#WorkingWomen Spotlight | KoKo Nanga

This week’s #WorkingWomen are : Maryanne Mokoko, fashion Designer and creator

Business: Koko Nanga – The Modern Flair to African Fashion. From casual to cocktail, evening and party dresses. Rich in pattern and versatility.Koko Nanga is designed for the Afropolitan at heart. Whether you are a single socialite, an eccentric mother/father, culturally inclined individual or that grandparent who just enjoys rocking the Print, Koko Nanga has something for you. Customers can find items to wear at barbecues, night out with friends, weddings, festivals, work or family gatherings. The brand’s goal was to redefine the perspective on Africanism through fashion while being relateable to changing times. Making this wearable connection with Mama Africa, the designer Maryanne Mokoko creates clothing with which enables women feel proud of who they are. 

Background: 
Maryanne Enanga Mokoko is a naturalized American, born of Cameroonian parents in Central, Africa. Her dream had always been to change the way we see African Fashion. When she migrated to the diaspora at the age of 14, she found the outlet that could make many like her unafraid and proud of their African heritage.

The designer has always been inspired by art and culture. As a youth, she spent most of her alone time sketching women dressed in unique patterns. Holding a degree in Architecture from the HBCU Howard University, her constant inspirations are themed around geometry, nature, curved patterns and life that inspires space.

She began her fashion ventures in the summer of 2006 with the clothing company Côté Minou alongside business partner Stephanie Mouapi until 2011. The venture trail-blazed as they empowered youths in many cities across the USA.

In 2013, Maryanne launched Koko Nanga in an attempt to fortify her perspective on African Fashion. The brand, among other fabrics, mainly uses the print commonly known around the world as “Ankara”. With these Afro-chic designs, the designer adds a modern flair and uniqueness to her brand

 

What being a #WorkingWoman means to them: A working woman is a proud woman who can vouch for her self and her worth. She doesn’t makes excuses, believes in growth and alignment. She is not selfish because she believes the “work” she does as a “woman” is the foundation for the progress of mankind. Her art in work is a reflection of God, her creator.

KoKo Nanga, on knowing their worthWe ensure that women know their worth in by helping them understand that they are creatures with powerful minds through our fashion. This mindset enables them to tap and excel by skillfully applying the behaviors their minds influences them to fulfill.

Pictured below are some of the beautiful apparel that KoKo Nanga as to offer:

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***For business inquiries, KoKo Nanga can be purchased at: kokonanga.com ***

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#WorkingWomen Spotlight | Dainty Delights by Ivana LLC

This week’s #WorkingWomen is: Ivana, culinary artist/ and business owner

Business: Dainty Delights by Ivana LLC; full-service event catering with specialties including miniature sweet & savory bites & dessert/candy buffets.

Background:

Dainty Delights by Ivana LLC is the premiere choice for aesthetically pleasing & delicious top-notch miniature sweet and savory delicacies. Our motto, “Miniature delicacies. Meticulous detail. Maximum deliciousness.” encompasses our commitment to excellence in client satisfaction and every aspect of your catering experience. Our culinary selections make every life moment celebration-worthy and provide the “cherry on top” to events of any size. Try the Dainty Delights difference today!

Dainty Delights by Ivana was created in January 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Ivana was inspired to create Dainty Delights by Ivana LLC by her life long passion for hospitality & event planning, interests her mother & grandmother helped her cultivate early in life. From her days as a child playing waitress to family members & taking orders with crayons & paper, Ivana has always enjoyed spreading happiness & making others smile with food.

To date, with vast experience gained working in various event-planning capacities, Ivana has independently & successfully planned & coordinated full-food service social gatherings, professional meetings, & fundraising events for upwards of 500 people.

Ivana’s years of event planning & solid track record, combined with her hustle mentality & drive, birthed Dainty Delights by Ivana when she decided she wanted to share positive energy & joy by putting her passion for hospitality & culinary arts to work. As a proud alumnus of UC Berkeley & UCLA, Ivana combines skills learned in the classroom with her unique life experiences to genuinely connect with each client. We at Dainty Delights by Ivana pride ourselves on using food & maximum attention to detail to spread love & positivity through the avenues of catering & hospitality.

What being a #WorkingWoman means to her:

The term #WorkingWoman describes a woman who is determined to create a life for herself that encompasses the goals that are most important to her & closest to her heart. She understands that in order to do so, time, sacrifice, effort, & persistence will be required, so every day when she wakes up, she puts one foot in front of the other and takes baby steps daily to make her goals & aspirations a reality.

Ivana, on knowing her worth:

I ensure that women working in event planning & hospitality industries know their worth by openly sharing knowledge gained my personal experiences in this industry. I believe that knowledge is power, and mentorship & networking with other women are opportunities where I can share & exchange new ideas & perspectives with other #workingwomen working hard towards their personal & professional goals.

Be sure to check out Dainty Delights by Ivana’s product review and vlog feature on our YouTube channel

***Pictured below are some of Ivana’s “dainty delights”:

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For business inquiries, Ivana and her “Dainty Delights” can be found at:
Instagram: @daintydelightsbyivana
Facebook: Dainty Delights by Ivana 
Website: www.IwantDaintyDelights.com