The Black Women About Business Tribe
I stumbled across TRIBE website recently and I felt it embodied so much of what Black Women About Business stands for. Tribe is defined as a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader. Yep, that sounds right sized for what we are all about. The only thing I would add is that we are all the recognized leaders.
And as a recognized leader, I believe it is critical to do everything in our power to rise. This can happen through formal and informal education, doing internal healing work, rocking our self care, networking with purpose, going out of our way to support one another, and investing in our businesses.
We are black women, supporting black women towards the goal of living our best lives-personally and professionally. Our work is about breaking through the barriers that prevent us from being intimately connected to who are, and intimately connected to each other.
Maura Chanz, founder of TRIBE stated, "I am a woman. Specifically, I am a Woman Of Color, A BLACK WOMAN. These two parts of my identity cannot be separated. My contemporaries and I stand on behalf of fierce, fearless, and faithful ancestors. We are linked to these women. We have blood ties. They set the standard for us as [her]story makers, trailblazers, game changers, and more."
Black Women About Business is the finest representation of this. We are black woman entrepreneurs and we shouldn't have to separate, compartmentalize, hide, or minimize those identities on the pathway to wild success in our businesses.
Until next time, love y'all,