We had an incredible year of growth. Here are a few highlights below. Thank you for your support on our journey and mission to empower young black and brown girls. We are excited about the coming year.
We launched everyone's favorite bestie - Bella! and also our new STEAM puzzles and they were a hit. Bella comes with a book of affirmations to inspire our girls and the puzzles help with expanding their imaginations as well as problem-solving skills.
Zoe made history with her TEDx talk "When play meets representation, confidence grows". We couldn't be more proud of our amazing CEO. She worked very hard to write and deliver this talk live and we know your young queens will be inspired. Watch it here.
We gave dolls to girls in need and are excited to continue our Buy A Doll, Give A Doll Initiative in 2023. 1000 dolls this holiday season was our largest effort to date and we can't wait to 10x that in 2023.
Zoe was named a Time and Nickelodeon Kid of The Year finalist from thousand of young people across the country. What an incredible honor.
The show was streamed live earlier in the year.
The Atlanta Hawks gave Zoe a custom jersey and an award for her work to empower girls. She got invited to a game and was featured on the jumbotron where she received her award. There's nothing like hometown love!
We had a feature campaign with Elavon for Black Business Month along with Musiq SoulChild, an activation with the Atlanta Braves and were flown to Disney for a special behind-the-scenes tour and Disney Institute course along with other entrepreneurs. Mickey was at graduation and it was a blast!
We also had fun exploring the beautiful country of Colombia for spring break and had other trips to Seattle, Dallas and Orlando for work-related activities.
Zoe turned 10 in 2022, started Middle School and also made it on the Tennis team! She also hosted a book signing at her school's book fair and got to speak to delegates from Sweden who visited her school.
We loved getting to meet more members of the #CurlyandConfident crew this year at various activations and through our communication. We can't wait for more opportunities to interact and excited about kicking off the year with a virtual slumber party with Zoe and Bella. More playdates and activities to come in 2023!
Happy New Year! Thanks for your support and being part of our family. We look forward to serving you in 2023.
Evana & Zoe and the entire team!