About Dr Yana Johnson

Yana International Founder, Yana Johnson MBE, was born in Birmingham, England.  Having graduated with honors from Greenwich University in Environmental Science.  She started her own Cosmetics Business in 2001. Yana London specializes in Makeup, Skincare and lifestyle goods online introducing wellbeing a range of products including luxury FMCG, Lifestyle services, and Business empowerment to the creative sector.

In August 2019, Yana became the Marketing Director of Chick-Fil-A, where she currently works as her step into her career in the USA.  She remains the Founder of Yana International Ltd (UK) and soon Yana International (LLC) and Evangelical Christian Church of England. She is on the board of Trustees of Harmony of Hearts Ministry, Nigeria and True Colors Ministry, USA and continues to endeavor in philanthropic Christian Missions globally with Thrive Ministry.

In 2019 she received a Lifetime achievement Award with Global Women Inventors Innovators and continues to Mentor entrepreneurs and creatives outside of structured initiatives. 

She is the first Black woman to own a cosmetic brand in the UK awarded MBE Most excellent Order of the British Empire for services to cosmetics industry 2016 by the Queens Honors system.  In 2011 she attained an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Roehampton (UK) with a degree in Dr of Laws LLD International Business & Entrepreneurship, and a further Honorary Doctorate from Excel University for Dr Ministry for her Christian pioneering work as founder of Evangelical Christian Church England. Making a substantial contribution to her field of work and developed an outstanding reputation among her peers in business and Christian Leadership.

She is a passionate advocate for empowerment and author of ‘As A Woman Thinketh‘. She is regularly invited to speak and facilitate  empowerment training in personal branding and Business. 

Her varied passions outside the business world include Christians missions, music, literature and most importantly living a life to help people grow.

Connect with Yana on LinkedIn, and watch the Empowerment videos on YouTube.