Meet Lakeisha Jackson and her daughter, Katelyn, who are making history as the first African American mom-daughter duo to open a Black-owned lifestyle athletic leisure apparel store for women at the high-end Topanga Mall in Los Angeles. Their company, SGH Apparel™, is a lifestyle brand dedicated to superwomen who are movers and shakers, risk-takers, and goal-getters. Their line of athleisure products includes trendy sports bras, leggings, shorts, t-shirts, tanks, crop tops, and more for women on the go.
A very inspirational story
Lakeisha was a 16-year old teenage mom when she became pregnant and gave birth to Katelyn. However, this didn’t stop her from finishing high school, graduating from college, and going on to become a very successful entrepreneur. In addition to the SGH Apparel venture, she is also the CEO of a tech company, a Google supplier, and a government contractor.
Another triumph is that Katelyn, despite the ongoing pandemic, has managed to recently graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications from California State University, East Bay.
Through the years, the two of them — both mom and daughter — have proven themselves to be resilient, tough, and determined to do what it takes to achieve their goals. This ultimately is what makes them perfect business partners in running their new company.
Empowering other women
With their accomplishments in life, education, and business, both Lakeisha and Katelyn want to use their SGH Apparel™ brand to help celebrate boldness, confidence, and body positivity that’s needed to keep today’s woman on top of her game whether she’s in the office, running errands, at the gym or heading out for the evening. The She’s Got Hustle woman can walk in her power, and own her day without compromising her style.
Lakeisha comments, “Our designs feature go-to pieces that any woman can slip into at any given time that represent what any girl wants to present to the world. Once you step outside of your closet, these bold pieces allow the inner, fierce boss lady to come through.”
All of their products are made from high quality, sweat-wicking, breathable, and absorbent fabric, that hang with the best of the best with their innovative technology material.
Ultimately, the brand’s mission is to establish a network of women who love fashion and enjoy celebrating other women as much as they themselves enjoy being celebrated.
Both Lakeisha and Katelyn invite women globally to embrace their brand and share their stories of hustle-and-drive as they lead their lives.