Skip to main content
Hosted by: Dubai

*ON-LINE* Book Club/ July: ''It's About Damn Time''

 

 1 hour

Online • Closed Captioned • 

*ON-LINE* Book Club/ July: ''It's About Damn Time''

Join us for our monthly event where we engage, share, and discuss our learnings from some of the bestselling and inspirational personal development books of our time. A friendly, open learning space that provides accountability for anyone who wants to focus on their own development by reading, networking, and sharing thoughts with other professionals. 

At our sixth book club meeting in July, we will be reading: It's About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton.

About the book

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY FORTUNE 

Arlan’s story speaks to all the would-be entrepreneurs and dreamers out there. She brings a unique perspective that has enabled her to see opportunities that others can not. Her message is simple. "Those of us who are different can rule the business world and no one can stop us." - Mark Cuban

Reading Arlan Hamilton’s It’s About Damn Time is like having a conversation with that frank, bawdy friend who somehow always manages to make you laugh, get a little emo, and, ultimately, think about ­­the world in a different way. . . . The book is warm, witty, and unflinching in its critique of the fake meritocracy that permeates Silicon Valley. - Shondaland

‘It’s About Damn Time’ shares the hard-won wisdom Arlan’s picked up on her remarkable journey from food-stamp recipient to venture capitalist, with lessons like “The Best Music Comes from the Worst Breakups,” “Let Someone Shorter Stand in Front of You,” “The Dangers of Hustle Porn,” and “Don’t Let Anyone Drink Your Diet Coke.”

Along the way, she inspires us all to defy other people’s expectations and to become the role models we’ve been looking for.

About the author

Arlan built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT.

Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now raised more than $10 million and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders. In 2018 Arlan co-founded Backstage Studio which launched four accelerator programs for underestimated founders in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London. Arlan was featured on the cover of Fast Company magazine in October 2018 as the first Black woman non-celebrity to do so, and her book "It's About Damn Time" was published in May 2020.

Where to get the book

To learn more

  • Check Arlan's website
  • Watch Arlan's interview about the book (YouTube, 1h)

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at dubai@ellevatenetwork.com.


Interested in sponsoring this event or future events? Contact Us.


Get Introduced to the Women You Should Know

We help our members connect with specific attendees who share their industry and life experiences.

Kristy Wallace

Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

Join Ellevate to Meet Kristy

CEO at Ellevate Network

Join Ellevate to Meet Maricella
Rebecca Spitzer

Rebecca Spitzer

New York, NY

VP of Product and Technology at Ellevate Network

Join Ellevate to Meet Rebecca
I'm Ready to Get Started

Be the first to share your thoughts about this event.