Black women in business: How black women have created businesses that have helped transform the world
A black female entrepreneur has launched her first book, a memoir about her journey as an entrepreneur and how she overcame discrimination to create a successful business.
Black women are less likely to be in business and less likely than white women to have a degree, according to a survey by the US-based Pew Research Center, but there are still a number of female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color who are pioneering their careers.
I’ve always been interested in what it means to be an entrepreneur.
I think I’ve always loved being an entrepreneur, so it was really something I felt like I was doing,” author, founder and director of Black Entrepreneurship Institute, Ashley Parker, said in an interview with ABC News.
Her book, titled Black Women in Business, focuses on her journey from a young age as a businesswoman and as a mother to an entrepreneur who now owns two businesses.
It was a hard journey for me, but I think I learned a lot.
I learned that being an entrepreneurial is not just a matter of how you start and run your business, it’s also about how you stay relevant, how you make your customers happy, and how you build your brand.
The title Black Women In Business: How Black Women have created business that has helped transform and empower black women in America, comes out on Friday (Wednesday in the US).
Parker is also the co-founder of The Black Women’s Leadership Network, which aims to build a network of female leaders to help support and empower women of color.
Black female entrepreneurs are less than one-third of the total number of US business owners, but are more likely to have degrees, with the number of women with degrees at nearly 40 percent.
Black women account for 14 percent of all business owners but only 6 percent of the US workforce.
This is not an issue for me because I have a very strong work ethic, which has helped me grow and become a successful entrepreneur,” Parker said.”
I’m a very passionate person, so I’ve worked hard and been very hard to get to this point, but it has also taken some really difficult challenges.
I think being a black female in business is one of the toughest challenges, but one that’s been a lot easier for me.”
In her book, Parker talks about the impact of sexism and discrimination in her business and how her experience made her realize that she had to be better at everything she did.
“It took me a long time to realize that I could never do this alone,” Parker wrote.
“If I had a million dollars, it would be easier, but for me it would not be.”
She was inspired by Black women entrepreneurs like Jackie Robinson and Maya Angelou, who have been celebrated as inspiring role models for women of colour.
Parker said she wanted to share her story to inspire other black women and to inspire black people in general to start their own businesses.
“When I was younger, I always had dreams of doing something and then it would come true,” Parker told ABC News, “but then I started realizing that I didn’t have a plan and I didn, like, have any business skills, or I didn.
I just had this wild idea of trying to make something that would help change the world.”
She went on to say that the only thing that got her through those obstacles was being inspired by her own personal story and her journey to success.
“My story is a story about a lot of women who have done really hard things and it’s an inspiring story for us to see that other people are going through it,” Parker continued.
“I want to inspire people to take risks and make the same mistakes I did and see if they can succeed in life and then make it their own.”
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