Amanda E. Johnson and KJ Miller, who paved the way for entrepreneurs who are women of color. Firms founded by women of color receive just 0.2 percent of all venture capital funding. Johnson and Miller defied the odds this year when they raised over $1 million to grow their business, Mented Cosmetics, a makeup line for women of color. I believe we’ll see a lot of other entrepreneurs following in their footsteps — and a world starting to recognize that many of tomorrow’s disruptive ideas will come from people who look nothing like yesterday’s founders.
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