Do you know black women have been starting businesses at a faster rate over the past decade compared to any other group?
I’m joined by a guest co-host Jillian Hubbard, a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, whom I previously interviewed in episode 247, to guide a round table discussion about black women solopreneurs and how to support their growth.
Our guests Ericka Young, a personal finance coach and founder of Tailor-Made Budgets, and Naika Gabriel, a researcher at Johns Hopkins and a holistic doula, who is exploring starting her own business, Labor of Love, to support women through the trauma brought on by childbirth.
A lot of amazing insights and lessons in this special episode including:
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- How the Black Lives Matter protests have transformed Jillian’s DEI consultancy.
- The importance of self-care when you work for yourself.
- Why budgeting is a must-learn life skill.
- Creating work in alignment with yourself.
- How to own your story and share it.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Tell your story.
- Build community.
“This isn’t a moment, this isn’t a season, this is forever, because these are people’s lives.” – Ericka Young
“Even in a more conventional work setting, I infuse my sense of how I would like work to be treated and seen and how I would like to be treated and seen” – Naika Gabriel
“We undervalue what comes easy to us.” – Ericka Young
“The way that you get comfortable talking about it more is talking about it and then making those mistakes, learning from them, and moving on and continuing to have the conversation.” – Jillian Hubbard