Young entrepreneurs are taking the world by storm and 8-year-old, Zoe Oli is no different as she uses her line of dolls, books, and accessories to encourage little Black girls around the world.
According to Black Business, after struggling with her hair being “different” from her classmates,’ Zoe’s mother, Evana, purchased her a Black doll. However, there was one problem, her hair still did not look like Zoe’s.
It was then that she took matters into her own hands telling her mother: “I want to make them [dolls] and start a business!”
The rest was history and from that moment, Beautiful Curly Me was born!
Within the past two years, Zoe has authored two books and created hair care products along with the creation of her beloved dolls.
Beautiful Curly Me is on a mission to not only empower young girls but prioritize community service by giving back 10 percent of the proceeds to organizations like The Atlanta Mission, an org that educates and empowers girls. Other organizations that they support include Kits of Hope, 3D Girls Inc., and the Girls Who Brunch Tour.
Her two children’s books: “Beautiful Curly Me” and “Say It, Show It”– a gratitude journal — were both released this year.
Just last month, Zoe’s doll Leyla — who she’s affectionately deemed the “Fro Queen”– was featured in “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” promotional video.