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An Entrepreneur’s Leadership Journey

Read about Bisila’s journey by Shellie Karabell, a contributor at Forbes Magazine.


“It’s difficult to choose just one label,” Bisila Bokoko tells me when we meet at The Ritz in Madrid recently. She has already greeted several tables of friends on the way to our interview. Indeed, it this facility to engage people that led to one of her latest ventures – creating libraries for youngsters in Africa, the land of her grandparents.

Called The Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (BBALP), it provides books and scholarships for some 10 children a year between the ages of 6 to 10 years. And it happened one-on-one, in 2009, when she travelled to Africa for the first time. “I met the Chief of Kokofu and Ghana, and he appointed me ‘Queen Development mother,’” she explained, and so the library was developed to foster education. She posted news of the project on her Facebook account. And the project grew.

Read the rest of the article here.

Ambassador for NYC Pilates Personalized Trainer, Stefanie Gordon

We would like to introduce you to our new client, Stefanie Gordon, who is a Pilates trainer. She is a great motivator, a STOTT PILATES ® advanced certified instructor, licensed on all apparatuses as well as with injuries and special populations. She is additionally certified as a personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a certifying instructor-trainer with Pilates Academy International.

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Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Exhibition, June 18th at 7PM!!

Join us for the Opening of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s exhibition at the Cervantes Institute in NYC!

This show features a selection of costumes, posters and furniture that Agatha Ruiz de la Prada created during more than thirty years of work. The newness and optimism that define her creations appears in all of her designs, especially in her graphic productions, where spontaneous and dynamic lines are used in both the typography and contours of shapes, and relate to her characteristics live colors, the extreme stylization of motifs and the omnipresence of her symbols: hearts, flowers and stars.

Exhibition opens Thursday, June 18th, 7PM
(thru July 6th)
Free Admission

Cervantes Institute
211 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017

It will be a great whimsical exhibition! Don’t miss it!!

STANDSEVEN’s Jewels for Water Trunk Show Reception – June 3rd

On JUNE 3RD, StandSeven is hosting a trunk show at Omar’s in NYC presenting the Jewels for Water collection.

The JEWELS FOR WATER jewelry collection works on the premise, that for every piece that is purchased, a water filter will be provided in areas desperately needing clean water. They are distributed by our partner Waves For Water, which has given access to clean water to 8 million people worldwide.

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New Huffington Post article!

Check out Bisila’s new post, Endings with magical beginnings: From corporate to entrepreneurship.

Join in the conversation here!

I believe we all are architects of our own future. Nonetheless, surrounding yourself with people you admire, inspire and care about – in and out of your field to help you build a strong foundation is key to success. Entrepreneurship can be a very lonely road and a strong support system to rely on through your high and lows will make you more comfortable with the idea that as challenging as they may be, endings can be magical beginnings.

Bisila Bokoko Embodies The Essence of Modern Girl Power Ahead of International Women’s Day

Ladies across the globe have been quick to embrace a new role model as Bisila Bokoko continues to inspire, motivate and empower. As a businesswoman, award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker, brand ambassador, fashionista and mother, the Afro-Spaniard femme fatale is at the vanguard of a worldwide woman’s movement – and she hopes to inspire even more women throughout March thanks to International Women’s Day.

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BBES’s Newest Client, Ethically Impacting StandSeven

Ikena Carreira and Tamaryn White

(New York, NY) – BBES International would like to welcome their new London based client, StandSeven, which sells exclusive creations by renowned artists, designers, and architects, as well as smaller, handmade items that are available in limited quantities.

The idea is to sell products with a positive social impact, and the minds that created it are Ikena Carreira and Tamaryn White. They have roots in documentary film, interior design and independent business, sharing a passion for artisan made products, a spirit in freedom fighting and off the grid communities, as well as a shared vision to bridge worlds. They work with master artisans in Bosnia, Kenya, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Belize, Mauritania, Angola, France, and the UK, amongst others.

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StandSeven is new place to shop for beautiful homeware, fashion and jewelry, health and beauty and baby products. For example, one week they may sell gorgeous wooden toys that have been handmade in Sri Lanka, the next a handbag that has been stitched by an artisan in Brazil.

StandSeven strongly believes that design and aesthetics, and positive social or ethical impact do not need to be mutually exclusive. It offers customers the opportunity to buy fantastic, beautiful products for their home and lifestyle, that not only are ‘no harm’ but that also do positive good. People can shop and feel good at the same time. They offer complete transparency with their products, telling the story behind the products, about the incredible people, artisans and designers that work so diligently.

“Making significant, measureable change. Design can change the world.”


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