Angela Hackett Jenkins was an aspiring entrepreneur at age 5, and now she’s an inspiring entrepreneur! As a survivor herself, Angela contributes at least 10% of all online sales from her luxury natural skincare line, Solarte Collections, to safe houses that help women impacted by domestic violence.
1. Tell us in a few sentences what you do. And why you do it.
I’m a wife, mother and the Founder & CEO of Solarté Collections, a natural skincare brand! I love business and have dressed the part since I was 5 years old. I have always loved ideas of entrepreneurship, wearing suits and scarves to Kindergarten while toting my Mickey Mouse Briefcase, aka backpack. Now, many years later: I have manifested that love, having bought the global rights to the original brand and all of the formulations from the original owners. I re-launched Solarté in 2017 with my wonderful team! Creating Solarté as a social impact platform, it was critical to be different, and to inspire beauty from the inside out through our elegant French skincare and safe house mission. As a survivor of domestic violence, 20 years ago, I work hard to engage others about the prevention, recovery and restoring of lives who have been effected by domestic violence. To that end: My company partners with safe houses through out the US and we donate at least 10% of all online sales to those safe houses. It’s an honor to help others overcome their own crisis, and I love teaching others how to live bold, fearless lives filled with confidence, joy and wellbeing!
2. What is your contact info (that you want shared) please include any active social handles, websites etc.
YouTube: Solarté Collections
3. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is?
Thank God for another day to inspire beauty from the inside out!
4. My best business advice is….
Trust your gut instincts!! Recruit great talent and always trust that you know what is best for you and your business, and act accordingly.
5. My professional goal for 2021 is…
Attract 50 new brand Ambassadors, increase sales by 50%, and partner with 10 new safe houses!
6. Supporting women in business is now more critical than ever. How can our community best support you?
Share the Solarté love with your circle of influence! Buy our product! Use code: SolarteStrong for 20% off.
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8. Favorite donut:
Blueberry Cake Doughnut
9. Favorite podcast:
“How I built this”: An NPR podcast by Guy Raz.
10. Favorite book:
Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers
11. Favorite pandemic binge watch:
SUCCESSION on HBO
12. When I practice self-care I…
…use Solarté products, get a massage, or go on a long walk
13. The place I am happiest is…
Other than my family, I love to be surrounded by authentic people, building their dreams.
14. People are surprised to learn I…
…was functioning but legally blind until I was 9 years old, and my parents didn’t know it!
15. 2020 taught me…
…we can overcome anything with a higher purpose, the right team, family, and friends.