A Virginia girl through and through, she is proud to be born, raised and educated there. As she was growing up, she was always called out for "wanting more" or having a higher standard, being "Bougie.” At first, this bothered her. Now she embraces her "Bougieness." She realized that wanting more out of life is a great thing and living who you are unapologetically is necessary to fulfill your purpose. Allyson wanted to start Be Bougie to create a space for women to embrace who they are and understand they have a purpose that can only be achieved by living an authentic life. Allyson’s favorite past times are traveling, shopping, playing golf and spending time with family and friends. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Kasandra was born and raised in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan. She has spent her entire life on a mission of helping as many people as possible. Three degrees later including a doctorate, she has worked her way up to a successful career and loves what she does full time. She enjoys mentoring young women in pursuit of their dreams-pushing them to be the best version of themselves. She wanted to start this company as a platform to have real girlfriend conversations including how we express ourselves by what we wear, how we think and live. Our everyday lived experiences are valuable and women should be empowered to celebrate that. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and believes in the power of sisters helping sisters.