20 Success Stories of Black Female Entrepreneurs You May Not Know

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Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is the first African-American woman to create and executive-produce a top 10 primetime television series with ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. She’s also the woman behind the ABC shows Private Practice and Scandal, starring Kerry Washington. The Dartmouth graduate is arguably the most powerful Black woman in Hollywood and one of the most sought-after writers and producers in entertainment.
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Sheila Johnson
Sheila Johnson made her fortune when she co-founded the BET cable network with her then-husband Robert Johnson. In 2005, she became the first African-American female owner of a WNBA team when she bought into the Washington Mystics basketball team.
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