Today in the guest chair we have Chris-Tia Donaldson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thank God It’s Natural (tgin), a manufacturer of natural hair and skincare products.
Prior to starting tgin, Chris-Tia, a two-time Harvard graduate, worked at a top law firm in Chicago. It was there she realized that she wasn’t receiving the support she needed to advance in her career. She wasn’t willing to play the game anymore, so she decided to get out and create her own game.
Like many of us, Chris-Tia struggled with her hair while navigating the corporate world. There weren’t a lot of products for kinky, curly, and wavy hair, so she set out to create a product that made her feel confident about her curls.
Tgin is now currently sold at Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Sally’s Beauty, Walgreens, and now Ulta.
Chris-Tia is so transparent in this episode, especially when it comes to the money required to scale and maintain a business. I’m excited for you to hear!
Links mentioned in this episode
- Thank God It’s Natural
- Hire My Mom
- This Is Only a Test: What Breast Cancer Taught Me about Faith, Love, Hair, and Business
- Thank God I’m Natural–The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
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