In Celebration of American Business Women

Generations of women entrepreneurs and business leaders have been paving the way for new, aspiring professionals through their admirable leadership, contributions, and achievements. Within the last decade, an influx of diverse women leaders have stood at the forefront of the most successful businesses and organizations, shifting culture and advancing innovation.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of articles highlighting business women and women leaders who have been and are continuing to break barriers and glass ceilings in various industries.

Michelle Cadore: From Glass Ceiling to Creative Entrepreneur

Michelle Cadore: From Glass Ceiling to Creative Entrepreneur

Brooklyn-native creative and serial entrepreneur Michelle Cadore is the mind behind the YES I AM brand highlighted by Jennifer Hudson in partnership with Mastercard to uplift Black women business owners. In this interview style article, Cadore shares how being overlooked for a promotion helped her leave her once promising career to pursue entrepreneurship.

Bozoma Saint John and Her Undeniable Legacy

Bozoma Saint John and Her Undeniable Legacy

Bozoma Saint John is one of the most sought out marketers and speakers in almost every professional space. Her nearly 20-year old career spans over multiple industries including fashion, music, sports, and…

Breaking Travel Barriers: Martinique Lewis Helps Black Travelers and Brands Connect Across the World

Breaking Travel Barriers: Martinique Lewis Helps Black Travelers and Brands Connect Across the World

Despite Black travelers spending an estimated $109.4 billion on leisure travel in 2019, local and international brands weren’t targeting or including them in their advertisements. Oakland area native Martinique Lewis developed an affinity for solo-travel and uncovering connections to Black history at unexpected destinations. But the more Lewis traveled, the more she noticed a consistent lack of people who looked like her in travel ads and marketing campaigns; so she took to social media. Learn how Lewis maximized her experience in marketing and insights into diverse travel communities to assist travel brands in increasing representation in their advertising.

I Am Not Your Karen: A profile of the enduring allyship of Jane Elliott

I Am Not Your Karen: A profile of the enduring allyship of Jane Elliott

By Nafeesah Allen   When asked about her work in 2020, Jane Elliott put it simply: “I separate groups of [white] people according to the color of their eyes in order to…

15 Women Making It Happen In The Media

15 Women Making it Happen in the Media

By Elizabeth Alvarado   When it comes to the type of media we consume, i.e., movies, shows, books, news, social media, etc., women – especially women of color, are often excluded. Through…

Raising The Bar Discussing Restaurant Workers Rights With Karen Fu

Raising the Bar: Discussing Restaurant Workers’ Rights with Karen Fu

By Nafeesah Allen   As one of the top bartenders in New York City, Karen Fu has become well known among top-tier drink makers. Making her footprint bicoastal in Los Angeles has…

The New Face of Corporate Diversity: Bendita Malakia Interview

The New Face of Corporate Diversity: Bendita Malakia Interview

Bendita Cynthia Malakia (she/her) is a rising name in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) advocacy space, with emphasis on  representation for LGBTQIA+ and racial minorities in the legal field. As the…

Hanifa: Black-Owned Brand Shaping the Fashion Industry

Hanifa: Black-Owned Brand Shaping the Fashion Industry

Congolese, Maryland-based designer and entrepreneur, Anifa Mvuemba launched Hanifa Clothing in 2012, a brand dedicated to women of color and figures passing the standard sample size. Mvuemba’s brand became widely known for revolutionizing the fashion industry by hosting a virtual 3-D runway show in response to the limitations and impact of COVID-19. Anifa Mvuemba has demonstrated her potential as a groundbreaking designer in the fashion industry that champions the deliberate inclusion of women of color.

Fenty Empire Breaking the Mold with Intentional Diversity

Fenty Empire Breaking the Mold with Intentional Diversity

Rihanna has become a cultural icon challenging the boundaries of genre in music, fashion, and beauty. Diversity and inclusion are not buzzwords for the Fenty empire but a value heavily embedded into the way Rihanna does business. As she expands her reach across various industries, it’s evident “that Rihanna’s reign just won’t let up.”

8 Latinx Leaders Building Community

Community building is one of the most important parts of any movement particularly one that deals with institutional change, such as increasing the number of Latinx individuals in the communication and tech industries, and creating environments where they feel supported and are apt for growth.

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