With black female entrepreneurship on the rise, it is beyond time for there be a representation of minority women in business on television.
Oprah’s network, OWN, is filling in the gap with a new show aimed at black female entrepreneurs called “Mind Your Business with Mahisha”.
The show follows “Curls” owner, Mahisha Dellinger and she guides four entrepreneurs through the curvy road of business ownership. Dellinger uses two pieces of advice to help her in her personal journey through entrepreneurship, which are, “Each one, teach one” and “To whom much is given, much is required,” “[These] are the tenets by which I run my life.”
Mahisha is the first hair care CEO to have her own T.V. show, which is said to be a cross between, “Iyanla, Fix My Life” and “Shark Tank.” The show will debut this Summer and according to Essence will feature, “Gloria Williams, owner of Foot Nanny pedicure products (known as Oprah’s personal pedicurist); Mehgan James (Bad Girls Club), owner of 800 West clothing line; Lia Diaz, owner of The Girl Cave, a three-store chain of beauty bars and beauty supplies; Chef Shalamar Lane, owner of My Father’s BBQ, a family run BBQ restaurant, as they strive to make their respective businesses a success.”
Who do you think does better in business black men or black women?