5 Courageous African American Women in Business

 

African American women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US.

According to The 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report commissioned by American Express, while the number of women-owned businesses grew an impressive 58% from 2007 to 2018, the number of firms owned by black women grew by a stunning 164%, nearly three times that rate. There are 2.4 million African American women-owned businesses in 2018, most owned by women 35 to 54.

Here are 5 Courageous Women in Business we are highlighting in our April issue of Courageous Woman Magazine.

Meet Dr. Ericka McKnight, Linda Joseph, Monique Lisa, Dr. DeYonne Parker, and Lena Graham-Morris.

 

Dr. Ericka L. McKnight international bestselling, multi-award-winning author, speaker, entrepreneur, certified health aid and philanthropist. She is also the first female African American to own a real estate school in the southeastern region! As well as owning ELM Realty firm.

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LINDA JOSEPH is a mother, pastor, teacher, life coach, motivational speaker, mentor, and author. She is a sought after international women’s conference and empowerment speaker. She is of Haitian descent, born in Nassau Bahamas and currently resides in Broward County Florida.

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Monique Lisa

 

MONIQUE LISA has been writing and performing theatrical productions since age seven.

Thirty-five nominations and nineteen wins, including a Life Time Achievement Award.

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Dr. DeYonne Parker, Co-owner of Gem Makers, LLC. and the Founder of The S.W.A.G. University is on a mission to empower and equip ladies, leaders and little girls to gain clarity, confidence, and courage.

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Lena Graham-Morris

Serves as Vice President of HORUS Construction Services and founder of Entreprenista Enterprises, leading the firm in establishing multiple strategic partnerships with prime companies totaling over $480M. 

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