You Can’t Be It If You Can’t See It
I am a big believer that you can’t be it if you can’t see it. The importance of role models for the youth or for anyone is powerful. How can young women or young man aspire to be a CEO, a founder, an entrepreneur and the works if they can’t point to someone else’s success? The same goes for Latinos and African-Americans.
A woman sent me an email who works Fight for Hope, a site dedicated to inspiring America’s youth by showing them successful African American role models. They built this to promote the accomplishments of individuals who have risen above life’s adversities to become successful business people. They hope these role models inspire the youth to stay out of trouble and do great things with their lives.
They continue to update the page regularly and will continue adding successful entrepreneurs to the list. If it really a great site and worth a look. There are many videos on the site with tidbits from many successful African American entrepreneurs. There are a few below.