By Heather Dunhill via https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/
“In my class of about 800 students, 18 were women and six were Black: five men and me.”
Born in Ballsville, Virginia—population: 250—part-time Sarasota resident Lillian Lincoln Lambert transcended small-town life and went on to become the first Black woman to graduate Harvard Business School (HBS).
Lambert’s resume includes roles as an entrepreneur, coach, speaker and author—she recently released her autobiography, The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond. However, she began her professional life right out of high school with jobs as a maid in New York City until she realized she needed more education. From there, Lambert went on to Howard…