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Episode 127: Dr. Venus Opal Reese Wants Every Black Woman to Be a Millionaire #BlackGirlMagic

Episode 127: Dr. Venus Opal Reese Wants Every Black Woman to Be a Millionaire #BlackGirlMagic

In this episode of Beyond the Business Suit, we are continuing our Black Girl Magic series where we are featuring black women who have dedicating their businesses to serve and empower black women and women of color.  In today's episode I had a conversation with Dr. Venus Opal Reese, known as “The Black Women Millionaires Mentor™.” She is also an inspirational Speaker and Creator/CEO of Defy Impossible, Inc. Dr. Venus has turned her survival into a system that fast-tracked her to $2.3 million in less than 4 years. Her clients have generated over $7 million in revenue using her PROVEN programs, systems and strategies.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Her incredible story and what led her to the work she does today
  • What black women need to do to make their first million
  • The role survival mechanisms and healing play in preventing black women from making millions
  • Her book The Black Woman Millionaire and who should read it
  • Much more!

Dr. Venus Opal Reese's Bio

Dr. Venus, The Black Women Millionaires Mentor™

Inspirational Speaker, Black Women Millionaire Mentor, and Creator/CEO of Defy Impossible, Inc., Dr. Venus Opal Reese has been featured in Forbes, Ebony, Black Enterprise, on ABC News, CBS News, PBS, in Glamour magazine, Diversity Inc., the Associated Press, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, at MegaFeast and is a regular contributor to Heart and Soul Magazine/TV.

Once upon a time, Dr. Venus was a walking statistic. She was living on the “mean” streets of Baltimore by the age of 16 amid violence, drugs, and prostitution. The predictable outcome was welfare, addiction, and ultimately death. Amazingly, 14 years later she graduated with a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Venus has turned her survival into a system that fast-tracked her to $2.3 million in less than 4 years. Her clients have generated over 7 million in revenue using her PROVEN programs, systems and strategies.

Dr. Venus knows what it takes to break through inner glass ceilings that limit performance. She teaches purpose-driven, high-achieving Black Women professionals, entrepreneurs, experts, and executives how to defy their impossible to break the million-dollar mark—on their own terms.

 

Quotables

“In my opinion, Black women don't really comprehend our power.”

“Rich people don't make money off what we do, we make money off of what we know.”

“As long as you are working you will remain broke and broken.”
“We're so used to working we think our effort
“Money is a heart condition, boo.”
“Money is also energy and it needs a conduit to manifest in your bank account. That conduit is your heart.”

FINAL FIVE

1. If she could have brunch with three people, dead or alive, she would pick: Nat Turner, Harriett Tubman and Oprah Winfrey.
2. Her first job ever was: scrubbing floors at 14 years old.
3. Some of the things that make Dr. Venus who she is that have contributed to her success: she tells the truth, she has a sense of humor even when life is hard and her compassion.
 
4. The most important thing she does to help her manage the things she does in her life: she loves her wife. They have great partnership and she empowers leadership around her. She has a self-leading hierarchy that is like a circle.
5. What she puts on to feel her most powerful: leather pants.
 
How you can connect with Dr. Venus online and on social media:
 
Instagram: @drvenusopalreese
Twitter: @dr_venusoreese

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