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Dear Diaspora

Apr 26, 2020

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Makisha Boothe, Founder and Head Business Coach of Sistahbiz Global Network. Sistahbiz Global Network is business accelerator for Black women entrepreneurs. Makisha is also principal of Pivot Innovation Solutions, a strategic facilitation and planning agency in Denver, Colorado.

Recently, Sistahbiz launched one of the nation's first small business loan fund for Black women entrepreneurs. The Sistahbiz Loan Fund addresses inequitable access to capital for a fast-growing, underfunded demographic of entrepreneurs. Qualified applicants will have access to loans of $500 - $50,000 and so far, the Sistahbiz Loan Fund has secured $250,000!


During the episode, Makisha shares:

  • Her upbringing in New York and her life now in Denver, CO
  • How she left her 6-figure government job and launched Sistahbiz Global Network
  • How intersectionalities often leave Black women-owned businesses underfunded
  • Who can apply for funding from the Sistahbiz Loan Fund
  • How COVID-19 is impacting Black women-owned businesses and much more!

“We stand on the shoulders of so many great ancestors—there’s this unity across the Diaspora that makes you feel like we’re family no matter where you’re born.” – Makisha Boothe

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