Rise Up: A Study of 700 Black Women Entrepreneurs
Last week, Canada’s largest-ever study of Black women entrepreneurs was published by the Black Business and Professional Association, Casa Foundation for International Development and de Sedulous Women Leaders with researchers from the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH).
The report looks closely at the challenges Black women entrepreneurs face, including barriers to financing, bias and racism—and suggests recommendations for change. It also shows that despite these barriers, many Black women entrepreneurs continue to develop successful businesses and turn to entrepreneurship to address unmet needs in the market, to celebrate their culture and to give back to their communities.
CLICK TO TWEET: Read @TheBBPA’s @casafoundation’s & @desedulouswomen’s new report on Black #WomenEntrepreneurs in Canada—the largest of its kind to-date—drawing on responses from more than 700 Black women entrepreneurs with analysis from @wekh_pcfe https://bit.ly/2Q2gs6Y
SEE IT BE IT SPOTLIGHT
Challenging Stereotypes and Bias
Women across the country—like Agnes P. Miranda, co-founder and executive chairman of the World Financial Group (WFG); and Alli Murugesan, founder of BioHuntress Technologies Inc—are rewriting what it means to be an entrepreneur. Miranda has helped nearly five million families prepare for their financial futures, and Murugesan’s innovations are fighting chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells.
Celebrate the outstanding women in your network by nominating an award-winning entrepreneur for inclusion in the WEKH See It. Be It. Database alongside more than 1,000 other inspiring women.
CLICK TO TWEET: The new See It. Be It. Database @WEKH_PCFE features over 1,000 inspiring, award-winning #WomenEntrepreneurs across Canada who are crushing entrepreneurial stereotypes & challenging bias https://wekh.ca/entrepreneurs/ #WEKH #SeeItBeIt