The entertainment industry isn't one known for always being so diverse. But despite the obstacles Black women always find a way to show up and show out. These 20 women are breaking barriers in media, TV, film and music, and are inspiring girls all over.
Here are 20 women you should know excelling in the entertainment industry:
Gia Peppers - Entertainment journalist and on-air talent
Nina Parker - Television host
Kela Walker - TV host, producer and style authority
Maura Chanz - Actress, director and model
Amanda Booz - Actress, television host and producer
Tiffany Haddish - Comedian
Scottie Beam - Digital Producer
Samantha Callender - Entertainment journalist
Karen Civil - Entertainment media maven, Author
Sylvia Obell - Entertainment reporter at Buzzfeed
Jas Waters - Writer and director
Iyana Robertson - Music editor at BET
Tracy Y. Oliver - Television writer and producer
Kelly L. Carter - Senior Enrertainment reporter for ESPN's The Undefeated
Courtney A. Kemp - Television writer, Creator of Power on Starz.
Yara Shahidi - Actress, star of Blackish
Amy Aniobi - Television writer and producer, Insecure
Robin Thede - Comedian and writer, host of The Rundown on BET
Misha Green - Co-creator and executive producer of The Underground
Kesha Lee- Audio engineer
Who are some women you admire in the entertainment industry?