Takia Ross | Founder and CEO of Accessmatized

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Takia Ross is a self-taught makeup artist whose artistry has graced the pages of 60+ publications including Essence Magazine. Takia has been featured in the Afro Newspaper, Technically Baltimore, Baltimore Business Journal, and Baltimore Sun for her work assisting small businesses, and advocating on Capitol Hill for changes in federal small business funding. Since 2015, Takia has won over $65,000 in cash and prizes competing in Business Plan Competitions. She founded Pretty Mobile Baltimore, DMV’s First Mobile MakeUp Studio, and is currently launching a mobile art exhibit, paying homage to African cultures. She also hosts the So You Want to Pitch Conference, which helps small businesses access business capital.