As a third-generation entrepreneur, Anthara Patrice knows how to run a successful business. Patrice is a tech innovator who is shaking up the beauty industry with her new app — MyBeautyFill — created to connect consumers to the best in beauty products and services.
Coming from a successful family salon enterprise in Dallas, the influencer, speaker, social entrepreneur, has over 20 years of experience.
Patrice, who is also a domestic abuse survivor, is providing help to other women dealing with these issues through the app. A portion of proceeds from the app goes to domestic violence survivors and micro-organizations.
Rolling out spoke with Patrice about her entrepreneurial journey and what led her to tech.
When did you become interested in technology?
In the late 90’s when I used to set up my parents’ friends’ computers and printers.
Who inspired you to pursue your career in technology?
My late grandmother, Mary Jean. She was very enterprising. She only had an eighth-grade education, but owned a restaurant [and rental homes] in Southern Dallas .
What was the driving force behind you creating My BeautyFill?
Having been in beauty 24 years and seeing a need to provide a streamline platform for full beauty appointments to product purchases.
What has changed drastically from when you first started?
We’ve constantly improved the platform along with implementing a hidden domestic violence resource area.
How important is technology to the advancement of Black people?
Technology has constantly been a part of the advancement of Black people, from the HVAC system to VOIP. It is how we have constantly added to multiple American enterprises, [whether] acknowledged or not. We have done this with our innate nature to innovate and support community opportunity, establishment, growth and wealth.
How do you want to impact the culture with your creativity and technology?
I want to impact the culture by being the face of a multi-faceted Black founder, from my creativity in hair color choices to transitioning, to becoming semi-technical from my digital implementation corporate career.
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