Native women entrepreneurs often face barriers to success. But attention to cultural values and meaningful networking along with a solid business plan and disciplined attention to detail can make all the difference. As the annual Native Women’s Business Summit gears up, we’ll take time to ask Native businesswomen about their keys to success and how they tackle issues like the wage gap, unequal access to resources and other obstacles.
Jaclyn Roessel (Navajo) – president and founder of Grownup Navajo and co-founder of Native Women Lead
Shyla Sheppard (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara) – owner and CEO of Bow and Arrow Brewing Company
Kim Smith (Diné) – founder and editor of Indigenous Goddess Gang
Janene Yazzie (Navajo) – co-founder of Sixth Worlds solutions LLC.
Break 1 Music: Fight Like A Woman (song) Sihasin (artist) Fight Like A Woman (album)
Break 2 Music: Prayer Loop Song (song) Supaman (artist) Illuminatives (album)