I’m at a point in my life where I’m slowly finding myself becoming elevated. But there are times when I feel helpless and doubt that the work that I’m doing is actually a benefit for me. Often I see in Self-Help books and articles that I should surround myself with positive people and things. It encourages finding mentors and people that can provide a good example of where and what I’m trying to achieve.
I want to be a successful businesswoman, and a positive mentor to other women as well. So I went searching for some motivation; something or someone that I could relate to, and in that process I came across four very interesting women. These may be women you all may already know, but I wasn’t aware of them!
The first person is the youngest of the four. Her name is Jade Colin, and she is 28 years old. She is considered the youngest black female to ever purchase and own a McDonald’s Restaurant. She opened her McDonald’s in 2016 at the age of 26.
Next is 44 year old Isabel Dos Santos. Mrs. Santos is the youngest Black Billionaire in the world. She is estimated at a net worth of 2.7 billion dollars. Her wealth is attributed to Diversified Investments and Inheritance from her father.
Forty-eight year old Kiko Davis is one of two women in the world to own their own bank, and she is the only African American in the U.S. to have a bank. Her bank is called First Independence Bank. She is also the Founder and President of the Don Davis Legacy Foundation, named after her late husband.
Last but not least is 66 year old Folorunsho Alakija. She is a Nigerian Oil Tycoon, Fashion Designer, and Philanthropist. She is the owner of Famfa Oil. Her net worth is at an estimated 3.3 billion!
I really enjoyed learning about these beautiful and successful women. It helped me place my motivation back where it needed to be! All of these women give reverence to courage, prayer, and surrounding yourself with positive people and genuine mentors. I know there are other African American women out there that are just as successful, but I wanted to shine the light on a few I feel have not been mentioned enough.
I hope this can be a witness to “any” woman out there, regardless of race and stature, that we can accomplish anything we set our minds to. Keep your goals in front of you. Make plans to accomplish these goals. Surround yourself with a support system that lifts you up and provides constructive criticism.
As always remember to Stay POSITIVE, Stay MOTIVATED, and Be BLESSED!!