Episode 60: Black in Business - w/ Delisha Grant, Esq.

March 6, 2019

  

In recent years, there have been increased efforts to build and sustain businesses within the black community. This month, BhD will focus our attention on African American business owners and their experiences navigating the entrepreneurial world. Today, we interview Delisha J. Grant, a business attorney, public speaker, and host of The December 26er Podcast.  In her role as a business attorney, Delisha has advised a plethora of companies, from one-person startups to Fortune 500 corporations. During our conversation, we will discuss her experiences as an African American woman in corporate law and corporate America (25:56) and her work advising and representing businesses (29:12). She also provides insight into how her identity as a young, African American lawyer shaped her relationships with both white and black clients (34:04) and how identity (in general) shapes perceptions of legitimacy in professional spaces (38:55). Delisha then provides insight into the unique obstacles that black entrepreneurs face (45:45), including access to capital and breaking into the startup space. Finally, Delisha shares tips on how to overcome barriers to success in business (56:36) and offers advice to prospective law students (1:05:25)

 

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

4:50 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

18:04 - Introduction of the Topic

20:32 - Learn More about Delisha J. Grant, Esq

52:40 - Demographic Statistics in Venture Funding Spaces

1:14:55 - The December 26er Podcast

1:19:00 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

 

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