Celebrating Achievements Of Black Women And Job Opportunities For Every Woman
It was Maya Angelou who said in her poem, “I am a woman, Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman. That’s me.” And talking about phenomenal women, black women have managed to achieve quite a name for themselves in life. So, in order to recognize as well as reckon the efforts made by these fantabulous women of color, this blog here talks about the Black women who fought against discrimination, gender inequality, racism,and other norms to create nothing less than history in the professional world.
Born in 1847 in Brooklyn, Susan McKinney-Steward was the 3rd Black woman to earn a degree in medical sciences in the USA and the first woman to do so in the state of New York. After the death of her brother in the Civil War, McKinney-Steward found her true calling was medicine. She maintained her career in the field of childhood diseases and prenatal care. She is also the co-founder of Brooklyn Women’s Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary and has worked as a physician in the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Wilberforce University.
Known as a pioneer for African American women engineers, Yvonne Clark was the first Black woman to receive a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University. She paved the way for women to enter a male-dominated education and professional field. Also, she is the first woman who earned an Engineering Management master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She was a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology that was in University of Tennessee State.
While Oprah Winfrey is more commonly known as your favorite daytime talk show host. But she is currently also the founder of Oprah Winfrey Network. After Cathy Hughes, she is the 2nd African American woman to create her very own network. Apart from that, she also created Harpo Productions and now is one of the richest black women in history according to Forbes with her net worth around $2.7 billion.
Johnson entered the world of entrepreneurship when she, along with her then-husband, Bob Johnson founded the BET Cable Network. She also went on to become the first-ever black woman to own a WNBA team after she managed to purchase the basketball team of Washington Mystics in the year 2005.
Often called the “Oprah of the Web” by her peers in the industry, Corvida Raven, at 24 years old, is one of the most significant Social Media Entrepreneurs and also the founder and creator of shegeeks.net. Not just that but she also provides consulting services in social media for well-known firms such as Fast Company, Intel, and Chevrolet.
Vanessa and Angela Simmons
If you don’t know the Simmons Sisters then you are definitely living under a rick for sure. Their uncle Russell Simmons is one of the most well-known names in the history of media. The Sisters have managed to make a name for themselves though. With a knack for business and entrepreneurship, together with these two own Pastry, a Kids and Women shoe company which is quite famous in the world for sure.
After being in a marriage with Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, Shaunie O’Neal made sure to show the world what it was like being married to a pro-athlete after she created the Basketball Wives reality series which climbed the chart on VH1. Not just that but she is also the founder of Amirah Production and Design Shoes. Now that is what we call an achievement.
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