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'RHOA' Star and Tech Entrepreneur Tanya Sam Launches Cyber Book Club

Tech entrepreneur Tanya Sam made quite an impression when she made her debut on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 11 as Nene Leakes’ friend. The Toronto native’s presence was instantly a sweet relief amid the hit show’s constant shade-throwing and alpha personalities. Thus, Sam is quickly becoming a favorite among viewers. Now, the savvy businesswoman is offering her faithful fans a little more face time with “It’s Tanya Time Cyber Book Club.” On Thursday (March 26), Sam announced the online reading group for “Book nerds and bored people,” via Instagram. The material, “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid, will be discussed weekly. If you’re behind, don’t trip. The TV personality advises you to “plan to catch up to us next week.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tanya Sam (@itstanyatime) Rules of book club engagement include “No Mean People” and “No Negative Comments.” Plus, she intends to go live with fans who join the discussion. While many wonder when Sam will get an...

Niki McGloster

Mar 30, 2020

A Real Housewife Of Ambition: How Tanya Sam Launched Her Own Investment Firm For Underrepresented Founders

Tanya Sam of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” had an unconventional start in the tech world. Now, she’s launched her own investment company focused on leveling the playing field in an industry that disproportionately rewards straight white men. With Ambition Fund , she wants people from various backgrounds to have the courage to start their own business by assisting women and minority founders across industries. “Technology companies have impacted everything from the way we shop, how we eat, and how we get our groceries,” Sam said. Sam originally joined the workforce as a nurse following the path of family members in successful medical jobs. Sam’s mother also worked as a nurse, while her father served as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Toronto. Sam has worked in Atlanta and New York assisting in bone marrow transplants. She began dating her now-fiancé Dr. Paul Judge in the Big Apple, which sparked her interest in the startup industry. Judge is a co-founder of Pindrop, a...

Arriana McLymore

Sep 19, 2019