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Successful Black Women: Cathy Hughes

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.

Hughes Facts:

  • 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.

Hughes Quotes:

  • “Don’t let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur is something that you shouldn’t do.

-Grace Eleyae

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