Kenya McKnight-Ahad has a message for her fellow entrepreneurs.
“I want Black women to know that they’re magical, they’re valuable, they’re important and they can do anything they put their mind to doing,” she says.
McKnight-Ahad is the CEO and founder of Black Women’s Wealth Alliance (BWWA), an organization she describes as a culturally specific agency that creates a pathway for Black women to become successful and build generational wealth.
BWWA provides wealth education services, business technical support, professional development and financial assistance to local business owners. Since 2014, BWWA has served more than 4,000 Black women, provided more than $1.3 million in small capacity grants and facilitated $780,000 in lending.
Learn more about BWWA in the video below. And be sure to support local, black-owned businesses this Black History Month and throughout the year!
Find a list of Black History Month events going on in the Twin Cities here.