Model Mom, Inc. Presents the What’s Your Beautiful Initiative

Back in June of this year, a few of the Detroit CEO Magazine staff were able to attend the What’s Your Beautiful Empowerment Brunch presented by Model Mom, Inc.  It was held at the one of the rare jewels within the city of Detroit, an Italian restaurant named La Dolce Vita, located on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.  Crystal Cole, the Founder and CEO of Model Mom, Inc., put together an awesome event that included panelists that shared their own definition of beautiful with the audience.  Those panelists included Dr. Rose Moten (Clinical Psychologist and Business Owner), Gwen Jimmere (CEO of Naturalicious, a natural hair care beauty line) and Khristian Joy Alexander (Mrs. Michigan 2012).

Not only did we have a great time, but we got the opportunity to briefly speak with a few of the participants and contributors of the What’s Your Beautiful event, including Ms. Cole.  Here is what they had to say about the event and their individual ventures.

Doris A.C. Johnson (Novelist and Author)


This was a wonderful event to participate in.  The panelists shared a wealth of knowledge that I feel every person here can benefit from.  As far as my own accomplishments, I’ve written 7 books and am currently working on my 8th novel.  I am in school, currently enrolled in my final class pursing a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  I am also an advocate of Domestic Violence Awareness. I’m just making things happen.

Gwen Jimmere, CEO of Naturalicious


Describe your experience with the What’s Your Beautiful Event.

It was just a really empowering movement for women.  It was great to be among women who want to see each other strive and thrive, Many times we can be around other women that we feel are not friendly or forthcoming with resourceful information.  We tend to think that other women don’t want to see us do well.  Being here was similar to an environment filled with camaraderie.

We admire women who are successful, but we often don’t know the back story of their lives.  I think it’s good to be in an environment where that is being shared.  It’s great to share some of the real life struggles with others so they see what made you who you are today.

**Gwen Jimmere can be contacted via email at  Find out more about her company at**

Crystal Cole, Founder and CEO of Model Mom, Inc.

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Share some information about the Model Mom brand and the What’s Your Beautiful event series.

Model Mom, Inc. is a Lifestyle Enhancement brand.  We seek to enhance women’s lives (mind, body and spirit) through offering strategy sessions for your business, empowerment lunches such as What’s Your Beautiful and building a network of sisterhood.  Our goal is to bridge women together to build a stronger network where we can uplift and empower one another.

What’s Your Beautiful was created to bring women together to discuss beauty beyond the superficial norms.  The goal of the initiative is to encourage women to magnify their inner beauty.  I want there to be an annual event where we come together to experience good food, good fashion and good girl talk in a non-intimidating setting.  The follow up to this event is going to be the teen edition where we invite young ladies 13-19 years of age.  We will deliver the message of sisterhood and empowerment to them as well (the What’s Your Beautiful Teen Edition took place August 17, 2014 at Evolution Skin Care in Ferndale, Michigan).

Erroll L. Bomar, III, Ambassador of Y.U.P. Connect (Young Urban Professionals)


This event was all about Model Moms.  The beautiful thing about the brunch was that it brought together women who have shared common life events.  By sharing with each other, the women here got to form a bond of sisterhood.  The biggest thing that was shared was a vulnerability with the group as a whole that was a catalyst in building a great bond.  I’m looking forward to Model Mom, Inc. growing.  I think the organization stands for so much within the community that is needed, not only among women, but among the younger generation of women.


Model Mom, Inc. is a lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering diverse women who empower those around them.  We support women who excel personally and professionally.  These women make positive impacts, not just in their personal lives, but in their communities as well.  Our vision is to enhance the lifestyle of women who come from all aspects of life.  For more information, visit the company on the web at or call 1-916-572-2653.








Metro Detroit Entrepreneur to host Empowerment Brunch for Women

Crystal Cole, CEO of Model Mom Inc. is the developer of an upcoming event that involves a candid panel discussion on what is deemed beautiful in today’s society. Accomplished women in various fields of profession such as beauty, entertainment and business will be the featured panelists, including actress Catherine Martinez, the 2012 Mrs. Michigan pageant winner Khristian Joy Alexander and CEO of Naturalicious, Gwen Jimere.

The 1st annual “What’s Your Beautiful?” Empowerment Brunch will be held at La Dolce Vita, located in the Palmer Park District of Detroit, Michigan. Attendees will be able to shop with local vendors, while enjoying great food and power-packed networking with a diverse group of professional women. Ms. Cole says, “Based on the principles of empowerment, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle enhancement, Model Mom endorses the enrichment of women’s lives through the positive development of the mind, body and spirit. Our upcoming brunch is the first of 5 community initiatives that Model Mom, Inc. will present. By building strong networks of sisterhood, we can uplift our community as well as offset the negative influences currently plaguing our youth.”

The event will take place on June 28, 2014 from 12 noon until 3pm. A partial list of sponsors include Detroit CEO Magazine, YUP Connect, Custom Eyes, Inc., The Special Treats, Solo Images Photography and Evolution Skin Care Studio. Vendor and additional Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are available here For more information, email or call 1-916-572-2653.


Model Mom, Inc. is a lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering diverse women who empower those around them. We support women who excel personally and professionally. These women make positive impacts, not just in their personal lives, but in their communities as well. Our vision is to enhance the lifestyle of women who come from all aspects of life. For more information, visit


La Dolce Vita is a beautiful establishment, owned by Enrico Roselli, with an ongoing commitment to providing its patrons with innovative Italian cuisine. Established in 1995, it has been voted “The Best Patio” by the Metro Times. They offer an eclectic menu of regional Italian cuisine with continental influences. For more information, visit them on the web at

Detroit CEO Magazine celebrates National Women’s History Month

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At Detroit CEO Magazine, we feel that National Women’s History Month is represented well by a few Metro Detroit women Entrepreneurs who are not only inspirational in their individual quests to be masters of their own crafts. They are unsung power players and role models. Congratulations on being great examples of admirable professionals.

LaTanya Orr is an award-winning designer and brand strategist who provides creative and strategic brand “makeovers” for corporate, academic, civic and nonprofit institutions throughout the US and abroad.


She is CEO of Selah Branding and Design, LLC (SBD) — a Detroit-based collaborative design studio that provides image building and strategic branding services to a variety of clients including the University of Michigan, the Michigan Chronicle, Embassy Covenant Church International, the Skillman Foundation, Word of Faith International Christian Center, the Southfield Community Foundation, the Michigan Area Health Education Center and most recently the Corey Condrey Evangelistic Training Center in Atlanta, GA – to name a few.

Angela T. Jones is a published Author, Movie Producer, Radio Show host and the creative and business mind behind Super Woman Productions and Publishing LLC.


Ms. Jones is recognized for her achievements as a Media Professional in the sixth and seventh editions of Who’s Who in Black Detroit (2012 & 2013), published by Who’s Who Publishing, a Real Times Media company. She is also a 2013 nominee of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 under 40 and the 2013 Confident Woman Award winner.
Among her many efforts involving community support and philanthropy, she serves as a Board Member of two Non-Profit Organizations: St. Patrick’s Senior Center and Real Life. My Music. Additionally, Ms. Jones held, for the second year in a row, the only official event in Michigan that celebrates International Women’s Day (Women’s Day Tea! Sip and Sushi), that was held on March 8, 2014 at Socra Tea in Detroit, Michigan. For more information, visit

Crystal Cole is an Independent Media Correspondent through the company, C Squared Media, and the Founder and CEO of Model Momz, Incorporated.


Mother is the highest accomplishment listed on Model Mom CEO, Crystal Cole’s, resume. It’s a title held most close and the reason for all that she sets out to accomplish.

Crystal’s desire is to be THE role-model in her children’s lives.

Her Model Mom brand is designed to encourage a bond of sisterhood and empowerment among women through the shared connection of motherhood. Ms. Cole also covers local and national events on the red carpet. For more information, visit

ReeJade Richmond is the CEO of S.H.E. (Search for Her Existence), a low profit Limited Liability company focused on helping women discover their GREATNESS, through personal and professional development.


• Before establishing S.H.E. in January 2013, ReeJade accomplished quite a few GREAT goals. She started college at the age of 17 and completed her Bachelors by the age of 20; graduating in the top 10 % of her undergraduate class.
• Mrs. Richmond began law school at age 21 and completed at 24. I participated in several legal competitions, receiving a Leadership award.
• After law school, she worked at a renowned law firm where she had the pleasure of working with none other than the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, the heirs of Alex Haley, the heirs of Malcolm X, the Father of Techno, Mr. Juan Atkins and has participated in several historical projects that involved Mrs. Rosa Parks and President Barack Obama.
For more information on how S.H.E. may be able to assist you in your endeavors, visit

Kelley J. Gupton (Posey) is the Founder and Lead Event Planner of Posey Planning Services, LLC.


Posey Planning Services LLC (PPS) is a premier all events planning company. They have been serving Metro Detroit since 2004. After planning her parents’ second marriage together and setting up church events, Mrs. Posey knew planning was her niche. Developing her organizational and communication skills, she graduated from college with her B.A. in Communications. Her years of experience in customer service and sales prove she has what it takes to get the job done! Please feel free to contact PPS for a free consultation by visiting

Rodnesha Ross is the Founder and Executive Director of Artist Venue Non-Profit Organization.


Ms. Ross is a Multi-Preneur who also has her own Photography company, Rizel Photography, but the CEO of SRVC Boutique, a Vintage Couture Boutique Exclusive Apparel & Accessories for Exclusive people! The boutiques is located at 17063 10 Mile Road in Eastpointe, Michigan. For more information on any of her ventures or services, call 313-473-0336.