Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Native women’s success in business

Women are statistically paid less in the workplace. And they face additional hurdles as entrepreneurs. A report by American Express found Native women make up just 1.4% of all women-owned businesses. The good news is, they are growing at almost twice the rate of women-owned business overall. Two of the world’s wealthiest women just awarded a Native women’s business group $10 million as part of their vision to improve the statistics for female entrepreneurs. We’ll look at the contributions Native women are making in the business world and how they cope with persistent obstacles they encounter.


Alicia Ortega (Santa Clara and Pojoque Pueblo) – co-director and co-founder of Native Women Lead

Liz Gamboa (Apache descent) – executive director of New Mexico Community Capital

Tina Archuleta (Jemez Pueblo) – owner of Itality: Plant Based Wellness

Shayai Lucero (Acoma and Laguna Pueblo) – owner of Earth and Sky Floral Designs


Listen here at Native America Calling

Native Women Lead website