Janine Hausif (Ha-seef), is the founder of Around the Way App, a mobile application that locates Black-owned businesses. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Janine is determined to empower underrepresented communities of the world. "The goal of Around the Way is to take these businesses from Main Street to mainstream." Janine explains "It's important for Black-owned businesses to remain relevant and competitive in today's economy." Soon after launching Around the Way, Janine started consulting for small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Janine has been featured in NBC News, Black Enterprise, theGrio, Madame Noire, Jet Magazine and Arise TV. In 2014, Hausif won the Pioneer Award presented by Amtrak and the Brooklyn Nets for her "dedication and contributions to the community." She was also named Pave.com's Rising Star. BET also profiled Janine's story and inspiration behind creating the app.
When she’s not working on her own projects, Janine volunteers with local and international youth organizations. Janine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of MD, College Park.