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Meet Stephanie Caudle of Black Girl Group

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Caudle.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Stephanie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Black Girl Group literally came from a dream. I remember it very clearly. I was working at a super stressful job in PR that commanded more than 12 hours of my time each day. I remember going to bed that night asking God how I was ever going to be able to survive in this workplace and balance being a mom and a wife. That night I dreamed the words Black Girl Group and had no clue what it meant.

I remember writing it down and saying if the domain was available then I was going to buy it and hold on to it until I figured out what it meant. Sure enough, the domain was available so I took a leap of faith and purchased it. That night, I asked God if this was really a dream from him I needed to know what Black Girl Group meant and literally the next day I dreamed the entire picture which revealed it as “Black Girl Group Where Black Girls Create” and saw the entire vision unfolded. It was in that dream that I saw that it was a Micro Job Site.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Nothing in my life has ever been a smooth road. In fact, right after launched my business, I won a national pitch competition which allowed me to meet with an investor live on air. During that investor meeting, I was told that my business seemed more like a hobby and that no one would ever buy into a company called “Black Girl Group”. It was extremely difficult to hear but it was probably one of the best things to ever happen to me. I used it as fuel to remind me that I didn’t need an investor’s money and most of all I didn’t need an investor to tell me what would and would not work for my vision.

Please tell us about Black Girl Group. What should we know?
Black Girl Group is a freelance staffing agency that connects African American women freelancers to companies seeking to outsource diverse talent for events and or creative projects.

One of our greatest accomplishments to date was being hired by Revolt TV to staff over 100 black women for their first-ever music festival. What sets us apart is our commitment to diversity and to African American women who are often left with no seat at the table.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My company is only as good as the over 3,000 freelancers in our community who continue to provide amazing work for us. I also contribute 100% of my success to God and my amazing family. There are so many people who took a risk on me by just believing in what I brought to the table.

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