Women Who Own It — Porcha Johnson, CEO and Founder of Black Girl Health
What is unique about your business – and what inspired you to start it?
I started my business in 2014 due to my own struggle with fibroids, as well as my awareness of the broader impact of this health issue in the African American community. Many women with fibroids were getting compromising surgeries and hysterectomies at young ages. It was clear from my research that lack of knowledge was causing women to make ill-informed decisions about their health. I believed this need could be fulfilled with a platform that directly speaks to minority women to raise awareness about conditions and diseases that disproportionately affect them.