The numbers don’t lie: business ownership is harder for Black women. That’s why we’ve launched a new series, “Her Perspective,” on Black women’s startup experiences.
Her Perspective: Black Women’s Startup Experiences
While women business owners of any color face numerous hurdles that men do not, the road is that much more difficult for Black women — especially when it comes to marketing, networking and finding money for their startups. We explore Black women entrepreneurs’ individual experiences of launching and running small businesses in this special series.
Dr. April Patterson, founder of Dr. Patty’s Dental Spa, recalls being one of just two Black women in dental school. Now, she’s elevating her own profile to be a role model to others.
Angela McIver, owner of Trapezium Math, says the pandemic has only worsened the gap between children from low-income families and necessary math skills.
Lisa Love’s firm, Tanoshi, aims to bridge racial, educational and digital divides for low-income kids.
Katrina Thompkins opened her e-commerce store, K’dara CBD, just as the coronavirus crisis was starting to take hold in the U.S.
Dreena Whitfield launched WhitPR with a hyperfocus on Black-owned businesses, individuals and organizations.
Judi Henderson, owner of Mannequin Madness, now hopes for a sea change for Black people in the business world.