Sharmadean Reid

2022 - What does it mean to be human and why that may not match your label

Sharmadean Reid is the Founder and CEO of Beautystack and The Stack World. Her mission is to create economic and social empowerment for women through technology and media.

She will be talking to friend and fellow entrepreneur Alex Depledge about what it mean to be human, her drivers and the labels she is forever being given by others.

Sharmadean graduated from Central St Martins with a First Class degree in Communication and became a brand consultant and fashion stylist for Nike, Asos and Arena Homme +. She started WAH as a hip hop magazine for girls in 2006 while still at university. She then founded WAH Nails as a side project in 2009.

WAH completely changed the beauty landscape with its millennial voice, feminist attitude and innovative salon space. She then wrote two books, delivered global pop up nail salons for 100s of brands, created a product line with Walgreen Boots Alliance and was awarded an MBE from HRH Queen in 2015 for services to Beauty and Women.

Alongside all of this she shared her journey by organising business events for young female entrepreneurs culminating in futuregirlcorp.com.