Jennifer Ramos thought she had her life figured out after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in public policy. But then, her father lost his job, and she was thrust into the role of breadwinner for her family. To ensure her family’s well-being, she launched Jen Contracting Group, LLC – a construction business that placed her in a male-dominated industry. Currently, she’s on pace to bring in $1 million in revenue from her construction firm in 2018. Continue reading This Salvadoran-American Woman’s Construction Company Is On Pace to Make Its First Million in Profit
Five years ago, Arlan Hamilton set her eyes on becoming a venture capitalist in “the land of opportunity” she called Silicon Valley.
But as a queer black woman, she found the industry wasn’t in her favor. Continue reading Black, queer and female: VC founder starts her ‘own league’
For Julia Landauer, a blossoming career in NASCAR has its roots in family quality time. For five years starting from when she was 10, Landauer’s parents took the family to a go-kart track two hours from their New York City home almost every weekend. Landauer says she started to win “right away” against her siblings, and she fell in love with racing. She made up her mind at 12 that she wanted to be a race car driver. Continue reading Julia Landauer Treats NASCAR Racing Like Building A Business
At one point in time, most teenagers believe that their parents are keeping secrets from them. But for the kids on Marvel’s Runaways, it turns out that their moms and dads have something a bit more sinister up their sleeve than just old embarrassing college pics or a surprise birthday gift. Continue reading Marvel’s Runaways’ Lyrica Okano Talks Hulu’s New Series and Diversity for Superheroes
This tech designer’s new app is a video game for individuals with cognitive needs
When 30-year-old app designer Nadia Hamilton was growing up, she noticed that her younger brother Troy, who was and is living with autism, needed support in completing everyday tasks. Brushing teeth and getting dressed were especially difficult. Continue reading Nadia Hamilton was inspired to launch MagnusCards by her brother with autism
It was 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession, a dark time for America and the rest of the world — something Lori Mabardi studied up close and every day. She was working as a researcher and economist in real estate. Her job was tracking the economy and telling the story of the housing crisis to help her clients make smart real estate decisions. Continue reading Meet The Mom And Economist Who’s Fed 100,000 Children (And Counting)
Three months ago, ex-Google employee James Damore published his highly criticized manifesto about why women are not biologically fit for tech roles. In doing so, he unintentionally did women a favor. He created a lightning rod that has brought unprecedented attention to the struggles of women in technology and encouraged droves of women to find the courage to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment, discriminatory hiring practices, unequal pay, and more. Continue reading Understanding The Deeper Stories Of Women Execs In Tech
When Ibtihaj Muhammad hit the scene at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, she immediately caught the attention of women everywhere. As the first Muslim-American woman to sport a hijab while competing for the United States, she was an instant hero. She went on to earn the bronze medal as part of Team USA. Continue reading Ibtihaj Muhammad talks diversity, body image and, of course, Barbie
Demarra Gardner says Black Women About Business is inspired by her own story, the need for resources and a soaring number of business owners. Continue reading This veteran entrepreneur is launching program to help new black female entrepreneurs
New Orleans voters elected LaToya Cantrell as mayor Saturday, making her the first woman to hold that position in the city’s 300-year history.