Cathy Hughes, Entrepreneur, Radio and TV Personality, and Business Executive. Cathy is the founder of the media company Radio One and the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation.
“Although I'm an entrepreneur, I'm also a performer, since I host a show on TV. I think that talent who has to go before an audience is only good if they are scared. I think fear motivates us to be better this time than we were last time. If you don't have a certain level of anxiety, I don't think you can push yourself to be better."
"My mother Helen's my shero. She was a very accomplished musician, a jazz trombonist with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, who became a nurse and later entered college for the first time in her Fifties. And she got her master's degree to become a social worker. She really, really, really showed all four of her children that you could achieve whatever you make up your mind to do. Other then her, my shero would be Oprah. I think it's wonderful how Oprah uses her resources to better humankind.”
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