An accomplished singer and actress, the fashionista and activist also founded her own fashion company
2. Quinta BrunsonSource:WENN
The Buzzfeed content creator is also a filmmaker who sold content to YouTube and signed to ICM Partners.
3. Timea GainesSource:Jackie Hicks
Timea Gaines is a brand manager, the CEO of Love Life Media and the creator of SHERocks, an annual empowerment conference. She’s also a breast cancer survivor.
4. Morgan Debaun
Morgan Debaun is the co-founder and CEO of the millennial Black tech site Blavity, which has become a major power player in the space.
5. Gabrielle Goodwin
10-year old Gabrielle Goodwin has come up with a solution that will bring nothing but relief to Black moms around the world – barrettes that don’t fall off or go missing. And she’s a straight-A student too.
6. Yara ShahidiSource:Getty
The ‘Black-ish’ star and young scholar/artist is in development with ABC for a spinoff called “Young-Ish.”
7. Angelica Sweeting
Angelica Sweeting is an entrepreneur who was inspired by her daughter to create Naturally Perfect Dolls, a brand that celebrates and reflects the natural beauty of young Black girls.
8. Jamira BurleySource:Getty
Jamira Burley is a community advocate who is dedicated to reshaping communities. She has worked on campaigns for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and has organized community programs throughout the city of Philadelphia.
9. Danielle JamesSource:Hello Beautiful
The style & beauty editor for HelloBeautiful.com is also the founder of Model Citizen, a peer-to-peer closet sharing platform where women can monetize their wardrobe.
10. Angelica NwanduSource:The Shade Room
Angelica is the founder of The Shade Room, the Instagram-based media company. The site has become one of the most well-known social media destinations with millions of followers and readers.