Rahama Wright is the Founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, a social impact company she created after serving in the Peace Corps. The DC based company creates pure nontoxic shea butter body care products in small hand-crafted batches ethically sourcing from women-owned cooperatives in Ghana. Shea Yeleen products are currently distributed through select Whole Foods Markets, independent natural grocery stores, and MGM Resorts International. The products have been featured in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and CNBC Africa. A leading voice on women’s economic and business development she has presented at the United Nations, the U.S. Secretary of State Global Diaspora Forum, the World Bank, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. In 2014, she was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.
Rahama is also the Founder of the Pop-Up Collaborative a collective of women and minority owned business in DC. The goal of the collective is to provide inclusive business opportunities that address gender and racial inequality.
She serves as an adviser to entrepreneurs in the Johns Hopkins University’s Social Innovation Lab. Rahama received her BA in International Relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo. An avid traveler she has visited and worked in 36 countries.
Rahama is Participating in these Events
- Engaging Consumers through Storytelling around Supply Chain Transparency - Breakout Session on Thursday, 6 June, 2019 at 13:30:00