Supporting female minority-owned businesses
This section of Lady ChangeMakers is dedicated to minority female business owners.
44% of women-owned businesses are minority-owned. While it’s exciting to see this many POC starting businesses the number is rooted in systemic racism.
The majority of these women state that they started a business do to work environments. Whether it was being overlooked for a raise or promotion, hostile environments or being overworked. These women saw starting their own business as their only way to move up.
See Available Resources for female minority business owners
How to support Black Women & The Black community
Would like to thank Sarah Sophie Flicker & Alyssa Klein for compiling this doc where many of the resources below were found
Amplify voices of Black women
Below is a group of women to follow who are fighting every day to make change. Please learn from them and support them.
Follow & learn from these women
- Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
- Rachel Rodgers
- Brittany Packnett Cunningham
- Desiree Adaway
- Ericka Hines
- Sonya Renee Taylor
- Toi Smith
- Ebony Janice
- Thea Monyee
- Rachel Ricketts
- Simone McNish
- Vp Wright
Donations & Funds
Places to donate for activism:
Additional Bail Funds google docs and harmed black-owned businesses here FightForBreonna.org
Places to donate for activism:
It’s important to educate yourself and learn about your privilege.
Follow the ladies listing above and learn from them
There are important videos you can watch regarding race, privilege, and what you can do to support the black community
13th – Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
King In The Wilderness — HBO
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
Pick up a book and learn
Socials to Follow
Antiracism Center: Twitter
Grants x Loans x Programs x Funding for Minority-Owned Businesses
MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research.
The foundation’s advisory board chooses the winners, looking for women with passion and a good story. Businesses operating in the U.S. and Canada are eligible.
8(a) Business Development program
If willing to put in the time and effort getting into this program can have a big payoffs for minority owned businesses.
Once accepted businesses would be awarded government contracts without the worry of competing bids. The government’s goal is to award at least 5% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year.