Born in London, I currently live and work in Accra, Ghana. I am a writer and creative entrepreneur.
Black business owners are making strides
Black women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise. In 2018, a report titled “State of Women-Owned Businesses” revealed that black women run more than two million businesses in the United States. This number continues to rise as black women take the lead when it comes to minority business owners. National statistics suggest that African American women are nearly five times more likely to start a new business venture than any other group of women.
As a black entrepreneur, my mission is to continue to highlight black excellence and recognize women who work hard to achieve their business and financial goals. In this article, I want to highlight five black female entrepreneurs to support in the years and months to come.
1. Fabiola Hinton
Fabiola Hinton is a powerhouse when it comes to entrepreneurship. She is a multifaceted business owner with multiple businesses under her belt, including SimplyFabilous, which is a beauty and fashion accessories brand, Fabilous Journey, which is a business education company, and Fabilous Printing, which produces custom t-shirts, mugs, and more. accessories. Fabiola is a Haitian-born Canadian who continues to make great strides to inspire and motivate other women entrepreneurs.
Her first big taste in the business world was the launch of SimplyFabilous in 2017. The brand produces high-quality, affordable skincare and makeup products as well as affordable fashion accessories.
2. Natel Allen
Natel Allen is the founder of the cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brand Telle Moi. Natel came up with the idea for the brand after she struggled to find a nude nail polish that suited her taste and skin tone.
Finally, she researched how to make nail polish, and after experimenting with various shades and formulas, Telle Moi was born. Natel hails from East London, UK. She has a law and business degree and is passionate about providing the best possible service to her growing client base. Telle Moi launched in 2019 with four shades, and the nail polish line currently has more than 50 shades available.
3. Amber Dee
Amber Dee is the brains behind the Black Female Therapist platform, a place where anyone can search for black therapists. Amber is a qualified professional counselor, and was inspired to create black female therapists when she experienced great challenges searching for black therapists online.
She recognized the demand for qualified African American therapists and also recognized the challenges many women face when looking for a therapist who meets their unique needs. This is when black therapists were born. The site offers black women an effective and safe place to talk about their mental health problems.
4. Angela Yvonne
Angela Yvonne is the founder of Vegan Pop Eats, an entertaining and informative brand for anyone who wants to live a plant-based lifestyle. Angela graduated from public relations and broadcasting, and has worked in these fields interviewing celebrities like Issa Rae, chef Babette, and vegan influencer Lauren Toyota.
Angela merged her love of pop culture with her passion for healthy living to give birth to Vegan Pop Eats. The brand’s mission is to educate and showcase the hottest vegan spaces and trends and create a vibrant and engaging community for people on their journey towards a full-fledged plant-based lifestyle.
5. Louise Darko
Louise Darko is the brains behind two pioneering brands. The Brand Conversationalist is a brand strategy consultancy and Madamfo is a luxury women’s clothing brand. Louise is a British-born Ghanaian who currently runs her two businesses from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Louise launched The Brand Conversationalist after working in the fashion industry for a few years. He recognized his ability to create effective visibility and clarity strategies for both emerging and established brands that need a fresh perspective. He has worked with major brands such as Afrocella in Ghana and Away to Africa, and his business is making a prominent name in Africa and beyond.
Louise also created Madamfo, a womenswear brand that was developed during the poignant stillness of the COVID-19 lockdown period in 2020. The brand produces beautiful, effortless, luxurious, versatile and bold pieces, Madamfo is a vibrant reminder that out of darkness and sadness comes light and hope.
Marlene bertrand From the US on April 15, 2021:
All of these women are fabulous! You’ve captured his bio pretty well. I am happy to be able to “meet” you indirectly through your article.