2020 has been a year of ups and downs for many – with a major shift in the world and business as we know it. However, there are a few individuals who have used their time productively to build, grow and prosper. These entrepreneurs of color have been making waves in their industries, creating an impact and giving back to those they serve, all while creating their own abundant life. This is an inspirational group of leaders who have set the bar high and continue to raise it. Here we present the entrepreneurs of color disrupting their industries:
Ruby Asabor, Serial Entrepreneur & Youtuber (@lavishruby)
Ruby is a 22-year-old serial entrepreneur, Youtuber, Motivational speaker, and wealth educator. Ruby created a YouTube platform entitled LavishRuby, where she encourages, empowers, and inspires young men and women to reach their highest potential, with almost 200k+ subscribers. Ruby has nearly 300 videos that provide tips on academic success, financial wellness, developing side hustles and creating your own business. She is currently breaking down barriers in the financial world. With an intense background in the Foreign Exchange (Forex) Industry from multiple educational platforms, Ruby decided to combine all the resources she learned to create her Forex mentorship in an easy to learn format called “Forex Made Easy” under her company Lavish Life Academy in April 2020 with hopes to help other Gen Z and millennials attain another profitable income stream from home amidst the pandemic. Since the launch of Lavish Life Academy, the company has helped thousands of people across the world, reaching all 50 United States and 47 countries in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa by providing them with the requisite skill set that no one can take away from them, ultimately giving them a proven source of income that will sustain them throughout their lifetime. The academy offers an immense training platform that offers a comprehensive solution to meet the diverse needs of students. Forex is extremely profitable for college students looking to earn anywhere up to a couple of thousands a day if done correctly. Trading can be done accurately and easily under the right educator and a community of like-minded individuals. Lavish Life Academy is more accessible compared to other Forex Mentorships because it’s run by a Gen Z to reach other Millennials and Gen Z with similar aspirations. One of her most recent YouTube videos, “Forex trading changed my life” shares more of a behind the scenes of how she has been able to reach this point in her trading journey and how anyone else out there can too with the right education.
Dinasty Brown, Social Media Strategist (@coachedbydinasty)
An industry-leading entrepreneur and leader for the black community, Dinasty D. Brown has made an enormous impact with her coaching and resources. Recently launching her book ’10’10 Ways To Make Money Online”, Dinasty has been able to manifest her ambition to succeed as a young girl into fruition, entering the world of entrepreneurship at just 18. Having 4 younger sisters, Dinasty is driven to continue to be an exceptional example to them – helping them grow and exude the determination, confidence and ambition that every young lady should have. Dinasty’s large and loyal following has garnered an audience of business minded women, where she encourages them daily to turn their dreams into reality and create the life they long for. Dinasty’s coaching provides the necessary tools and skills to start a successful online business and make money without limits. Dinasty started The Queendom community to inspire and educate, where she speaks to over 20,000 female bosses. Many of her students have surpassed $10k/month, with two of her clients recently reaching the $1 million mark. Dinasty is a truly inspirational woman who is driven to give back to her community and help as many people as she can create financial freedom and the life they desire.
Harry Uddoh, Relationship Coach (@harry_uddoh)
A sociology graduate based in Dublin, Ireland, and currently completing a Master’s Degree in Personal & Management Coaching, Harry Uddoh is a relationship and dating coach who utilises his unique personality to encapsulate perspective and sensitivity on relational dynamics. Harry has committed himself to his mission of helping people across the world to develop the confidence and mindset they need to build and nurture a deep and meaningful relationship. ”Love is beautiful but love on its own is not sufficient enough to build something deep and meaningful. A successful relationship needs both love and overall compatibility” Harry explains. With the launch of his latest program The Harry Uddoh Live Group Coaching program, Harry is helping individuals create a space for individuals on the journey of becoming the best version of themselves, as he believes a clarity and understanding of oneself is fundamental to a successful relationship. Harry consistently over-delivers for his clients and has one of most value packed and affordable coaching in the industry, and the results he’s been able to deliver are a testament to his nature and passion.
Raelyn Paige, Empowerment Strategist (@theraelynpaige)
Helping women to unapologetically own their voice, Raelyn Paige Monteiro is the go-to expert at helping people discover power and purpose in their life and business. Having worked for 3 years in digital marketing and social media management, Raelyn discovered her passion for strategizing through social media. With a desire to help women create the business and life they crave, Raelyn packaged her experiences into services, creating multiple digital products for those she serves. Through her entrepreneurial-inspired 4-week online course IG SLAY, Raelyn has helped scores of women expand their social media presence, attract their dream clients and scale their business. She also has her signature group program: EMPOWER YOURSELF, the mindset and confidence program for womxn who desire to develop an unshakable confidence to step into their highest self and leave the unaligned past behind, even if it’s unforgettable. As part of her role as an empowerment strategist, Raelyn is committed to help women overcome and skip the struggles that she herself experienced in her life and business, delivering proven strategies that truly work. Raelyn has extended her ability to help others create a solid foundation for their business, authoring ”3 Steps to Online Success Workbook”, which has proven incredibly effective to growing their online presence. Raelyn’s mantra is “you are you, and that is your superpower”, and she is one of the inspiring entrepreneurs of colour leading the way in her industry.
Toyin Akan, Sales Expert (@naijasalesmaker)
An expert sales coach and strategist, popularly known as Africa’s Number 1 Sales Strategist. Toyin Akan is the brain behind the transformational 30days Sales Academy, an online monthly training and coaching program that hosts small business owners who are just starting an online business and those who have challenges making sales online. After spending over 14 years as an advertising, branding and promotional item consultant to multinationals in West Africa, Toyin Akan launched @naijasalesmaker to help entrepreneurs meet and exceed their sales goals after seeing the struggle they go through with advertising, branding and sales. Her signature course, The 30 days sales academy has helped about 3,274 business owners to meet their business goals. Many of these business owners never made a dime online before signing up for Toyin’s 30days sales academy and they now boast of making as low as $1,250 to as high as $3,750 within 30-60days as soon as they put into action the sales strategies she taught them. This is why she is also known as the Business Transformer. She also offers several other group coaching, 1:1 coaching and digital products to help business owners multiply their sales. With her vast knowledge in sales funnels, sales closing, advertising and digital marketing, her clients and students are sure to always get great positive results.
Anquanesha Rutledge, Nurse & Traveler (@travelnursenene)
Anquanesha Rutledge is a 26 year old entrepreneur and travel nurse, who’s been. in the healthcare field since 2012. Starting her journey off as a resident aide, she then became a CNA, turned LPN and is currently in the bridge program to become a RN. Anquanesha started Humblewithlove in 2018, as she knew that she never really wanted to work for anyone, so she went into business herself. Humblewithlove consists of a few dynamics a homemade companion business, as well helping CNA’s prep for their exam, while also teaching med-tech and recently added CPR. She’s been traveling the last two years, which is why she started her travel nurse Nene account on Instagram. She never really paid attention how many people were following her account, which has grown rapidly and made her Travelnursenene brand well recognized. She’s also created a step-by-step guide book to teach CNA’S, LPN’s, and RN’s who’ve never traveled, all the basics they need to know. While also adding a consulting element to her brand to help you secure top travel contracts, she’s also secured a $12,000/week contract as an LPN. Anquanesha has the knowledge and breadth of experience to boost your career in healthcare.
Make sure to go and follow all of these incredible individuals, as they continue to thrive and create a positive impact throughout the world.