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Brooklyn teen opens beauty supply store amid pandemic to ‘inspire others’ : TheGrio

A Brooklyn teenager credits her mother for inspiring her entrepreneurial spirit to open a beauty supply store amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Paris McKenzie, a 16-year-old senior at the High School for Human Services and Health Professions, is making national headlines after launching the Paris Beauty Supplyz on Church Avenue in Flatbush last month, Fox Business reports. 

“My mom really inspired me to open up the store,” McKenzie said on Making Money with Charles Payne. “She’s my biggest inspiration.”

McKenzie admits she was a little apprehensive to launch her own business at such a young age. “But, I knew I had the knowledge and I had the funds to do it so I said if this can inspire others, then it is something I should do,” she shared.

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McKenzie said the response on social media has been

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Two Demand Solutions Customers Honored with SDCE Women in Supply Chain Awards

Company Congratulates Andrea Gauntlett and Joanna George on Inclusion in First-Ever Awards

Demand Management, Inc., a leading global resource for cloud-based digital supply chain management solutions, announced today that its customers Joanna George, Director, Global Demand Planning & Processes, Siemens Healthineers, and Andrea Gauntlett, Director of Supply Chain at T-Y Groupe – Linen Holdings, LLC, have been included in the first-ever SDCE Women in Supply Chain Awards.

The Women in Supply Chain Awards honor female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. Supply & Demand Chain Executive launched this award in 2020 to honor its 20-year anniversary. The magazine accepted nominations from May to July 2020.

“We received over 200 entries for this new award, entries that were submitted from a combination of men and women. This proves that our industry needed an

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Sally Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof Announce the Cultivate Cohort of Women Entrepreneurs

DENTON, Texas, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sally Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof announce the four brands selected for the second iteration of the Cultivate Cohort. This accelerator program is designed to empower female-owned beauty brands to bring their visions and business plans to life.

In 2018, the inaugural Cultivate program propelled brands Curlanista and PuffCuff to new heights, transforming them into household names and growing by 3,771 percent and 88 percent over the past year, respectively. As part of the 2020 program, four brands were selected to receive business grants worth a combined total of $60,000, online distribution at SallyBeauty.com and CosmoProfBeauty.com in October, along with a 4-week virtual boot camp built to set the brands up for success.

Alexis Stanley, founder of UniQurl
Alexis Stanley, founder of UniQurl
Pekela Riley, founder of True + Pure Texture
Pekela Riley, founder of True + Pure Texture
Tara Darnley, founder of Peculiar Roots
Tara Darnley, founder of Peculiar Roots
Pattie Yankee, founder of Pattie Yankee Products
Pattie Yankee, founder of Pattie Yankee Products

Introducing the

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Meet the 16-year-old owner of a Brooklyn beauty supply shop

Some teens get an after-school job. Paris McKenzie got an after-school career.

The precocious 16-year old opened her own store, Paris Beauty Supplyz, on Church Avenue in Flatbush last month. She even has an employee who is six years older than her.

“It’s not as awkward as you might think,” McKenzie told The Post of the managerial relationship. “Giselle is 22 and she is so kind and welcoming. It’s not like, ‘Oh this 16-year-old is bossing me around.’ ”

But McKenzie is very much in charge — and putting on a masterclass in the pandemic hustle. A senior at the High School for Human Services and Health Professions, she grew up working in her mother’s nearby salon, learning the tricks of the cosmetology trade, including hair and nails along with entrepreneurial skills.

When a beauty shop in the neighborhood was shutting down, the store’s previous owner approached McKenzie’s mom because

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On Nobel committees, women are in short supply

Marie Curie, Mother Teresa and Malala are among the just five percent of women Nobel laureates. But women are also heavily underrepresented in the institutions that select the prizewinners each year.

The Nobels for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and economics are all awarded in Sweden by separate committees, while the peace prize laureate is selected by a committee in Norway.

Both Scandinavian countries pride themselves on their reputations as champions of gender equality — yet on the Nobel committees, women make up only a quarter of members.

With the exception of the peace prize committee, all are also currently headed by men.

Would more women on the committees make a difference in the number of women laureates?

For Olav Njolstad, secretary of the peace committee in Oslo, the answer is: probably.

Since 2001, 24 women have won Nobel prizes, compared to 11 in the two decades leading up to 2000.

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