All good Moms are superheroes, but Black mompreneurs are leading the charge.

A common misconception about motherhood is that, as a Mom, you can’t have it all. Many women place their dreams and goals on the back burner following the birth of their child. But unfortunately, a majority of mothers get so caught up in parenting that they never get a chance to revisit those aspirations.

Thankfully, as the world evolves, so do perspectives surrounding parenting. And now more than ever, mothers are seizing the newfound opportunities to invest in themselves. As a result, more and more Black mompreneurs are popping up all around the world.

The Emergence of the Mompreneur

The Moms of today are unlike the Moms of yesteryear. Today’s society presents many obstacles and challenges that women didn’t face in the past. For example, social media and cyberbullying is a real threat to families nowadays. Not to mention, single parenthood is more common than it was back in the day, with women more likely to be the sole custodian.

But parenting in this day and age is not all bad. In fact, there are many upsides to being a mother in the present day. Thanks to the rise in remote work, many Moms can spend more time with their children AND work on their dreams as well. Because of this, more and more Black mothers are seamlessly transitioning into becoming Black mompreneurs.

9 Black Mompreneurs To Follow

If you want something done, ask a Mom. Somehow, Moms have a unique ability to get ish done. Whether managing their home life or balancing their careers, Black mompreneurs are master multitaskers. From clothing stores to podcasts, Black mompreneurs are leading the charge for women everwhere to become inspired and empowered. Here are nine Black mompreneurs to follow for inspiration:


Cris Cavallari


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Cris Cavallari (@cris_cavallari)

Cris Cavallari is a Black mompreneur on a mission to help women be their authentic selves.

This ICCONIC mom is all about style, keeping it real, and inspiring others to do the same. In her podcast #isitTuesday, she talks about everything from surviving narcissistic abuse to the real nitty-gritty of co-parenting. 

In addition, her ICCONIC store features a wide selection of apparel and footwear, including leggings, scarves, hats, and sandals. Even better, the inclusive brand includes plus sizes, as well. 


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Cris Cavallari (@cris_cavallari)

Not to mention, Cavallari is all about community, too. She opened a content and lifestyle studio called ICCONHQ where she helps others create marketing material for their brands. 


Angel Lynn


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Angel Lynn 💕 (@_angel.lynn__)

Angel Lynn is a mother on a mission to introduce Black women to the finer things in life. She launched the Black luxury brand Haus of Sy, selling chic and affordable handbags.

She inspires many of her customers who enjoy her personality and style. As a result, Lynn has garnered many loyal supporters, called “hauswives,” who anxiously await each new collection.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Angel Lynn 💕 (@_angel.lynn__)

And to Lynn, the feeling is mutual. She created an Instagram page dedicated to celebrating the hauswives. There, she posts pictures of her supporters modeling their new handbags. But if you want to purchase one for yourself, you’d better be quick — the handbags are so popular they sell out in minutes.


Nailah Ellis


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by By Ellis Isle (@byellisisle)

CEO and owner of Ellis Isle Teas, Nailah Ellis is the quintessential Black mompreneur. She started by selling bottles of her teas out of the back of her car. But little did she know, her homemade teas would later be sold in major retailers such as Target and Amazon.

The clean company swaps traditional cane sugar for a better-for-you cold-pressed cane juice. The result is a sweet and flavorful tea inspired by her Jamaican roots.

For example, her “Ellis Isle Sweet Tea” is a take on the classic southern drink with a twist. And for the health-conscious the “Ellis Isle Unsweetened Tea” is a refreshing treat without the guilt.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by By Ellis Isle (@byellisisle)

Ellis has steadily grown her business since 2008 by taking a family recipe and flipping it into a rapidly expanding brand in just a decade. She even found a fan in comedian Kevin Hart, who became an investor of the company in 2020.


Nadia Marie Sasso

When you want to own your story and use it to build the brand of your dreams, you call the doctor — Dr. Nadia Marie Sasso, that is. Sasso is a Black mompreneur who earned a PhD in Africana Studies, and is using her degree to help Black creators.

As a digital creator, she partners with top brands to create content that looks great and pushes the mission forward. And due to her love for community, she co-founded Blaytor Box, a platform for Black creators to connect and build together.

For more information about Blaytor, check our her web series, “Building Blaytor.” There, you can learn more about what Blaytor does, and get to know some of its creators.


Dacy Dash

Mother of two, Dacy Dash is taking over the culinary world one recipe at a time. And when it comes to cooking, you can count on Dash to bring the flavor. This business mama creates one-of-a-kind spice recipes, from roasted stuffed Snapper to seafood lasagna.

You can read her recipes at her online store, Dear Dacy. But that’s not all you’ll find. Dear Dacy also sells spice blends to make flavorful meals in no time. And if that’s not enough, the store carries kitchen linens and cookware like casserole braisers and Dutch ovens.

But even though she wears many hats, Dash always makes time to highlight her boys — her husband and two sons.


Fancy Homebody

From extreme weather to mass shootings, the world can be a pretty scary place to live in right now. And as a result, more and more people are choosing to spend more time indoors.

Fortunately, that’s where Vanessa, a.k.a Fancy Homebody, comes in to help. The mother of two created Fancy Homebody, the store. And as its name implies, Fancy Homebody sells the finest quality loungewear for people who prefer to stay inside.

At the store, you can find everything you need to look good while staying in. From satin pajamas to baggy tees, the store is a one-stop shop for all the homebodies who value luxury AND comfort.


Ash Couture


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ash Couture (@ash.couture)

Also known as “The Hair Doctor,” Ash Couture is a mommy miracle worker when it comes to Black hair. As a hair stylist, Couture noticed that many of her clients struggled with dry, lifeless hair. And as an AMCA Hair Loss Practitioner and Associate Trichologist,  she decided to do something about it.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ash Couture (@ash.couture)

She opened Seed to Strands, an online store specializing in natural hair growth products that are proven to repair hair loss, breakage, and other common scalp and hair conditions. Made from natural ingredients like patchouli oil or aloe leaf juice, Seed to Strand products hydrate and strengthen your hair from root to tip.


Rachel Rodgers


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Hello Seven Co. (@hello7co)

Podcast host, mother of four, author, and owner of a seven-figure business, Rachel Rodgers, is leading the way for women to empower themselves personally and professionally. Her brand, Hello Seven Co., helps women build million-dollar mindsets that allow them to work smarter, not harder.

She teaches all there is to know about business, including how to plan for maternity leave, manage a business, and tap into your fullest potential.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Hello Seven Co. (@hello7co)

The self-made millionaire mom champions women from all walks of life by providing resources and step-by-step instructions on everything, from writing books to launching their brands. And her expert advice hasn’t gone unnoticed. Rodgers has received rave reviews from major publications like Forbes and the New York Times.


Mimi Robinson

And as a media correspondent, Robinson is always dishing out fun girl talks on her podcast “Mimi Said What?!.” The podcast covers a wide range of topics, from tackling childhood trauma to television show recaps. Her authentic and carefree personality makes for an entertaining listen, and it’s safe to say that her thousands of followers would agree.

But her fans are the only ones loving the podcast. Robinson has also received critical acclaim from major networks and television shows, including FOX5, “The Wendy Williams Show,” and ABC’s “The Chew.”

But even though Robinson is a busy Black mompreneur, the mother of two is never too busy for family. She regularly posts pictures and videos of her husband, son, and daughter as they take family road trips, celebrate milestones, and enjoy vacations.