Before she was the CEO of a multi-million dollar hair company, she was just a street-smart girl from the city of Detroit who had a passion for hair and a dream of one day owning her own business. A two time Harvard graduate, best-selling author, and lifestyle expert, Chris-Tia Donaldson has become one of the leading voices of her generation.
Named one of Chicago’s 40 Under 40, Chris-Tia has leveraged her success to build a personal brand focused on female empowerment, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. She has created her own lane in the world of start-ups and is known for always “keeping it real” when it comes to sharing the trials and tribulations of running a business while balancing the demands of everyday life. Having triumphed over breast cancer while building one of the top beauty brands in the textured hair place, Chris-Tia captures the hearts and minds of all demographics, from women on the South side of Chicago to South
Whether she is speaking about overcoming obstacles as a woman of color in Corporate America, moving forward with speed and grace or her morning skincare routine, she has all of the relate-ability of your favorite girlfriend with the insight of a Harvard trained lawyer. She is the perfect blend of beauty and brains, around the way girl and savvy CEO, who offers powerful life lessons, with compelling, insightful, and awe-inspiring testimony that gives hope to women looking to transforming their lives.