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.

Photo by Sarah Pflug from Burst


See Available Resources for female minority business owners

How to Support WOC

Resources to educate yourself and take action to fight for rights of POC.                 

Special programs

Programs and grants just for minority owned businesses 



Where to connect with mentors
Coming Soon

Let's talk money

Connecting you to resources to capital and banking options for POC
Coming Soon

How to support Black Women & The Black community

It is up to all of us to stand up and fight for injustice. Educate yourself and take action. Education is not enough. It is not enough to sit back unless action is taken. Below are several resources on how you can support the Black community and WOC business owners. 

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.

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Building an intellectual legacy through teaching, storytelling & critical discourse.
Follow her and her projects on IG @rachel.cargle🌿@thelovelandfoundation🌿@thegreatunlearn🌿@elizabethsofakron

Rachel Rodgers

Mission: Is to help women hit seven figures without sacrificing their families and sanity. I am an entrepreneur and I’m a mother. I run a seven-figure business and I’m in the front row of every dance recital. I’m picking my kids up from school every day. I’m watching Peppa Pig cartoons in bed on Sunday mornings. If you’ve ever seen me speak at an event, chances are my three children were in the front row. When people tell me you have to choose between family and business, I say bullshit.

Follow: Rachel IG @rachrodgersesq Web –

brittany packnett cunningham


Follow her on IG at @mspackyetti
#podsavethepeople cohost
@nbcnews/@msnbc contributor
@gucci changemaker
@sephora equity advisor
@kidnoble’s +1 4 life
saved by grace

Desiree Adaway

Consultant, connector, builder, traveler, sister and friend

Follow on IG at @desireeadaway

Ericka Hines

She/Her/Hers | Changing the world to be more equitable and just.

Follow on IG @divahines

Sonya Renee Taylor

Author, cute animal squealer, unapologetically committed to radical self-love as a path to liberation. &

creative labelaisha  Des

Public Relations, Marketing & Branding @creative.label

featured in @forbes @popsugar @facethetruthtv @weddingchicks
Click the 🔗👇🏽

shirien Breonna Taylor

Follow on IG @shirien.creates

infusing design/illustration + my passion for social justice and healing to imagine and create new possibilities / based in chicago / roots in فلسطين

Toi Smith

Follow on IG @toimarie

❊ Womanist // Creator // Mother
♡ Founder of @blackwomenarelove and @business.for.the.people
⫸ Teaching about digital business at @toimariestrategy


Follow on IG @ebonyjanice

🙏🏾HipHop Womanist
🔮Founder @blackgirlmixtape
😴Master Dreamer
🗣Cultural Anthropologist
🎙#PreachEb #CasuallyBrilliant
⬇️Booking Info

Thea Monyee

Follow @theamonyee
HBO/OWN/FoxSoul•@godaddy Maker•Healing Through Liberation|Joy|Pleasure|Change•@shapingtheshiftpodcast@marleyayoconsulting •

Rachel Ricketts

Follow on IG @iamrachelricketts

💞 racial justice educator • spiritual activist • changemaker • healer • author •
✨spiritual activism for facing the tough sh*t
🇨🇦 Toronto | 🇺🇸 NYC


Follow on IG @simone.mcnish


I help entrepreneurs create inclusive businesses, elevate WOC and develop a diverse community!
⬇️ Women of Color Entrepreneur FB group!

vp wright

vp wright | business coach

founder // the creative’s corner
I help millennial creatives embrace their inner CEO + build a sustainable online business.
✨ join the community ↓

Donations & Funds

There are several ways you can support the Black community.

Places to donate for activism:

Support black businesses

Put your money where your mouth is and make sure you are supporting black businesses


Take a good look at your podcast playlist, what do you see? Diversify what you listen to.

Places to donate for activism:

Educate Yourself

It’s important to educate yourself and learn about your privilege.

  • A great online bookstore to support is the Decolonize Your Mind
  • Follow the ladies listing above and learn from them
  • Support and learn from Rachel Cargle’s Unlearn Project
  • Take Rachel Ricketts’ Spiritual Activism 101 & 102
  • Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
  • America’s Racial Contract Showing Article
  • Creating Parenting and Education Resources through a Critical Race Lens Membership
  • The FINIMPACT site has also put together a list of resources

There are important videos you can watch regarding race, privilege, and what you can do to support the black community

  • 13th – Netflix
  • Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives video
  • How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion video
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — 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 for free in June in the U.S.
  • 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
Socials to Follow

Follow the below accounts and learn from them, support them and take action with them

Grants x Loans x Programs x Funding for Minority-Owned Businesses

General Resource


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.