Woman Entrepreneur Spotlight w/ XoXo Kalani

Charmaine Nichelle C.E.O of XoXo Kalani


The number of women-owned businesses grew by 74% between 1997 and 2015–a rate that’s 1.5 times the national average, according to the recently published 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express Open. Women now own 30% of all businesses in the U.S., accounting for some 9.4 million firms.

Women are proving every day that we have the ability to do anything we set our minds to achieve. I got a chance to speak with a pioneering woman; Charmaine Nichelle C.E.O of XoXo Kalani to hear why she choose entrepreneurship.

1. Why do you think Black Women are the fasting growing group of entrepreneurs?

I personally became an entrepreneur in order to pursue my innovative desires. It is such a great blessing to have the ability to be a stay-at-home mom, but in my case, that just wasn’t enough. I have to stay busy. My mind is always working and I am constantly coming up with solutions to needs that I have as a stay-at-home mom and as a consumer. Perhaps many of the other women of color, entrepreneurs, are like me and simply want to get paid for their creative ideas and turn them into lucrative businesses. The ability to create your own schedule is also extremely appealing to women like me because we already have so much going on, so being able to run your business on your time, make money, and still run the show at home is for me a win-win.

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Russell Wilson Spares No Expense For Ciara’s 34th Birthday

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Ciara celebrated her 34th birthday yesterday and husband Russell Wilson has been given the title of “the best planner ever” after surprising Ciara with a luxurious birthday dinner on the seas. Honestly, Ciara and Russell’s expression of love is a breath of fresh air from all the negativity we are constantly exposed to on social media.



We enjoy watching them grow together and nurture their blended family. We are rooting for the Russell’s and wish Ciara many more birthday’s to come!