Bettina Benson
Bettina Benson

Bettina Benson

What Services / Products Does Your Business Provide?

Contemporary, multi-use clothing collections for women and the girls they inspire.

How Long Have You Been In Business?

18 months

Why Did You Start Your Business?

I started my business because of the lack of versatile, quality constructed pieces designed for real women, with real bodies, living very busy lives. I also saw a void in coordinating mother-daughter coordinates; being that I was a new mom, it was natural for me to want to include a girls collection in my line.
Ultimately the line is a celebration of women and motherhood. 

What Has Been The Toughest Part About Being In Business For Yourself?

Building a team who is just as passionate as you are about getting the job done and making sure you're positioned to grow and be successful. 

What Was Your Dream Job As A Kid And Why?

A lawyer, because that's what I thought I was supposed to do, but I have always been passionate about fashion and entrepreneurship. I am creative and innovative and was presented with many opportunities to exercise that creativity as an only child. 

What Woman Inspires You And Why?

The best version of me is the woman who inspires me. That's the woman who keeps me going and striving. I know that with every ah ha moment, every challenge and obstacle overcome, every bit of confidence gained and every lesson learned that I get closer and closer to meeting her.

What Will Be The Biggest Challenge For The Generation Of Black Women Behind You?

I think that we are living in the times of Pure Black Girl Magic but what I see holding a lot of black women back is a sense of unworthiness. I believe that more and more, we are starting to see that we are indeed worthy; however, it took many generations for the seed of unworthiness to be planted and take root, so it could be a continual struggle for generations behind me. I believe mindset is half of the battle.

Where Can We Find You And Your Business?
Instagram: @chloekristyn