In this article I’m will be releasing the 10 most successful black Female Entrepreneurs who’ll inspire you to chase your dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.
In today’s economy and age, Black women are working incredibly hard to improve the country, but are receiving very little support from the entire world.
The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the world, Black women are still struggling to land leadership roles in various industries across the globe
However, this isn’t news to Black women.
We know and have been told from day one that we must work twice as hard to get even a little of what others have.
Black women will continue to thrive, grow, and make our way in the world.
But, ladies, if you ever feel discouraged or need inspiration, just look to these successful women who’ve carved out a place for themselves in today’s world
Meet 10 Black female Entrepreneurs Who Have Raised Over 1 Million Dollars In Funding businesses
Black female entrepreneurs have made some major gains raising venture, this 10 Black women had raised $1 million or more in outside investments for their businesses. Now, that number has more than doubled as we enter into 2022.
In this article, I’m showcasing the 10 most successful black female entrepreneurs who have made major strides in business — joining the esteemed $1 million club.
Read below to meet them and learn more about their businesses.
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1. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks isn’t just a pretty face.
This former Victoria Secret model has taken her good looks to the small screen with several cycles of America’s Next Top Model.
In addition, she owns Bankable Productions, an independent TV and production company.
In recent months she also launched TypeF, Demand Media fashion and beauty website.
On top of all that, she just graduated from Harvard Business school.
After 20 years as a revered fashion model, Iman retired from the runway to start her eponymous cosmetics line in 1994 to cater to women of colour who struggled to find shades for darker complexions.
As of today the line is worth over $25 million and is found in more than 10 countries.
3. Janice Bryant Howroyd
Bryant Howroyd founded her employment staffing firm, ACT-1, in 1978 with just $1,500, a small office and a telephone.
34 years later, ACT-1 is the largest American company of its kind owned by a woman of colour, with over 70 branches nationwide.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey may be best known for her work as a daytime talk show host, but she’s making waves as the creator of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
She’s the second African-American woman to start her own network (after Cathy Hughes).
Not to mention, she founded Harpo Productions in the late 80s.
Today, Forbes puts her worth at over $2.7 billion.
5. Madame C.J. Walker
Madame C.J. Walker is best known as America’s first Black female self-made millionaire.
A daughter of former slaves, Walker worked in a barbershop for only $1.50 a day before she created a homemade remedy that helped her hair regrow after suffering a scalp condition.
6. Tina Wells
CEO Tina Wells founded the Buzz Marketing Group in 1996 to help companies capture the youth market’s tastes and attitudes.
Her company utilizes social media and trendspotting and other research tools for clients like Nike, Steve Madden and MAC Cosmetics.
Wells is also the author of Chasing Youth Culture and Getting It Right.
7. Leanna Archer
This Long Island native started her Leanna Inc. haircare line at just 11-years-old. Yes, 11-years-old. Her all-natural organic hair butter and shampoos have helped her earn over $100,000 in revenue. Her small operation thrives with lots of help from her family.
8. Lisa Price
In 1993, Lisa Price started making hair products in her Brooklyn kitchen for just $100.
She sold her concoctions at church flea markets and street fairs.
Today, her homemade line Carol’s Daughter is a multimillion-dollar line of must-have beauty treats.
9. Cathy Hughes
From teenage mother to media power player, Hughes is the founder of Radio One, which includes 53 radio stations in the U.S., and TVOne, a cable network.
At one point during the early stages of her career, she lost her home and was forced to live with relatives as she rebuilt her company into what is now one of the biggest media companies in the world.
10. Queen Latifah
Sure, Queen Latifah is a model, actress, musician and ESSENCE cover girl, but did you know she’s an entrepreneur?
She’s part owner of Flavor Unit Entertainment, a production company specializing in television (it’s behind VH1’s SinglesLadies), movies and artist management.
There you have the list of some of the most successful black female entrepreneurs and a little brief about them.
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