Sevetri Wilson considers herself a triple threat: young, Black, and female. And we’d add successful.
In Episode 7 of the SistersInc. podcast, “Starting From Scratch,” she shares how she started her first company at just 22 with no capital and built it to a seven-figure business.
“There’s pros and cons to starting out that young. You’re not inhibited by a lot of fear. You don’t have that much to lose,” Wilson says. “That young, you’re green. You’re naïve. You don’t know what you don’t know. And you just have to shoot your shot and begin to build upon whatever capabilities you have.”
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) was incorporated as The National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., in 1993. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities. Additionally, the organization indicates that it represents the views of its members regarding economic and political policy issues; domestically and internationally. It is organized as a 501(c) corporation and has at least 190 chapters within the United States. The NBCC also has international chapters in the Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana and Jamaica. As with all Chambers of Commerce, affiliate branches are committed to carrying out the goals of the main Chamber within their areas.
However, the organization is largely funded by non-African American businesses on behalf of whose interests it often lobbies, such as the fossil fuel, telecommunications, and tobacco industries, and has sometimes been accused of being a front group.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce is based in Washington, D.C.
Source – National Black Chamber of Commerce (Updated: 20 June 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Black_Chamber_of_Commerce, (Accessed: 29 October 2020)