Though the COVID-19 pandemic was responsible for the economic recession of 2020, it also sparked a global interest in entrepreneurship, with 7 million Americans starting new businesses, according to NPR. Moreover, human resources platform, Gusto, found that 47% of new women business owners are minority women. 

Even Gen Z has started their own businesses. EY, a global insights organization, found that half of Gen Z youth expect to own their own business within the next 10 years. 

At Howard University, these six Black, collegiate women and men are pursuing entrepreneurship. Check them out and support them throughout the holidays and beyond.