Celebrating Black History Month
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
-Wilma Rudolph, U.S. track and field athlete
Happy Black History Month 2023 from all of us here at wegg®! Championing one of the fastest-growing demographics of entrepreneurs, black women, is critical in the pursuit of empowering global women business moguls. We have compiled a database of resources that celebrate and showcase the profound impact and importance that African-American people have had on history and entrepreneurship alike. We invite all of the members of our wegg community to become inspired and invigorated by this momentous month of acknowledgment.
- Explore the initiatives that the city of Chicago is hosting and highlighting all of February in honor of BHM
- Read this exposé from Forbes on several notable Black women entrepreneurs to watch
- Check out this additional write-up on the stories of some prominent Black women in business from JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Review this article from Entrepreneur that explains the positive effects that Black women entrepreneurs had on businesses in the face of the ever-present global pandemic.
- Learn the history of the first Black woman millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker, a historical and world-renowned entrepreneur
- Dive into the National Women’s Business Council’s exploration of the significance of Black female entrepreneurs to Black History Month
- Strategize upon the findings of this Goldman Sachs blog post on How to Equalize Opportunities for Black Women Business Owners
Until Black women’s businesses are universally lauded the same opportunities, capital, and resources as all other entrepreneurial endeavors, organizations like wegg and business professionals across the globe have work to do. Achieving equality among all women financially, culturally, and globally is our priority.
In whichever way you choose to dedicate this month of February 2023 to education centered around Black History and Black entrepreneurship in the U.S., we implore you to move beyond just a month of recognition. Ensure that you are living a life dedicated to uplifting others.