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Monday, November 13, 2017

17-Year Old Black CEO Launches New Program and Workshop Series to Help High School Students Reach Their Potential

— Zandra Beauty’s STEAM-based immersion program prepares high school students for business and boosts their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. —

Zandra Cunningham

Zandra Cunningham, founder of Zandra Beauty

Nationwide — Zandra A. Cunningham, teen entrepreneur of the artisan skincare line Zandra, girl’s rights advocate and philanthropist, has announced the launch of the ‘Science Behind It’ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)-based immersion program for high-schools, encouraging students to explore basic business skills and experience skin care product formulation through a hands-on workshop series. Additionally, they will compete in a Shark Tank style competition using their business plans and flair to pitch their ideas and build a mock business.

“STEAM education helped me to create and build an award-winning company. Our focus on nutrient-rich natural skincare products involves multiple chemical principles to achieve the best formulas, requiring a good knowledge of how to apply science, tech, math, and creativity,” said Zandra, the 17-year old CEO. “With that knowledge, I went from making lip balm in my parent’s kitchen to selling my products in stores across the nation. I’m excited to work with schools and organizations to introduce students to the opportunities that a STEAM education can offer.”

The ‘Science Behind It’ workshops series will include innovative STEAM classes that will show students how to formulate their own personal care products such lip balms, toothpaste, facial masks, hair & body butters, skin scrubs and more. The series will be conducted over several weeks or in one session depending on the organization.

Zandra has been sought after nationwide to share her business journey and entrepreneurship secrets to success. In response, Zandra launched the Young Mogul Prep School – an entrepreneurial training platform that guides students through the key stages of business development.

As part of the Young Mogul Prep School and under her non-profit charitable arm The Zandra TLC Foundation, Zandra created the ‘Science Behind It’ STEAM-based immersion program to help middle to high-school students turn their own dreams of becoming a teen CEO into a reality.

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Zandra is one of the youngest MWBE (Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise) certified businesses working with government agencies and schools to bring STEAM career readiness educational experience to young people in schools and communities in New York and across the country.

To submit a request for Zandra to speak or run a STEAM-based immersion program at your school/organization or event, contact: Tamara Z. Lewis at tamara@zandrabeauty.com/ Tel. 1 716-359-1824.


About Zandra
Zandra Azariah Cunningham is a 17-year-old entrepreneur from Buffalo, NY. As CEO, she has built the award-winning Zandra company into a national beauty brand earning recognition as the Etsy Open Call Golden PO Winner, BE Teenpreneur of the year nominee (2016), Small Business Administration Youth Entrepreneur of the year (2017). Zandra has been featured on Inc., Black Enterprise, USA Today, NPR, ABC Nightline, NBC Today Show, Nickelodeon, Harry Show, Steve Harvey Funderdome, Seventeen Magazine, Girls Life Magazine. She is the TOFi™ International HERs OWNly JR™ ambassador, and a United Nations Foundation Teen Advisor. Through philanthropy and advocacy Cunningham champions ‘girls on the move!’ – girl’s rights and education – and leads her company’s Beauty Ambassador Program which donates up to 10% of all profits to support girls’ education. Read more about the Zandra story at www.Zandrabeauty.com.

About the Zandra TLC Foundation
Established in 2016, The Zandra TLC Foundation is a 501(c)3 that was created to expose, empower, and inspire girls ages 7-18 with an emphasis on underserved communities to see beyond their current situations and expose them to new possibilities in career choice, health, wellness, STEAM and more. We know that girls have the power to change their families, communities and impact the world. The Zandra TLC Foundation promotes quality programming that helps create social and economic change through education and entrepreneurship.


Tamara Z. Lewis