If you are an African American woman in business, with aspirations to be an entrepreneur or just looking to history to discover how others endured and succeeded in the workplace – despite the obstacles – then here is a short list* of black females that you may not be aware of.

These women created a path in their fields (whether chosen for them or by choice) and made it their own.

7 African American Females in Business that You May Not Know
* Not intended to be all-inclusive
  1. Barbara Hillary, First Black woman to the North and South Poles
  2. Bessie Coleman, First African American female pilot
  3. Carolyn Parker, First African American woman known to receive a graduate degree in physics
  4. Dolores Wharton, First African American elected to the boards of three major corporations
  5. June Bacon-Bercey, First American woman to become a TV meteorologist
  6. Norma Merrick Sklarek, First Major African-American Female Architect
  7. Sarah Rector, age 11, richest black girl in America in 1913 (oil).

We stand on their shoulders.

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