CEO, Trendy Napkin
Ceylan Rowe, is the founder of Trendy Napkin and one of the Commissioners for the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women (MWCSW). She is all about empowering women locally and globally.
Trendy Napkin began on International Women’s Day 2016. Trendy Napkin sells shirts with an inspiring message and donates a percent of profits to help refugee women overseas become self-sufficient. This year Trendy Napkin is focused on Syrian refugees and also has a Global BFF Collection where they sell products made from women in rural areas of the world. Ceylan studied Political Science and International Affairs at Northeastern University.
After college she worked for the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. Following in her father’s footsteps she became an entrepreneur. She started Mommy’s Business BFF where she helped moms go back into the workforce or start their own business. Then after three years, she launched Trendy Napkin. Most recently she was a speaker at the Massachusetts Conference for Women’s Small Business Roundtable to teach women “How to go from a business idea to a business in 10 easy steps.” She has also attended the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women’s 60th session and participated in the “How to Protect Women’s Human Rights Against Violent Extremism.” On International Women’s Day 2017, she spoke at the Turkish Consulate General in Boston on “Empowering Women through Local Engagement.”