184: How Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Tanya Sam Pivoted from Nursing to Tech Investor

Share this:

the episode is sponsored by:


Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro and get 2 free months of Premium Membership.  


Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.

184: How Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Tanya Sam Pivoted from Nursing to Tech Investor

Share this:

Today in the Side Hustle Pro guest chair we have Tanya Sam. Tanya is a tech-savvy investor who has made it her mission to empower the next generation of minority entrepreneurs. You also know her from TV. She appears on one of my favorite guilty-pleasure shows, The Real Housewives of Atlanta! 

She is currently Director of Partnerships at TechSquare Labs, Co-leads the Ascend 2020 Atlanta program that supports minority and female founders, and Co-founded BuiltxWomen, a business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. 

It may come as a surprise that Tanya didn’t always have the desire to pursue entrepreneurship in technology. She actually studied to be a nurse and had a 10-year career in the industry. 

She started helping her fiancé with his business on her days off and eventually decided to start her own business. With her background as a side hustler and as an entrepreneur, she has mentored over 60 companies with women and minority founders and helped invest in over 50 companies that have generated a total of over $100 million in revenue. 

Making the shift from healthcare to tech wasn’t easy. In this episode, Tanya dives deep into how she conquered imposter syndrome during this huge pivot in her career. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.

 Links mentioned in this episode

Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss


Join our Facebook Community

If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: https://sidehustlepro.co/facebook

Send questions to “Ask Nicaila”

You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject. 

Social Media Info 

Tanya Sam (Instagram) – @itstanyatime

Tanya Sam (Twitter) – @itstanyasam

Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro


Meet the host:

Nicaila Matthews-Okome

Hi! I’m Nicaila, the Creator and Host of the Side Hustle Pro Podcast. I started Side Hustle Pro when I was a side hustler myself. I was a digital marketer at NPR by day, side hustler by night. Through the powerful stories shared on this show and the courage to launch my own initiatives, I was able to quit my own job and go full time with Side Hustle Pro.

Watch this Episode on Youtube

Play Video
201: I QUIT my Job! (REWIND)


Get more episodes like this delivered right to your inbox. Sign up below to get the weekly episode summaries.

get the free guide

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Side Hustle Up & Running!

More like this

Get the free guide
the ultimate guide TO GETTING YOUR side hustle UP & RUNNING