Our latest brand founder talks with Marc Lissade from Startup Grind about her inspiration, hobbies, and the South Florida ecosystem.
Kwamara Thompson, Founder, I am A Black Woman, Yes I Matter
Tell us about your hobbies:
Tennis, Biking, walking, reading, hanging out with family and friends.
What inspired you to create your organization?
Black women need safe spaces to be themselves. Unapologetically and authentically. We need a global community of supporters who understand the issues of being Black and being Woman. We need to elevate our stories, our voices, and our experiences. Follow us on IG @iamablackwomanyes. https://www.instagram.com/iamablackwomanyes/
How would you describe your mission?
We exist to create safe spaces for Black women to come together in sistahood. We elevate the experiences, voices, and stories of Black women globally.
How are you connected to the South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem?
We are part of a JP Morgan accelerator program. I will be a mentor for the FoundersBoost Startup Accelerator. I will be speaking at eMerge for the 2nd year in a row. I support entrepreneurs by attending their events, supporting their products, and potentially being an angel investor. We were one of the community sponsors of the web3 equity one-year anniversary event. We have sponsored Black Futures Weekend, MiamiEdTech Week, and Black Equity Con. I am a member of Blacks in Technology, Black Professional Network and I also sit on the national board for iHeart Media's Black Information Network.
Any projects you want to share with us?
We have a mental health app launching this week to support Black women in their self-love, self-healing, and mental health support journey. https://www.tryquoka.com/blackwomenmatter
Name another South Florida ecosystem member (founder, community member, startup, organization etc.) that inspires you and why.
Miriam Dorsett. She is generous, loves to connect with people, has great insight, and is always willing to engage and support.
This article originally appeared here and is being republished with permission.