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It’s About Damn Time

Owning her voice as a Black, gay, determined woman with a vision, Arlan Hamilton shares her inspiring journey from homelessness to venture capitalism.

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<club-desc-paragraph>In 2015, Arlan Hamilton dreamt of breaking into the venture capital business—a predominantly white, Silicon Valley boys’ club. As a Black, gay woman, Arlan didn’t fit the mold. She was also living on food stamps and sleeping on an airport floor. No college degree, no influential network. But she did have a vision. <club-desc-paragraph>

<club-desc-paragraph>In her witty, frank, inspiring debut work, Arlan shares the lessons she learned as she traversed the darkest paths, stayed true to her values, and built a multimillion-dollar investment fund from the ground up. Join host Barbara Corcoran for exclusive conversations with the author, and learn how to trust the power of your own voice, even (and especially) when it defies all expectations.<club-desc-paragraph>

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<club-landing-h3>Meet Arlan<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Barbara Corcoran welcomes author and investor Arlan Hamilton to her book club. The two discuss Arlan's upbringing and what "home" means to the author. Arlan also shares why listening to your own feelings is critical for success.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Drawing from the Source<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Arlan shares a story about the concert that inspired her vision. She then recounts how seeing her brother navigate his own learning disability pushed her to invest in underestimated business owners.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Road to the Valley<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>​​Barbara asks Arlan how she contends with rejection, and why every "no" gets you closer to a "yes." They also explore how to reframe entitlement in a positive way.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Entrepreneurial Spirit<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Arlan shares her perspective on the utility of a "business uniform." She and Barbara also discuss the importance of having a vision, and how to use your own privilege to create space for others.<club-landing-paragraph>

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