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Jrink Juicery and Apothékary’s Shizu Okusa discusses the personal challenges of building an empire at 23; Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Virginia Ali remembers what it was like being a young businesswoman, mother and wife in 1958, the day MLK was assassinated, and the 1968 riots.

[1:11] Mary talks about her favorite zero-calorie lunch.

[3:45] Virginia builds the Ben’s Chili Bowl empire in the old Minnehaha Theater on Black Broadway in Washington, DC.

[6:08] Virginia recalls the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot.

[13:12] Shizu shares the ups-and-downs of starting a business in a digital world.

[14:39] Shizu trades in her days at Goldman Sachs for a year in Mozambique to find herself.

[16:06] Shizu realizes risk is not for everyone.

[19:05] Virginia recalls the hardest thing she ever had to do as a businessperson.

[22:10] Virginia shares the personal impact of business on her young family.

[23:33] Shizu shares what personal sacrifices she made as a young entrepreneur.

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