Lillian Lincoln Lambert

Uses her experiences to show others how to transform challenging circumstances into stepping stones to achievements.

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When Lillian arrived at the Harvard Business School in September 1967 (actually she arrived at Radcliffe College graduate dormitory because women were not allowed to live in the accommodations at the Business School), her first thought was “Why am I here!” Harvard was the top business school in the world for training managers and she was encouraged to go there. The first class of women was admitted to HBS in 1963. African American women had never attended. Even upon her arrival, the school was not totally ready to embrace the presence of women. Dormitories were

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Lillian is an iconic part of American history, and an inspiration for anyone who faces obstacles that they need to overcome in order to achieve their goals. Her wisdom comes from her own experiences, her ongoing studies with leading executive development and coaching programs, and the people she attracts. Lillian is a great listener, and a thoughtful and wise coach who will ground you in confidence, competence, and the right path to take for success.- Andrew Neitlich, Owner, Center for Executive Coaching

The Huizenga Business School at Nova Southeastern University had the pleasure of hosting Lillian Lincoln Lambert as our Distinguished Lecture Series speaker last week. It was a huge success and inspirational with students, faculty, staff, and the business community.

She shared her story and provided valuable advice, allowing students and guests to see the possibilities in life. We thank Lillian for giving generously of her time and sharing her great life experiences with us.

- Jade Chen, Director, Development, Nova Southeastern University

Lillian is a true American success story. Through her entrepreneurship, tenacity, intelligence, hard work, and humility, she stands as a role model for all young people. My admiration for her is boundless.

- Charles O. Heller, Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Lillian Lambert visited Freddie Mac to discuss her road to success. Many of us left the presentation extremely inspired by her story. I was reminded of how often successful people overcome bumps along the path to success.

One attendee said it re-established a commitment to keep their college-aged child continuing in the right direction.

- Essex E. Finney, Operational Risk Manager, Freddie Mac

Lillian Lambert served as the featured speaker for the Walker’s Legacy: A Women in Business Lecture Series in Washington, DC and was remarkable. Her knowledge of business, her passion and her commitment were infectious to the audience and were complimented by a “down-to-earthness” that resonated well with all who attended.

We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from her session and many of the women felt connected to Lambert’s story of perseverance. She was a motivation to all who attended and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to inspire and inform.

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The responses I received when Lillian spoke to the luncheon my organization hosted, were almost always preceded with, “WOW!” Lillian gave a presentation that informed but most of all inspired each person in the room.

One attendee said, “The luncheons have always been phenomenal, but this one was hit out of the park.” We can hardly wait until her book comes out to read even more about the life of this extraordinary woman. She truly is a role model for all of us.

- Renee Cobb, Director, WOVEN (Women of Value in Every Nation)

My task of selecting the keynote speaker for our year end meeting of the National Association of Women Business Owners was extremely important. My definition of a first rate speaker is one who is easy to listen to, witty and very wise. Lillian Lambert is such a speaker. Thanks to education, courage and the blessing of time, Lillian shared her road to success. I could tell from the eyes of our audience how engaged they were, how quickly the time flew and how much they enjoyed her stories.

- Joan Bowling , Program Chair, VA National Association of Women Business Owners

It was a personal pleasure to be able to host you as the first speaker for our CEO Breakfast Series and Black History month event. You were a great CEO and you made history on several fronts. I enjoyed the opportunity to be with you again and to learn more about you. I know our audience was impressed and excited – excited enough to come out in questionable weather.

- Kenneth Clark, President & CEO, MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council

Lillian Lincoln Lambert was a very engaging speaker at our Economic Empowerment Summit. She urged the audience to “get started” and “It doesn’t matter when you bloom as long as you bloom”. Mrs. Lambert was very polished and professional in her presentation. Her presentation was backed by her wealth of experiences ranging from her Harvard attendance to her success as an entrepreneur. She inspired the audience because of her ability to connect with them through her life story. She is a powerful speaker and an accomplished author.

- Marquita Miller , Conference Chair, Harvest Church

It was a pleasure to have you as the keynote speaker for our Diamond & Gold Jubilee Anniversary. Not only did you deliver your speech, professionally but with a lot of punch, excitement and knowledge. We could relate your message to our everyday life. It was amazing how you beautifully tied in your love for the game of golf to understanding life’s lessons. You have devoted a lifetime to building relationships and have made a tremendous difference in the lives of many. Thank you for your words of wisdom, your enlightenment and your encouragement. We were certainly inspired and went away with the knowledge and the fortitude to strive to reach far beyond our highest dreams.

- Paulette Savoy , President, Wake Robin Golf Club

It was an honor having Lillian as our guest speaker at the Richmond Risk Management Association’s (RMA’s) Women in Business Luncheon. We had an overwhelming positive response on the event. Lillian’s ability to connect with her audience was apparent from how engaged everyone was. Each person left inspired and convinced that, “It does not matter if you bloom early or late, as long as you bloom,” as Lillian put it. Her authentic style and inspiring story made for yet another successful RMA luncheon.

- Chitra Chavan , Women in Business Committee, RMA, Richmond, VA Chapter
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