Jamila Harris is a marketing expert, author, income coach, broadcast journalist, speaker, trainer, and real estate broker. She has shared her knowledge and success strategies with others from coast-to-coast, conducting seminars and training in areas of Marketing Small-to-Medium Businesses, Career Development, Cultural Diversity and Entrepreneurship. Representative clients of Harris include McDonald’s Corporation, NationsBank (now Bank of America), Dow Jones & Company, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Dept. of Public Health and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-violent Social Change headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration Media Advocate of the Year Award
(1999) and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Minority Business Advocate Award (1996),
Harris creates, produces and hosts radio, television and web programs focused on how
to build profitable businesses, accumulate wealth, and transfer assets to future
generations. She created and anchored the Atlanta Minority Enterprise Report, which
launched MediaOne on television in Atlanta. Harris is Executive Producer and Host of
The Global Business Report and Empowering YOU! Which aired weekly on the
National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate in the Virgin Islands for seven years.
Founding Director of the Dow Jones-Spelman College Entrepreneurial Center, Jamila
Harris is a product of the Atlanta University Center, namely Spelman College and
Atlanta University. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in
French and Russian. Ms. Harris speaks French fluently, and is extensively traveled,
completing an academic year of her undergraduate studies at the University of Paris in
France, while visiting countries in continental Europe, Greece, the Middle East and the
Caribbean. Further graduate study in Business Administration at Georgia State
University provided the skills, which she eventually translated into business ownership
Harris is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the St. Croix Board of
Realtors ®, and Broker Owner of Eagle Realty, a full-service real estate firm serving
buyers, sellers and investors in the U.S. Virgin Islands (www.eaglerealtyvi.com).
Harris is the author of two books that provide step-by-step guidance in the transition
from employee to entrepreneur. Create Income With or Without a Job is a guide to
financial recovery from down-sizing (www.createincomewithoutajob.com), and How to
Make BIG $MONEY$ with Your Small Business teaches business owners how to stay
profitable and grow wealth (BLOG: createincomewithoutajob.com/wordpress).
Harris is committed to economic development at all ages. She is Founder of the Harris
Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, and Director of Kids-N-Business (kids-n-
business.com), a non-profit program teaching entrepreneurship to children ages 5-17 years.