Linda Spradley Dunn

Linda Spradley Dunn

Founder & CEO

Odyssey Media

Englewood, NJ USA

It’s important when you’re young to determine, is this an obstacle or is this a teachable moment?


By Roadtrip Nation

Linda Spradley Dunn


My road in life has taken me all over.
I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida.
As the oldest of over 50 grandchildren in my large family, I adopted leadership and organizational skills very quickly.
Business and entrepreneurship were always in my spirit growing up—I always wanted to sell the most cookies as a Girl Scout and earn the top prize for selling candy in high school.
I spent 14 years working my way up the ranks at IBM and gaining a lot of experience establishing rapport with clients.
I left IBM to start my own business—I established one of the first healthcare call centers.
After a couple of years, I realized that my passion did not really lie in the call center, so I started looking for other things to do.
I launched several other businesses and products, including a conference in Palm Desert, California, to bring multicultural women together—it grew drastically and I realized that was my passion.
Now, I lead a media, marketing, and communications company focused on connecting and empowering multicultural women around the world!
Keep following my journey


High School


Founder & CEO

I run a media company that supports multicultural female entrepreneurs.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Before actually setting out to start your own business, you need stability and discipline. I didn't set out on my own until I had done things like establish enough income to pay for my rent and start a credit line. These are important things to do for yourself before you can start a successful business.


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You don't belong here."

Challenges I Overcame

Racial Discrimination