Black female entrepreneurs have faced a unique set of challenges in the traditional endeavor of finding success in business. They have experienced more difficulties in crowdsourcing and fundraising than any other demographic, and they are still less likely to receive venture capital funding.
Despite facing tough obstacles, successful female African American entrepreneurs are on the rise and know how to utilize tax and bookkeeping strategies for their benefit. The 2012 US Census Bureau survey of businesses showed that 1.5 million companies were owned by female African American entrepreneurs, which accounted for 60% of all businesses owned by African Americans.
Here are a few examples of exemplary African American women who are shattering stereotypes and making a difference in the landscape of business and in the world.