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Motivation Monday

"Don't let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn't do. What often happens is that people who are well-meaning, who really care for us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it."

Cathy Hughes.

Today’s motivational quote is from an incredible woman- Cathy Hughes. And if this quote weren’t inspiration enough, here is a little bit more about Cathy’s story:

Cathy Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one – one woman, one vision, one company – Urban One, formerly known as Radio One. As Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast company in the nation, Hughes’ unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrum of radio, television, and digital media.

In 1999, Cathy Hughes became the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation, following the sale of more than seven million shares of common stock to the public. Along with her son and business partner Alfred Liggins, III, she grew what was then Radio One into a multi-media company that became an urban radio market leader with more than 60 stations across the country comprised of hip hop, R&B, gospel, and talk radio formats. It became the first African-American company in radio history to dominate several major markets simultaneously, and Hughes became the first woman to own a radio station that was ranked number one in a major market. Radio One also diversified and launched the television network TV One in 2004 and entered the digital space with Interactive One, now iOne Digital, in 2007.

As a result of her success, Hughes has earned many prestigious awards such as the 2018 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award, the ADColor Lifetime Achievement Award, the NAACP Chairman’s Award, and she’s been inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame.

Cathy is an incredible inspiration and we are honored to share her story with you! In honor of National Entrepreneurs Day, let’s all take a page out of her chapter and not let others dictate what we are capable of! 👏🏾👏🏾 

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