With a calling to uplift others, Indira ”Indi” Felder is making her mark in the industry of women. With a story similar to others, this New York native has overcome an early life of hardships and set herself on a course through the entrepreneurial world. From starting Beauties With Brains, her first women’s empowerment organization in 2017; Beauties With Brains Hair, a luxury hair extensions company in 2019; writing ebooks and resources for her audience and speaking engagements, Indi is well on her way to conquering the business world.
Navigating her way through college at North Carolina Central University, where she obtained her Bachelors in Business Marketing, she simultaneously worked in the legal field. After graduating, she continued her legal work where she often encountered hundreds of women, particularly women of color, struggling with access to prestige networks, and battling with lack of self-esteem. Indi has always been a voice of reason, a caretaker, and an open-armed resource for those that confide in her. She felt it was time to stop wasting what she believed was her lifelong purpose: to positively impact others through all aspects of life.
Starting out, Indi was consistently connecting with others in what became to be a life coach role, but she soon found it to be overwhelming as she wanted to give so much of herself to each person but was not able to equally share herself with each person. That trial birthed Beauties with Brains, which launched in 2017 with the purpose of inspiring, uplifting, and empowering women. This platform allowed Indi to connect with her audience equally on a grander scale.
Expanding her Beauties with Brains brand, Indi has launched a luxury hair collection and developed several business resources for aspiring entrepreneurs. Determined to contribute to the world, Indi has begun public speaking and offering business consulting services.
“I have a light that other people feel in my presence. I allow others to be transparent and share their story. Allowing them to remove the feeling of being ashamed because we are all living proof.” – Indira “Indi” Felder
We had the amazing opportunity of sitting down with Entrepreneur and Beauty Boss Indira “Indi” Felder to discuss her entrepreneur journey.
When did you discover you’re calling to uplift women?
I discovered my calling to uplift women probably in my teenage years. I would literally meet a stranger and they would start confiding in me & I would find myself giving inspirational advice. As I got older, it continued and I finally realized it was my gift.
Who is Indira “Indi’ Felder in four words?
Indi Felder in four words I would say,
Resilient, Inspirational, Charismatic & Ambitious.
What has been your greatest lesson thus far in business since starting Beauties with Brains Brand?
I think my greatest lesson thus far has been there will always be naysayers and doubters, however, you have to refocus that energy and use it as fuel to exceed all expectations!
What all does Beauties with Brains currently offer?
Beauties With Brains currently offers business seminars, empowerment events, a hair collection that offers hair extensions and now I have started offering branding services as a branch off of the Beauties With Brains brand.
What message do you hope women take away from your organization?
I hope women take away the message that we all go through stuff in life. ALL OF US! But never give up, keep going, and remember nothing worth having comes easy!
What is next for Beauties with Brains Brand?
Next for Beauties With Brains is to finally take this organization on the road. I want to continue to spread love, empowerment, and hope all across the globe!
How can readers connect with you?
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
My definition of pretty women who hustle is all women across the world who are beautiful inside and out, who have the mindset of a winner. Who knows whatever they put their minds to, they can do!