Atlanta Black Chambers Leadership
T. Jamal Lee
Young Entrepreneurs Collaborative Chair
Registered Representative, Oladele Financial
T. Jamal Lee is a native of Atlanta. He is a Financial Advisor and Chief Client Services
Officer (CCSO) with Oladele Financial.
Oladele is a Yoruba word meaning “wealth has come home”. He works to demystify the knowledge of how to grow and sustain wealth to those in traditionally impoverished communities. T is also founder of Afrikan Unity Initiative, Inc. a non-profit organization with the mission of fostering a sense of togetherness across the Afrikan Diaspora through cultural, educational, and economic collaboration. Through their efforts people of African descent at home and abroad will have quality living conditions, access to economic growth, adequate healthcare, and justice.
Fun facts about him.
He was a balloon sculpturer in his parents birthday party business.
What is his role within the Atlanta Black Chambers, and what led him to become involved in this organization?
He chairs the YEC. He enjoys being an ambassador for the ABC and encouraging young entrepreneurs to align with the vision of the best network of Black business owners in Atlanta.
How does his mission align with the Atlanta Black Chambers works to support Black-owned businesses in the Atlanta area?
He enjoys seeing others win and have access to the information necessary for the success of their business. He knows that attracting people to the ABC will give Black business owners the connections and knowledge to support success.
What are some of the key challenges facing Black-owned businesses in the current economic and social climate, and as an exemplary leader of the Atlanta Black Chambers, how he addresses these challenges?
He has seen and experienced that access to funding is a very big challenge for Black owned businesses. He wants to see businesses scale and be able to impact the unemployment rate in our community.
He believes that programs helping people strengthen their business plans and expanding their network can help expand overall knowledge of how to structure a business that is funding and expansion ready.
His three success stories or achievements via his contributions to the Atlanta Black Chambers.
1. In the last year he has been a strong advocate of entrepreneurs joining the ABC.
2. He invited Dr. Haadiyah Green to speak at Tuesday talks to spread the work of her cancer curing research.
3. He has introduced people to key synergistic connection that were mutually beneficial to both business owners.
What are his goals for the future of the Atlanta Black Chambers, and how does he envision the organization evolving to meet the needs of its members and the wider community?
He would like to see the ABC be the premier Black Business Organization in the Southeast. He meet too many people who are unaware of our existence. He would like for that to be virtually impossible based on the major imprint that we as the ABC has on Atlanta.
Life’s Motto / Powerful Quote.
“Nothing in life is insurmountable with the energy of the youth and the wisdom of the elders.” Dr. Adelaide Sanford.