alliantgroup kicked off Black History Month with an informative lunch and learn for our professionals hosted by the alliantgroup Black Collaborative. The event featured Houston entrepreneur Kim Roxie, plus a pop-up marketplace with Houston based Black owned businesses.

Kim Roxie shared her inspiring story as the founder and CEO of LAMIK Beauty, an American-made, clean beauty brand. Kim was only twenty-one years old when she established her first shop. Today, LAMIK is the first black-owned clean makeup brand to debut at Ulta Beauty, the country’s leading beauty specialty retailer.

Kim detailed her own humble beginnings and pathway to success. She also shared how her best-selling Revelation Brow Duo was inspired by her own personal experience with alopecia and why it’s important to develop a clean make-up line that is paraben-free, talc-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.

The marketplace featured the following Houston based Black owned businesses:

LAMIK Beauty, Wicks & Wine, Eve’s Gourmet Apples & Confections, Africa On My Back, 23rd Wellness, Almost August, Tony by Toni, Rayz Thingz, Light Yo Wicks, and Cherie’s Vintage Gardens and Fine Cuisine.

At alliantgroup, our business mission is to support America’s small and medium-sized businesses. Hosting a marketplace of Black owned small businesses was a meaningful way to introduce our professionals to these amazing entrepreneurs.

The alliantgroup Black Collaborative (aBC) is alliantgroup’s employee resource group (ERG) for our Black professionals. alliantgroup Black Collaborative members work with colleagues throughout the organization to promote Black Excellence by engaging with Black youth in the Houston-area community, empowering Black alliantgroup professionals to reach their professional development goals, and expanding alliantgroup’s search for talented professionals to include dedicated recruiting efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).