A'Lelia Bundles

Interview with A’Lelia Bundles


A’Lelia Bundles is an Emmy award-winning producer who spent over 30 years as an executive with ABC News and NBC News – in addition to authoring several biographies about the trail-blazing women in her family. A’Lelia’s great-grandmother was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance, A’Lelia Walker, and her great-great-grandmother was the first female self-made millionaire in America, Madam C.J. Walker.
After publishing On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, A’Lelia’s work became a New York Times Notable Book, a bestseller, and the non-fiction source for Self Made – the fictionalized four-part Netflix series starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer that premiered on March 20, 2020.
Tune in to this episode of The Leadership Standard hosted by TEC speaker & branding expert Gair Maxwell, as A’Lelia Bundles takes a break from writing her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, to bring her warmth, intelligence, and humor, to bridge the topics of entrepreneurship, philanthropy, financial literacy, and women’s and African American history.
In this episode of The Leadership Standard, A’Lelia Bundles and Gair Maxwell dive into timely topics and answer:
  • How did Self Made – the fictionalized Netflix series starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer – come to be? (5:38)
  • What can today’s business leaders learn from the history of Madame CJ Walker? (11:30)
  • The common reasons why people in leadership positions struggle? (20:38)
  • What should aspiring entrepreneurs – and young women in particular – should be asking themselves? (22:48)
…and many more!

About the Leadership Standard

The Leadership Standard, hosted by TEC Canada speaker and branding expert Gair Maxwell, explores real-life stories from leaders all across the business spectrum. It’s an intimate discovery of how they shift between triumphs, struggles, failures, disruptions and future opportunities. Each episode is a revealing conversation about the life of business and the business of life; up close and personal in a way that leaves both the audience and the guest surprised by what they uncover.

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