Celebrating Women's History Month: Women Doing Amazing Things
By Victoria Makinde on March 1, 2023

March is Women's History Month

Now is a great opportunity to commemorate the women who have made remarkable contributions to society. The truth is, women have been accomplishing incredible feats since ancient times. From creating art and inventing new technologies to shaping politics and impacting laws, women have always played a crucial role. We balance the responsibilities of nurturing our families, excelling in our careers, and ensuring the well-being of everyone around us.

This year, we have decided to approach Women's History Month in a bit different. We will shine a spotlight on local women-owned small businesses that are making significant progress and offer you the chance to support them.

Meet The Founders

Danielle Terrelonge

Buzz365Media provides live online broadcasting services to clients ranging from federal agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations to individuals with personal life events they want to capture live. Danielle tailors a custom solution to extend the reach of our client's messages through quality online broadcasts.

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Omotayo Aweda

Omotayo founded Omotayo Aweda Photography, a self-taught photographer based in the Washington, DC, area. She discovered her passion for photography in 2011 while a freshman in college. She specializes in capturing beauty using photography. "I aim to tell a story with every shutter cycle of my camera."

Melissa Nixon

Kali Ma Botanica brings the mystical to you. Kali Ma Botanica is the place to go if you're looking for crystals, candles, incense, jewelry, and other metaphysical items to enhance your spiritual journey. Owner Melissa enjoys using her skills to make custom-made jewelry from gemstones and natural materials.

Laura Salmon

Waxing the City, Alexandria (Del Ray) is a salon that specializes in waxing. They offer a full range of services, including eyebrow waxing, lip waxing, Brazilian waxing, and more. Franchise owner Laura believes everyone deserves to feel beautiful and confident in their skin.

Epiphanie Yohou

Ayoka Essentials Candle Co., founded by Epiphanie Yohou, provides the best home fragrance products—and they do it in a plant-based, vegan-friendly, and environmentally sustainable way. That's right: you can feel good about lighting these candles in your home!


Jessica Dennis

Jessica, a professional massage therapist, founded MOOD Wellness Lounge. She created MOOD Wellness Lounge to provide a space where people could relax and unwind while learning more about how they can care for themselves through nutrition coaching, infrared sauna sessions, massage therapy, and more.

Victoria Makinde

Hello Wellness is a brand dedicated to providing therapeutic body, skin, and hair care products that enhance overall well-being. Founded by me and inspired by the women around me, our products are designed with you in mind—regardless of age, gender, or skin type.


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