Tag: black women in business

Tracee Ellis Ross on Entrepreneurship & Supporting Black Businesses

Tracee Ellis Ross on Entrepreneurship & Supporting Black Businesses By Vanessa Etienne Tracee Ellis Ross has always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. And in 2019 with the launch of her haircare line Pattern Beauty — a curly girl-friendly collection of shampoos, conditioners, gels, creams, tools and more — the Black-ish star, 49, made that dream a reality. “I wanted to have a business and I…

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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…

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…

Meet The CEO Who Is Changing The Natural Hair Care Industry

Presented by Her Campus x Youma’s Beauty  ICYMI, Youma Wague is one of our Aussie Business Plan winners. Youma is the founder of Youma’s Beauty, a natural hair brand empowering Women of Color and all women with curly and coily hair through quality hair products. Her personal hair journey is what inspired her to create her brand, launch products, a comprehensible Natural…