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Women of Color Small Business Owners: Access to Birth Control Is Vital To Our Success

Maintaining access to birth control is vital to their continued success; women small usiness owners are making it known they support continued coverage of a federal rule that guaranteed free contraception co-pay to more than 62 million women.

Yet that coverage is being slashed with a recent decision by the Trump administration that eliminated birth control coverage offered under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. With Trump’s repeal, public and private employers to cite religious or moral objections to refuse birth control via their insurance plans. Female employees may now have to spend their own money to cover some or all contraceptive costs.

 

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Supporters say the preventive health benefit saved women $ 1.4 billion on birth control in its the first year of existence.

 

New Poll Reflects Women Small Business Owners’ Views on Mandate Repeal

 

A new poll by the advocacy group Small Business Majority surveyed 507 female entrepreneurs and discovered that 56% said that access to birth control and the ability to decide if and when to have children allowed them to advance in their careers and start their businesses. The poll, which included oversamples of African American and Latina small business owners, found reproductive healthcare is especially important to women entrepreneurs.

With the move by the Trump administration to roll back this requirement, the Small Business Majority contends that it’s important to understand the perspective of one of the most important, and fastest growing, segments of the nation’s economy: women small business owners.

 

Women-Owned Businesses Pump $ 1.35 Trillion into Economy

 

Indeed, the latest U.S. Census data shows there are 8.9 million women-owned businesses contributing $ 1.35 trillion in sales in America.  The data provides strong evidence that those businesses make a major contribution to the nation’s economy.

Plus, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Trump administration over new rules the Department of Health and Human Services announced that ease the ACA requirement that employers and insurers provide contraception coverage, according to CBS News.

“The Trump administration is forcing women to pay for their boss’s religious beliefs,” ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri stated. “We’re filing this lawsuit because the federal government cannot authorize discrimination against women in the name of religion or otherwise.”

 

Important for Economic Well-Being and Stability

 

The survey showed that 79% of female business owners concur that access to reproductive healthcare is important for women’s economic well-being and stability. Another 79% agree we need to ensure all women have access to affordable, reproductive healthcare as a basic economic issue for our families.

Fifty-six percent of women small business owners admit that their ability to access birth control and to decide if and when to have children allowed them to advance in their careers and start their own business, and 52% agree this access impacts their ability to grow their business.

 

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Why Our List of the Nation’s Largest Black Businesses is Vital to Your Enterprise

Three years after my father founded BLACK ENTERPRISE, he fulfilled a critical plank of his editorial and business mission. More than creating a vehicle to staunchly advocate our full participation in every tranche of the American economy, from Main Street to Wall Street—he fought to unequivocally demonstrate that our transformative ideas and commercial contributions were, indeed, vital to the advancement of global business.

(Black Enterprise founder, Earl G. Graves Sr.; Image: File)

 

We were more than just our nation’s laborers who dutifully performed tasks at the instruction and bidding of others; we were captains of industry who applied vision and leadership to revolutionize individual sectors and our society as a whole. At the same time, we built business empires, cultivated a much-needed, diverse managerial pipeline, and, yes, turned a significant profit.

Rallying our editorial team, he realized some 45 years ago the creation of our inaugural ranking of the nation’s largest black businesses, which today is known as the BE 100s. Until that time, the financial performance of African American firms had not been tracked by the media or government on an annual basis, nor were our entrepreneurial journeys widely chronicled.

 

We found that it was equally important to produce an annual barometer of black business as it was to tell the monthly stories of founders who demonstrated tenacity, acumen, and ingenuity to grow their companies—despite racial discrimination and diminished access to capital and business opportunities.

Most of these companies consistently demonstrated widespread impact. Motown, the nation’s largest black-owned business when our Top 100 list was first introduced in 1973, provided “The Sound of America” with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Marvin Gaye. Parks Sausage was an American breakfast staple in both black and white households.

 

Each month, Essence magazine displayed the multi-hued beauty and multidimensional brilliance of African American women. Other trailblazers included the late financier Reginald Lewis whose superior dealmaking skills produced a black company that surpassed the billion-dollar revenue mark; BET founder Robert L. Johnson achieved the milestone, among others, of placing a black company on the New York Stock Exchange while building wealth for African American investors; and Oprah Winfrey proved that ownership of intellectual property could serve as a platform for not only reaching billionaire status but becoming an impactful change agent. They—along with multitudes of other titans like them—shattered barriers while setting new bars for business achievement.

 

So we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the BE 100s under the apt theme, “Evolution.” The reason: Our models of African American exceptionalism progressed in lockstep with major business trends of the past half century. The industrial, automotive, advertising, and financial services companies on our various rosters always found ways to accelerate their strategic plans, display pliability during the toughest of economic times, and achieve their commercial best.

Now a new generation of BE 100s companies are emerging. We will find them from a number of sources. Some will be discovered through our small business coverage and participation in events like the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

In fact, one newcomer to this year’s Top 100 is Sundial Brands. Through hard work, savvy marketing, and an array of top-shelf products, this beauty care company propelled forward, from receiving our 2008 Small Business Award for Emerging Company of the Year to a BE 100s leader with revenues of $ 300 million and a national reach of 35,000 major retailers. The founders, Liberian immigrants Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman, built their company by meeting the needs of their employees, customers, and community.

We will also continue to witness the rise of black businesses that power the world through innovative technology. Take San Francisco-based Rocket Lawyer, founded by Charley Moore, a former attorney to Silicon Valley tech companies. In its second year on the list with $ 40 million in revenues, this BE 100s disruptor represents one of the most widely used internet-based law services in the U.S. and United Kingdom.



I am excited by Dennis and Tubman, Moore, and the next wave of leaders that will inevitably replace the old guard, as it should be. Their presence underscores why the BE 100s will always matter. As this evolution continues, there will remain a common thread between generations: the indomitable entrepreneurial spirit that will take the BE 100s to the next level and, in the process, spur industrial innovation, elevate our society, and create multi-generational black wealth.
Click here to access the entire digital version of the 2017 May/June issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE featuring our 2017 BE 100s report.

View the full list of the 2017 BE 100s here

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