4 Womanpreneurs Who Are Making Money Moves
Women’s History Month has come and gone but there are women who are making history and impacting the world every single day. We know about Madam CJ Walker, Oprah, Tyra Banks, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Iman. We love them and we thank them for paving a way for other women entrepreneurs of color. But take a look at these women who are paving the way for generations to come.
Kimberly Bryant, an electrical engineer and founder of Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing girls of color the opportunity to learn how to build websites, create mobile apps, and build robotics. Since 2011, over 6000 girls have been a part of Black Girls Code. Oh, and that’s not all. Google donated a $2.8 million dollar workspace in New York City and recently Lyft riders donated over $4 million from the Round Up and Donate Campaign. To learn more about Black Girls Code, head on over to www.blackgirlscode.com.
Myliek Teele, founder and CEO of Curl Box which is the first subscription service for naturally curly hair. Curl Box launched in 2011 and since then she has worked with major brands, L’Oreal, Proctor & Gamble, Shea Moisture, Walmart, Carol’s Daughters, and many more. When Myliek isn’t busy working at her office in Atlanta, Georgia you can catch her on iTunes dropping major gems on her podcast #MyTaughtYou. If you have not listened to the #MyTaughtYou Podcast you are truly missing out. Visit mytaughtyou.com and to sign up for the subscription services, visit curlbox.com.
Marsha Barnes, the founder of The Finance Bar; an organization on wheels that is dedicated to helping women and couples reach their financial goals. Since launching, Marsha has been able to partner with NPR, Iyanla Fix My Life, Forbes,Com, Google, Experian, Progressive, and many more. Oh and I forgot to mention, Marsha also has a budgeting app for both Android and iTunes. To learn more about Marsha and The Finance Bar, check her out at www.thefinancebar.com.
Melissa Butler is the founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, a vegan brand lipstick that hit the Target shelves February of 2018. Melissa Butler introduced her product to Shark Tank back in 2015 and was torn apart by the sharks, specifically, Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavac. Power to Melissa for not allowing Kevin and Robert to keep her from accomplishing her dreams. To learn more about The Lip Bar, visit www.thelipbar.com.
Women have been making history since the beginning of time, but lets not wait to acknowledge and support these awesome women who are making a difference at this very moment. If there are any women who are making changes that you want to acknowledge, please share in the comment box. We would love to hear from you.
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