About this Event
Join three female business owners as they share with us their journey of creating and running their own creative businesses, with a chance to ask questions and learn from some outstanding local entrepreneurs.
Cos Watercolours - Ameenah Begum
Ameenah is an artist, designer and creative problem solver spreading an environmental message through a unique alternative art material. After seeing the massive waste problem in the cosmetics industry, Ameenah is giving once loved makeup palettes a new life by transforming them into beautiful zero-waste watercolour paints! She now runs Cos Colours, creating planet-friendly paints with a purpose! Her innovative approach aims to help cosmetic retailers to achieve their sustainability goals and allows everyday women to be involved in a much larger, global, environmental movement to help save the world, one brushstroke at a time.
To find out how to donate your colour cosmetics or where to buy the one of a kind watercolours, follow @coswatercolours on Instagram and Facebook or visit www.coswatercolours.com
My Fruitful Fingers - Olufolake Ayeyemi
Olufolake is a ladieswear & accessories designer and teacher at My Fruitful Fingers based in Portsmouth. She is a wife, mother, and an active member of the community as the coordinator of Moriah Family Support Group. Olufolake set up My Fruitful Fingers in 2014, and has recently started a new venture: a non alcoholic punch and party drinks company, Fruitful Quenchers. You can find Olufolake’s work on her Facebook and Instagram pages @myfruitfulfingers, and visit her etsy www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MyFruitfulFingers
Megan Green - The Bee Hive
Megan is the owner of The Bee Hive Portsmouth and runs this along side creative products. The Bee Hive was created to provide a sales outlet for creatives, like herself, who created with passion but also wanted to make a career and income from it. She began her first small business at age 13, selling hand made jewellery and hair clips and progressed through tie dye fashion at age 16. Since her move to Portsmouth, she has created a name for herself with her floristry, freelance media management and gift design/creation.
Follow @thebeehiveportsmouth on Instagram and visit www.thebeehiveportsmouth.co.uk to take a look in the Hive
This workshop is part of PONToon, an EU Interreg France (Channel) England project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
PONToon aims to support women's employability through digital up-skilling and the creation of a digital toolkit.
To find out more about the PONToon project visit https://www.pontoonproject.eu/
This event will take place on Thursday 26th November 2020, 13:00-15:00
This event is free. We are particularly seeking women aged 18-35 to take part in this workshop, but it is open to all.
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