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Simone Manuel

Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Offers Advice on Swimming and Life

“Swimming allows you to learn good social skills, work hard, set goals and communicate better.…

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Laila Ali

Laila Ali Let’s Work Ethic, Not Legacy, Dictate Her Success (Exclusive)

'I have a work ethic where I have really high expectations of myself,' says Ali

I think when you can be authentic and you can be unguarded, you have a…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Advertising Titan Carol Williams Offers Solid Career Advice

Let her words and work inspire you to never give up, when it comes to following your passion

Advertising titan Carol H. Williams was recently inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame,…

By Lisa Fraser

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Taliah Waajid

Beauty Industry Vet Taliah Waajid Talks Inspiration, Innovation, and Success

Natural haircare expert shares about the struggles and joys of dealing with kinky, curly, coily hair

Beauty industry veteran Taliah Waajid discusses critical skills needed to succeed, and methods to reinvent…

By Daron Pressley

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career lessons

Coffee With: Airbnb Project Manager Lexi Butler

Meet Lexi Butler, a Standford University graduate who ended up unexpectantly working in the world of tech.

Learn more Lexi Butler, how she landed a job at Airbnb, and how the Standford…

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Ms. Corporate America

Texas M.B.A. Student Tenaj Ferguson Crowned Ms. Corporate America 2017

Meet Ms. Corporate America 2017 Tenaj Ferguson

Meet Tenaj Ferguson: She shatters all MBA stereotypes with her nontraditional background. Tenaj is a…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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Porschia Nkansa Picture Black Enterprise

This Millennial CPA Gave up Her Corporate Benefits to Pursue Her Dream of Earning a Ph.D.

Porschia Nkansa discusses what it takes to earn a Ph.D.

Meet Porschia Nkansa: a number-crunching sorority girl whose résumé of accomplishments would light up any…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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Lulu Orange Tyson

Florida’s Lulu Orange Tyson Captures the Mrs. Corporate America Crown

Five facts about 2017's Mrs. Corporate America, Lulu Orange Tyson

Lulu Orange Tyson isn’t just in it for the crown, sash, and glamorous prizes. Here…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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corner office

From Race To Office Politics, What Really Happens In The Corner Office

Nationwide’s Gale King and AT&T’s Cynthia Marshall Share Rules of Success and Survival in Corporate America

A panel of experts at the 2017 Women of Power Summit offered attendees an insider’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Lucinda Cross

Lucinda Cross Knows What It Takes to Be a Queen Boss

Lucinda Cross, the "Queen Boss," discusses her personal and professional journey

Bestselling author Lucinda Cross describes her personal and professional evolution in this interview, which underscores…

By Patrice Tartt

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National Employee Appreciation Day

National Employee Appreciation Day: Engaging Employees and Keeping Them Happy

New study shows latest trends and HR practices in the workplace

National Employee Appreciation Day is March 3 this year. It is a day that is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Santrice

How One Millennial Landed a Directorship in Under Four Years

Tenacity, preparedness, and optimism were key!

If you still think that millennials should have their names posted in history as the…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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us

4 Reasons Why You Need to Move Out of the U.S. for At Least a Year

Here's what you need to know if you are thinking about living or working abroad

Here’s what you need to know if you are thinking about moving out of the…

By Maryann Reid

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personal brand

5 Simple Ways to Close Out Your Work Week

Your Monday will thank you

Do these 5 simple things at the end of your work week to wrap up…

By Safon Floyd

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morning

10 Things You’re Doing Wrong Every Morning

Change your routine, changes your life

Here are 10 things that you may be doing wrong first thing in the morning…

By Safon Floyd

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dawn davis

This Woman May Change Everything You Know About Books

Publisher Dawn Davis shares what authors everywhere need to know in order to thrive

Learn how Dawn Davis is leaving a mark on the publishing industry by giving a…

By Maryann Reid

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WTF

Turning My “WTF?” Moment into a FTW (For The Win)

Setbacks along your journey to success can sometimes leave you thinking "WTF?"

Roy Broderick shares how he bounced back from several disappointing points in his career to…

By Roy Broderick Jr.

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Ursula Burns

UPDATE: Ursula Burns Steps Down as XEROX CEO After Company Split

Ursula Burns steps down as CEO and assumes new role after XEROX splits later this year

Ursula Burns steps down as CEO and assumes new role after XEROX splits later this…

By Kandia Johnson

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9 things

9 #ThingsIWontApologizeFor at Work

Here is where I draw the line in the sand

Check out these 9 imperative things I absolutely will not apologize for at work no…

By Safon Floyd

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Marvin Ellison Is Penney Wise

Forget fancy. What JCPenney has now in Chairman and CEO Marvin R. Ellison is just what it needs—a humble, relatable leader who is quietly, steadily, brilliantly turning the company around

If you’ve walked into one of the more than 1,000 JCPenney stores across the U.S.…

By Alisa Gumbs

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How To

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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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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