Successful Black Female Entrepreneurs In The UK You'll Want to Follow

According to an article by the American Census Bureau, black women are responsible for leading the rise of black-owned businesses. With a growth of over 34.5% more firms between 2007 and 2012, the number of black female entrepreneurs is steadily growing.

The more black female entrepreneurs are in the spotlight, the more they will inspire other young black women to follow their path. Putting the focus on inspiring young black female entrepreneurs is a responsibility for all of us.

The only question is, who are the most successful black female entrepreneurs to follow? By following in the footsteps of the best, you are guaranteed to know the way to becoming successful yourself.

We've created this article to gather some of the the most successful black female entrepreneurs (that you may not heard of put definelty should!) to follow. Keep on reading to learn the inspiring journeys that got them where they are today.

Yvonne Bajela

Yvonne Bajela is the principal and founding member of Impact X Capital Partners. It's a UK-based venture capital firm that focuses on investing in companies led by black female entrepreneurs. 

Previously, Yvonne was a Senior Investment Manager at Mitsui & Co, where she helped with investments worth over $200 million. They have partnered with major companies including Blackswan Data and TransferWise.

Deborah Okenla

Deborah Okenla is the founder and CEO of "Your Startup, Your Story" (YSYS). Their mission is to create opportunities for diverse talents to create successful startups.

YSYS is a community of investors, creators, developers, and founders. They have joined to help to provide entrepreneurial and employment programs for new startups.

YSYS has two main programs; FoundersDoor and TalentDoor. Both programs help new entrepreneurs with various talents to launch startups and find tech careers. 

 

Tobi Oredein

Tobi Oredein is a women's lifestyle journalist, public speaker, and the founder and CEO of the award-winning "Black Ballad." The Black Ballad is a UK-based platform that shares the experience through the eyes of black women living in the UK.

The company works with over 150 black female creatives. They also work with major companies including Waterstones and the Financial Times.

Sharmadean Reid

Sharmadean Reid is the Founder and CEO of Beautystack. Beautystack is a booking app for beauty professionals with a focus on becoming socially connected.

Her mission with Beautystack is to financially and economically empower women. She is an advocate for young female entrepreneurs, and education in the wellness and beauty industries.

Tola Okogwu

Tola Okogwu is a journalist and author who focuses on helping women how to improve the health of their hair. She runs a successful YouTube platform with instructional videos, coaching, and online courses.

Her book, entitled "Daddy Do My Hair?", is focused on challenging the misconceptions around race and gender roles with parenting.

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These women are all on a mission to make this world a place where everyone can see equal opportunities and feel confident about themselves. This not only makes these amazing women inspiring but also great mentors to follow.

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