Ayris Scales, CEO of Walker Legacy Foundation, creating Black female millionaires

The Walker Legacy Foundation, named after the first female millionaire, Madam CJ Walker, is looking to create women to follow in her legendary footsteps. CEO, Ayris Scales, joined rolling out to spread the word of the launch of the Women Who Enterprise 3-month business accelerator program for rising Black women professionals and entrepreneurs. Can you […]

Lindsay Barnette celebrates individuality with Kultured Misfits streetwear

Lindsay Barnette is a self-taught fashion designer and the founder and CEO of the unisex streetwear brand Kultured Misfits. She discovered her passion for entrepreneurship, graphic design and branding while in high school, designing a senior class shirt for a group of friends. The Kennesaw State University graduate supplemented her passion with a bachelor’s degree […]

Jennifer Hudson and Mastercard partner to help Black female entrepreneurs

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson has her focus on empowering female Black entrepreneurs and has partnered with Mastercard for the creation of a platform called the Strivers Initiative, designed to provide resources and support for African American business owners. The new program is a consumer-centered platform created to amplify the voices of Black women founders throughout […]

This 25-year-old started a company in college to help others succeed

Alexa Settles, owner and creative director of Glamorous Planning, has always had a flair for organizing. It was as a young girl that her mom recognized her gift and began investing in planning tools. As a result, Settles achieved early success in academia. She earned a full-ride scholarship to college and thrived while juggling work, […]

How Hakika Wise stretched her last $500 to build a successful business

Hakika Wise is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Kika Stretch Studios, a business she started with her last $500 and a desire to help people improve their physical health and well-being. Wise, who has a bachelor’s degree in dance from Montclair State University, worked professionally as an actor, a trainer and a […]

Accessory Junkie’s LaDonna High is creating a unique shopping experience

LaDonna High is a licensed cosmetologist and the owner of Accessory Junkie, a boutique in Desoto, Texas, offering an assortment of show-stopping dresses, edgy separates, posh handbags, trendy jewelry, and stylish scarves and sunglasses — all priced under $100. The David W. Carter High School graduate is married and the mother of a son, De’Jhon […]

How Slutty Vegan’s Pinky Cole balances business and philanthropy

Entrepreneur Pinky Cole, a second-generation Jamaican-American, is the owner of Slutty Vegan. An alumnus of Clark Atlanta University, Cole has established herself not only as a successful businesswoman but also as a philanthropist committed to investing and building stronger communities in Atlanta. As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpower to be?  As […]

2 sisters offer luxurious amenities at Detroit’s The Cochrane House

“Welcome to our home!” Roderica James says with a smile, as you enter the chic interior of The Cochrane House. Nestled in Detroit’s entertainment district, the luxury bed and breakfast is an elegant space featuring three guest rooms, and offers a homemade cooked breakfast delivered to the room. Within walking distance from several major sports and entertainment […]

Meet world traveler and hostel owner Deidre Mathis

At only 32 years old, Deidre Mathis operates the first African American-owned hostel in the United States. An avid traveler and a risk-taker, Mathis has traveled to almost every continent, authored one book and is working on a second while running her brand-new Wanderstay hostel in the heart of Houston, Texas. For those unfamiliar with hostels, they […]

Angela Fité launches Kinkistry to celebrate curly hair

Angela Fité is an entrepreneur who is changing the weave industry. She makes no apologies for her rebellious kinky curly hair and wants other women to do the same. Fité created her online hair boutique, Kinkistry, to provide women with high-quality hair extensions at an affordable price. Fité shared with us what sets Kinkistry apart from other hair companies. What was […]

Robin Banks helps women feel confident with Hollywood Glam Hair Extensions

Robin Banks is the CEO and founder of Hollywood Glam Hair Extensions, an eCommerce hair boutique. They specialize in providing premium quality hair extensions to women all over the world. Banks is a passionate entrepreneur who desires to help all women look and feel beautiful. She works to help women who suffer hair loss, which is […]

CEO Supa Cent making women look beautiful with The Crayon Case

Internet sensation turned entrepreneur and cosmetics maven Supa Cent is the creator of the ever-popular The Crayon Case. From being funny on Instagram to launching a cosmetics empire for the amateur makeup artist, she has proven that anything is possible with hard work and humility. Rolling out spoke with Supa Cent about how she developed such […]

Apparel queen Leila and Stitch knows how to mind her business

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Entrepreneurship — it’s not for everyone but when the universe has something else in mind for you – one has no choice but to embrace change. Leila, better known as Leila and Stitch on Instagram, has redefined the word entrepreneur in the world of apparel. With no previous experience, she has built quite a name […]

Raven Roberts is giving Chicagoans something to rave about

Raven Roberts started a company the women of Chicago can rave about. iRavee Beauty Bar is a service and product based company that is about to change the face of the hair and eyelash industry this fall. With the launch of her new programs, Roberts tells us how being from Chicago prepared her for the […]

Nonprofit CEO Obioma Martin has a passion for women and children’s development

Passionate about providing quality education to schools and daycare centers around the world, Obioma Martin was led to start OMART Training and Development, a company that provides professional development, mentoring and coaching services to childcare providers. Martin’s company specializes in early childhood education and has successfully trained, consulted, and placed over 1,500 child care practitioners […]

Mahisha Dellinger on staying innovative with multimillion-dollar Curls brand

In the early 2000s, Mahisha Dellinger was transitioning from a relaxer to natural hair and found that the niche was fairly small and the quality of the products being marketed for textured hair left a lot to be desired. Seeking the perfect product, Dellinger began crafting and testing innovative product mixtures for her hair.  As […]

FROS & BEAUS founder shares tips to grow online community

FROS and BEAUS Celebrates Naturalistas

The founder and creator of FROS & BEAUS, Joiya Cloud, is a proud naturlista of 17 years. The 35-year-old is a Spelman and Georgetown Hoya graduate who is recognized as a top naturalista in the online natural hair community. The popular Instagram site FROS and BEAUS which celebrates girls with their naturals and the men who […]

Report advises Black female entrepreneurs how to eliminate shared challenges

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Black women-owned businesses continue to expand the world of entrepreneurship. Their presence has risen by over 67 percent since 2007 and shows no sign of faltering. There are more businesses owned by Black women than Black men. Yet, Black female entrepreneurs continue to face challenges that threaten their right to thrive. Walker’s Legacy, a global […]

Skinphorea ‘facial bar’ brings euphoric happy hour to Detroit

The day spa experience has been elevated with the opening of Skinphorea facial and skin bar in Royal Oak, Michigan. Specializing in all-natural 30-minute express facials with customized skin cocktails, Skinphorea is metro Detroit’s first and only high-concept facial bar.

Ladies That Lead Tour featuring Beverly Johnson, Cameka Smith, Deavra Daughtry comes to Houston

The Boss Network’s Ladies That Lead Tour celebrates successful women of color who serve as leaders in their communities. Hosted by The Boss Network founder Cameka Smith, this year’s event in Houston will feature business mogul and supermodel Beverly Johnson. The self-proclaimed “modelpreneur” will offer advice and strategies designed to inspire and motivate participants to achieve […]