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Women We Admire

Naya Powell is awarded among the Top 50 Women Leaders in North Carolina by Women We Admire. The leadership from this year’s awardees has been instrumental in driving innovation, fostering diversity, and promoting inclusive growth throughout the state.

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We are proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Naya Fela Powell, of Utopia Spa and Global Wellness is one of 33 leaders featured in CNBC's Women Rising Africa series - alongside the presidents of Tanzania and Ethiopia!

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The Woman Boss

Naya is a highly regarded thought–leader in the world of wellness and innovative self-care.... promotes Utopian Lifestyle Strategies as a global speaker, executive coach, mindfulness facilitator, and lifestyle retreat curator. 

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Durham Magazine

Powell pivoted her business from delivering spa services at corporate events to offering an in-home, on-demand holistic living product – think Peloton for wellness. “We’ve scaled to become a global company during the pandemic, now servicing clients on four continents.” 



Naya Powell is the founder and CEO of Utopia Global Wellness (Utopia GW). A mission-driven social enterprise that is revolutionizing wellness worldwide with thought leaders and community members across 5 continents. 


Black Enterprise

Naya Fela Powell discusses her passion for promoting culturally relevant wellness and mindful inclusion in the workplace and shares her vision for Utopia Global Wellness: prioritizing employee well-being, fostering a sense of community, and inspiring positive change in the world.


Triangle Business Journal

Naya Powell leverages virtual world by going global during Covid pandemic. Powell notes that 83 percent of U.S. workers suffer from work-related stress, a statistic that was reported by the American Institute of Stress in September 2019.

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Powell is the Founder and CEO of the Durham-based startup Utopia Spa and Global Wellness. It is a holistic one-stop shop for global wellness offering virtual classes that arrive six days a week and an on-demand library with about 300 classes available.


News and Observer

Utopia Spa and Global Wellness, a Durham company that provides on-demand spa services, is one of 50 startups in the U.S. set to receive a $100,000 investment from Google, as part of an initiative to support companies started by Black entrepreneurs. 

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WRAL TechWire

DURHAM — Naya Fela Powell knows work burnout firsthand. After years of working in the talent acquisition space for some of the largest corporations, she felt stressed and depleted. Perhaps more importantly, she recognized others were having the same experiences. 


Google for Start Ups

Utopia was selected to join the second cohort of the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, a $10 million initiative designed for Black founders, who are building great companies…


Go Solo

Naya F. Powell, Founder and CEO of Utopia Spa And Global Wellness shares her business ownership journey with the Go Solo team. She gives advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and discusses the importance of investing in one's own self-care. 

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Durham-based Utopia Spa and Global Wellness, a startup that offers online and on-demand wellness classes and spa experiences, has received a $100K grant from the Google For Startups Black Founders Fund. 

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