Valerie Daniels-Carter, an African American female entrepreneur from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of the minority owners of the NBA team Milwaukee Bucks. She is the only single Black woman, alongside mostly men, to own part of the team.
“There are couples that own the Bucks. I’m the only African-American female that’s single that I know of that owns the Bucks,” she told TMJ4.
Daniels-Carter is one of the founders of the Partners for Community Impact, a group of diverse community investors, that purchased a minority stake in the Bucks in 2014. She is also one of the board of directors for the professional football team Green Bay Packers based in Wisconsin.
Daniels-Carter has always had a passion for sports, especially basketball. She said she used to play basketball in high school and college and was even drafted by the Milwaukee Does. And now that she owns part of the Bucks, she personally sends messages of encouragement to the players. She said is proud that the team is now heading to the finals.
“I am so excited about this season. We are going to take it one game at a time, we are going to press forward one day at a time and we are going to bring a championship home to Milwaukee,” Daniels-Carter said.
Moreover, Daniels-Carter, who also owns V&J Holding Companies which is one of the country’s most successful fast-food franchisers, credits God for her success.
“I’m God-made. I have been blessed to work all of my life,” said Daniels-Carter. “When I started on this journey, I had a mission, and I have been able to achieve it.”