An entrepreneur taking over the online fashion industry
The e-retail revolution will come from Africa!
Kelechi Anyadiegwu was raised in the US but she has always kept Nigerian culture close to her heart thanks to her family heritage, “so African prints and textiles were always a part of my life,” she said to Madame Noire. She therefore founded Zuvaa, an e-commerce site featuring African-inspired items.
Kelechi Anyadiegwu (@kelechiujuu) is the #founder of @ShopZuvaa. The #entrepreneur used her #knowledge from her masters in human-computer #interaction from #CarnegieMellon to aid her in the #creation of an #ecommerce destination for #merchants from across the African #diaspora to sell their wares. Girls, you are the #connection that makes things work together. #OwnIT! #GirlsLikeMeInc #GLM #GoGirlGo http://www.girlslikemeinc.com #kelechianyadiegwu #zuvaa
Her initiative has been a huge success – she even managed to get a nomination in 2015 for the “Appsafrica Innovation Award” in the “Women in tech award” category”, and she also earned a spot in the prestigious Forbes 2016 “30 Under 30” list. Congrats!
What a beautiful way to end the year. Thank you so much to Jade Martin and others from the Madame Noire team for telling my story. A year ago I was running Zuvaa by myself out of my uncles house in New Jersey. A year later I live in a new city (Atlanta), I have a great team and i've exceeded goals set for myself and company. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store. ❤️ Full video can be found here: http://madamenoire.com/726780/find-millennnial-made-2m-sales-creating-zuvaa-marketplace/
Her piece of advice for the millenials trying to find their fit in the entrepreneurship world: "believe in your vision". It's pretty clear she took it literally.
You go, girl!