Compared to the years of gender inequality, bias and careers that don’t lead to leadership positions in the workforce, women nowadays, especially millennial-minority women have been breaking boundaries and creating professional achievements and landing more leadership roles.
Today, we’re witnessing a surge of very inspiring millennial minority women making headlines with gender equality movements, which encourage women to make their voices heard and work together in reaching greater heights in leadership.
Take a look at some of them below:
Jewel Burks, 26. A Co-founder of company called Partpic. She is an entrepreneur. She started her career in Google but decided to move back home to Atlanta when her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She took a job at a top USA industrial parts distributor – McMaster-Carr. But the company was having fails in their technology on a daily basis, this led Burks to create a better way. She created the company Partpic, which lets customers use their phones to search for their needed parts using system vision technology and order them quickly. The company was co-founded by another Jason Crain. To date, the pair was able to raise $15 million. In 2016 they were given the opportunity to meet with President Obama in the first White House Demo Day.
Nailah Ellis-Brown– 28. Ellis Island Tropical Tea’s founder. Years ago, she was just selling an old Jamaican family recipe for tea on the trunk of her car and was living in her mother’s basement. Then, an investor invested for a 4,000 ft2 bottling plant located in Detroit. Now, she is selling her tea products to Whole Foods and multiple stores in several states in the U.S.
Candace Mitchell, 27. Cofounder of Techturized, Inc. She uses the technology to transform the 3 billion dollar worth African-American hair-care market with her Co-founder Chanel Martin. They created the mobile application-Myvana. It’s a concierge for a black haircare, connecting clients with various stylists and encouraging community through sharing of photos and tips.
Christine Souffrant, 26. She is the founder of the company Vendedy and a beneficiary of the Bill Gates foundation annual scholarship program. This Haitian-born entrepreneur is in the process of digitizing the street market industry, connecting vendors in shops & bazaars around the world to prospect customers using text messaging and cloud.
Catherine Mahugu, 27. She founded Soko, an online company which connects 1,000+ craftsmen’s jewelry with the world while providing them sustainable income streams. Within only two years from the launch of Soko, Catherine has helped jewelry craftsmen to increase their profits by up to four times. Soko sells the jewelry online and to store retailers.