The first black woman to take a company public: Cathy Hughes
This ultimate media mogul went from teen mom to founding one of the biggest media companies in the world.
- She is a TV personality and founder of Radio One, which includes 56 radios stations in the United States, and the premiere cable network TV One.
- She also holds the title of the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation and continues her family’s work and legacy at The Piney Woods School.
- She is a champion for the hungry and homeless, a mentor to countless women and an advocate dedicated to empowering minority communities.
“Don’t let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur is something that you shouldn’t do.