Oakland police officer now a Subway franchise owner

By Nancy E Williams | Black Enterprise

According to The 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report commissioned by American Express, while the number of women-owned businesses grew an impressive 58% from 2007 to 2018, the number of firms owned by black women grew by a stunning 164%, nearly three times that rate. There were 2.4 million African American women-owned businesses in 2018; most owned by women ages 35-54. Black women are the only ethnic group with more business ownership than their male peers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas. In 2017, Kiesha Haggerty, a native of Oakland, California, and 20-year veteran with the Oakland Police Department, became a member of this impressive group when she invested in her first Subway franchise.

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