By AMIRA RASOOL via https://www.teenvogue.com
t seems like every day a new fashion media platform appears on the scene. So, it takes something or someone really special to create a brand that stands out among the crowd. Entrepreneur and multimedia strategist Nana Agyemang kept that in mind while building her fashion multimedia brand, EveryStylishGirl (ESG). Recognizing that women of color working in media lacked the proper support, Nana used her skills as a gifted storyteller to create a platform that helps women around the globe launch and further their media career goals.
Founded in July 2016, ESG initially launched as a social media platform that delivered inspirational stories from a diverse group of stylish and ambitious women in media. The brand’s colorful and curated Instagram page featured glossy images of fashion and beauty editors like Teen Vogue EIC Lindsay Peoples-Wagner and media entrepreneurs like Brittany Hampton, the first global ambassador for DVF. Each post was accompanied by an inspirational quote or personalized career advice.
From the very beginning, the ESG mission was simple: highlight the women of color in media who are often ignored by mainstream fashion mediums. “I was frustrated with the lack of representation of black women internally and externally at media companies,” Nana told Teen Vogue over email. “I was always the only black girl at all my media jobs. From hard news to fashion, there was always a handful of us. I knew there were a lot of …