Black women in America are still underrepresented in the world of business. While we still have a long way to go, it’s imperative to recognize how far we have come. A failure to appreciate the progress black women have made is disrespectful to the women that got us here. To reach an equal opportunity for all, we must tell stories of the businesswomen that paved the way for future generations.
1 Clara Brown
Once her 3rd owner freed Clara Brown, she set out West. Brown is reported to be the first black woman to cross the plains.