Greetings Glocal Citizens!
My guest this week is Panamanian-American, Ivonne F. Cameron. Another serial entrepreneur, Ivonne who is based in the Washington, D.C. Area is currently CEO of ISE International Group, a healthcare, health and safety, COOP company. Prior to starting ISE in 2017, she launched over 14 start-ups across different industries from energy to fintech. The largest being a $92M health insurance company for the District of Columbia. Her global experience extends to work implementing health care programs and system improvement initiatives with countries seeking strategic solutions including Great Britain, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Republic of Georgia, Kenya, Liberia and United Arab Emirates.
In our conversation you'll get to know more about what it took to start a health care company in the midst of massive systematic overhaul as well as what it takes to prepare any business to plan and remain viable during times of operational uncertainty such as the current global pandemic.
What's Ivonne reading?
You Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
The $100 Start Up: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The Little Black Book of Success Workbook: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood
Believe Bigger by Marshawn Evan Daniels
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John
What's Ivonne watching?
The Men Who Build America
Launching and Supporting Black Owned Businesses, Mandy Bowman - TEDx Dover
The Art of Diplomacy, Tayo Rockson - TEDx Cooper Union
The Skill of Self Confidence, Dr. Ivan Joseph - TEDx RyersonU