Women of color account for 47% or 5,824,300 of all women-owned businesses, employ 2,230,600 people, and generate $386.6 billion in revenues.
Yet, the average revenue for a women-of-color owned business is $66,400, compared to the average revenue of $212,300 for a non-minority owned business.
THE DISPARITIES HAVE TO CHANGE!
The Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) is a thriving community for Christian women of color who have an interest in entrepreneurship and business ownership. Using the Proverbs 31 woman as a model, MCWEN seeks to support women to become impactful and positively influential in their homes, community, and at work. For us, it's not just business as usual.
"She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple."
(Proverbs 31: 15-22)
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Our community is full of dynamic women. Check out this month's feature!
CEO - Road 2 Recovery, LLC
Anita Lynch is a businesswoman, author, motivational speaker, wife, and mother of two beautiful children, and she absolutely, positively refuses to live in fear. She is the founder of No Fear Here, a multimedia platform dedicated to empowering women.
For over fifteen years, she has exemplified a higher level of service distinction, in several North Carolina counties, by combating homelessness. Anita has a degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College and 2 years of masters-level professional counseling education from Capella University. She is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor and a Mental Health Qualified Professional.
Founded in 2015, Anita is the CEO of Road 2 Recovery, LLC. She believes in second chances and offers a program that provides mental health and substance use treatment and housing for individuals returning home after incarceration. She is also the founder of Road 2 Recovery Foundation which assists individuals with owning a home by providing education and training.
She is an active member of the New Reentry Council, Coalition for Addiction Recovery and Education Committee, and Council of Community Service. With a passionate heart to motivate and inspire people to walk in their purpose without fear, her goal has always been to show the love of God and make a difference.