Named one of Essence Magazine’s 50 Founders to Watch, Gia Lowe discovered a passion for elevating the crowns & voices of Black women while working at a local salon in the Bronx at just twelve years old.
Upon completing a degree with a dual major in Risk Management and Marketing at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Gia relocated to California’s Bay Area for a career development program before launching her own business ventures.
Believing that confidence in action results in impact, Gia co-founded CURLFEST, a beauty festival with close to 45,000 guests annually, alongside Curly Girl Collective, an award-winning Activation Agency & community of over a quarter of a million women, whose mission is to celebrate women of color & transform beauty culture. Simultaneously, she co-founded STRAND BY STRAND, an eco-all-natural head lice treatment product & service company.
Gia’s entrepreneurial achievements, specifically her expertise in creating lucrative partnerships, has earned her opportunities to work with noteworthy organizations across the financial, tech, marketing, educational, and nonprofit sectors.
Cultivating a multi-million dollar book of business, brands including Target, HBO, AT&T, L’oreal, Dove, Netflix, and Revlon have all relied on Gia’s vision to foster authentic relationships between the brand’s and their communities.
As a thought leader and speaker, Gia lends her voice to broadening representation & equality for black women and empowering entrepreneurs with tools to design the life, business, and relationships that support their success.
Gia’s work has been featured & celebrated in publications such as ABC News, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Essence, and The New York Times.