We hope this newsletter finds you well and thriving in your entrepreneurial pursuits. The U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses is delighted to share the latest updates and opportunities with our vibrant community. As we continue to support and uplift each other, let’s stay connected and empower one another to achieve greater heights.

Member Spotlight and Events

Dr. Jo-Anne Rolle

Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle is a renowned economist with a PhD from Howard University and has served as the Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. With a successful career in academia, government, and business, she has been recognized for her leadership and community service, and is actively involved in various organizations and boards.

Friends and Colleagues,

I am thrilled to extend an invitation to you for a significant milestone event in which Medgar Evers College has taken an active part—the in the past at the very first UNDP Africa & HBCU Summit. As Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, I see this event this year as a remarkable opportunity to explore, learn, and connect with esteemed professionals and institutions across the globe.

This Summit serves as a platform to discuss and drive forward matters of utmost importance, including the geo-political and socio-economic significance of the African Union’s “Sixth Region”. As part of this initiative, representatives from various esteemed organizations such as the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, the South African Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be present.

I am confident that your presence will not only enhance the event but also inspire collaboration, innovation, and furtherance of the shared mission that brings us together. I humbly request you to spread the word among your esteemed colleagues and networks.


RSVP using the attached announcement (


Feel free to reach out to me with any queries or thoughts. Let us embrace this opportunity to contribute to a legacy, one that will continue to impact generations to come.

SHEE™ Boss Chronicles Podcast

Our mission is to advance and strengthen black women business owners in the U.S. economy through influence, partnerships, and advocacy.

The SHEE™ Boss Chronicles Podcast recently featured a captivating episode where the inspiring Courtney D. Holland had a thought-provoking conversation with the remarkable Kijaffa Hall. In this illuminating discussion, Kijaffa shared her incredible journey of starting a virtual business, shedding light on the essential mindsets and laser-sharp focuses that have propelled her success. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking motivation and actionable insights on how to transform dreams into a thriving reality. Tune in and let their wisdom ignite your entrepreneurial spirit!

Courtney D. Holland

Founder & CEO

Kingdom Work 

Kingdom Lifestyle

Courtney D. Holland is a beacon of positivity who effortlessly attracts those seeking cheer and support. With a diverse background spanning Hospitality to Engineering, she’s a natural problem solver and advocate for the growth and development of others. Specializing in Business, Marketing, Sales, and People Engagement, Courtney’s passion lies in personal development and navigating the latest online trends, all while embodying a commitment to continuous self-improvement.  field.

Kijaffa Hall


K.Z. Hall Virtual Services

Kijaffa Hall is a dynamic professional who transitioned from a successful career in higher education to pursue her passion for business and strategy. With a unique blend of creativity, a love for learning, and a commitment to flexibility, she partners with small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop and execute strategies that drive success and goal achievement. Kijaffa specializes in areas like business operations, resource allocation, team dynamics, and organizational learning goals, making her an ideal partner for businesses aiming to make a meaningful impact in their field or community.







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