50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

By Kathey Porter, Andrea Hoffman
This book looks at several successful African American women and chronicles their success, obstacles, challenges, and lessons learned. The authors have first person access to each of these women and break down their stories to help other aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of starting or owning their own business.


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A valuable contribution to the cause of entrepreneurial education and business success. 50 Billion Dollar Boss provides useful insights into the challenges facing business owners regardless of race or gender, including raising capital, getting a promising idea to profit-generating product and forming strategic partnerships. The result is a must-read for black women (actually, any woman), especially those contemplating, aspiring or new to the entrepreneurial lifestyle. (Alfred Edmond, Jr., Black Enterprise, blackenterprise.com, March, 2016)

'As the CEO of Ogilvy Africa and a 20 year veteran of integrated marketing and communications, I have had to be extremely resilient. 50 Billion Dollar Boss is a testament to how many fellow leaders have become successful and how they have managed to overcome obstacles to achieve success beyond measure. This is not just a book for the American market. This should be read by every woman around the world who has ever had someone tell her 'no, not you.'' Nadja Bellan-White, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather-Africa

'If you are looking for inspiration and a plan for success in your small business, you need to read 50 Billion Dollar Boss. This book is enlightening, with actionable tips that will take your business to the next level.' Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, CEO of Quintessence Media, author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

'Wonderfully highlights the impact of African American women-owned businesses in America with collective insight from successful African American women-owned firms, including a well-rounded historical expose .' Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq., Founder and CEO of WordSmithRapport

'50 Billion Dollar Boss is not just aspirational, but INspirational. These stories of African American female entrepreneurs are REAL, tangible, and successful. These stories are blueprints for success and are told in a way that will be a resource to all entrepreneurs. It's that keep-it-movin', believe-in-yourself mantra that black women have sworn by for centuries. Well-done, ladies.' Nicole Cober, Esq., Principal Managing Partner, Cober, Johnson & Romney PLLC

'As the Co-Founder of Essence, a magazine that for over 45 years has been there to herald the intelligence, beauty, resourcefulness, courage, and huge spending power of African American women, I have witnessed the tremendous odds they have had to overcome to be recognized for their economic power potential and capability. The number of African American female entrepreneurs continues to grow. Bravo to the authors and contributors to this long overdue, significant chronicle acknowledging the tenacity, the brilliance, and the extraordinary role African American women have played and their continuing influence on the economy of America.' Ed Lewis, Co-Founder of Essence and Latina Magazines

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'As the CEO of Ogilvy Africa and a 20 year veteran of integrated marketing and communications, I have had to be extremely resilient. 50 Billion Dollar Boss is a testament to how many fellow leaders have become successful and how they have managed to overcome obstacles to achieve success beyond measure. This is not just a book for the American market. This should be read by every woman around the world who has ever had someone tell her 'no, not you.'' Nadja Bellan-White, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather-Africa

'If you are looking for inspiration and a plan for success in your small business, you need to read 50 Billion Dollar Boss. This book is enlightening, with actionable tips that will take your business to the next level.' Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, CEO of Quintessence Media, author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

'Wonderfully highlights the impact of African American women-owned businesses in America with collective insight from successful African American women-owned firms, including a well-rounded historical expose .' Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq., Founder and CEO of WordSmithRapport

'50 Billion Dollar Boss is not just aspirational, but INspirational. These stories of African American female entrepreneurs are REAL, tangible, and successful. These stories are blueprints for success and are told in a way that will be a resource to all entrepreneurs. It's that keep-it-movin', believe-in-yourself mantra that black women have sworn by for centuries. Well-done, ladies.' Nicole Cober, Esq., Principal Managing Partner, Cober, Johnson & Romney PLLC

'As the Co-Founder of Essence, a magazine that for over 45 years has been there to herald the intelligence, beauty, resourcefulness, courage, and huge spending power of African American women, I have witnessed the tremendous odds they have had to overcome to be recognized for their economic power potential and capability. The number of African American female entrepreneurs continues to grow. Bravo to the authors and contributors to this long overdue, significant chronicle acknowledging the tenacity, the brilliance, and the extraordinary role African American women have played and their continuing influence on the economy of America.' Ed Lewis, Co-Founder of Essence and Latina Magazines"




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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Publish date 11/03/2015
Pages 178
ISBN-13 9781137475015
ISBN-10 1137475013
Language English