Founder and CEO, Torch Enterprises, Inc.
Dr. Pamela C.V. Jolly is the Founder and CEO of Torch Enterprises Inc, a strategic investment firm of 19 years committed to minority business growth and development. Torch Enterprises has assisted over 1000 entrepreneurs, national non-profits, trade organizations, the Federal Government, philanthropic foundations, and financial institutions.
Pamela earned her B.S. from Hampton University, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, an M.Th. from Boston University, and an Ed.D. from The Graduate Theological Foundation. Pamela holds certificates in theology from Oxford University, Christ Church, in conflict resolution from the Boston Theological Institute, and in private equity and venture capital from the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Dr. Jolly began her career in banking with Nations Bank; post-Wharton, she joined Accenture as a Sr. Manager in the Financial Services Strategy & Business Architecture Practice, working within banking, capital markets, insurance, and technology industries. She then merged her banking and strategy skills in the world of private equity (Dubois Partners), where she evaluated equity investment opportunities in the capital goods, consumer products, financial services, media, entertainment, and healthcare sectors. Jolly then refined her financial services corporate experience in marketing research strategy designing segmentation-based marketing strategies and executions, new product development plans, consumer insight research studies through qualitative and quantitative methods (Rosetta).
In 2014 Dr. Jolly became a best-selling author with the NarrowRoad™, A Guide to Legacy Wealth. Dr. Jolly launched the Legacy Wealth Initiative serving men, women, business owners, and faith leaders in 2018. She released the NarrowRoad™ 2.0, The Journey to Wealth Your Way, in 2020, furthering her culturally relevant approach to wealth as a legacy in the black community.
Dr. Jolly has served as the Sr. Strategist for The American College of Financial Services Center for Economic Empowerment & Equality since 2020. Additionally, Dr. Jolly serves as co-head of governance on the Good Work Network Board in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2nd Vice President on The University of Pennsylvania Board of Alumnae, Co-Chair of the Invest and Recruit Committee for the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity and on the BMe Board of which she was a 2019 BMe Vanguard Fellow. A national keynote speaker, Dr.Jolly has hosted NarrowRoad™ workshops and training, demonstrating her lifelong commitment to accelerate the narrowing of the black wealth gap in over 250 U.S. cities and abroad.
Overview: According to the SEC, the Black community has a spending power of over $1 trillion, but most of it flows through the community (spending) rather than being invested in wealth-building strategies. Additionally, nearly 60% of Black women have not invested in anything creating a problem not just for the current generation but for future generations as well. Join this session to learn about strategies that you can use to overcome real and perceived obstacles to investing and to build generational wealth.
Boarding: 1:30 PM
Sponsor: Wells Fargo