LEARN: Sharon Chuter (Founder of Uoma)

I’d really like to use my time wisely. Everyday, I waste about 2 hours waiting for my mom to pick me up from work and just scrolling my way through my social media. For the past week, I’ve been walking for a good 30 minutes to get to my husband’s office — and all this is are wasted time. So I thought of PODCASTS! – something I can listen to while I walk instead of music!

And I researched and researched on something that I can listen to and learn from. There, I stumbled upon Who What Wear. It’s a podcasts that invites successful women who’ve made an impact.

Anyway, SHARON! I learned so much during the 50 minute interview. She was so inspiring and so drawn by the impact she envisioned.

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  • “It’s easy to drop a million shades of foundation, but we wanted to come in and drop some truth. You can have a wide range of products, but do you understand the person behind the foundation?”
  • “I have a responsibility to be firm and strong, to make sure that the next woman who comes after me doesn’t feel left out of the conversation. It’s tough, but I don’t let it discourage me.”
  • “We shouldn’t ignore what makes us different for the sake of looking cool.”
  • We are trying to redefine inclusivity. Being inclusive is about being true to yourself and respecting what’s different about others — not about shoving your hands in their pockets.”
  • ”We are first and foremost a tribe of misfits and dreamers, and beauty is what comes next. ”
  • “Every business has an obligation to be in touch with the time that you’re living in and contribute to making the world better as you make money. And if you can’t do that, then you have to challenge why you exist.”
  • ”Learn from the ground up”
  • Pepsi: They think I’m too pretty for the job.
  • I learned how men see themselves.
  • We should not be so afraid of rejection. Women are crippled with rejection.
  • How does beauty have anything to do with size?
  • Raise capital early.
  • Start with your purpose. Your north should be what you want in life. Find your north that will guide you in everything that you do in life.
  • Trust the process. The best gift you can give yourself is to love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t operate at your best.

A woman of color, a woman from nigeria started this whole journey at a very young age. She jumped from one industry to another, one country to another. Her gut, courage and vision is inspiring. ❤

 

 

 

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