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Meet Felicia Wright of Mygani

Hi Felicia, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Before I had my daughter in 2012, I was an entrepreneur that used my expertise in the creative marketing industry to provide graphic design and branding consultations to other businesses and organizations. But I’ve always wanted to create designs that have purpose and a positive impact on society. In 2016, I decided to launch my own line of branded products. Our products are designed to inspire women and girls of color to always believe in themselves regardless of their hair texture, skin color or complexion.

During my entrepreneurial journey, I have been featured on national platforms: Essence, Forbes, and Walker’s Legacy, as well as local platforms: Rivercity Live, WJXT Channel 4, the Chat, Buzz TV, Jacksonville magazine, and the Florida Times-Union. Mygani LLC was named Best Accessories by Best Society, USA for 2020. In June 2020, I began collaborating with the local Jacksonville television segment, Rivercity Live to highlight positive stories of black mom-owned businesses in collaboration with my Mompreneur Marketplace platform. This opportunity is close to my heart because I want to contribute to being part of the solution for social and economic justice, especially for minority women business owners. I also created a Black Mompreneur Directory so black moms and women-owned businesses can list their business at no cost.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road to entrepreneurship has not been a smooth road at all. There have been countless times when I’ve wanted to quit and give up, but there was always a small part of me that would say, “keep going,” especially when another mompreneur would tell me how I inspired her. Those moments let me know that this journey is about far more than me just being an entrepreneur. It’s about me using my gifts to help others. Though it’s tough at times, I’ve learned you must push through the negativity to pursue your dreams and create your own legacy. It’s all about having a positive and persistent mindset.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Mygani LLC is a social enterprise that creates inspirational products and platforms for women + girls of color. In 2016, we launched our own branded products featuring brown girls and women with naturally curly hair. The images featured on the company’s product line are based on my daughter’s and I likeness, as well as other girls that look like us. All of the images on our products were created and designed by Mygani. My proudest moment happened earlier this year when we became a brand partner on shop.essence.com for a second consecutive year. The website is an e-commerce marketplace that features black female entrepreneurs. We currently have eight of our top products featured on the website and also on the Essence Facebook page. As a little girl, I remember flipping through the pages of an Essence magazine and envisioning myself being featured in the magazine one day. So, having the opportunity to be featured on this platform is a huge deal for me!

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
The road to entrepreneurship has not been a smooth road at all. There have been countless times when I’ve wanted to quit and give up, but there was always a small part of me that would say, “keep going”, especially when another mompreneur would tell me how I inspired her. Those moments let me know that this journey is about far more than me just being an entrepreneur. It’s about me using my gifts to help others. Though it’s tough at times, I’ve learned you must push through the negativity to pursue your dreams and create your own legacy. It’s all about having a positive and persistent mindset.

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Header/Top Image: Julie Ryan Photography Mommy/Daughter Image: Purple Mafia Photography Office Image: Julie Ryan Photography Couch Image: Julie Ryan Photography

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