Women’s History Month

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Honoring Women's Achievements During Women's History Month

BUILD’s mission is to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunities


In recent years, women entrepreneurs have been making remarkable strides, reshaping industries and defying stereotypes along the way. It’s an exciting time to celebrate their achievements and shine a spotlight on their endeavors. Today, let’s take a moment to highlight some of the incredible women who have emerged from the Build alumni network, showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit through their innovative businesses. From groundbreaking startups to established ventures, these women are paving the way for future generations, inspiring others to pursue their passions and turn their dreams into reality. Join us as we explore their journeys, triumphs, and the impact they’re making on the entrepreneurial landscape


Keniyah Rowe
BUILD Intern

My name is Keniyah Rowe and I am the CEO and Founder of Signs of Beauty. Signs of Beauty promotes natural hair care through handmade satin bonnets. Each bonnet is named after the birthstone of every month. Through Signs of Beauty, the ultimate goal is for girls and boys to feel empowered through internal and external expression. I created this company to help girls and boys learn how to properly care for their natural hair. As Black women and men, it can be hard to navigate through day to day routines all while trying to manage our hair. Signs of Beauty hair products not only promote the growth and retention of our hair but it is also a way to embrace your beauty and learn to love caring for your kinks and curls.”

Keniyah Rowe, an intern with BUILD, has demonstrated resilience with her entrepreneurial drive by launching her own small business she calls Signs of Beauty, amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Her recent collection highlights the unity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the globe. 

Here are some ways you can show support in Women's History Month

1. Support
2. Appreciate
3. Learn
4. Spread Awareness

1. Support a Women Owned Organization/ Business

Empower women by supporting women-owned businesses and organizations! When you choose to buy from or collaborate with a women-owned enterprise, you’re not just making a purchase — you’re investing in gender equality and economic empowerment. Together, let’s celebrate and uplift women-owned organizations and businesses!

 

2. Show the Women in Your Life Your Appreciation

Take a moment to honor and appreciate the incredible women in your life! Whether it’s your mother, sister, partner, friend, or colleague, show your gratitude for their strength, resilience, and unwavering support. A simple gesture like a heartfelt note, a thoughtful gift, or spending quality time together can make a world of difference.

 

3. Learn the Depth of Women's History

Discover the rich tapestry of women’s history and deepen your understanding of their contributions to society! From trailblazing pioneers to unsung heroes, women have shaped cultures, industries, and movements throughout history. Take time to explore their stories, from ancient civilizations to modern times, and uncover the challenges they’ve overcome and the milestones they’ve achieved

 

4. Spread Awareness on Social Media

Use the power of social media to spread awareness and amplify women’s voices! Share inspiring stories, educational resources, and calls to action that highlight the achievements and challenges faced by women worldwide. Use hashtags like #WomenEmpowerment, #GenderEquality, and #WomensHistoryMonth to join conversations and connect with like-minded individuals. Let’s leverage social media as a tool for positive change and empower women everywhere!

 

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