Black women need no reminder of their viable contributions to the world, and one bank is ensuring their influence makes its way into our wallets.
OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in the country, recently announced its latest campaign aimed at celebrating the accomplishments of fearless melanated leaders. Aptly titled the Queen Visa Debit Card, the March 20 release details that it is part of its Royalty Campaign.
— OneUnited Bank (@oneunited) March 20, 2019
"The Bank is celebrating a new generation of Queens in America who are claiming their thrones. From scientists to activists, from educators to entertainers, Black women are changing the world," the statement read.
The women who inspired the series range from historical figures to modern powerhouses, including activists Harriet Tubman and Angela Davis who join award-winning singers Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and Beyoncé.
President and COO Teri Williams revealed the inspiration behind the bank's commemorative movement.
"We agree with Maya Angelou. If you're always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” She continued: "We encourage the Black community to celebrate the amazing past, present and future Queens in our community."
The company also referenced a Forbes study that alluded to the success of Black women-owned businesses. Per the finance publication, 2018 saw 2.4 million ventures spearheaded by Black women across all industries. Furthermore, Black women are the only racial or ethnic community who own more companies than their male counterparts.
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