Black Women and Business

Between 2002 and 2008, the number of firms owned by African American women increased by 19 percent – twice as fast as all other firms, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. And they generated $29 billion in sales nationwide.  According the video, this is in response to hitting a glass ceiling in their careers. Both gender and race combine to limit the progress of WOC in employment and this is especially true in fields dominated by white men. While they reportedly are not as successful as their male counter parts, reports CBS news, Black women becoming entrepreneurs can truly be seen as a sign of  change. We are no longer willing to wait with our hands out, begging for scraps from others.  This may be a new dawn for womanist empowerment.


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