D'Andra Montaque

D’Andra (Dee) Montaque works across multiple industries building community, trust and inclusivity. A creative, entrepreneur and advocate for black economic development and other issues essential to her communities growth, she refuses to be boxed into one category. Empress Mane, in particular, gives her the opportunity to create a brand new space in the beauty industry. The online prestige beauty retailer focuses on producing positive inclusive changes where people of colour are centred and not an afterthought. Empress Mane is currently seeking funding to create an on-demand beauty delivery app and open Canada’s first prestige beauty retailer that centers the experience of people of colour and all with textured hair. In an industry where black people own less than 1% of the market share, Dee takes her position seriously and is determined to create a safe space for education, confidence and inevitably, a new industry.