In an economy with so many different consumer needs the demand for entrepreneurs has taken many business men and women to the top. Entrepreneurship by definition is creating a product or service to meet the demands of a targeted group of people. This can be anything from designing a web hosting site to inventing a pill to cure a common ailment. At Great Black Speakers we have the most financially successful, business savvy and creatively skilled African-American entrepreneurship speakers for hire. Our professional lecturers and advocates on the topics of business, business finance and entrepreneurship all have personal success stories to share with an audience to inspire and motivate entrepreneurship amongst African-American people.
Author • Journalist • Nonprofit Board Chair • Madam Walker descendant. Blends current events, entrepreneurship & history into entertaining, informative mix.
A’Lelia Bundles Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles currently is at work on her fourth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, to be published by Simon and Schuster. As president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives, she shares the history of her famous ancestors through speeches, publications, memorabilia, documents and several public...
Award-winning teenage entrepreneur, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, jewelry designer and philanthropist.
Gabrielle Jordan Gabrielle, now age 15, has made a great deal of accomplishments, yet she knows that those accomplishments are only the beginning of her quest to leave a global impact in business, motivational speaking and publishing.With a list of recognitions under her belt including receiving awards for being the Young Entrepreneur of the Year from Stiletto Women in Business and ALIVE Magazine, Gabrielle is creating tidal wav...
Beauty Queen Turned Corporate Attorney
Marshawn Evans As one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist™, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, women’s empowerment, leadership and peak performance strategies. She is founder of ME University® - The Ultimate Business & Branding Bootcamp, the industry’s premiere summit for ...
Founder of the Iconic Brand “For Us By Us” (FUBU) & Co-Star of the Hit Show, Shark Tank
Daymond John A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond John (The Shark) has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant, and as a speaker in busin...
Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others.
Tai Beauchamp A media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspirati...
The Change Agent Diversifying the Innovation Economy
Angela Benton Angela is the Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. Launched in 2011, NewME’s mission is to accelerate underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. NewME has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine, among others for the work they are doing to ensure the technology entrepreneurship is accessible to women and minorities. Additionally, Angela and the inaugural class ...
Multi-media personality, Social Media/Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker as well as the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Nikki Woods Multi-media personality, Social Media and Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker and Voice-over artist, NIKKI WOODS is the CEO of Nikki Woods Media where she utilizes her highly specialized skills in social media, content marketing and platform building to serve her clients. Nikki is also the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history reaching m...
Change in Order to Survive...The Professional and Personal Challenges of Starting a Business in a Recession
Michael Graves An exceptionally motivated, sales and marketing professional who has effectively led large and diverse organizations to achieve profitable results and consistently exceed industry growth averages. A results-driven executive with a proven track record of success; designing, establishing, launching and revitalizing corporate brands by utilizing consumer insights, social media and analytics. A charismatic leader, committed to ...
Founder of Great Black Speakers Bureau, and Leading Entrepreneurship & Personal Achievement Expert
- 100 Black Men, Alpha Phi Alpha, Black Student Union , Business Development, Business School, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Entrepreneurship, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Networking, NSBE, Personal Productivity , STEM, Technology, Upward Bound, Young Black Men, Youth Entrepreneurship
- $2,500 - $5,000
Lawrence Watkins Lawrence is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, and Co-Founder of Watkins Media Group. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who was a counselo...
Star of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, & hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records
Vanessa Simmons Angela and Vanessa Simmons are the stars of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, executive produced by P. Diddy and their uncle, hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records, going strong for 6 years in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the family of hip-hop, as well as their own MTV Reality Show Daddy’s Girls chronicling their jet-setting bicoastal lives as they navigate...
Star of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, & hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records
Angela Simmons Angela and Vanessa Simmons are the stars of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, executive produced by P. Diddy and their uncle, hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records, going strong for 6 years in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the family of hip-hop, as well as their own MTV Reality Show Daddy’s Girls chronicling their jet-setting bicoastal lives as they navigate ...
Entrepreneur • Speaker • Author • Community Servant
Dr. Randal Pinkett Dr. Randal has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in information technology, organizational development, and public policy. Dr. Pinkett was also named the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, The Apprentice, with Donald Trump. He em...
Tony Gaskins is your 'Relationship Expert' who teaches women what Real Love should look like. He is an Author, Entrepreneur & Life Coach.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr. Tony, the son of a former pastor, was raised in a loving home along with a younger sister in a small central Florida town where most people believed that there were only a few avenues one could take in life. The common belief was that one could either end up overworked and underpaid, sell drugs or become a professional athlete. Tony escaped the cycle that entrapped so many of his peers and was awarded a full collegiate...
Stand-up Comedian/American Actor; Emcee
Kevin Brown Kevin Brown aka Dot Com/ Uptown Kevin Brown/ Kevin “Dot Com” Brown /30 Rock Dot Com/ Dot Com: Kevin “Dot Com” Brown was a winner of the 15th annual “SCREEN ACTORS GUILD” award, for his portrayal of “Dot Com”, in N.B.C.'s “30 ROCK” (winner of multiple “EMMY awards” and “GOLDEN GLOBES”) and was on 30 Rock, the award winning comedy from its inception to the final episode Jan 31, 2013 (7 seasons) starring opposite Tina F...
Multi-talented Ambassador for the American Heart Association, Chef Huda was a favorite on ABC’s Show, ‘The Taste’ with Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson.
Chef Huda Multi-talented celebrity chef, food & entertainment writer, fashionista, good food enthusiast and philanthropist, Chef Huda truly is a modern day Renaissance Woman. She is the CEO of Pretty and Delicious, a full service personal chef and culinary company and creator of the delicious destination for everything food "A Happy Food Place" the blog. With undeniably glam and class, great food and style are truly her gift to ...
Venture Capitalist and Incoming President of the National Association of Investment Companies.
Robert L. Greene (Bob) Robert is an accomplished business executive, investment professional, public servant, and philanthropist with deep expertise and broad experience at transforming opportunities into successes! Bob is a Principal with Syncom Venture Partners; a leading venture capital firm focused on multistage equity investments in high growth segments of the Media & Communications industry. Bob leads Syncom’s Investor Rela...
The Purpose Finder
- Academic, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black Student Union , Business School, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Education, Entrepreneurship, High School Motivational, HBCU, Inspirational, Internships, Leadership, Marketing, NSBE, Personal Development, STEM, Success
- $5,000 - $10,000
- New York
Jullien Gordon Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. He already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor. Jullien is the Founding Partner at New Higher, a high performance consultancy for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. He has wo...
Renaissance Woman 2.0 sharing secrets to personal branding, leadership, and business success.
Lisa Nicole Bell Lisa is the personification of what happens when art and commerce collide. A passionate communicator, creative businesswoman, and relentless solution finder, Lisa is a unique hybrid of social change agent, on air personality and behind-the-scenes powerhouse. As an award winning filmmaker, media personality, international speaker, and media entrepreneur, Lisa sits at the helm of a burgeoning empire that includes business a...
From No House to the White House: One of the People Behind President Obama's Re-election.
Michael Blake Michael humbly refers to the words of his mother who said that they went “From No House to The White House”.Michael is the National Deputy Director of Operation Vote, which oversees the constituency outreach programs for the Obama For America campaign.Operation Vote oversees all efforts to constituencies including but not limited to: African-Americans, Youth, Women, Hispanic, Faith, Veterans, Jewish, LGBT & Asian American Pac...
From Alabama to West Point to Harvard to the Board Room--A leadership and financial journey. How to make it, keep it, and give it back.
Herman E. Bulls International Director & Chairman, Public InstitutionsJones Lang LaSalle President & CEO Bulls Advisory Group, LLCCurrent Board Positions USAA, Exelis (NYSE); Comfort Systems, USA (NYSE); Tyco International (NYSE); Rasmussen Inc.; New York State Teachers' Retirement System (Real Estate Advisory Council); West Point Association of GraduatesRelevant Experience Herman Bulls is the founder and Chairman of Jones L...
Award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism.
Luvvie Ajayi An eleven-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a respected entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to travel, race and life’s random adventures. Luvvie is a columnist for TheGrio, has contributed her writing to XOJane, EBONY, Clutch Magazine and Uptown Magazine, and has been featured by the Chicago Sun-Times, Africa.com, Essence, AOL.com, ...
Economic Empowerment - Successful Business Executive with a special insight into the issue of both income and wealth inequality for people of color
William A. Clement Mr. Clement is the former President & CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc., one of the largest and oldest black-owned financial services company in the country. Founded by an ex-slave in 1905, Atlanta Life is a privately-held financial services company which provides insurance, asset management and investment banking services. Bill was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation by the Americ...
Uses her experiences to show others how to transform challenging circumstances into stepping stones to achievements.
Lillian Lincoln Lambert When Lillian arrived at the Harvard Business School, (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!”. Background Born on a farm in the segregated South, at the age of 18 and fresh out of high school, she journeyed to New York City and Washington, DC to seek my fortune. After f...
A media entrepreneur who has worked with creative endeavors from across the world of sports, music and entertainment.
Keith Clinkscales Keith is the CEO of Revolt Media, and a partner in a newly launched multi-platform 24-hour music media network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Keith brings to the network over 20 years of experience growing media enterprises for cross-cultural audiences. Keith is charged with bringing this dynamic void of music television to life while growing the targeted millennial audience through traditional and digital media platform...