The first black woman Harvard MBA tells the remarkable story of how she achieved the American dream
Lillian Lincoln Lambert rose from humble beginnings as a poor farm girl in the segregated South to become the first black woman to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School and, later, the founder of a $20 million maintenance company with 1,200 employees. In The Road to Someplace Better, she shares an inspiring personal journey that took her from dead-end jobs in New York City and Washington, D.C., to the ivory tower and the world of entrepreneurship. In addition to her own hard work and tenacity, she shows how her love of readinginstilled in her by her motherspurred her to reach her goals. By sharing her inspiring life story, she helps others see that they, too, have the power to dream big, act bold, and achieve their goals.
- Charts Lillian Lincoln Lambert's inspiring rise from a poor, rural upbringing in the segregated South to success as a barrier-breaking CEO and entrepreneur
- Inspiring memoir of a groundbreaking business pioneer who broke down racial, gender, and social barriers to achieve unprecedented success
- Lillian Lincoln Lambert received Harvard Business School's Alumni Achievement Award in 2003 and has been featured on Good Morning America and in Time, the Washington Post, and Entrepreneur
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Rosemary Brutico is a freelance writer and principal of Quintessence Communication, a public relations firm. She is a former managing editor of MIT's Sloan Management Review.
Table of ContentsForeword by Cathy Hughes.
1 The Farm.
2 Fifth Avenue on a Wing and a Prayer.
3 In the Company of Angels.
4 Howard University and Lucky 13
5 Harvard Business School: 1967-1968
6 Harvard Business School: 1968-1969.
7 Life beyond Harvard.
8 Life as a Double Minority Entrepreneur.
9 The Birth of a Company.
10. Letting Go and Moving On.
11 Giving Back.