Black TrailBlazers Making History
Linda Dupre Hull, CFO, Compliance Officer, Housing Authority of New Orleans (Ret)
Ep. 56 - Linda Dupre Hull earned her degree in accounting in 1974 at what is now the Louisiana State U @New Orleans. She attended during the earliest years of desegregation finding herself as the only Black student in her math and accounting classes. Upon graduation she tested very high with the Lousiana State Civil Service Commission achieving an entry-level position in the accounting and finance department of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO); the nation's 5th largest public housing agency serving over 19K families. She went on to become the CFO after years of service with oversight and preparation of annual operating and modernization budgets exceeding $100M, and ultimately retiring after 25+ years having served in other executive roles to include Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Janise Graham - President of NAIFA, NAWBO chapter, Finalist for Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award
Ep. 33 - With more than twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, Janise is well-versed in insurance products from a variety of companies. She has served as President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Inland Empire Chapter, President of the Business Resource Connection, and as a board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She has also been recognized as a finalist for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award.
Linda Vines Bright - Special Needs Learning Advocate, Global Activist & Social Change Agent
Ep. 66 - An entrepreneur at age 28, Linda established a school devoted to identifying the learning styles of children that did not fit the traditional classroom model of teaching and defining a range of teaching methods that earned her career-long recognition in meeting the needs of children identified as autistic to those who were labeled "genius". She later took her research and methods to a global agenda targeting the learning needs of children in West African nations.
Case Lane - Canadian Diplomat, Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster
After spending most of her career life working for the private and public sector, Case decided to use her business education and experience to become an entrepreneur. Her Ready Entrepreneur business, helps courageous people break away from their 9-5 jobs and build the confidence they need to start their own business. She is a strong believer in fighting for your heart's desires even when they're out of the norm.