She Chose To Not Be A Victim
At the young age of 27, Adenah Bayoh, a former West African refugee, was able to open her first IHOP franchise in New Jersey. But now at the age of 35, she owns two IHOP locations (one in Paterson, NJ and one in Irvington, NJ) and as an entrepreneur she manages more than $200 million in urban real estate projects.
How did she do it?
As a teenager, she escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, and was able to immigrate to the U.S. She went on to attend public high school in Newark, New Jersey and then put herself through college at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she earned a degree in Business Management. After graduating, she got a job in banking, and from there, she got involved as an entrepreneur and investing.
Adenah told a local television station, “My story could not be possible anywhere else except for America. For someone to escape civil war, come here and be given the opportunity [to] start her own business, employ and rebuild [is amazing].” She says she chose the restaurant business……..Read the rest of the story Here
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