Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA is the CEO of Lady Bizness, NC's #1 Small Business Facilitator, and Author of the 90 Day Focus: Your Action Plan for Success. She is a professional trainer and speaker specializing in small business development, brand strategy, and social media marketing to improve a company, individual, event, or group's online presence. Her strengths lie in branding to create a consistent image in person and online with a primary demographic of women owned and nonprofit businesses.
Chisa has taken on the role of our Executive Director and her vast knowledge in business development provides a unique opportunity for members to emerse themselves in an endless stream of opportunity to grow their businesses.
Shemikia Wallace is the owner of J’Vionnes Natural Hair Salon. She is a wife and mother of 3 kids. Shemikia is a Natural Hair Specialist, Instructor and Braider, skilled in natural hair care, twist, coils, protective styles, locks, dread locks, and more.
Shemikia started doing natural hair care in 1997. She studied at the Institute of Afrikan Holistic Medicine as a Natural Hair Care Technician from 2004-2010 where she was also employed at Escofhari Holistic House. Shemikia became certified under the North Carolina Board of Natural Hair Care and Holistic Science. In 2011, she branched out on her own to establish J'Vionne's Natural Hair Incorporated.
Cierra Graham also known as "Grahams of Glam" is a Wagram, NC native; Greensboro, NC based Makeup Artist and Licensed Cosmetologist. 8 Years ago, Graham discovered her love for beauty. Most of her knowledge thus far has been self taught but, in effort to learn more professional practices (ie. Sanitation, business, marketing, etc.), she obtained her cosmetology license from Empire Beauty School in 2014.
Cierra is known for her Southern Belle Charm. To hone in on that, she created her signature look "The Southern Belle Beat"--- Simple but Sophisticated. Graham is known for her attention to detail, sculpted brows, and fierce lashes. Since her clients loved her taste in lashes so much she launched her very own brand of lashes in July 2016.
Graham's motto is "Everyday is your Runway". She teaches one on one as well as group classes on how to get a quick flawless face for the everyday working woman. Cierra specializes in weddings, special events, print, and photo-shoots. Over 8 years she has developed contractual relationships with recording artists as well as various business women as their personal makeup artist. She takes pride in making every woman feel like a celebrity so that every session is an experience to remember.