UpwardAction Salutes Emma Chappell

UpwardAction Salutes Emma Chappell


A trailblazer in African American commerce, Emma Chappell was born in Philadelphia, PA.  She was the first female vice president of a major bank in Pennsylvania.  On March 23, 1992, she became the CEO of United Bank of Philadelphia – after helping to raise more than 6 million dollars in capital thanks to overwhelming community support from black churches and small investors.

In 1999, thanks to Ms. Chappell's leadership, in recognition of its unprecedented growth, the United Bank received the coveted Blue Chip Enterprises Award, sponsored by Mass Mutual and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.    You can learn more about this African American business leader by clicking here.

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TC Cooper is an Amazon best selling author, lawyerpreneur and president of UpwardAction®. She is also the founder of the CooperZone Virtual Learning System, which includes the Linked Impact Academy, Tweeple Impact Academy, Live Streaming Impact Academy and Social Media Magic Coaching Group. As the CEO of UpwardAction®, TC helps lawyers, consultants and other professional service providers leverage the power of the Internet to build influential brands and sustainable businesses. TC earned her law degree at Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar, and her BA with honors from Hampton University. She is also a certified coach and graduate of CoachU.