March 5, 2010
Rochelle R. Daniel
University Relations and Marketing
Celebrate Women's History Month:
Tea Time and Book Discussion
With Businesswoman/author Lillian Lincoln Lambert
Bowie State University celebrates Women's History Month with a tea and book discussion event, featuring author Lillian Lincoln Lambert on campus to discuss her book "The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond." In this book, she shares an inspiring personal journey that traces her roots as a poor farm girl in Virginia who overcomes obstacles to make history at Harvard University and become a successful entrepreneur in Maryland. The general public can purchase tickets for $17 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/101707/. Last year, the University held its first tea and book discussion featuring an author.
Author and businesswoman Lillian Lincoln Lambert is primarily known for being the first African-American woman to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was one of six blacks and one of 18 females in her class of 800. Lambert was not offered a job by any company prior to her 1969 graduation. In 1976 she launched her own building services company, Centennial One. The entrepreneur built it into a $20 million plus company, that she sold in 2001. In 2003, Harvard Business School awarded Lambert the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest award bestowed on its alumni.
Thursday March 25, 2010
Bowie State University
Wiseman Centre, Room 102
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Md. 20715
About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU) is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The University places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit the website at http://www.bowiestate.edu/.
Emery Rudolph, a Bowie State University public relations student, contributed to writing this media advisory.