Kiko Davis has completely changed the game in the entrepreneur world by being the only woman in the United States to own her own bank. Talk about defying the odds, right? Kiko is an inspiration for all women and a true representation of Black Excellence.
Ms. Davis says she gained leadership skills by watching other Black women taking on senior roles and running their own organizations. “We have an innate warrior spirit. It makes us inherently effective at leading and at winning. Strength, courage, intelligence, and analytical ability are hallmarks of any great leader; however, a warrior spirit goes beyond just that,” explained Davis in an interview with Rolling Out.
She states, “I am often given the opportunity to speak to groups of all types, particularly women and children. I really enjoy using my platform to encourage, inspire and empower. I love telling them that no matter where they come from or how many people tell them that they can’t, they ultimately are the one who determines their destiny. You have to have faith. After sharing my story, they see that anything is possible and when I look into their eyes I know they believe me. That’s powerful!”
Ms. Davis not only owns her own bank but she is a major stockholder of the First Independence Bank as a trustee of the Donald Davis Living Trust, the tenth-largest African American-owned bank in the country. She is also the founder and president of the Don Davis Legacy Foundation to immortalize the legacy of her husband, Donald Davis, and also works as the managing director of Groovesville Productions & Publishing L.L.C., which controls the rights of several Grammy Award-winning music catalogs.
We have to send a huge congratulations to Kiko Davis on all of her accomplishments and being a true powerhouse of a Woman.