Everyone has potential. But many lack opportunity. Entrepreneurship is the vehicle where potential can meet opportunity.
To empower 1 million entrepreneurs to turn their passion into success
BEST DIVERSITY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR 2022 ESPN Champion Black Business
FORCE FOR CHANGE AWARD
MARKET PLAYER BY RW FOUNDATION AND BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
"Creating Essence and my other ventures was pure grit to overcome many obstacles that faced a Black entrepreneur in the year 1968. I didn’t know any way other than the work ethic that my parents instilled in me. I’m honored to be able to assist Black entrepreneurs by providing the knowledge and tools that TLE provides. I just wish we had TLE in 1970."
— EDWARD LEWIS Founder, Essence Magazine, TLE Ambassaor
GUIDESTAR PLATINUM SEAL 4 years in a row
GREAT NON-PROFITS AWARD