In today’s world, women are taking the lead in the business world like never before. From entrepreneurs to executives, there’s a new generation of “boss baes” who are crushing it in their respective industries. In honor of the Boss Babe issues let’s take time to learn about The New Babes on the Block! 

These women are proving that with hard work, determination, and a strong support system, anyone can achieve success and shatter the glass ceiling. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most inspiring boss baes and business owners, and explore their secrets to success. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or simply looking for inspiration, these women are sure to leave you feeling motivated and empowered. So, let’s dive in and discover what makes these boss baes such game-changers!

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the final portion of the list of 2023 Top 23 Female Boss Babes to Watch. 

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Meet Jasmine Walker. Jasmine Rose Walker works at the intersection of public health, education, and technology. She was born on the Westside of Chicago, IL, and raised in Aurora, IL. She graduated from Emory University, where she studied Human Health and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Walker moved to Baltimore to obtain her Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the #1 school of public health in the world. In Baltimore, Walker worked as the Scholar Support Manager at MERIT Health Leadership Academy and the Director of College Counseling at St. Timothy’s School. 

In October 2019, Jasmine started managing the University of Chicago’s Covid-19 Contact Tracing Team, where she currently works today. In April 2021, she started her company More Than A Minority, a social impact firm that believes and proves people of color are valuable. Walker is currently looking for investors, donations, partnerships, and mentorship to move forward with the development of her app. In February 2022, Walker was named the For(bes) The Culture Chicago Lead.

Jasmine has done great things in her life but has always found ways to stay grounded and connect to her community. If you know her personally, you know, her family, which is very large, is her heart. She would tell you in a heartbeat that they are her biggest blessing. While Jasmine has accomplished a lot in her short lifetime, she has the heart of a servant. Monday-Friday, she might be out conquering the world,  but on any given Sunday you will catch her in the kitchen, with her mom, making Sunday dinner and serving plates. She is one of a kind. Jasmine has faced many challenges and big losses throughout her journey but continued to keep her faith and be a source of hope and inspiration for her family and community. She is grateful to God for the blessings He put on her life and is honored to carry out the responsibilities. 

What’s New for 2023?

In 2023 you can expect to see the growth of the More Than A Minority in the non-profit sector. The nonprofit portion of the business will launch health, education, and professional development programming in 2023 that helps people of color overcome systemic barriers. Jasmine is involved with several leading organizations such as the University of Chicago, For(bes) The Culture and Mentor Illinois. Walker leverages her roles in each organization by making space for Black and Brown excellence, removing barriers to entry, and amplifying the voices of the Black and Brown communities of excellence. She is a must-watch trailblazer because her authentic leadership style inspires others to do more for themselves and their communities. She sees value in people and helps them see that value in themselves. Jasmine is a must-watch trailblazer because she is creating space for everyone to succeed in the community.

Advice for women in your industry?

You do not have to be perfect, you just have to start. Don’t listen to the doubts in your head. You have to start where you are and things will come together as you refine your vision. Trust that your gift will make room for you. All of you. There will be room for you to grow, learn, feel safe, be supported and so much more. You just have to start! 

Connect with Jasmine:

@jas.piration @more_than_a_minority

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Meet Brooke Mackie CEO of The Mackie Firm “I love God My Beautiful Family And Being Me. When I’m not curating events or being in full mom mode, I enjoy self-care traveling, and getting all dolled up to go out with my girlfriends.” 

What’s New for 2023?

My ultimate goal is to embrace the journey. Rather that’s curating in multiple cities or starting my own podcast there are several things in the works for me

Any advice for women in your industry?

Trust the process there will be some good great and terrific days and there will be some days you feel like you’re not going to make it. Keep god first and your faith assured and you will get through it all keep going there is no better reward than resilience

Connect with Brooke

@mybrooke and

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Meet Rachael Nicole Turner a brand designer and strategist with nine years of experience producing advertising for hundreds of businesses. Through website creation and design, business planning, and digital media strategy, she helps leaders showcase their power in the business and philanthropic world. Rachael has consistently exhibited an exceptional way of thinking. Her inquiring mind has been the motivating force to pursue roles, shaping new media, spaces, channels, environments, and emerging markets.

Vision-obsessed and design-savvy, Rachael envisions designs, campaigns, and strategies quickly in her mind and runs multiple variables before manifesting them in real time. Her superpower is understanding the back and front end of platforms and systems and developing an aesthetic that embraces the brand.

What’s to come in 2023? What makes you a must-watch business trailblazer?

In 2023, I’ll be pushing to educate entrepreneurs on the importance of pairing strategic brand designs, copy, and automation as part of their digital presence plan. It is important to have clear messaging, attractive graphics, a fluid user experience, and a high-functioning back end.  We have to think further ahead and deeper into the process to truly optimize our investments, effort, and time. Flourish Brand Lab (Releases January 2023) –  DIY Templates, How To Guides, and Tools for Entrepreneurs

Advice for women in your industry?           

Give yourself more credit! You’re intelligent and experienced, and your voice matters. Give more weight to those gut feelings and that small voice while balancing with lessons learned and pure facts.

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Meet Kiana Belcher CFO of Rucker and Rucker. A proud mother and a public servant (or, as many call me, “the voice”) for my community. A connector that connects people to others who can support and mentor them. A frequent traveler and I am a woman. In addition, an elected official in the Village of Dolton, Illinois, and the CFO of a multimillion-dollar organization. Many of my days consist of giving back to the community and Charity within the organization of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Belcher shared with Sheen her 2023 goals of continuing to work hard, be resilient, and not get caught up on the “glass ceiling!” I’m looking forward to working together to develop a more robust network, opening more locations in our community, and working towards putting more people back to work. With the need for change on many levels, including business, politics, etc., now is the best time for women to influence and lead companies, and I fully intend to do my part to help as many people as possible.

Advice for women in your industry?

My advice would be, to rid yourself of the idea that women who work together must be rivals. It’s such a tedious misconception —there’s room for all of us at the proverbial table (despite what statistics might indicate) and when we work together, we win together. I work in such a male-dominated industry and we need more women who are strong, opinionated, and willing to stand up for what’s right. The dismantlement of Roe Vs Wade has taught us that it’s not only critical that we work together but imperative that we celebrate each other.  Remember, success is as much about confidence as it is about competence—in fact, it’s often more so. 

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Meet Willeena Joseph CHO of Rucker & Rucker Holdings, LLC. Wileena Joseph serves as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for The Rucker & Rucker Holdings Company. In her current role, Ms. Joseph is responsible for leading Rucker & Rucker’s overall human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits and HR operations, employee relations, and security. As CHRO, she has changed the function, culture, and impact of HR across the Company to support its business goals and strategies as well as the needs and aspirations of over 2,000 employees around the world. She has worked with leaders across Rucker & Rucker’s many lines of business to build and manage an HR organization that reflects and supports their dynamic needs. While Ms. Joseph has been CHRO, Rucker & Rucker she has shown up daily to implement the core values of Passion, Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, and Humility. Ms. Joseph was named Chief Human Resources Officer for Rucker & Rucker Holdings Company in August 2021.

As CHRO, Ms. Joseph has overseen efforts that have resulted in more effective and streamlined companywide talent acquisition practices that better utilize technology; a companywide diversity and inclusion strategy, including initiatives to improve diversity at the executive level, expanded hiring of minorities, and launch of a companywide Mexican and Hispanic initiative;  promote efficient internal movement of talent; and more thoughtful, comprehensive talent management and talent development programs. One of Ms. Joseph’s major contributions as CHRO has been opening an important dialogue between Rucker & Rucker and its employees and clients through a comprehensive annual survey that engages employees and clients at all levels and serves as the foundation for future change and progress. 

In addition, during Ms. Joseph’s free time, she goes back into the communities nationwide and educates the mass on the importance of personal credit, business credit, and funding. With over 5 years of experience in the financial industry, Wileena was seen on: FOX, CBS & WEBCTV, Entrepreneur News, and Yahoo Finance for top entrepreneurs during Covid-19.

When the smoke is clear and the day is winding down Wileena turns to her family for her smiles.

Advice for other CHO’s?

Always put God at the forefront of your business and decisions making.

Connect with Wileena via social media IG: WileenaMJoseph, Facebook: Wileena Joseph, Twitter: WileenaJoseph and her website:

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Meet Teneshia Jackson COO of Rucker & Rucker. Jackson shared with Sheen “Being a mom at choosing to continue to elevate at the age of 39 I have managed to expand my net worth through investing in my network with getting involved with the communities through giving back and mentoring young ladies who want to dominate in this male-dominated industry. I love to have fun, help others and dream the unimaginable. My happiness is best found when I can invest in the gifts of others to see them go to the next level. My purpose is fulfilled when the dreamers of the world become the conquers of the world!”

What advice do you have for women in your industry? 

Stand on what you believe and remove emotions from those actions. Women are so powerful and strategic. If we can remove emotions that can cloud judgment we can control every situation. You win even when you lose! The victory was always in the lesson, not the outcome! 

Connect with Teneshia via IG: TeneshiaV