Campus Life

Student pop-up shop promotes Oglethorpe women’s businesses

On March 11, the Oglethorpe Panhellenic Council held Oglethorpe’s first women-owned business pop-up shop.

The event, held in the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, was created by the Panhellenic Council to accomplish one of their goals, to reach a bigger audience on campus, and to celebrate Women’s History Month and the businesses created by young women on campus.

“This was our first big event of the year and one of the first events that’s been open to the entire campus,” said Jamie Aiken ’23, president of the Panhellenic Council. “It was a tremendous success! Getting ourselves out there and involved with campus life is important, and this pop-up shop was a wonderful first step towards that goal.”

The students and businesses represented at the event were: Jordyn Billings (Jordyn Imani Creations), Camille Grier (Camille Reece Crafted), Mia Maldonado (Jewelry by Mia M.), Vanessa Mendoza Contreras (Vanessa Mendoza Contreras – Marketing), Garshae Mowatt-McKenzie (She Krowned), Amina Sahovic (Glossy and Bossy), Nadia Sambo (Glamblynks), Charlotte Stanton (The Loot Jewelry), and Brittany Turner (Bodacious Brittany).  

“I was glad that I was invited to do this event,” said Garshae Mowatt-McKenzie, owner of She Krowned. “It gave me a chance to get to know more of the Oglethorpe community and promote my upcoming business. The coalition of young women in business is always beautiful to see. Support goes a long way on everyone’s road to success.” 

Amina Sahovic displays her Glossy and Bossy lip gloss products.

Amina Sahovic of Glossy and Bossy said, “Oglethorpe has helped me grow my business in so many ways that I never expected. From the amazing community to events such as the women’s pop-up, this allowed me to sell out of all my inventory within an hour. I’m excited to see the rest of my business journey flourish here at Oglethorpe.”  

Visit OU Connect for other Panhellenic and Sorority Life events. 

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