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You Better Work: 3 Women Dominating in their Careers

Black women have been leading the charge for inclusion across all career paths. In 2021, we are still coupled with the phrase “The first black woman to…” Being the first seems glorious, but breaking through that concrete ceiling is no easy task. Scroll to see the talented black women who have broken records and set the standard for everyone in their field of work.

Serena Williams

As beautiful, talented, and powerful as Serena Williams is, she does not get the flowers she deserves. When the public has conversations about who the top athletes are, women are rarely mentioned. But, Serena has broken countless records and has competed against the top athletes in the game. She has won 23 Grand Slam single titles and holds 4 Olympic Gold medals. Serena Williams is one of the highest paid female athletes in the world!

Nicki Minaj

She has proved to everyone over the last decade she's a force to be reckoned with. Top charting songs, fashion collaborations, and even a bit of acting roles has shown how versatile this rap icon can be. Nicki Minaj has a global fan base that adores and support her as she continues to bask in the spotlight of female rap. Nicki Minaj has put out timeless music over the course of her career and has solidified her legacy in hip hop.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is the first black woman to win an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards. She is constantly advocating for Black Women in entertainment because of the huge pay gap compared to other peers in the industry. She comes from a poverty stricken childhood, but has transformed those hardships to channel her inner star on screen. Viola Davis is absolutely remarkable and has accolades to prove just how brilliant she is.

These black women are surrounded by many other highly skilled and experienced people. But, they take their talents to a whole new level and really shine amongst the competition. Let us celebrate Serena, Nicki, and Viola by giving them their recognition while they are still with us.


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