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Viola Desmond

Inducted 2021

“Viola’s recognition helps to right a wrong, namely challenge our lack of appreciation and understanding for models of female leadership and black entrepreneurship and their valuable contributions to our knowledge of entrepreneurship, leadership, management and organizations.
— JA Files

Biography

A ground-breaking African Nova Scotian entrepreneur who built a new market in an emerging field with three successful verticals. Canadians know Viola as a civil rights leader, but her accomplishments also include her enterprises, and her many graduates who established businesses of their own within and beyond the Maritimes.

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Biography - Viola Desmond
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Article - Black Business
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Article - Promotional Calendar
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Article - The Times of African Nova Scotians
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Document - Official apology and free pardon
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MLA 8TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. (October 5, 2021). "Viola Desmond". Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive, https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/viola-desmond. (Accessed: 2022, August 12)

APA 6TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. (2021, October 5). "Viola Desmond". Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive. Retrieved from: https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/viola-desmond.

CHICAGO 17TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, "Viola Desmond", Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive, Last modified: October 5, 2021, (Accessed at: 2022, August 12), https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/viola-desmond