Originally Posted on essence.com
By JULEE WILSON
The stars were perfectly aligned on February 7. If you knew the endless e-mails, calendar shuffling and manifesting it took to get 15 of the most impressive Black women in the beauty industry into one room, then you would also know the immense pride we felt having made it happen. That feeling will live with us forever. But the most everlasting aspect of this moment is the impact each of these women’s words and mere presence will have on the lives of those who will be following in their footsteps. We can almost hear the tearing of the pages as young girls everywhere rip out this feature from the April 2019 print issue for their vision boards—or save this digital cover on their phones to serve as a reminder of their worth. It’s no surprise that the beauty industry, like so many others, has struggled with diversity and inclusion. However, this image of powerful Black women who are doing monumental work shows that we are moving in the right direction. What a stunning sight!
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