POM010: Leaving Corporate to Empower through Fashion with Charon Richardson

In this episode I have an enlightening interview with the empowering seamstress Charon Richardson. She reveals how she left her job in corporate to pursue her passion of fashion and empowerment. The struggles she encountered while making it work and what she needed to do to overcome those challenges.


Charon Richardson

Charon is the founder of G’wan by Charon. G’wan, as the people of St. Croix would say in their native language, means, “Go ahead!” Through her fashion designs, Charon , inspires women to fall in love once more with their authentic selves. No matter what size or ethnicity, Charon’s fashion designs reconnect women with their innermost beauty.


At the age of sixteen, Charon was already experimenting with fashion designs for her sisters! Born and raised on the tropical island of St. Croix USVI, she naturally brings an appeal. Professionally trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, Charon has spent years traveling the globe learning and experimenting with different design elements. Her styles reflect her global journeys and are designed for the real women of the world!


Charon’s diversified creativity has landed her positions at some of the most recognizable apparel companies in the business and her design style has been merchandised on some of the most coveted retail floors in the United States. These days Charon is lending her creativity and passion to her own collection, G’wan by Charon. She designs beautiful, versatile clothing & accessories to bring out the confident women in us all.


Her ardent appreciation for a hint of vintage underlines her designs. Charon also continues to create lines of fashion that make women of all sizes feel empowered and self-confident! Charon’s Cruzan heritage, professional training, international exposure and years of experience all converge in thrilling expressions of fashion. Her indulgence in rich fabric and alluring textures makes you want to wrap yourself up in her designs. Charon’s feminine and modern styles present a fresh version of glamour for today’s real and fabulous women. Charon is also a Life Designer Coach at the Queenaration. She has also just launched Whorish Beauty, a lippie line of faboo colors to empower women.


Resources Mentioned:

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G’wan by Charon – fashion collection for all sizes

Lover of Me – book written by Charon Richardson, Queenly Affirmations  to Rise & Reign Daily

Queenaration Tropical Escape Retreat – empowerment weekend on the island of St. Croix

Whorish Beauty – fashion lipstick line

Reach Charon at charon@gwanbycharon


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About Dr. Maria James

Dr. James, The Money Scientist, has expertise with designing income management, debt management, and wealth strategies to help you live your best life. She is the founder of Pocket of Money, LLC and the creator of The Wealth Protocol™. Dr. James has also been a guest financial expert on ESSENCE, WEAA, Madame Noire and more.

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