I had a great time curating this list of 13 black women you should invest in! The inspiration came from Tyree Boyd-Pates, a professor of African American Studies at California State University. You may know his work from Huffington Post Black Voices or from his TEDxCrenshaw talk. He also has a flourishing social media community on Twitter.
Over the weekend, he posted a fun inspirational initiative for black women:
“BLACK WOMEN: if you have a project that needs funding, a blog, a YouTube channel, an endeavor of any kind, share it with to me and I’ll re-post it!”
When I saw his post in my feed, I was intrigued. So, I checked out all the links submitted and I was impressed by the creative range of all the female entrepreneurs. I discovered new artists, veteran business owners, start-ups as well as young women seeking to complete their education.
I discovered a lot of talented creatives and entrepreneurs in this thread. Below, I’ve compiled a list of my favorites:
13 Black Women You Should Invest In
- Anitra Durand Allen – blogger, ‘Mom on the Move’ who specializes in management tips.
- Black Girl Tragic – a collective of journalists dedicated to telling the stories of Women of Colors who lose their lives to domestic violence.
- Chineze Michelle – artist website.
- Dr. O. Skin Care & Hair Care – Organic skin and hair care.
- Hope In Her – A development program designed to empower girls to thrive beyond adversity through mental health and mentoring.
- Juicee – an app that allows you to order beauty products and service i.e. a Make Up Artist, nail technician or hair stylist.
- Kenyari – Yoga, self-care and poetry.
- Ladyhood Journey – Self-love, beauty and creativity.
- Matriarch Digital Media – A female empowerment podcast network.
- Mel Chanté – blogger, Healthy lifestyle inspiration.
- Repp Magazine – an online mag providing a space for black creatives to express, connect, and share their art with the world.
- The Girl’s Room – Empowering young girls and fostering healthy development through mentoring and workshops.
- Tiffany Gholar – artist, interior designer and author of ‘A Bitter Pill to Swallow’, ‘Post-Consumerism’ and ‘Imperfect Things’.
The concept of investment isn’t limited to financial contributions. We can invest in others ways as well. For example, we can support these ladies’ by subscribing to their blogs and following them on social media.
Log on to Professor Boyd-Pates Twitter feed to see all of the black women business owners who participated in this initiative.