This Powerhouse Duo Is Making Up For a Lack of Representation In the Beauty Industry

In the nearly four years since they launched, they’ve made quick work of breaking barriers in the beauty and retail spheres: Miller (who is Mented's CEO) and Johnson (who is chief operations officer) are the fifteenth and sixteenth African American women to raise $1 million in venture capital (Black women receive less than 1 percent of venture capital funding overall), and this year, they reached an even wider base after brokering a major deal to sell their products at Target.

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