On Saturday, November 19, 2022, we recognized Black Women Business Owners for excellence at the Buy From A Black Woman Business Awards. This was more than an awards ceremony, it was a time for us to come together to hold each other up and celebrate Black Women in all of their glory. So of course our theme for the event was Black Women Deserve Gold.
“Part of what we do at Buy From A Black Woman is hold Black Women up for the world to see our brilliance. And we provide a space where founders can be unapologetic about their excellence because they’re succeeding against all odds and doing the impossible,” shares our Founder Nikki Porcher. “Why should they have to be humble about that?” she adds.
And Black Women showed up the way only Black Women can! It was full house, we cried many tears because this was the first time we got to have the awards in-person. And our favorite comedian Chanel Ali MCed and kept us laughing all night, while the talented DJ Rasyrious kept us on our feet. She even played Golden by Jill Scott!Everybody had a good time!
We’re proud to announce the 2022 Buy From A Black Woman Businesses Of The Year:
ACCESSORY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Wrapped In My Roots
BEAUTY COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Kim Roxie, LAMIK Beauty
BOOK & PAPER GOOD COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Ashley Sutton, Hustle & Hope
CHILDREN'S COMPANY OF THE YEAR: SonJoria Sydnor, Our Family's Doing Yoga
CLOTHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Kimberly Johnson, The Professional Hoodrat
CREATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Khadejha Brunner, Dejha B Coloring
DRINK SERVICE OF THE YEAR: Shanae Jones, Flyest
EVENT & TRAVEL PLANNING COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Roderica and Francina James, The Cochrane House
FOOD SERVICE COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Sakeenah Renee Sievwright, Soul Sweet Creations
HAIR CARE COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Yashika Walker, Hair Affair Stimulating Growth Oil
HEALTH & WELLNESS COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Youmie Jean Francois, Flex-n-Fly
HOME GOODS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Deloyce Dhoruba, Mahogany Brown Candle Co.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OF THE YEAR: Nantale Muwonge, Black Girl PR
SKIN CARE COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Wendy Rose Berry & Eugenia Marshall, conditionHER
Special thanks and congratulations to our Community Winners:
Business Partner Of The Year: H&M US
Volunteer Of The Year: Sierra Grigsby
Community Business Partner Of The Year: She Prints It!
And We’re Grateful For This Special Moment…
During the event, our founder was able to acknowledge and pay homage to her Grandmother Idella, the person she named the "Della Award" after. Ms Idella, a skilled seamstress, baker and chef, is the first entrepreneur that Nikki ever knew and she’s been a big inspiration and supporter on her journey. Ms Idella received an honorary award for being a Living Example. It was a beautiful moment.
Learn more about the 2022 Buy From A Black Woman Business Awards by downloading our memorabilia e-book.
Don’t Forget To Buy From A Black Woman
The awards ceremony was a major highlight of Buy From A Black Woman Awareness Month, which began on November 1st. November 19th was Buy From A Black Woman Awareness Day, but throughout the month we’ve been spotlighting Black Women Business Owners and bringing awareness to their work.
You can get involved by following our campaign and picking a Black Woman Business Owner (or several!) to support. Remember, the one way to have a definite impact is to #BuyFromABlackWoman.