I made a promise to support more Black women entrepreneurs in 2019. I’m a product of a Black woman who owns and operates her own business. I’m also a Black woman entrepreneur who once owned and operated a successful vintage resale business, and currently a thriving women’s empowerment organization, Fearless Woman I Am. Black women are making tremendous strides in fashion, fitness, health & wellness, HR, education, and beyond! As a result, we deserve to be celebrated and supported.
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That’s where I come in. Each Wednesday this month, I’ll be highlighting five Black women entrepreneurs from various industries. Let’s start with the first five, shall we?
1. Emijaa Jaamil, Fashion Design | If you’re looking to step up your turban game in 2019, Emijaa Jaamil should be your first stop! Emijaa’s unique, handmade turbans are exquisite! I purchased two last month, and I plan to style and share them on the blog very soon. From the quality of the fabrics to the attention to detail and packaging, Emjiaa Jaamil has found a new (repeat) customer! Shop her latest handmade goods, here!
2. Jennifer Amoako, Health & Wellness | A self-proclaimed holistic lifestyle ambassador, Jennifer Amoako is a Maryland based Certified Whole30 Coach. Jennifer is passionate about sharing the importance of working toward optimal wellness by focusing on nutrition, movement, rest, and stress reduction. Thanks to her simple and effective Whole30 tips, me, my husband, and my grandmother have established a much healthier relationship with food. I highly suggest hiring Jennifer as a Whole30 coach, or as an overall wellness speaker. Contact her here!
3. Jacquelyn Gilbert, Human Resources | Whether you need to refresh your resume, brush up on your interview skills, or hire a Career Coach, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Gilbert is the woman for the job! With over 10 years of Human Resource experience, this New Jersey-based entrepreneur is a true expert in her field. Visit her website here to get the full rundown on her offerings and services.
4. Reiko Foster, Education & Fashion | I’ve been following this stylish, Houston, Texas-based mother of 2 incredibly intelligent and adorable children for years. I’ve always admired how Reiko stays true to her personal style while working as an educator. Recently, Reiko took a leap and published her first e-book entitled, How to Avoid the Dreaded Teacher Uniform. She also offers virtual styling services that will “help unlock your work-style balance”. Click here for her e-book, and to find out more about her styling services.
5. Lashawn Gee, Health & Wellness | Lashawn Gee is a certified fitness professional, a mindset coach, and a Hall of Famer. Talk about a triple threat! This fabulous and fit Black woman entrepreneur teaches professional women the mindset strategies necessary to attract their own next level opportunity. She shares daily mindset tips in her Instagram Stories, as well as quick and effective workout routine videos to help get your body moving. To find out more about Lashawn’s services, visit her website here.
So, how can you support these Black women entrepreneurs? Here are five simple ways:
- Join their online communities (i.e. social media, newsletter, mailing list, etc.)
- Purchase an item/or one of their services
- Gift one of their items/or services to someone
- Share their information with at least ONE person you know
- Share this post with your online community (i.e. social media, newsletter, link back to post, email, etc.)
Who some of your favorite Black women entrepreneurs? Let me know below!
Until next time, be blessed, stay safe, and take care of yourself. Talk soon!
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