Omi Bell: Turning Disruptions Into Opportunities

She Pivots

Jun 14 2023 • 43 mins

Omi Bell, Founder and CEO of Black Girl Ventures (BGV), is an expert at disruption. Through BGV, she has funded over 450 women of color, and BGV’s pitch participants are collectively generating over $10M in revenue and supporting 3,000 jobs. But before Omi was disrupting markets and stereotypes around who can be successful in business, Omi faced many hurdles in her own life—hurdles that she turned into opportunities. On this episode of She Pivots, Omi tells Emily about hitting “rock bottom,” the power of community, and why she pitched a tent in her living room to rent on Airbnb.


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