This mompreneur is empowering young girls one upscale party at a time

Young girls face a myriad of challenges in this world -- especially the one that we currently live in...

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Dazzle Me Parties is an upscale spa and party planning venture that specializes in pampering young girls and teens.

And founder Jean Noisette says it’s not just about the parties: It’s about creating an experience for young girls to help improve their self-esteem and self-confidence.

Noisette tells she strives to live up to the mantra, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” She has managed to carve out a niche in the Atlanta area with her brand, Dazzle Me Parties, that has garnered widespread attention from celebs to cable networks such as VH1.

She recently partnered with Dr. Jackie Walters, star of Bravo’s hit show, Married to Medicine, for a holiday toy drive to benefit children whose mothers have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Noisette’s 10-year-old daughter, Amina, works alongside her to suggest fresh ideas for children’s etiquette classes, pampering spa sessions and youth girl talks featuring a host of influential panelists.

Get to know more about Dazzle Me Parties through Jean Noisette below:

What year were you founded?

Dazzle Me Parties was founded in 2014, but we officially launched in 2015.

What inspired you to launch your business?

I believe entrepreneurship has always been deeply embedded within my DNA. Being a small town girl with big city dreams, I’ve always felt compelled to create something that catered to the likes of young women but also something that served as a source of empowerment. I felt that if I cracked the window of opportunity and created the blueprint, then legions of young women would aspire to follow suit and shatter the glass ceiling, despite their upbringing or socio-economic background.

What makes your brand/product unique?

Our brand is unique because we cater to the beauty of young women stemming from the inside out. Although we educate them on the beauty basics, we also emphasize the importance of possessing depth, substance and a sense of personal well being, because as the old saying goes, “beauty is only skin deep.”

Why should everyone #buyblack or #supportblack this holiday season?

Everyone should #buyblack this holiday season because it is important for us to further sustain the building blocks that have been set forth by our ancestors. Standing on the shoulders of giants, it is our responsibility to create opportunities among ourselves as well as support, uplift and encourage each other by joining forces.

How do you pay it forward within your community?

Our sole purpose at Dazzle Me Parties consists of paying it forward within our community. From mentoring young women to sponsoring underprivileged groups of girls to partake in our Diva For A Day party package and collaborating with other business leaders to host toy drives, youth girl talks and fundraising events for the greater good, we feel it is our duty to be a voice within the community.

What is your business mantra?

Our business mantra is to help young girls feel fabulous, fearless and fierce (both internally and externally). We also take great pride in aiming higher to inspire and empower the past, present, and future business leaders. Which is why we strive to trailblaze a path that will stand the test of time, because after all, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Kimberly Wilson is a writer and social media director at theGrio. Follow her on Twitter.