Cantu in The Community


Cantu Beauty, an award-winning multicultural hair care brand, once again joins Women Empowering Nations (WEN) to host the 2023 Girls Leading Our Nation (GLOW) Global Cohort: an immersive, high impact leadership coaching experience beginning this month through July 2023 for minority women across the globe. This year’s cohort builds on the 2022 program which impacted more than 2,500 young women and culminated in a once-in-a-lifetime experience for 10 deserving winners to Accra, Ghana. The 2023 program has expanded to include a cohort of young women from seven countries — the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, France, Germany, Ghana and Nigeria.


“In order to be truly empowered, you must first have access and Cantu Beauty is committed to supporting the next generation of female leaders by equipping them with those resources to make a difference in their personal and professional lives,” said Dametria Kinsley, Cantu Beauty’s Global Vice President of Marketing. “Through our multi-year partnership with WEN, we’re able to take our commitment to the next level at a larger scale to reach black and brown women all over the world.”

This year, WEN and Cantu Beauty have selected 50 young women ages 17-23 to participate in the GLOW Global Cohort. The virtual program will feature executives from diverse backgrounds in entrepreneurship and leadership, including Cantu’s own, Black-led team including Kinsley, who will lead workshops exploring career development, public speaking, professional branding and executive leadership. Cantu and WEN are excited to announce the 2023 cohort includes the following esteemed young women:

Cantu Beauty is dedicated to serving Black and Latina communities by inspiring the female leaders of tomorrow. Through the brand’s partnership with Gyrl Wonder, a non-profit organization giving rise to ambitious young women of color, the cohort gains access to resources, events and programming to help foster their ambitions, build self-confidence, and establish mental wellness while transitioning through their personal and professional endeavors.

Programming in 2022 will commence with the #GyrlGetHired series that will culminate in an in-person, one-day event underpinning that the key to success starts from within. The event will equip this year’s Gyrl Wonder cohort with the resources to not only look their best, but perform their best. Additionally, Gyrl Wonder and Cantu will also be coordinating a dinner to honor 2022 college graduates, host career fairs and headshot pop-ups across the country, as well as several other program under the banner of #GyrlGetHired.

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Through their brand-owned initiative, Cantu Elevate, the brand elevates Black female entrepreneurs by providing education-first programming and best practices for building a successful beauty brand. In its inaugural Elevate program, Cantu partnered with 25 Black Women in Beauty, an organization that offers networking and career placement opportunities to female rising stars. The program consists of virtual workshops that discuss cornerstones of beauty marketing including social media management, public relations and executing digital campaigns to help these up-and-coming brands thrive within a competitive and ever changing beauty industry. At the conclusion of the workshops, three attendees are chosen to receive a Cantu sponsored marketing campaign.



The Story of Cantu

So, you did it. You made the liberating decision to embrace your natural hair and boldly own your unique style. Today, that style could be a beautiful fro. Tomorrow, intricate braids. Whether you’re rocking coils, curls, waves, or straight tresses, Cantu’s here, and we’re designing products specifically with you and your hair’s versatility in mind. Our collection of award-winning products is inspired by your beautifully textured hair in order to help you achieve any look you desire. That’s right—we keep your straight strands soft and lustrous and your curls conditioned and defined, and our special formula helps achieve everything from cutting-edge looks to classic styles.

It’s our mission to celebrate you in all your glory. Your hair, your skin, your light, and your beauty are all uniquely you. Own it. Love it. Live it.

My Curl. My Cantu.

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