Women of Excellence

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Bessie House-Soremekun

Title: Founding Executive Director of Global Entrepreneurship/Director of Africana Studies
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: University
Major Product/Service: Higher education
Expertise: 28 years experience; 6 years with current University; Specializes in international political economy, entrepreneurship, economic development, African politics, world politics, comparative politics, women and development; Provides training and economic help for communities
Geographic Area of Distribution: Indianapolis, Indiana, International
Affiliations: Board of Directors, Help Legacy of Cleveland; African Studies Association
University/Degree: B.A., English, Huntingdon College, 1978; M.A., International Studies, University of Denver, 1980; Ph.D., International Studies, The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, 1988
Born: Opelika, Alabama
Hobbies/Sports: Museums, travel, art work
Honors & Awards: 1st Marcus Garvey Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship, 2007; Northern Ohio Live Magazine's 2003 Top Rainmaker of the Year Award in Education and Research; Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award, 2004, 2005; Minority Business Innovator of the Year Award; Young Community Leaders of America Award; Distinguished Young Leadership Award; International Youth in Achievement Award
Published Works: Articles; Books