Jersey City Baker, and Entrepreneur Matha Figaro is taking the state by storm with her highly successful company, BUT-A-CAKE. Le Cordon Bleu trained Pastry Chef, has had a successful run in the food industry since taking the leap of faith to follow her dreams. Watch as Matha and I chat about her "super Haitian parents", business, and the road to success.
All hail King Koy, 23 year old business mogul, and philantropist on the rise. The Jersey CIty, New Jersey native has quickly garnered success as an entreprenuer in the ever growing, and highly competitive Hair industry. Sakoyah Simmons has used her King Pieces Hair line to help build and launch her lifestyle brand femalKING. As a biproduct of an adverse upbringing, King Koy was inspired to propel herself into cosmetology as a means of escape, leaving behind her dark past. Through her FemaleKing platform Sakoyah has brought a fresh light of positivity to Jersey City through her brands mentoring initiative.
As a teen struggling to find her way Koy found herself in Lincoln High School's Cosmetology program. Taking joy in impowering women through hair, Sakoyah aims to be an example to young women she felt she lacked. By definition a femaleKING is a fearless woman, empowered by her gifts and abilities, and is goal driven. While some have expressed apprehension to the idea of naming a woman a KING, Sakoyah stressed the concept is less about masculinity, and more about self acceptance, strength, passion and drive to succeed.
WIth the passion to break generational cycles, and uplift her community Sakoyah celebrated the lauch of femaleKING with an all white party, and premier of a mini documentary of her journey. Thriving on her passion to help others, and defy odds set at birth Simmons internalized quotes, that would help fashion the 23 year old mogul in the making, and pave the way for undeniable success. Some of Sakoyah's favorite quotes include;
Catch more on Sakoyah, her dreams and journey in "The Evolution of a femaleKING". Comment below, and tell me what defines you as a femaleKING.