July 12, 2021 by Grace
Member Spotlight: Funlayo Alabi – Co-Founder & CEO of Shea Radiance
OSC: What is your hometown?
FA: I live in the Baltimore area but I was raised in Lagos, Nigeria
OSC: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
FA: I was born in Manchester, a small industrial city in the UK
OSC: What is it about the mission of your company that really ignites you?
FA: Influencing the way women care for themselves and others
OSC: What’s a favorite childhood memory of food that you have?
FA: Making Jollof Rice with my mother on Sunday afternoons
OSC: What’s one thing that keeps you up at night?
FA: I know you asked for one but two things actually keep me up at night – social justice and the collapse of our democracy
About Shea Radiance:
We create beauty products inspired by the traditional uses of unrefined shea butter. We combine inspiration with the science of our unconventional formulation process to give our customers the most effective natural products available. Shea Butter is an integral part of the Shea Radiance brand. We source our Shea Butter directly from women-run cooperatives in West Africa to help provide economic access that allows women to feed, clothe and educate their children. We exist to have a positive and meaningful impact in the world, specifically in the lives of women. Everything we have done up to this point, our successes and challenges, are connected to our higher purpose which is to impact lives.