This week, the streaming giant, Netflix premiered a documentary entitled, She Did That, which highlights Black Women entrepreneurs.
The documentary was the idea of and created by filmmaker Renae L. Bluitt, to dig into the stories of these amazing women. Based in Brooklyn, NY. Bluitt is a digital content creator and PR consultant that is a strong proponent for Black Women being accurately depicted in mainstream media platforms. She said she was inspired by Black Girl Magic and wanted to tell the story of these women.
Pointing out Black Women in business is important. There are roughly 1.9 million Black women-owned firms in America, employing almost 377,00 people and generate over $51 billion in total revenues annually.
The documentary digs into the lives and business' of four amazing women, telling their stories about their entrepreneurial journeys and dealing with the funding disparity that exists among women of color. The four women highlighted are author, speaker and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, hair care enthusiast Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, Melissa Butler, founder of the beauty brand The Lip Bar, and financial guru Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance.
Bluitt said, “As the fastest group of entrepreneurs in this country, Black women are literally turning water into wine in spite of the many obstacles we face on our entrepreneurial journeys. This film was created to let the world know what it really takes to be a successful Black woman entrepreneur in this world. Platforms like social media only show us the results and the highlights, but She Did That pulls back the curtain to reveal how and why we do it.”
Since it's Black History Month, there is no better time to watch this documentary. And after you do, tell a friend and make sure they tell a friend too!