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Dr. Traci Lynn, the founder of Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry, has turned her formerly modest company into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Lynn’s rise to fame is a living testimony in how much one can achieve with tenacity, confidence, and a lot of faith.

Lynn was exposed to the inner workings of being an entrepreneur at an early age. A native of Philadelphia, at four years of age, she was  accompanying her grandmother who was selling clothes out of the back of a car. While in high school, Lynne earned a beauty school certificate, opened a hair salon and even obtained a nursing license. Lynn says she thought the license was the first step to being a doctor because her mother groomed her to be a physician.

But in college at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, after becoming the founding president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter there, Lynn took a job with a large mutual fund firm and learned the intricacies of the business rapidly. She left the company and founded a series of businesses, including a wedding planning company and selling clothes like she did when she was a girl. None of the businesses took off, but everything changed when she decided to make a foray into jewelry.

With just $200, Lynn began her low-cost fashion jewelry business. At 25, she quickly rose in the ranks as a young businesswoman and was named a rising entrepreneur by Essence in 1994. During this period, Lynn also won the Madame C.J. Walker Award for Entrepreneur Excellence. But despite all the accolades, Lynn couldn’t keep the company afloat and it folded.

Lynn transitioned into another career as a motivational speaker, using her natural gift of communication to inspire others. Her skills as a speaker earned her engagements all across the world with Fortune 500 companies, but she felt a pull to return back to her original business.

In 2006, Lynn relaunched her jewelry company and created a direct sales model via a catalog service. Today, the company boasts 25,000 independent sales consultants across the country. Lynn also counts Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey, and former America’s Top Model stars Eva Marcille and Toccara Jones as stars who’ve worn her jewelry in the catalogs.

Lynn has authored two books, The Mind of a Millionaire, and Wealth Without Sorrow.

Lynn also has two doctorate degrees in Divinity and Theology. She is also the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Carrier of Hope Award for community service. Lynn still travels as a public speaker as well.

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158 thoughts on “Little Known Black History Fact: Dr. Traci Lynn

  1. Gloria spain on said:

    I just joined Traci Lynnn last night,but i can honestly say that i am excited and encouraged by this woman of God. I claim success in this new venture. To God be the glory

  2. Dr. Lynn is awesome. She has changed my life with this business and her wisdom. She is self-less and pours into all of us! She is a giver and and I am so glad I came into this company six years ago. My mindset is stronger, my personal relationships are stronger, and my life is better, Thank you Mr. Joyner for spotlighting someone so worthy!

  3. It is a wonderful thing to be tethered with a CEO of this magnitude, caliber and a Godly Women with a heart of gold. My life has not been the same since I joined this phenomenal business six (6) years ago. Thank you Dr. Lynn and thank you Tom Joyner #TL4L

  4. It’s been one year since I started my Traci Lynn Jewelry business. I started because I was mesmerized by the jewelry and that had never happened before. What I didn’t expect was the life change that would take place in how I feel about myself as a woman. To be around such inspirational women with such an exceptional leader we have in our CEO Dr. Traci Lynn, it is an absolute and unexpected blessing. Thanks so much Tom Joyner for featuring our CEO. Hopefully after this, she’ll become a well known black history fact 🙂

  5. WHERE DO I BEGIN!!! Dr. Traci Lynn is an EXTRAORDINARY CEO!!! One of the greatest attributes about her is that she TRULY cares about her partners (yup I said it….she calls us HER partners)!!! I have been a Traci Lynn Jewelry consultant since October 14, 2010 and I must say that I am a LIFER!!! This business has changed and impacted my life along with many other partners. Dr. Lynn is one of very few CEOs of a larger organization that is tangible and knows her partners by name. Mr. Tom Joyner….I must inform you that you have no idea how AWESOME it is for you to now know about such a great woman (of God) and to now know about such a great business when you encountered some of our great partners from North Carolina. As you could probably tell by now….we are like one big happy family that loves our CEO (and her husband Mr. CB) very much! But we are also very serious and dedicated to our business and we support Dr. Lynn in everything that she does because she does it with so much LOVE!!! As our slogan goes, “there’s NOTHING like the partners” and I’ll add “there’s NOTHING like our CEO DR. TRACI LYNN!!!”

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