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Meet Vivian Kaye, Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a premium textured hair extension brand for Black women that she bootstrapped to revenues of over $6 million as an immigrant, college dropout and single mom.


People have been trying to get Vivian Kaye to conform to preconceived societal standards since she was a kid. As a Ghanaian immigrant and one of four sisters, it was anticipated she would attend school, get a degree, and settle into a solid and stable career. Instead, this effervescent and empowering entrepreneur has built a career that defied all expectations and catapulted her to the top of an industry.

It all started in 2012 when Vivian identified a gap in the market for high-quality hair extensions that matched the natural hair texture of black women. Continually frustrated with the limited options available, she decided to make her own. The feedback from friends, family and strangers alike, was overwhelming.

Knowing very little about the business model, but confident in the quality of her product, Vivian took a leap and launched KinkyCurlyYaki — a first-of-its-kind, premium hair extension company for Black women. The risk paid off. In year one of operations, KinkyCurlyYaki generated half a million in revenues and the company now stands as the originator of an entire niche in the hair industry and has become so popular that companies are vying to replicate it.

With a genuine desire for continuous growth, there are no limits to Vivian’s vision. In the early days she organically grew her personal brand beyond that of a Founder & CEO and built a global platform by pulling back the curtain to exchange the tips and tricks critical to her success. Today she’s built an all-out entrepreneurial empire that includes: a business and empowerment consulting firm; the ‘Build it Braver from American Express ’ podcast; and as a media personality herself often appearing on TV and radio and partnering with prestige brands. Her ultimate goal? To inspire audiences into taking action and leverage their authentic selves into building the brand of their dreams.

Join us on October 21st for the next edition of the Women of Influence Spotlight Series, in partnership with Cisco Designed for Small Business and BDC, as CTV’s Marcia MacMillan sits down with Vivian to discuss:


  • How to leverage technology to scale your small business
  • How to build an authentic personal brand that resonates online
  • Identifying and pursuing market gaps and opportunities
  • Defying all odds and evaluating risk vs. reward
  • Accessing capital and investment when all odds are against you
  • How to establish premium partnerships
  • How to overcome self-doubt and chase your career dreams
Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, looking to take your business to the next level or interested in how to build a compelling personal brand, this is your opportunity to take action and learn from an expert who built her brand from the ground up.

TICKETING TIERS

All Access Ticket - $45.00
> Early Access to the Connecting Salon to create your professional profile and meet & greet with the WOI Community
> Live Q&A with Vivian Kaye, following her in-studio panel conversation with CTV's Marcia MacMillan
> Invitation to join curated break-out rooms moderated by Women of Influence
> Access to a Digital Swag Bag with offers and products from Canada's top women entrepreneurs and leading organizations
> Unlimited 30 day post-event access to the event recording and digital swag bag

Livestream Ticket - $9.99
> Live Q&A with Vivian Kaye, following her in-studio panel conversation with CTV's Marcia MacMillan
> Unlimited 30 day post-event access to the event recording

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Details

Date:
October 21, 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $45.00

Agenda

6:00 – 6:30 pm - Registration & Virtual Reception

6:30 – 7:30 pm - Fireside Conversation and Live Audience Q&A

7:30 – 8:00 pm - Breakout Connecting Sessions

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Notable guests

Our Keynote Speakers

Vivian Kaye <br>Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, Business & Empowerment Expert, Keynote Speaker, Content Creator and Media Personality

Vivian Kaye
Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, Business & Empowerment Expert, Keynote Speaker, Content Creator and Media Personality

Vivian Kaye is the Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a premium textured hair extension brand for Black women that she bootstrapped to over $6 million in revenue as an immigrant, college dropout and single mom. Her presence and genuine desire to continuously learn and grow while keeping it REAL quickly made her a personality who transcended the title of Founder and CEO. Ultimately, she organically grew her personal platform by exchanging tips and tricks that she learned on her personal entrepreneurial journey. As a self-proclaimed Gary Vee meets Oprah remix, Vivian is a business and empowerment expert, as well as a TV, radio and podcast personality. Through her magnetic energy, Vivian empowers, uplifts and educates her audience into taking action. Along with her philanthropic efforts through mentorship, she has worked with many notable brands such as Shopify, Porsche Canada, Uniliever, LG, RBC, BMO, American Express Canada and Rogers Media, to name a few.

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About the Series

Our Women of Influence Spotlight Series is designed to motivate and inspire the next generation of emerging leaders and provide a platform for them to meet their peers and role models who have had early success and high-profile careers. Keynote speakers share tactical advice on negotiation, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication and personal branding and a structured “Connecting Activity” enables our guests to make career-defining connections. 

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