Author page: Karen Li

Meet The First Black Woman To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

The Senate has confirmed Kristen Clarke as the new head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. Clarke is the first woman and the first Black woman to fill the role. Her confirmation came on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, something Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer described as being “particularly poignant and appropriate.”  The approval for the…

Startups With This Type of Founder Make 151% More in Revenue

By Melanie Fellay In 2020, the share of venture funding going to female founders shrank to a mere 2.3%. In a world where having access to capital can make or break your company, that means only two women for every 98 men get that opportunity. I am one of those two women.  This month, my company, Spekit, announced our $12 million Series A round…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Just Dropped a Haircare Line and Everything Is Under $10

written by CHINEA RODRIGUEZ Adding entrepreneur to her multi-hyphenate status actress, producer, activist, and author Priyanka Chopra Jonas just launched a new haircare line at Target named Anomaly. Made from sustainable and chic packaging the line is vegan, cruelty-free, and certified Target Clean. The best part? Everything is just $6.  “I saw a gap in the market for affordable, clean, and…

The Women Behind Nigeria’s $1.2 Billion Beauty Market.

The Women Behind Nigeria’s $1.2 Billion Beauty Market. The Beauty Merchant Plugging Global Brands into Nigeria. Who: Alali Hart, CEO and founder of Montaigne AH Ltd, a beauty and wellness retailer, wholesaler and spa with 40 retail doors across the country in malls and outlets in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Enugu and Warri What: Montaigne Place, the firm’s flagship,…

Madam C.J. Walker: Black Haircare Entrepreneur

By Ruth Agbaji Another Black History Month has come and gone, but per the findings of a new study commissioned by Groupon and the National Black Chamber of Commerce: Educating ourselves on the adversity African Americans have always faced in the workplace MUST be a year long thing. Depressingly, 80% of black business owners polled stated they faced more challenges getting their business off the ground due to their race while 85% claimed they…