From Co-ed to CEO: MakeUp by Mochaa

By Ruelle Fludd

Erykah Clarke beautifies the campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU) one face at a time. Clarke is the owner of her very own one-woman business, MakeUp by Mochaa

and a self-sufficient full-time health care management student. According to a study held by the American Express OPEN “The State of Women-Owned Businesses 2017,” female entrepreneur- ship is rising and women of color as business owners has grown by 467 percent from 1997 to 2017. Yet, this study and those sim- ilar tend to not account for women pursuing their undergraduate degree as well.

The originality, dedication and passion Clarke gives MakeUp by Mochaa is the concrete proof that these statistics, just like her business, are only going up from here.

Read her entire story in the July/August issue of ONYX Magazine. Get your in-home subscription now.


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