Aszurdee Sadé is vibrant, determined,unrelenting, resilient —-resolute. Driven by a burning desire to help her community she has endured many arduous personal challenges including educational struggles in both primary & secondary school, a diagnosis of severe dyslexia, poverty, and the loss of her mother as a teenager.
Though she is well known for her role as Co-founder of Black Women Business Owners of America (B.W.B.O) and cherishes that role and the organization, many people are not aware that she is an author, educator, and real estate and commercial broker.
She founded the Real Estate Ambassadors. The Real estate business school to teach young adults, in underserved communities how to obtain a real estate license, and learn how to use it. No longer will they fear gentrification because they will now have the tools, resources,and education learning the tricks of the trade allows them to be able to prepare and compete in the marketplace, to change their lives, and positively alter the lives of their families for generations to come.
Aszurdee is wildly passionate about financial literacy, advocating for the underdog, and enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family when she’s not working. Her motto is: Learn today, Lead tomorrow.
Real Estate Ambassadors Institute(J.R.E.A.I) is Oklahoma’s premier real estate school founded with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Through our partnership, We provide OREC approved real estate education for pre-licensing, post-licensing, and continuing education, REI investing and more. R.E.A.I is a 501(c)3 focusing on educational programming .
However, The Jr. Real Estate Ambassadors Institute focuses on underserved youth ages 16 -21. One hundred million families lack financial and investment literacy contributing to 30 – 40% wealth gaps at retirement. It is our goal to positively impact these families and change the statistics.
Meet The Founder
Lauri White has been a Tulsan since 2007 and has been in the real estate industry since 2010. She is the Business Development Director at Titan Title and Closing 2014-current as well as the owner of Lady White & Co. Business Strategy Firm. She has served our communities with organizations such as Women’s Council of Realtors, Tulsa Home Builders Association and GTARs backpack for kids.
She believes in the empowerment of building community and serving our industry with professionalism, inspiration and innovation. She currently serves on the HBA 40 Below Council as Vice-President and serves on the membership committee and is committed to serving The Embassy, Real Estate Ambassadors - Jr Real Estate Institute with excellence.
Obum Ukabam has spent the last 20 years focused on developing underrepresented communities. After moving to Tulsa in the spring of 2019, he became active in non-profit organizations, entrepreneurial
incubators, and in the art and theater spaces. He is a 2021 New
Leaders Council of Oklahoma Fellow. In 2020, he also worked with a team to secure a national Booz Allen Foundation grant for “The Art of Us,” a new program to support 50 students with hands-on virtual learning through an art-based, social-emotional competency infused curriculum. He is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the PhilanthrOK program, Oklahoma’s first and only accelerator for Nonprofits. He was the Board Intern for CAP Tulsa through Leadership Tulsa’s New Voices 11 program.
In addition to all of these great projects, Obum is involved in many Tulsa organizations, including Opportunity Tulsa, Teach Not Punish, 100 Black Men, Tulsa Debate League, The Show Me Shoes Foundation-Tulsa, Theatre Tulsa, and The Met Cares Foundation to name a few. Obum holds a BA in Corporate Communication with a minor in Africana Studies from Central Missouri State University. While attending CMSU, he became an Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc member and served as the President of the Zeta Gamma Chapter. Previously, Obum was a member of a three-time national champion Debate Team, which went on to win The Montgomery Cup in Europe. In his spare time, he enjoys acting, writing, and Directing. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Faith Walker, since 2017.
Sadé Banks has earned a Master in Business Administration. She is a considered a business building expert, licensed minister & International Speaker who empowers kingdom entrepreneurs to build Bankable Businesses. Sade has over 10 years of Operations & Client Services for some of the world’s most esteemed and wealthiest financial institutions. As an entrepreneur since childhood, She's launched several success companies in both product and serviced-based industries. She looks forward to serving the her Lord Jesus Christ her community.