, an award-winning multicultural hair care brand, joins Women Empowering Nations
(WEN), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide exposure, development and mentorship for girls of color in underserved communities to accelerate their path to executive leadership, is hosting a series of career-readiness workshops for minority women around the globe.
The brand will invest $250,000 to champion women of color globally through a series of career sessions and a group travel seminar in Nigeria this November, including service projects, brand promotions, Cantu executive meet and greet, leadership sessions and career workshops.
“We are elated to team up with Cantu Beauty on this program investing in the future and talent development of young women of color,” said Carlisha Williams Bradley, Women Empowering Nation’s founder and executive director. “Young women receiving training from a company who makes products that caters to them and has a fellowship that addresses our unique cultural needs is rare. This partnership can change the career trajectory of young women around the world.”
Cantu has been a partner sponsor of the Glow Virtual Summit since 2020, providing scholarships to young women around the globe to continue their education. The partnership is part of Cantu’s continued commitments to elevating and uplifting Black and Brown communities. Last year, Cantu Beauty announced its partnership with Gyrl Wonder to provide bespoke events and resources designed for ambitious young women of color to help build resilience, self-confidence and mental wellness as they embark on the next phase of their personal and professional journey. Additionally, Cantu Beauty impacted nontraditional college students alongside the United Negro College Fund
(UNCF) with investment in programming and scholarships.