Every day, women launch, build, lead, inspire and help create change in the world, but much of these achievements go unnoticed; hence, the establishment of the annual Female Founders Voice Awards to honor the numerous achievements of these women and highlight their contributions to the growth of the American economy.
Come Dec. 11, 2021, five of these amazing women entrepreneurs will be recognized by the women’s organization WomELLE for their outstanding contributions in various aspects of human endeavor.
The honorees include marketing pro and serial entrepreneur Ami Shah for the International Female Founder of the Year award; AcARRE founder and beauty specialist Tracey Kearse, Female Founder of the Year; U.S. Army veteran and master strategist Na’ilah Amaru, Female Thought Leader of the Year; award-winning podcaster and international bestseller Margo Lovett, Podcaster of the Year; and renowned artist and business mogul Tamara Johnson, Start-Up of the Year.
1 Ami Shah: International Female Founder of the Year Awardee
Ami Shah is a marketing professional working with two five-star hotels in Sydney, Australia, and managing a thriving digital marketing agency Marketing Hues, on the side.
Marketing Hues was established to help brands maintain a strong online presence and communicate effectively with their audience while running their business.
Ami’s mission is to support and empower fellow women entrepreneurs to reach their full potential.
2 Tracey Kearse: Female Founder of the Year Awardee
Tracey Kearse is a chemist and founder of AcARRE, a brand of multi-use bioactive beauty products made from natural ingredients to enhance aging, rebalance microbiomes and ensure healthy scalp and skin.
Tracey is a chemical engineer and has over 15 years of experience in product development and marketing. She has also worked in a skin-and-hair care company before establishing AcARRE.
3 Na’ilah Amaru: Female Thought Leader of the Year Awardee
Na’ilah is a U.S. Army veteran and disciplined tactician. She once served as a policy advisor to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, legislative aide to U.S. Congressman John Lewis, and executive director of the New York City Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus.
Na’ilah is a regular contributor to Brown Girls Guide to Politics podcast, Lead National Trainer for Vote Run Lead, and sits on the Democratic National Committee’s Young Professional Leadership Council.
Na’ilah holds three master’s degrees in public administration and policy analysis, public policy and non-profit management, and urban affairs and urban planning with dual undergraduate degrees in political science and criminal justice.
4 Margo Lovett: Podcaster of the Year Awardee
Margo Lovett is a podcaster and founder of Podcast Academy. She ended her 26 years of employment to pursue her passion in internet radio, creating and hosting Her Business Her Voice Her Conversation podcast, which streams worldwide on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Apple Podcast, and Spotify.
Margo is also a published author, with the bestseller “Her Business Her Voice Her Reinvention” and the anthology “Women Inspiring Nations” to her credit.
Margo has appeared in Marketing Insiders, Influential Leaders in Marketing, and The Huffington Post, and has graced the cover of WomLEAD Magazine.
5 Tamara Johnson: Start-Up of the Year Awardee
Tamara Johnson is a self-taught rural artist in Lake County. She specializes in fluid and mixed media works of art, using resin and acrylic fluid art techniques to create mindfully inspired wall art, home decor, and jewelry that embrace nature, invoke thought, and bring real experiences with every piece created.
With no formal training, Tamara’s works have been influenced by artists like Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler, inspiring her to play with different mediums to create pieces that capture the imagination.
Tamara believes that art lives within all of us and allows us to share just a little of our true beautiful talents.
Tamara is the founder of the rural lifestyle blog Rule Your Rural and online art shop Rule Soul Collection.
6 About the Event
The award ceremony kicks off by 11 a.m. PST on Dec. 11, 2021, and is exclusively online. During the ceremony, awardees will receive an official “Winner’s Award” and publicity. They will also feature in the December edition of WomLEAD magazine.
7 About WomELLE
WomELLE is a women-based organization with members from different parts of the United States on a mission to mentor and support women-owned small businesses.
WomELLE delivers mentorships, resources, and services based on a dignified model that makes it feel like a trusted friend.
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