Ruth Yakubu is the founder and CEO of PoshBeauty.com, an indispensable app for securing beauty appointments, tracking the latest beauty tips, earning rewards and more.
With a loyal following of 19,000 fans just on Twitter alone, PoshBeauty.com is headquartered in Los Angeles and employs a team of ten.
Why did you decide to start Posh Beauty?
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved beauty and fashion. Whenever we visited my aunt, who was a hairdresser, I used to enjoy sitting for hours watching her style women’s hair.
Even as I grew into adulthood and began working in the technology industry, I was still intrigued and maintained a fascination with the beauty industry. I also saw a need for a centralized solution for salons to find clients and employees, and for clients to be able to find tips and advice.
So, I decided to connect my love for technology and beauty to start PoshBeauty.com. Continue reading →
I first met Amma Rose on February 23, 2010. We were attendees at a conference for female led startups. I remember being super excited that the conference had a crèche and I had attended with my plus one, my baby daughter. In between popping back and forth to check on my baby I had the good fortune of sitting at the same table as Amma, her good friend Vanessa and a lovely lady named Cay. Continue reading →
Christina Moore is the director of Calodema Media. Headquartered in London, the British startup works across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to create communication strategies and programs for businesses.
Prior to launching Calodema Media earlier this year, Christina worked at the BBC as the digital business development manager for BBC World Service and Global News. Continue reading →