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Meet Kiko Davis, the Only Black Female Bank Owner in the U.S.

Kiko Davis is the only Black female bank owner in the United States. Davis is the trustee of Donald Davis Living Trust, the majority stockholder of the 10th largest Black bank in the U.S., First Independence Bank. And as such, she is making history. In an interview with Rolling Out , she explained why Black female leadership is not only important but also effective. “We have an innate warrior spirit,” she said. “We possess a level of empathy for people in general with a higher level of sensitivity towards women and minorities. Often times, it’s a skill set that unfortunately some men and non-minorities do not possess. They simply are socialized differently. I believe in order to lead people effectively you must be able to understand them, or at least want to.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kiko Davis (@mskikodavis) In 2018, Davis was named one of Ebony’s Power 100 honorees for her role as well as her philanthropic efforts as the founder and president of the Don Davis...

Niki McGloster

Aug 4, 2020