by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
Exemplary black female entrepreneurs of San Francisco, New York, and North Carolina will have the honor of being recognized by 100 Black Men, The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), and American Express OPEN. These regions were chosen based on prominent chapter locations and the challenge to locate women most worthy of The Achievement Award. Recipients of this honor will not only have made significant contributions to their community but the economy as well on a national scale. Dr. Marsha Firestone, president and founder of WPO, says:
“The honorees are a group of powerful women entrepreneurs who come from every industry and have made a significant economic impact in their community. We are pleased to partner with 100 Black Men of America and American Express OPEN to recognize the successes of these businesswomen and to honor their achievements. They are exceptional role models for aspiring leaders everywhere.”
The fact that women-owned businesses are growing twice as much as all other firms in the United States is part of what helped prompt the above mentioned organizations to recognize these women. Honoring black female business owners for their success is a great thing. At the same time, they are also worthy of praise for creating new job openings that have been a tremendous help in strengthening the U.S. economy.
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer degreed in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, email submissions to ayvaunnpennspokenword at gmail dot com.