Temple Talks

Women in Business: A Road to Entrepreneurship - Melanie Eke

In honor of Women's History Month, March's Temple Talk focuses on "Women in Business: A Road to Entrepreneurship." With the birth of technology, it has allowed for society to connect to a range of information and resources, it makes sense that younger and younger generations are wanting to start their own projects or build their own businesses. It seems that whether you are at happy hour or catching up with old friends you cannot escape hearing the word "entrepreneurship." Today we are so excited to discuss the pathways to entrepreneurship and how this road can be filled with challenges and rewards. Here are some quick stats:

  • 27 is the average age of Millennial who are starting businesses, which is much lower than the baby boomers who started at 35.
  • 11.3 Million businesses are women-owned in the U.S.
  • U.S. is the number 1 country for Entrepreneurship

On a personal note, in more recent years I have even catch the entrepreneurship bug and had the privilege of meeting some amazing female bosses that have paved the way for future generations. For instance, Lin Bolen was my mom's best friend who was the first female daytime television producer and through her dynamic spirit, she trail-blazed the entertainment industry. She started her own production company and her personal motto  was to support other women as she rose to fame, including my mother: she helped move her and my brother from New York to Los Angeles and helped my mom get into radio sales. Today in her honor, we are excited to open up this space to discuss the power of creating our own lane but also giving homage to female entrepreneurs.

Listen to this amazing discussion as we explore women in business and share some pearls from Expect to Win by Carla A. Harris. Do not forget to comment below.

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Melanie Eke is a TV/Radio Personality and Personal Development Influencer from Los Angeles, CA.  Melanie Has Hosted local TV, digital radio, and numerous live events around Los Angeles.  Currently, Melanie is a Media Personality for Rich Girl Network in addition to producing her own content.  She's also a Co-Host on KLBP 99.1 FM's Hollywood Show Live- On the Air radio show in Long Beach, CA, which is also televised via syndication.  In 2017, Melanie participated in Oxygen's competition reality series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties," where she embarked on a one-of-a-kind competition experience testing her physically, mentally, and emotionally! This experience inspired Melanie to found My Friendship Values, a nonprofit that empowers young ladies to develop and maintain healthy friendships.  Beyond her work with young ladies, Melanie strives to empower all young adults to develop and maintain not only healthy friendships, but healthy relationships of all types.  Melanie also launched the empowerment brand People U Should Know, which highlights people positively impacting their industries and communities.  Her ultimate vision is to empower countless individuals to become their best selves and achieve fulfillment in everything they do!   Contact her at: FB, Twitter, IG- @MelanieCEke

Melanie Eke is a TV/Radio Personality and Personal Development Influencer from Los Angeles, CA.  Melanie Has Hosted local TV, digital radio, and numerous live events around Los Angeles.  Currently, Melanie is a Media Personality for Rich Girl Network in addition to producing her own content.  She's also a Co-Host on KLBP 99.1 FM's Hollywood Show Live- On the Air radio show in Long Beach, CA, which is also televised via syndication.  In 2017, Melanie participated in Oxygen's competition reality series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties," where she embarked on a one-of-a-kind competition experience testing her physically, mentally, and emotionally! This experience inspired Melanie to found My Friendship Values, a nonprofit that empowers young ladies to develop and maintain healthy friendships.  Beyond her work with young ladies, Melanie strives to empower all young adults to develop and maintain not only healthy friendships, but healthy relationships of all types.  Melanie also launched the empowerment brand People U Should Know, which highlights people positively impacting their industries and communities.  Her ultimate vision is to empower countless individuals to become their best selves and achieve fulfillment in everything they do!

Contact her at: FB, Twitter, IG- @MelanieCEke