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Calling all Black Women Entrepreneurs: We Want to Hear About your Business!

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According to a recent study, Black women are more likely to start a business than white women and white men. The study took 12, 000 people in the U.S., and found that 17% of Black women are starting or have already started a business, compared to just 10% of white women. But, the same study found that Black women were less likely to have a mature business than their white counterparts. This tells us that Black women, despite their ambition, still face unique barriers to success.

Despite Black women accounting for so many startups, representation has mainly focussed on men and white women. So for this Black History Month, we want to spotlight our Black Alpha Women readers tackling entrepreneurship. We’ll be celebrating the triumphs of Black women with their own businesses and taking a look at the unique challenges they may face in white or male-dominated industries. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear more!

We Want to Feature You and Your Business

Are you a Black business owner who identifies as a woman? If so, Alpha Woman Co. is looking to feature your business this Black History Month and showcase representation in all types of industries. We’re looking for entrepreneurs of any age in any industry to share their business with our audience. Don’t have a business yourself? Share our form with your network! We’d love to feature their amazing work.

We at Alpha Woman are excited to spotlight and celebrate Black women this month and every month of the year.

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Gabrielle Samson

Gabrielle is a Ryerson student in the Creative Industries program with a passion for diverse media and women empowerment. As a young, Queer, Woman of Color, Gabrielle is passionate about contributing to the Young Alpha series from a lens of intersectionality. She is also a fitness instructor and personal trainer eager to advocate for physical and mental health for young women.

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