Martin McDonald is a mother of girls, founder and CEO of the education and empowerment platform Boss Women Media, as well as childrenswear brand Elle Olivia. With a desire to give a voice to black and brown women who found themselves in spaces and places that didn’t look like them (and an urge to create their own space after leaving a prestigious career), Boss Women Media was born.
The Boss Woman Media The platform was founded to give communities and brands a space to mobilize and for those who want to do better, to go beyond superficial goals and advocate for and achieve real change. She took a connection-based idea and turned it into a movement with a loyal community of more than 100,000 women. Marty’s plan is to continue growing the community of women she is building and helping them empower each other through connection, networking and workshops. She knows that most women allow fear to keep them from achieving the goals they desperately want to achieve, so she’s made it her mission to connect with women who want more, women who having big goals and big dreams and chasing after them every single day.
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“At Boss Women Media, we are committed to black entrepreneurs,” Marty said. “We believe in building a support network for these women and providing them with the tools they need to be successful. Building Women for the Future and our partnership with BBA allows us to amplify our impact in the small business community and showcase brands, businesses and black women entrepreneurs on the main stage. Our initiatives exist to support these women, whether with our time or our financial investments.”
Boss Women Media recently launched its latest initiative, Building Women for the Future, in partnership with Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator! The Building Women for the Future tour aims to empower women entrepreneurs of color and provide them with resources to succeed.
What is Building Women for the Future?
Building Women for the Future is a three-city tour that will pop up in Washington, DC on September 23, Dallas on September 30 and Atlanta on October 7. Any of these Events will create opportunities for women to learn, lead and use tools from brands that Help make a difference in your community! Come on community and connection we love to see this. This will be an experience dedicated to women who want to learn more about the resources of small businesses and empower themselves by building, growing and expanding their ideas and network.
Are there ways to get funding for my business?
Yes Sister! BBA will serve as the main partner for Boss Women Media’s Building Women for the Future Tour. Boss Women Media will host pitch competitions in select cities across the country to support Black women entrepreneurs who sell consumer goods and will provide five eligible winners with a $10,000 investment and enrollment in BBA to drive success Amazon’s shop as a BBA seller. Boss Women Media and Amazon’s BBA will select two winners in Washington, DC, two winners in Atlanta and one winner in Dallas.
It’s always a great thing to see black women coming together and creating a community for other black business owners! For more information on Boss Women Media and its initiatives, visit BossWomen.organd be sure to join the Women for the Future Tour if you’re in the DC, Atlanta, or Dallas area!