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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape

Part 2, Jason Town's continues to share his story on how he has helped diversify the venture capitalist sphere

Jason Towns, the founder of Groundwork, tells BE how he got involved in the investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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keys to success

Like a Boss: 3 Keys to Success From the CEO of JCPenney

Marvin R. Ellison, who runs one of the biggest retailers in the country, shares how he made it to the top

Marvin R. Ellison, one of the few black CEOs in corporate America, talked to BE…

By Alisa Gumbs

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encourage

Multitasking Entrepreneurs, Who’s On Your Team?

Teamwork makes the dream work

If you don’t surround yourself with people who want to see you succeed, success will…

By Lisa Ascolese

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family values

Like a Boss: Why Family Values Matter in Business

JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison says he wouldn't have made it to the top without the love of a strong black woman

JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison shares how the importance of his faith, family values, and his…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Hawaii

Hawaii: When You Need An Escape from the Chill of Work

The perfect getaway for families and couples alike

Book your stay at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii’s first luxury resort, to experience the…

By Aniesia Williams

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Leadership Lessons

Like a Boss: JCPenney CEO’s Leadership Lessons

4 lessons in leadership from Marvin R. Ellison, the Black Enterprise Corporate Executive of the Year

Here are a few of the leadership lessons JCPenney Chairman and CEO Marvin R. Ellison…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Shirley

Updated: Shirley Caesar’s #UNameIt Big Social Media Payout

The gospel legend is cashing out on the viral meme, sampled from her classic song "Hold My Mule"

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of DJ Suede, also known as “the Remix…

By Bil Carpenter

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Technology Luncheon

YouTube Hosts Women of Color in Technology Luncheon

Some of the biggest names in tech came together to share their stories and advice

Some of the biggest names in tech shared their stories and powerful advice at YouTube’s…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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#FridayReads

In Case You Missed It: Must Reads You Need This Weekend

Here are the must-reads that you missed at BE and around the web this week

Here’s a roundup of some of the best stories recently published on our site in…

By Selena Hill

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non-traditional

How to Break Into Startups the Non-Traditional Way

The "Breaking into Startups", podcast shows you how

Rubén Harris has a trait that every founder should possess: tenacity. Even with his non-traditional…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Erica Johnson-McElroy

Travel Elite: Erica Johnson-McElroy is Bringing Diversity to Luxury Hospitality

She works to promote the brand to encourage travelers (of all shades) to experience luxury when they visit Las Vegas

Erica Johnson-McElroy spoke with the Black Enterprise about the challenges of being a woman of…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Valerie E. Taylor

Computer Scientist Valerie E. Taylor Receives Distinguished Fellowship

Black female computer scientist is recognized with high honors

Valerie E. Taylor is being honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for “broadening…

By Samara Lynn

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wisdom

#FridayReads | Fiction’s Wisdom

When we read, we find out who we are

I love reading—fiction and nonfiction—and wish I had time to read more. Of the 10…

By Robin White Goode

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crazy ideas

Where Do Kids Get Their Crazy Ideas About Money?

Probably you! Studies show many children pick up money habits and beliefs from their parents

According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s 2012 Financial Literacy Survey, children learn financial…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Dec. 12, 2016

When racism and technology intersect; week of Dec. 12, 2016

This week in tech racism looks at a shocking class-action lawsuit brought against mainstream media…

By Samara Lynn

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Labor

What Trump’s Secretary of Labor Pick Means for You

Hint: Minimum wage will likely remain minimal

Find out what Trumps nomination of fast food executive, Andrew Puzder, as the US Secretary…

By Safon Floyd

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increase

Increase Your Income 20%-40% Without Leaving Your Job (Part 2)

The ins-and-outs of getting a PMP certification

Chris Daniel PMP shares how to turbocharge your career and boost earnings at your current…

By Elisha Lowe RN, BSN, MBA

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stressed

Dealing With Money Mistakes: Learn, Do Better, and Keep It Moving

Stay focused and get back on track

Everyone, including the wealthiest people, makes money mistakes. Don’t let that discourage you from continuing…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Pantsuit Nation

Tech 100: Are Black Women Too Critical of Pantsuit Nation?

Once a hub for progressive women, now the Facebook group has turned into mostly postings of daily good deeds—and some sisters don't like it

I often wonder if Pantsuit Nation’s critics, especially us black women, are being a little…

By Samara Lynn

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape [Part 1]

Jason Towns' Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is supporting untapped excellence in the innovation space

Jason Towns tells BE how his Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is helping minorities…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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How To

How to Make an Impact in Your Industry and Boost Career Success

How to Make an Impact in Your Industry and Boost Career Success

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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