GET TO KNOW THE BRAND: Top Glow
Co Founders & Sisters: Besarta & Mirdita Bytyqi
TopGlow is a beauty brand founded and operated by Mirdita and Besarta Bytyqi, a dynamic sister duo. Born in Kosovo, the Bytyqi sisters immigrated to Canada at the young ages of 7 and 10. Through the struggle of escaping a war-torn country, learning english and assimilating to a new culture, Mirdita and Besarta found a mutual love for beauty products.
With a strong belief in encouraging self-confidence, self-love and glowing from the inside out, they created a range of multi-purpose, naturally derived products that are kind to mother nature.
Besarta: My favourite role in the company is product development.
Mirdita: My favourite role in the company is in person services, I really miss seeing our client
Top Glow was founded because:
We started TopGlow because we wanted to fill a gap, we thought was missing in the beauty industry. Inclusivity was a major drive when pivoting from providing in person services to product development. We wanted to make products for everyone and not let gender, age or sexuality define our products.
What are you most passionate about?
Inclusivity, the environment and clean beauty.
What it means to be women in business in 2021
Being a woman in business in 2021 means changing the stigma that women can’t do it all. They can’t run a business if they decide to become mothers, they can’t understand what being a woman is if they don’t have children. These types of ideologies hold us back because women are taught this from a very young age and unknowingly grow with it as adults. We hope that our story can positively impact women and can instill ‘I can do anything' attitude in every little girl, no matter what they decide to do.
We have been fortunate to be surrounded and guided by many amazing women and hope we can encourage and support other women along the way.
What celebrity, brand or cause would you collaborate with and why?
We would love to collaborate with any cause that is making a conscious effort to better our environment. That’s why we love our friends at BeWea!
Fast Round Q's
1. Where do you want to go when travel is back up?
Besarta: Anywhere with a beach!
Mirdita: back home, Kosova
2. Cottage life or Island escape?
Besarta: Island escape
Mirdita: Island escape
3. Coffee or Tea?
4. Favorite Cuisine or Dish?
Besarta: Pite, it’s an Albanian dish