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.

Resources

See Available Resources for female minority business owners

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.

Follow & learn from these women

Building an intellectual legacy through teaching, storytelling & critical discourse. Follow her and her projects on IG @rachel.cargle🌿@thelovelandfoundation🌿@thegreatunlearn🌿@elizabethsofakronlinktr.ee/1thatgotawayy
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 – helloseven.co
activist Follow her on IG at @mspackyetti #podsavethepeople cohost @nbcnews/@msnbc contributor @gucci changemaker @sephora equity advisor @kidnoble’s +1 4 life saved by grace she/her linkin.bio/ig-mspackyetti
Consultant, connector, builder, traveler, sister and friend Follow on IG at @desireeadaway equityatwork.us/whiteness-at-work
She/Her/Hers | Changing the world to be more equitable and just. Follow on IG @divahines equityatwork.us/dia
Author, cute animal squealer, unapologetically committed to radical self-love as a path to liberation. www.sonyareneetaylor.com & tbinaa.com www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/05/22/may-22-2020-hn-two
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
Follow on IG @toimarie ❊ Womanist // Creator // Mother ♡ Founder of @blackwomenarelove and @business.for.the.people ⫸ Teaching about digital business at @toimariestrategylinktr.ee/toimarie
Follow on IG @ebonyjanice 🙏🏾HipHop Womanist 🔮Founder @blackgirlmixtape 😴Master Dreamer 🗣Cultural Anthropologist 📚Professor|Lecturer 🎙#PreachEb #CasuallyBrilliant ⬇️Booking Infobit.ly/HeyEbonyJanice
Follow @theamonyee HBO/OWN/FoxSoul•@godaddy Maker•Healing Through Liberation|Joy|Pleasure|Change•@shapingtheshiftpodcast•@marleyayoconsulting •@demblackmamaspodcastlinktr.ee/theamonyee
Follow on IG @iamrachelricketts 💞 racial justice educator • spiritual activist • changemaker • healer • author • ✨spiritual activism for facing the tough sh*t 🇨🇦 Toronto | 🇺🇸 NYC www.linktr.ee/iamrachelricketts
Follow on IG @simone.mcnish Simone | BIZ+DIVERSITY COACH I help entrepreneurs create inclusive businesses, elevate WOC and develop a diverse community! ⬇️ Women of Color Entrepreneur FB group! www.facebook.com/groups/wocentrepreneurcollective
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 ↓pwright.com/clickhere

Support Black-Owned Businesses

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

Directory for black owned businesses

Videos

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

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

United We Dream: Twitter |Instagram |Facebook

Antiracism Center: Twitter

Audre Lorde Project: Twitter|Instagram| Facebook

Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter|Instagram| Facebook

Color Of Change: Twitter|Instagram | Facebook

Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Conscious Kid: Twitter| Instagram| Facebook

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter| Instagram| Facebook

Families Belong Together: Twitter| Instagram| Facebook

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter| Instagram| Facebook

MPowerChange: Twitter| Instagram| Facebook

Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

NAACP: link textTwitter | link textInstagram | link textFacebook

National Domestic Workers Alliance: |Instagram | Facebook

RAICES: Twitter |Instagram | Facebook

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

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

General Resource

MBDA

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.

Program

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.