Bozoma Saint John, Kandi Burruss, Melissa Butler
Bozoma Saint John
Leanna Archer
Kandi Burruss
Ariell Johnson
Birame N. Sock
Melissa Butler

7 Badass Business Women

Black Women Are Changing The Game!

If you ain't know it, Black women make up the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America. From corporate to creative, Black women like Kandi Burruss, Bozoma Saint John, and Melissa Butler are killing it. Find out how!

(Photos from left: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage, Leon Bennett/WireImage, Melissa Butler via Instagram)

Bozoma Saint John
Earlier this year, the Ghananian, self-proclaimed badass and Apple music executive Bozoma Saint John stole the show are Apple's annual WWDC. Her infectious energy, charisma and apparent passion for her work is hard to ignore and made her appearance a viral sensation. People have predicted she might one day be the Apple CEO. We don't doubt it.
(Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage)
Leanna Archer
At the tender age of 9, Leanna Archer came up with an idea for an all-natural haircare product line inspired by her great-grandmother's secret pomade recipe. In the 10 years since, Leanna Inc. has become a sucess, making over $100K in annual profits!
(Photo: D. Salters/WENN)
Kandi Burruss

Former Xscape member and RHOA star Kandi Burruss is the songwriting genius behind classics like Destiny Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" and TLC's "No Scrubs." Her resume also includes host of her own show Kandi Koated Nights and business owner of the intimate product brand 'Bedroom Kandi'. Is there anything she can't do?

(Photo: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

Ariell Johnson
Founder and president of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. Ariell Johnson made history this year when she became the first Black women to open a comic book shop on the east coast, and was immortalized earlier this year when she was featured having coffee with Marvel's new Iron Woman RiRi Williams on the variant cover of Invincible Iron Man #1.
(Photo: Ariell Johnson via Instagram)

Premadonna knows a thing or two about running an empire. The Atlanta-based businesswoman is the CEO of WaistGangSociety a brand that's in the business of snatching the waists of celebs (Khloe and Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, Lil Mo) and every day women.

(Photo: Premadonna via Instagram)

Birame N. Sock
Senegalese tech entrepreneur Birame N. Sock is the genius behind applications like Musicphone and MyReciepts. With her expertise and innovative vision, Sock is advancing technology in incredible ways. Currently as COO and President of Wetpaint, Sock is working on a first-of-its-kind call in, daily, gossip web series. This is a real game changer!
(Photo: Birame N. Sock via Facebook)
Melissa Butler

'The Lip Bar' owner Melissa Butler is a shining example that rejection is often a blessing in disguise. Despite Butler and her creative director being called "colorful cockaroaches" and walking away from Shark Tank without a deal, 'The Lip Bar' has gone on to become a $400K brand -- A fact Butler refers to as an "ultimate win"!

(Photo: Melissa Butler via Instagram)


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