The BrwnGrlz Collective Community

Why collaborate with us? We are dedicated to promoting strong black female pioneers of our community, through interviews and content created with you in mind.


We have had the pleasure of  meeting, interviewing, and supporting these phenomenal black female business owners. 

Their stories of determination, resilience, and success will inspire you to chase your dreams and break barriers. Interviews help prepare you for success. If your first time  Check out our interviews, posted on Tuesdays on Youtube. Join us as we celebrate and uplift these remarkable entrepreneurs, each one carving their unique path to greatness. 

Together, we create a community that empowers, motivates, and paves the way for future generations. Follow our journey as we amplify their voices! In the meantime check out our Photos ūüėÉ

About the Founders

Desiree Artemus

Owner of Aligned Quality Gemz 
Ceo of BrwnGrlz Collective

Desiree Artemus is a talented jewelry designer and Columbia, SC native who has been making waves in the industry with her brand "Aligned Quality Gemz" for the past three years. Despite her undeniable talent, Desiree has faced numerous challenges as a black female business owner.


In an industry that has historically been dominated by specific groups, Desiree has encountered limited representation and opportunities. Facing prejudice and a lack of recognition, she found solace and strength in partnering with other black females who shared her experiences.


Understanding the importance of education and empowerment, Desiree actively works primarily towards the advancement of other black females. Through collaborations, mentoring, and sharing resources, she strives to create a supportive community that uplifts and celebrates the achievements of black women.


Desiree's journey as a jewelry designer and her advocacy for female empowerment serve as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and a reminder of the vast untapped potential within marginalized communities.

Jazmin Watkins

Owner of Raw Nature Face and Body 
President of BrwnGrlz Collective

As a 12-year Army veteran, she has dedicated herself to serving her country with honor and commitment. After her successful military career, she ventured into entrepreneurship and became the proud owner of Raw Nature Face and Body. 

Offering natural skincare solutions, her business aims to promote healthy and radiant skin for all. Alongside her entrepreneurial journey, she is also the co-director of the nonprofit organization Brwn Grlz Ent. 

Our nonprofit focuses on empowering young women of color by providing mentorship, educational resources, and a platform for their voices to be heard. Together, we strive to make a positive impact within the community.

Mission and Vision 

We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to building strong working relationships with BLACK female business owners, through monthly mixers/fundraisers, financial assistance, and resources. We strive to create a vibrant community that fosters collaboration, amplifies their voices, and drives meaningful change in our society. Empowering BLACK female entrepreneurs to thrive, create change, and shape a future where their brilliance knows no bounds. 

Our Partners

          Past and Present

Our Sponsors

We are currently looking for more Sponsors and would love for you to become one. Click on each image for more info.

*PLEASE NOTE:  BRWNGRLZ COLLECTIVE OR ENT does not warrant any businesses or organizations listed, nor claim that they possess any particular level of competence or skill. This is not a complete list of community organizations and services but a list that focuses primarily on businesses and organizations that have demonstrated some level of integrity, inclusivity, and/or diversity for melanated business owners and entrepreneurs in and for our community.

Our information directory is updated regularly. If you are interested in having your business or organization added to our directory please email us at

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement


 At the BRWN GRLZ Collective, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of our work. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or ability.


We recognize that systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality exist in our society, and we are committed to addressing these issues through our programs, policies, and practices. Although our organization focuses on the needs of brown and black women, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and supported.

We believe that DEI is not just a goal, but a continuous process of learning, growth, and action. We are committed to working towards a more just and equitable society, and we invite our staff, board, volunteers, and community to join us in this journey.


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