'Shark Tank' For Black Female Founders Inspires Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

As the adage says, “you can’t be what you can’t see.” So you can imagine my delight when I heard that the SWSI (Smart Women. Smart Ideas.) highly successful ‘Queen Bee’ webisode series was licensed by Black Entertainment Television Network (BET) and turned into a TV series called ‘Queen Boss.’ It premieres Saturday, January 14, at 10pm ET (9pm CT) on both BET and Centric (BET’s women-focused network). “Black women are and have always been pioneers and titans of industry -- from Madame CJ Walker to Lisa Price of Carole's Daughter (one of the guest judges on ‘Queen Boss’). We are proud to help nurture the next wave of women taking over!” said Zola Mashariki, Executive Vice President, Head of Original Programming, BET Networks.

Being able to swim with the TV sharks can make you a Queen Boss, as well as sharpen your real-life ability to make your business grow.