Desiree Perez is a well known woman in the entertainment industry. She has held the position as the chief operating officer at Roc Nation. She is a big influence in the success of musician Jaz-z and she has also worked with other well known artist such as; Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Mr. Carter. She has worked alongside of Jay-z for over two decades. She has created a legacy within her name that most people can’t compete with. She has done an exceptional job in her work at Roc Nation. Desiree knows a good musician when she sees one and is able to detect them easily.
Every year the Billboard lists the top 100 power people, and it was no surprise that Desiree Perez made the list. She landed at number 41 spot. She helped produce Jay-z and Beyoncé’s latest tour, and she was also there for Jay-z’s solo tour as well. The entertainment industry considers Desiree a fierce negotiator. She helped negotiate Sprints $200 million dollar investment in TIDAL. She also negotiated Beyoncé’s formation stadium. And she also helped negotiate Rihanna’s deal with Samsung. Desiree Perez is a powerful woman, and not many women could ever top what she has done in the entertainment industry.
Isabel dos Santos is one of the prominent business personalities not only in Africa but also in the entire world. Not only does she stand as the richest woman in Africa, but also an excellent motivational speaker having featured in high-profile business gatherings. The daughter of the former president of Angola is equally a crusader of social justice and equality. Isabel dos Santos is a founder and a leader in numerous companies that revolve around telecommunications, construction, and finance, and therefore talks out of the first-hand experience in the global economy. Besides taking part in some of the large deals involving large organizations, Isabel dos Santos takes part in many philanthropic activities as well.
Many people including herself believe that her success is a result of a wealthy upbringing, but Isabel sharpened her entrepreneurial skills in various learning institutions in the United Kingdom. After clearing her primary and secondary schools in Cobham Hall, Isabel dos Santos pursued electrical engineering at Kings College in London. The skills help her in seeking related technical opportunities in particular matters related to telecommunications and other economic ventures.
During her speeches, Isabel does not forget to challenge the local communities to take advantage of various opportunities like the internet to get work from the outside world. According to Isabel, earning online does not only bring fresh capital in the marginalized areas but also come with new ideas from the outside world thus benefiting the isolated parts of Africa. At the age of 45, Isabel dos Santos has won recognition as one of the most successful women in Africa through her role as the Chairwoman of Sonangol (Interview).
With a net worth of $2.3 billion, Isabel owns an oil company in Angola, her home country recognized as one of the wealthiest oil producers in Africa. Isabel notes that through skills and passion, there are many untapped business opportunities in manufacturing, agriculture, minerals, and tourism. Isabel dos Santos connects well with the community through her philanthropic activities. One of the notable areas that Isabel has supported is the Humpata town communities in Huila province in Angola. She helped the community in setting up a strawberry field that uplifts the women in the area economically. She continues to find different ways of creating opportunities and employment for women that would eventually uplift the community.
Doe Deere, founder and creator of Lime Crime makeup as well as self appointed Unicorn Queen, recently gave her opinion on the rules of fashion and why it’s ok to break them. Famous for her bright and bold color choices, Deere loves to play with unique color palettes and shades not only with her clothes, but with her hair and makeup.
Deere presents her patrons with cruelty free cosmetics that offer whimsical and bold choices. Weather it’s fantasy shades or glittery combinations, Lime Crime covers all the bases and caters to those wanting to not just look great but have fun. While Deere offers a different view on makeup and what it should do, she still has her own rules that she thinks should be followed. For instance, typical beauty rules say only one bold thing at a time, if you have bold eyes, have a muted lip, but Deere disagrees. She loves to wear what she wants, and if her whole face is done in bold colors and it makes her happy, then she says it works! This ties to another popular beauty rule, not mixing too many colors. Deere likes colors and she loves making fun combinations. Her advice is to wear lots of colors, just pick colors that compliment each other.
Traditional fashion rules say not to mix too many patters, but Deere marches to the beat of her own drum and loves to mix things and shake her wardrobe up. Deere things print-on-print looks are fun and happy, her rule is simply to keep within the same color scheme or complimentary colors.
Another rule she loves to break is wearing socks with open toed shoes. It may sound odd, but pairing bring, colorful and fun socks with fun and fresh open toed shoes brings about a whole new way to flaunt your style.
Deere loves to go against the popular rule that you can only wear neutrals and blacks if you have unnaturally colored hair. With her fun hair that is often in wild and whimsical shades, Deere challenges this rule on a daily basis. Her love of color goes from head to toe, but she does try to wear colors that compliment her hair color.
The final rule she loves to break is dressing your age. She feels like this takes the fun out of fashion. Everyone should wear what makes them happy and what they like. If you are young and want to wear granny loafers, go for it, and likewise, if you are 45 and want to rock a glittery mini skirt, make yourself happy!
Deere’s overall message resonates with all her advice, wear what makes you happy. This is how she runs her business and the best advice she could give anyone.