Women have always found themselves at a disadvantage trying to make it big in this world, even more so for women of color.
Cloé Luv is among the millions of women who have struggled in life. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she was surrounded by females that shared her experiences. One of the brightest parts of her childhood was her father’s influence and introduction to music at a young age. She took pride in her relation to the great artist James Brown. She grew up and often described herself as a “studio brat” to her friends and family.
Cloé earned her Bachelor’s degree at St. John’s University. And with Cloé’s background in music, she started a studio called Brook Brovaz Studio, where she manages a team of composers and music producers. The studio can be found in Brooklyn as well. Her company has already worked with Grammy award-winning artists, up and coming artists, and provided compositions to major companies in the multimedia industry.
Later, Cloé worked in fields of social services, helping communities, and determining people’s benefits. One day, a gentleman in his mid-seventies came to see her. They built a good rapport when he suddenly told her, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl,” something that Cloé had grown up hearing. Her boss happened to walk by when he overheard them.
The boss reprimanded the older man who then apologized to Cloé. Although he was a person of color himself, he explained to her that in his time, Cloé’s kind of beauty was rarely paired with dark skin. Cloé understood for the first time that people complimenting her beauty for a dark-skinned girl were not trying to hurt or insult her. She was aware that they were victims of colorism themselves.
Since then, Cloé has dedicated herself to not only helping communities but also empowering other women of color and educating men on how to support women. She founded Women with Voices, a 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on important and relevant subjects like mental health, sexual liberation, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and family. Her organization has a slogan that says ‘Pro Us’ does not mean ‘Anti Him.’
Women with Voice has both men and women teaching courses and speaking at Cloé’s Corner, a coworking and event space that Cloé runs. It can be found in the heart of Brooklyn, only half a block from Barclay’s Center. Like many coworking spaces, it provides small companies with the space they need to continue their operations. Many of the Women with Voices events occur at Cloé’s Corner. Although it may seem like a females-only workspace, Cloé welcomes men and emphasizes the importance of people from all walks of life and backgrounds to work together.
Cloé has also constructed Fempreneurship, She Tech, and Financial Literacy programs to help jump-start the careers of 3,000 female entrepreneurs trained in business consumer affairs. Her program was designed to support millennial minority and underprivileged women. She has also created an online platform for women called We Uplift Women, where they can come together, blog, and interact to share ideas or businesses. It was developed by LMSM technologies, another Cloé company, and is available on Android and iOS stores. The app is equipped with audio and video chat and is a safe environment for all participants.
From the entertainment industry to corporate consulting, Cloé has gone on to impact future entrepreneurs and industries, traveling and doing public speaking on her infamous keynote topics.To know more about Cloé, visit her website, or follow her on Instagram. You may also connect with her on LinkedIn.