A tweet from Forbes magazine announces “Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.
In the words of Beyonce “Who runs this world? Girls”, but better yet Black women. Black women are starting their own business and have become our modern day entrepreneurs. According to Forbes.com “The most recent U.S. Census Survey of Business owners showed that Black women are the majority owners in over 1.5 million business with more that 42 billion in sales.” This epidemic is starting to trend and now other black woman are following in these footsteps. Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America.
Black women have a way of rising to the top despite the obstacles and adversity they come across. This demographic often times feels overlooked for positions especially in leadership. These women are finding other means for employment by creating their own jobs because the traditional routes are limited. America has witnessed women like “First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey media mogul, Beyonce Knowles Musician, Ursula Burns CEO of Xerox, Rosalind Brewer President and CEO of Sam’s club & Walmart, and etc.” These women are not only the most powerful but richest women in the world. Ironically Beyonce makes the list as one of the top Black woman and sings the song (Run the world).
Yes! In 2018 America is this having the discussion, “Why African -American Women aren't making it to the Top in Corporate America. “
Despite feeling like their voices are not being recognized or heard, black women are doing well for themselves. In today’s world, social media holds the biggest platform for allowing people to own their own businesses independently with the help of the internet. A lesson from this would be despite the odds there are always options especially in today's society. If a person cannot find a job,there is room and opportunity to create one.
America has created a world full of possibilities and ambition where anything is possible. It requires a lot work, and faith to reach the top and be successful. To Conclude, don't sleep on black women. Not only are they rising to the top but they are also putting a spin on the norm and stereotypes by beating the odds.