From Johnsonville to Atlanta: The Inspiring Story of Leona Barr-Davenport and the ABL (Part One)

Episode Information

Do you want to learn from one of the most influential and impactful leaders in the minority business community? If so, you don’t want to miss this episode of In the Black, where Dallas is joined by Leona Barr-Davenport, the President and CEO of the Atlanta Business League. Leona has dedicated her career to empowering and supporting minority entrepreneurs and businesses in Atlanta and beyond. She shares with Dallas how she got started in this field, what challenges and opportunities she faced along the way, and what advice she has for aspiring and established business owners. She also reveals how her upbringing in Johnsonville, South Carolina, shaped her values, vision, and passion for making a difference. This is a conversation full of wisdom, inspiration, and practical tips that you can apply to your own journey. Tune in and get ready to be inspired by Leona Barr-Davenport!

About Leona Barr-Davenport: Leona is President & CEO of the Atlanta Business League (ABL), Atlanta’s oldest minority business development and advocacy organization. As President, she works with the board of directors to provide increased access to business opportunities for minorities with specific emphasis on the development of businesses owned or operate d by African Americans.