Name: Khadija Fajry
Business: KENZA International Beauty, a line of all natural skin and hair care products
Industry: Health and Beauty
Location: New York, New York, U.S.
Reason for starting: KENZA International Beauty is a social enterprise, with the purpose of promoting and distributing the KENZA “be generously beautiful” line while helping to empower women in the USA and Morocco. To meet this aspiration, we proudly support the New York Women’s Foundation and a Women Cooperative in Morocco. As we empower women, we improve the lives of their families, their community, and the world.
I was born in Morocco, lived in France most of my life, and then moved to the U.S. in 2000. Because I loved using Argan oil for my own beauty care I decided to use my intimate knowledge of Moroccan beauty treasures and business expertise to launch this beauty line.
How do you define success? Success is being able to share your blessings with those in need. Being able to live your purpose in life, doing what you love and to live with passion.
Biggest Success: The success of my business during its first year. Affirming that beauty and generosity is possible, and changing the simple act of buying beauty products into a philanthropic one.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it? Balancing my family, personal and professional life is my main challenge. I need a week with 8 days.
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Who is your most important role model? My role models are the women I met during my trips to Morocco or women I have met here in New York: women that defy obstacles, struggles and overcome hard situations in their lives with inspiring strength. These women are my role models and inspiration to do more to help others in my daily life.
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Posted: March 24, 2014