According to a report released earlier this year by the Center for American Progress, women of color are the leading forces helping to drive entrepreneurship.
Between 1997 and 2013, women-owned firms in the United States grew by 59 percent, with women of color owning close to one-third of those firms. When the numbers are broken down even further, African American women are the fastest growing demographic amongst female business owners, making up 13 percent of the female entrepreneurship population.
Thus reports like these provide further proof that black women are go-getters when it comes to calling the shots in their career.
Check our gallery to see who made the list for top entrepreneurs to watch, and don’t forget to head over to our Women of Power page to get more info on how you can attend our highly anticipated conference held March 2-5, 2015.
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS! Join us for the landmark 10th AnnualÂ Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm,Â March 2—4, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL. This exciting, one-of-a-kind executive leadership summit is designed to train, equip and encourage women to becomeÂ industry leaders, learn career strategies, and discover proven work—life balance techniques. Register Now! http://dev.blackenterprise.com/wps