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June
2008

The Network for Web Women of Color

It seems like only yesterday, when I was sitting at my computer desperately searching for other 'Web Women of Color'; business savvy ladies who were as glued to their computers as I was, blogging, making websites, and searching for new ways to make money online. My search inspired me to create the Sistas Makin Money page on myspace, which eventually gave me the idea to start Black Business Women Online, a network for Women Entrepreneurs of Color. Only a few months in the making and Black Business Women Online has turned into a network of almost 2700 women entrepreneurs. From Side Hustle Sistas to established Business Owners, the BBWO network is overflowing with women entrepreneurs who are not just promoting their own businesses, but supporting other women so more Black Women can turn their dreams into business ventures. And their are so many different types of business women on BBWO. Clothing Line Owners, Singers, Publishers, Authors, Event Planners, Bloggers, Web Designers, Magazine Creators, Actors, Preachers, Life Coaches, Cooks, Radio Hosts, Djs, Lawyers, Work at Home Moms, Cosmetic and Beauty Product Makers... the list is practically endless. I love the diversity of the group and the fact that we have a space to talk about our issues as Black Women, Moms, and Business Owners. Wanting this network to be more than simply a bulletin board of Ads, I've worked hard to encourage a strong sense of community on BBWO. Members are sharing advice, real business information, buying each other's products, and tapping into our own network of business services as a way to recycle black dollars back into our community. My eyes water ever single time a new member tells me how much being apart of BBWO has changed their lives. So many women are amazed to find a network like this, and I feel so blessed to have created it. Being able to not only build my own business, but work with other women who are doing their own thing, has truly been a win win for me. I just wanted to take a moment to let you know about the Sistas Making Money on my network: Black Business Women Online. I look forward to seeing it grow even bigger in the near future. http://sistapreneurs.ning.com -Lashanda Henry

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  • Amanda

    Hey girl! Creating websites to uplift beautiful black women and commend them for being a business woman of color is great! Since you’re into sista’s doing it for themselves, you might be interested in Toyota’s “If Looks Could Kill” webisodes. I’m telling you I got hooked like(snap) that! And the best part is that you can actually be a participant to gather hints and clues. It’s kinda fun.

    Anyway… the webisodes follow an aspiring fashion assistant, Bianca, who is a prime example of a woman who’s got it going on. I’m talking the dream job, a man who’s got all the ladies drooling, and the spice to keep it all together when hell hits the fan. Think James Bond meets Sanaa Lathan in “Something New”, Bianca is the girl who isn’t afraid to run in her Louboutin heels!

    Link: http://www.iflookscouldkill.com

    You’ll have to see what I’m talking about. Don’t forget to check out the third episode—To Paris With Love—which is available today (6/30). This girl is definitely a ride or die chick, especially when it comes to daddy’s little girl! She’s kind of like today’s Foxy Brown, don’t you think? You’ve probably already been reeled in so don’t stop now.

    I hope I didn’t overstep my bounds by directly contacting you. After viewing your blog and seeing how hip to the game you are when it comes to what’s hot and current, I figured this would be something that would catch your interest.

    Looking forward to the girl talk! Best, Amanda Clouden ILCK Ambassador Amanda.Clouden@yahoo.com

    Jun 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm