1. Black Women Artists as Entrepreneurs, Part 2 – Rihanna

    You know her … probably as a singer/performer/actress, right? #holla! Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) has sold more than 30 million albums! Our girl has a voice!! She tours like the force she is, too. She’s the first female solo artist to sell out 10 concerts at London’s O2 Arena. Her world tours go to 100 countries or MORE each time, and she sells them OUT! But did you know she’s also a fas…Read More

  2. Title: (Dis)Trusting (White) Capital

    One of the things I had to face as I moved from six-figures to my first million was the need for capital. Defy Impossible, Inc. is a cash-based business. We’ve never had a business loan. We are not a certified minority-owned business and we don’t have any angel investors. In truth, I have been very proud that we never had to go with our “hand out” begging for money. I became an entrepreneu…Read More

  3. Black Women Artists as Entrepreneurs—My Girl Tyra Banks!

    This month on the blog, I’m featuring Black Women artists as entrepreneurs. Why? Because they are so much more than celebrities!! They are massively successful businesswomen who KILL IT in the entrepreneurial world! So many people think business has to “look” white. Masculine. (Think Starbucks. AT&T.) But the women I’m featuring this month crush that belief. They make their mark, while…Read More

  4. Commerce is a Two-Faced Charlatan

    It fronts as money, but its true power lies in its ability to shape mass-market swag. Commerce, as popularly regarded, is the ability to do business transactions – the exchanging of money for goods and services. That’s the easy side of commerce. It’s the part that we do without thinking about. The other side of commerce is social exchange. These are social transactions that build billionaire…Read More

  5. Honoring “Our Sisters from Other Misters!” White Women Standing for & with Us: Part 4

      Today, I’m honoring the Queen of Sales Conversion, Lisa Sasevich. Talk about a White woman who has my back! You probably know her name—she teaches entrepreneurs who “hate the sales part” how to leverage their talents, products, and services into massive profits without sounding salesy. And she’s helped over 15,000 clients in 134 countries earn more by doing what they love most … inc…Read More

  6. Honoring “Our Sisters from Other Misters!” White Women Standing for & with Us: Part 3

    Today, I’m honoring another of our awesome “Sisters from other Misters”: White women who have our back! Ms. Gloria Marie Steinman—you know the name, right? She’s a feminist, journalist, and political activist, and she stands for US, too. Co-founder of Ms. magazine and Women’s Media Center, an organization that works "to make women visible and powerful in the media,” she is also a med…Read More

  7. Honoring “Our Sisters from Other Misters!” White Women Standing for & with Us: Part 2

    Today, I’m honoring another of our awesome “Sisters from other Misters”: White women who have had our back even when it cost them, money, family, and in some cases, their lives. While my last post shined the light on the POWERFUL civil rights activist Juliette Hampton Morgan (if you missed it, check it out when you’re done reading this … the story is incredible), today, I want to fast fo…Read More

  8. Honoring “Our Sisters from Other Misters!” White Women  Standing For & With Us : Part 1

    In February, I celebrated Black History Month by highlighting trailblazing Black brothers and sisters who paved the way for US today. Now, I’d like to recognize some of the White Women who love and support us having our own, too! These extraordinary women walked the talk. They stood up—and in some cases were viciously shot down—for us, as a People, and deserve to be recognized. I put you, si…Read More

  9. Black History Month: Honoring Those Who Have Paved the Way Part 3

    Today’s article is the last in a three-part series honoring the sisters and brothers who have paved the way for US to become Black Women Millionaires, in honor of Black History Month. I hope you enjoy reading about these “unsung” heroes as much as I appreciate sharing them with you, sis. They are the reason we are where we are, today. Miriam Makeba aka “Mama Africa” (March 4, 1932 – …Read More

  10. Black History Month: Honoring Those Who Have Paved the Way Part 2

    It’s an incredible thing … to sit back for a moment and take in everything that’s happening in my life right now! YOU, my sisters and the brothers who love us, have taken my new book, “The Black Woman Millionaire: A Revolutionary Act That DEFIES Impossible!” to #1 Bestseller status. Sisters from the US, Europe, and all over the world are buying in bulk, spreading the word … the HOPE …Read More