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Confidence with Shelly Omílàdé Bell

Shelly Omi Bell

When Shelly Omílàdé Bell created Black Girl Ventures, she set out to empower a whole new generation of entrepreneurs to change the world. In this episode, she talks to Izzy about confidence: how to build it, what it means for company culture, and the difference between being confident and being self-absorbed.


Must-listen moments:

2:09 — Maintenance is key

“One of the things for me that has been key is maintaining confidence. It’s one thing to get empowered, but the maintenance of that is key — and that honestly comes from maintaining my imagination.”

5:17 — Building a innovative culture

“If you're not innovating, you're hesitating. And if you are not innovating, then somebody else is innovating in your blind spot. The only way to have your blind spots covered as you get larger as a company is to allow more space for more creators and more people to bring you ideas. The minute you limit ideas, you have now limited what you can actually see as an organization.”

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