When the vast majority of the world’s most influential people are male, white, and wealthy, it is refreshing to see an ever-growing list of black female entrepreneurs who are making strides in their industries. More than 500 Black women owning businesses bring in more than $1 million a year, and here are some of them to draw inspiration with.

This article pays tribute to some of these influential women who have significantly impacted society through hard work and determination.

What Is Black Female Entrepreneur And The Challenges They Face

An African-American woman who is the founder, owner, or primary operator of a business that she created. There are many challenges faced by black female entrepreneurs, which include negative stereotypes and lack of support from family members, friends, and society in general. These women have to be determined and hardworking if they want to succeed in this competitive industry and overcome powerlessness, poverty, or sexual abuse.

They need to believe in themselves on their journey towards success even though too few role models are available for them to look up to. There has been an increase in positive media coverage over recent years. However, when it comes down to it, these strong women still face sexism, racism, and discrimination every day because not everybody wants what’s best for us.

We must start giving them credit where credit is due because they have achieved so many things over recent years despite all of the odds against them. The key takeaway should be encouragement, motivation, and inspiration for those who might need it and highlighting what these entrepreneurs have done with their lives.

They deserve recognition for what they’ve accomplished, and now others can celebrate everything, which makes them strong while helping one another out on their journey towards success too! Like Elissa Henry believed the law should be accessible to everyone, regardless of race, gender, and nationality, when she founded her law firm.

Successful Black Female Entrepreneurs

Most novice entrepreneurs draw inspiration and motivation from fellow entrepreneurs who have paved their way. Unfortunately, black female entrepreneurs are the minority in an industry that males have dominated for decades. As a result, it’s essential to highlight them when they do so much with so little.

    • Erica Brown, founder of the Brown Girl Project

Brown is a Black female entrepreneur who has made it her mission to inspire young people. Brown-Johnson founded the website in 2011; she’s taking on building spaces for black female entrepreneurs with help from major companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

    • Tiffany Davis, founder of Black Girls Code

Davis is an entrepreneur, educator, and community advocate who founded the Black Girls Code in 2011 to close the digital divide by providing girls of color with opportunities that inspire them to have a more diverse set of skills.

    • Toni Rose Njeri, founder of the Nairobi Women’s Group

Toni Rose Njeri created the Nairobi Women’s Group to empower women. The income-generating business offers tailoring and dressmaking services and caters to events, weddings and provides a space for mothers to sell their products or baked goods.

    • Issa Rae, creator and star of Insecure on HBO

Issa Rae has been on the rise ever since she started posting her web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” back in 2011. She then went on to have a successful run with her show, Insecure which just debuted its second season this year and is set to return for additional seasons.

    • Oprah Winfrey – aka Oprah

An American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. In the mid-1980s, it was nationally syndicated on 183 television stations in America and had a listening audience of over 40 million people. She has been ranked as the wealthiest African American of any gender in history by Forbes with an estimated net worth of $US340m ($A430m) – which translates to about US$22 (AU$26) billion.


Tips To Become A Successful Entrepreneur

One thing you’ll learn about these women is that they don’t let anything stop them. They’re all about making things happen! They also have a knack for finding the perfect business idea that works, and they make it work by hustling hard to get where they want to go.

Here are some tips on how you can emulate their success as an entrepreneur:

    • Have A Passion For The Work You Do: Whether you start your own company or find a job in another industry, it will be challenging to succeed if you don’t enjoy what you do.
    • Keep Learning: These women have all made a point to learn something new every day, from books to podcasts and videos. In addition, they say that they’re always looking for opportunities to better themselves so that their work will be even more impressive than before.
    • Be Honest With Yourself: Keeping yourself accountable is the only way you can succeed as an entrepreneur.
    • Be Prepared: These women have all had their fair share of ups and downs. Whether they’re meeting a new client or getting let go from an old one, these successful black female entrepreneurs know how to roll with the punches.
    • Always Ask Questions: They say there are no dumb questions, so don’t feel self-conscious about asking someone who knows more than you do.
    • Be Authentic And Fearless In Your Work: There will always be the chance that your work will not be accepted or even loved. Therefore, it’s essential to take risks and try new things in the field you are passionate about.
    • Be A Self Starter: If there is one thing all successful Black Female Entrepreneurs have in common, it is an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.

Final Words

These women share their wisdom on how to stay positive through difficult times as a female entrepreneur while also being authentic with yourself and fearless when tackling projects. It’s one of the keys to success in any field.

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