Two University of Guelph grads are featured in the same issue of Flare magazine, each making a name for themselves in their efforts to empower women.
Amreen Kadwa, founder of the organization Hijabi Ballers, is creating more opportunities for Muslim girls and women to participate in sport. Brittny Robins, the founder of the skin care and cosmetic lines Flawless by Friday and By Britt, helps women feel good about themselves.
Kadwa has a BA in economics and international development, while Robins has a BA in psychology and marketing.
Kadwa was a Gryphon rugby player before an injury ended her playing career. She told Flare in a profile story that the sport shaped her as an individual and taught her many life skills.
She founded Hijabi Ballers to give back to the sports community and help Muslim women and girls enjoy it more.
In her Flare profile, Robins said she was always happy to do makeup for her four sisters for special occasions, but never thought her hobby would become a career.
A friend encouraged her to imagine what she would do in a “perfect world” scenario. As soon as she imagined it, her career in creating makeup and skin care began. It evolved rapidly.
Robins said the idea of being flawless is a state of mind. Her mission is to give her customers the tools to feel confident in their own skin.