what gaps have she noticed in the industry that she helps to fill, and she said, the reason she does her work today is because every dream deserves a chance to be born. “It’s hard to think creating with freedom when you have a legal target on your business’s back.”

Staff + The Creator's Law Firm + Ticora Davis
Staff, The Creator’s Law Firm

Attorney Davis received Beyonce’s Beygood Grant in 2020. She believes that being both flexible and rigid along this entrepreneurial journey with both employees and clients, have awarded her with being the 11th fastest growing Law firm in the US in 2021.

The hunger and fire for success intensified once her children were born. Attorney Davis says, their presence has elevated her empathy and tenacity and creativity. She added, “Becoming a mother empowered me to remember that above all, I will and will always be Ticora. I matter and cannot lose myself in work or motherhood, but must endeavor to balance work with play and dedication with rest.”

For our mom readers, We asked Attorney Davis if given the option to hire help with cooking, cleaning or yardwork, which would it be, and she says she receives support from “amazing professionals like chef’s, meal prep companies, baby sitters, professional house cleaners, landscapers, beauty professionals and consultants. It’s important for me to lean into my zone of genius and trust others with theirs.” She notes that hiring help is a form of self-care to her.

Attorney Davis says her new clients can expect to see a new website in May 2022, and heightened customer experience with custom welcome boxes.

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Dynamic Woman: Celebrity Hair Stylist, Danyale Barnett Launches Online Beauty Store

Danyale Barnett + Celebrity Hairstylist + Black Woman + Mom
Danyale Barnett + Celebrity Hairstylist + Black Woman + Mom
Photo: Danyale Barnett, Celebrity Hairstylist

Danyale Barnett, CEO, hairstylist and mom of three, launches online beauty store.

In 2016, Barnett began her career as a full-time hairstylist offering a variety of protective braiding and crochet styles for women of color. Inspired by feedback from viral posts, she began exploring hair extensions and weaving techniques.

Barnett has since worked with celebrities and popular influencers such as: Latto, Megan the Stallion, Parker McKenna, Bernice Burgos, Erica Mena, Dearra, and more. She’s even been booked to create a wig style on-set of Jilly Anais video shoot.

Danyale Barnett + @Styledby_yalemichelle + MUA + Hairstylist

When asked what moments stick out the most, Barnett replied, “seeing other stylists recreate my hair looks, and having clients from all-over-the-world book me and fly into Houston to be serviced.”

She shared that she believes her talents and social media have been the driving force behind her increase and shift in clientele.

Motivated by her three children, 18, 11, and 9, Barnett opened her online beauty store, offering hair and lash extensions, hair care products, and accessories. Barnett shares that she’s expecting to launch an exclusive cosmetic line by 2023.

For our mom readers, we asked Barnett if she could hire help, would it be with cleaning, cooking or yard work, and she responded, “cooking and cleaning. Being a business woman and mom gets exhausting at times. We have to consider our physical and mental health, and having help in those areas is completely okay.”

Danyale Barnett + @Styledby_YaleMichelle +MUA +Beauty Brand

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