Hey, Roommates! So, many of you are aware of the fast-growing group of black female entrepreneurs in the U.S., right? Since these ladies are running this entrepreneurship game wouldn’t you think they need more representation on television?
Well, the OWN Network has come through for us with a new show called “Mind Your Business with Mahisha” coming this summer. The show chronicles “Curls” haircare founder Mahisha Dellinger as she guides a group of black female entrepreneurs who desire to take their businesses to the next level. Mahisha is the very first black hair care CEO to have her own tv show and tells The Shade Room that the show is sort of a “cross between ‘Iyanla, Fix My Life’ and ‘Shark Tank’ but for black female business owners.”
When we asked Dellinger about her own personal journey through entrepreneurship and how it factored into how she constructed her new show, she said “Each One, Teach One” & “To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required” are the tenets by which I run my life.”
She continued, “How can we stop the generational cycles of poverty that exist without the information, resources, or the access? My goal is to be the advocate that says AND shows. If I can do it, so can you!”
According to @Essence, the show will follow “Gloria Willams, owner of Foot Nanny pedicure products (known as Oprah’s personal pedicurist); Mehgan James (Bad Girls Club), owner of 800 West clothing line; Lia Diaz, owner of The Girl Cave, a three-store chain of beauty bars and beauty supplies; Chef Shalamar Lane, owner of My Father’s BBQ, a family run BBQ restaurant, as they strive to make their respective businesses a success.”
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