Ezinne Kalu-Phelps
(Nigeria): Basketball & Entrepreneurship

2019 Women’s Afrobasket MVP, Ezinne Kalu plays for the reigning African champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigress. While most know Ezinne for her talent on the court, she’s also jumped headfirst into the world of entrepreneurship; she’s launched her own cosmetics company, Kalu Kosmetics, and an organization empowering young girls who want to play basketball, the Kalu Team Heat.

This episode explores Ezinne’s entrepreneurial drive and commitment to uplift the Black community, as well as the connection between bias and entrepreneurship.

Experts interviewed include Ezinne’s father, Mr. Kalu, teammate and coach, Ndidi Madu, Founder and CEO, wovoyage, Rashmi Chadha, and Harvard Business School Assistant Professor, Dr. Laura Huang.

Audio clip from Fiba’s ‘Kalu saves Nigeria in the last seconds! – 2016 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament’

Ezinne Kalu-Phelps – Flame Bearers

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