The concept of influence is highly arguable, especially in an era where a burgeoning social media-controlled global society has led to the rise of a new category of virtual influencers. As traditionally defined, an influential person “is someone who has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.”
As a sequel to the maiden edition of the “Ladybrille Influential African Women Entrepreneurs To Watch…”, this list represents a unique group of influencers. These are women who inspire other women and even men to pursue their own dreams; women who are making a tangible economic impact in their immediate and extended communities; particularly, this list presents an impressive collection of leading US-based African women entrepreneurs and business executives whose works and successes have caught our attention and commanded commendable respect.
According to recent data by the Center for Women’s Business Research, since 1997, the number of African-American women entrepreneurs has grown by 322%, making them the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. US-based African women entrepreneurs make up a noticeable fraction of this powerful class of women.
The 2016 influential …read more