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[WATCH] Meredith Vieira Schools Stacey Dash For Calling Gender Wage Gap ‘An Excuse’

Dash says just like race the argument surrounding equal pay is an excuse

Stacey Dash and Meredith Vieira go back and forth about the fight for equal pay…

By Courtney Connley

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Young Professionals Opting for Financial Stability Over Dream Career

Professionals ages 18-24 going for financial security over dream job

New survey says young professionals ages 18-24 are more concerned with gaining financial stability rather…

By Courtney Connley

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Report Shows Law School Graduates Struggle with Finding Employment

New data examines the landscape of today's job market for law school gradutes

New report says law school graduates are having a hard time finding employment in their…

By Courtney Connley

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Study Says Women Do Worst in Interviews With Men Who Claim to Support Equality

Study shows women have poorer outcomes when interviewed by men who show implicit bias in the workplace

New Psychology of Women Quarterly study says women do worst in job interviews with men…

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: How Global Actress and Author Esosa E Paves Her Own Lane in a Creative Career

'An African City' star talks second season, new book and nontraditional path to professional fulfillment

‘An African City’ actress Esosa E talks about how she got her start in Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Handle the Emotions of Racial Injustice While at Work

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray case, here's how to cope while in the office

As our country sits enraged about numerous moments of injustice, we still have to get…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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Top Jobs and Industries for the Class of 2015

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for new graduates

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for…

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Young People Continue to See Lag in Employment Rates

Report says millennials are left behind in the job market

Despite improvements in the overall employment rate of American workers, data shows young people are…

By Courtney Connley

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The 5 Best Cities for Women Owned Business

The top cities for women owned businesses

Some of the best cities for women owned business include Boulder, Colorado, Sante Fe Mexico…

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise and Combs Enterprises’ Kenny Burns Celebrate the ‘Good Life’ with Google Hangout

Lifestyle specialist talks fulfilling career, brand management and inspiration

Black Enterprise hosted a Google Hangout, sponsored by Lexus, with Kenny Burns, SVP of brand…

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Top 10 Entry Level Jobs for 2015

See what careers recent college graduates should look into

WalletHub releases the best and worst entry level jobs of 2015.

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Survey Says Bad Bosses are the Leading Cause of Bad Work-Life Balance

Participants offer solutions to help improve employees work-life balance

New survey from Workfront says that a bad boss is the No. 1 cause of…

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Leap of Faith: How a Teen Ballerina Landed Dream Job at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Ingrid Silva looks back at taking a chance to leave her Brazilian home for career advancement

Ingrid Silva left Brazil at 18 yrs.old to pursue career as ballet dancer and landed…

By Kandia Johnson

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Deborah Cox Talks New Album, Broadway Play and Lessons from Whitney Houston

Cox opens up about her new music and providing the vocals for Whitney biopic

Award-winning singer Deborah Cox talks new album, playing Josephine Baker on Broadway and lessons from…

By Courtney Connley

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Curls Understood Founder, Talks Business Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Balance

Serial Entrepreneur Sylvia Kerali shares her love for natural hair and business mentality

Sylvia Kerali talks her business Curl Understood, and its heavy following.

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3 Things You Must Do to Achieve Post Promotion Success

Three counterintuitive things that will improve your chance of success after a promotion

Here are three counterintuitive things you must do to reach success after a promotion.

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On the Move: Bloomberg and Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications Add New Talent

Professionals Erika Irish Brown and Lesley-Ann Thompson step into new leadership positions

Bloomberg, LP and award-winning PR firm Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications add new talent to their…

By Courtney Connley

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3 Big Tips to Brand Following Success

Founder of Curls Understood, Sylvia Kerali, reveals her insights on building a successful following

Sylvia Kerali gives her three big tips on how to achieve brand following success.

By Brittany Dandy

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Cool Jobs: Radio Show Producer Talks Working for the Steve Harvey Morning Show

Monica Barnes talks landing a job with one of the hardest working men in entertainment

Steve Harvey Morning Show producer, Monica T. Barnes, talks landing a job with Harvey and…

By Courtney Connley

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Post Interview Etiquette: 5 Tips for Handwriting Proper Thank You Notes

Jotting down a proper thank you is a sure way to stand out from the rest

Tips to handwritten thank you notes that help interview candidates stand out from the crowd.

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Chris Spencer Talks New Film, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ and Advice to Young Comedians

Spencer advises young comedians to not get caught up in today's false sense of funny

Hollywood veteran Chris Spencer talks new film project, the success of “Real Husbands of Hollywood”…

By Courtney Connley

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Broccoli City Founder Talks Using the Arts to Make Healthy Living Cool

Advertising professional Brandon McEachern details journey in advocacy for urban communities

Broccoli City founder talks creating a festival that uses culture and the arts to inform…

By Courtney Connley

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Female Professionals Winning: 5 Work-Life Balance Tips to Stay Sane

Steps to reach your highest potential and tap into your power

Five successful professional women share their tips on maintaining a healthy work-life balance while climbing…

By Brittany Dandy

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Branding 101: Kenny Burns Offers Three Tips to Help Millennials Establish Career Success

Revolt's SVP of brand development offers career advice to today's millennials

Revolt’s SVP of brand development, Kenny Burns offers tips to help millennials establish a successful…

By Courtney Connley

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[JOIN US LIVE] Kenny Burns and Black Enterprise Celebrating the ‘Good Life’

Google Hangout to be hosted April 22 to talk ultimate success with Combs Enterprises executive

Lexus and Black Enterprise is hosting a Google Hangout with Combs Enterprises executive Kenny Burns…

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Cool Jobs: Kenny Burns Talks Revolt TV, Working with Diddy and Being the ‘Lifestyle Specialist’

Burns opens up about his career path to becoming an industry influencer

Known as the “lifestyle specialist” Kenny Burns talks about his start in the music business…

By Courtney Connley

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Goodbye Corporate, Hello Cupcakes: Entrepreneur’s Life is as Sweet as It Looks

Chef and cupcake stylist Trina Monique talks changing lanes in business

Chef Trina Monique talks going from corporate life to the cupcake industry.

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New Study Shows Handsome Men May be at a Disadvantage When it Comes to Hiring

Study says attractive men are viewed as a threat in the workplace

New University of Maryland study shows that being an attractive male can lead to discrimination…

By Courtney Connley

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Hillary Clinton Hires Kamala Harris’ Sister to Lead Her Policy Team

Clinton appoints Maya Harris as one of three policy advisers to her team

As Hillary Clinton gears up for her 2016 presidential campaign, she has named three policy…

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneur Takes Brooklyn-Bred Scents to the Next Level

How Sophia Sylvester taps into a hot market and a niche need

Brooklyn Flavors is a natural skincare line owned by entrepreneur, Sophia Sylvester.

By Brittany Dandy

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Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols and Carla Harris to Appear on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols, Carla Harris and more to appear on this weekend’s new episode…

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian is More Than Just a Laugh

Calise Hawkins talks her comedic growth, her role in the docuseries, and motherhood

35-year-old Calise Hawkins of Oxygen’s new docu-series Funny Girls, talks show, comedic growth and motherhood.

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Career Highlights from Global Influencers On Time’s 100 Most Influential List

Top global leaders you should know

Here are the career highlights from several prominent global leaders on Time’s 100 Most Influential…

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On the Move: Deesha Dyer Named White House Social Secretary

POTUS says he looks forward to working with Dyer in her new role

White House names Deesha Dyer as its new social secretary.

By Courtney Connley

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Leading Through the Vines: Meet Wine Power Brokers Robin and Andréa McBride

Andréa and Robin McBride talk working as sisters in a luxe global partnership

Imagination and creativity led the way for Andréa and Robin McBride, sisters and business partners…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Wendy Williams: ‘Marriage and Babies Stunt a Woman’s Growth Career-Wise’

The TV host suggests women should wait until after their 20s to have a husband and kids

Wendy Williams opens up about work/life balance and suggests that women wait until after their…

By Courtney Connley

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Beauty Entrepreneur on Making Jump From Healthcare to Hair

Latoiya Roland talks faith over fear in search of success

Latoiya Roland, CEO of I Wear Glam talks becoming an beauty entrepreneur, how she got…

By Brittany Dandy

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Career Highlights from African Americans Who Made Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Power moves from some of the world's most influential people

Career highlights from prominent African Americans who made Time’s 100 Most Influential List.

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6 Fool-Proof Career Advancement Tips from Powerful Women

'The success of every single woman is an inspiration for another'

Some the best career advice from some of the world’s most influential women of our…

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Best Answer to the Question: What are your salary requirements?

Gain control over your new salary in your next interview

Get interviewers to make first offer and gain control over your new salary during an…

By Brittany Dandy

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5 Unconventional Places to Network This Spring

Don't forget to add a few places to network to your social calendar

In the midst of making plans to enjoy warmer temperatures don’t forget to add a…

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Cool Jobs: Ericka Pittman Talks Career Lessons from Diddy and Being a Power Woman in Business

Pittman says working for Diddy has made her feel like anything is possible

Power woman Ericka Pittman talks career lessons from Diddy and being a boss woman in…

By Courtney Connley

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On the Move: Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Joins Bain Capital

Patrick will start a new social impact business with the investment firm

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to start new social impact business at Bain Capital.

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Darrin Dewitt Henson Talks New Film and Feeling Like a Teenager in Hollywood

Henson proves that he's just getting started in Hollywood

Actor Darrin Dewitt Henson talks working in Hollywood, being a student of the industry and…

By Courtney Connley

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Female Entrepreneur and ‘Maverick’ Jumpstarts Business with $500 and a Priceless Purpose

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter.

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5 Career Industries With the Largest Wage Gap

Career fields where women are the most underpaid

Five career industries where women are the most underpaid.

By Courtney Connley

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Four Alarming Facts that Prove Equal Pay Day is Still Needed

Statistics that prove the fight for equality must continue

A list of alarming facts that prove the fight for equality in the workplace is…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Address Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Tips for creating a more welcoming work environment for all employees

A new report from the Professional Diversity Network offers tips for addressing unconscious bias in…

By Courtney Connley

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Study Shows Job Opportunities Improving for College Graduates

Report shows an increased need for high-skilled professional workers

A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that job opportunities…

By Courtney Connley

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What NY Giant’s Tom Coughlin Knows About Millennials That Many Managers Don’t

New study findings help coach better understand his team

Key findings have been released onj millennials via a study that New York Giants head…

By Courtney Connley

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank: Comedian Bruce-Bruce Takes Centerstage

How a great sense of humor can lead to a fulfilling career

TV host and film actor shares the keys to following your purpose and making a…

By Marquita Miller

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America’s Lack of Workforce Diversity: New Campaign Gives Call to Action

Jopwell's 'Let them See Us' initiative lets companies know talented minority candidates exist

New recruiting tech platform, Jopwell, launches a campaign to raise corporate America’s awareness about talented…

By Courtney Connley

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COPY EDITOR

BLACK ENTERPRISE has an immediate opportunity for a bright and reliable copy editor…

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Virginia Bans Criminal History Question on Employment Applications

State passes a law that helps employees with past mistakes gain employment

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe enforces a law that bans the criminal history box on state…

By Courtney Connley

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DIGITAL MANAGING EDITOR

BLACK ENTERPRISE is looking for an experienced Digital Managing Editor to define and execute…

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Five Black Health & Wellness Experts to Follow for World Health Day

Black health experts you can learn tips from

Top black health and wellness experts to follow on social media.

By Courtney Connley

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Ralph Gilles Appointed Fiat Chrysler Head of Design

Black Enterprise's 2005 Top Designer to oversee creative efforts at Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler appoints award-winning automobile designer, Ralph Gilles, as head of design.

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian Talks the Power of the Female Funny Bone

Yamaneika Saunders on early pursuit of stand-up success and TV roles for black women

Oxygen’s “Funny Girls,” a series premiering April 7, is providing another platform for women to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Balancing the Demands of Motherhood and Career

Rowland says motherhood makes her feel like a 'superwoman'

Kelly Rowland opens up about motherhood, balancing a demanding career and new projects to look…

By Courtney Connley

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Boss Moves: Publisher and Power Woman Mecca Moore on Evolving to ‘Think Pynk’

Co-founder of platform for 'pretty, provocative' females details her passion for girl power

Mecca Moore believes in the power of female ingenuity. As co-founder of ThinkPynk.com (Pynk Magazine),…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Three Ways to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

Tips for helping companies engage millennials in the workforce

Executive leadership expert, Curtis Odom, shares tips for helping companies attract and retain top millennial…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Women Who Revamped Their Careers on Broadway

These starlets show they can shine on any stage

These singers and actresses take to Broadway to expand their careers and brands.

By Essence Gant

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5 Signs It’s Time To Divorce Your Employer

Career coach shares cues for saying goodbye to your employer

Nicole K. Webb, a human resource consultant and founder of the NK Webb Group, shares…

By Kandia Johnson

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

By Essence Gant

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MIT Africa Investment Forum to Host Business Leaders and Experts

Organizers building platform for initiatives for entrepreneurial training and bridging the gap

Themed “Unlocking Africa’s Innovation Potential,” this year’s event includes cross-generational dialogue on role of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Interview and Get the Job With These Winning Tips

Ace your next meeting with this advice

Use these tips to ace your next interview.

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On the Move: Carnival Corporation and Advertising Agency Walton Isaacson Announce New Executives

Marie McKenzie gets promoted at Carnival and Kirsten Atkinson joins Walton Isaacson

Carnival Corporation and advertising agency Walton Isaacson announce new executive appointments

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President Obama Talks Managing Demands of His Job

Fitness and family time vital factors to helping him keep calm

President Obama opens up about what helps him to stay calm in a highly stressful…

By Courtney Connley

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‘Black Actress’: Andrea Lewis Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

How this millennial is using YouTube and social media as platform to boost her career

Actress Andrea Lewis talks about life in Hollywood as a black actress and shares the…

By Essence Gant

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5 Black Women Making Moves in PR

These fab five show us how branding is done

Publicists are a brand’s best friend. They’re the ones who shape the perception of companies…

By Essence Gant

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Win a Mentoring Session with Director Malcolm D. Lee

'The Best Man' hitmaker details secrets to success and importance of guidance in industry

‘The Best Man’ hitmaker offers mentorship to filmmakers through a partnership with the American Black…

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3 Strategies for Ultimate Time Management

At the top of the week, it's great to get a good start in protecting a valuable asset

Use these strategies to make a bigger impact in the workplace, increasing productivity and reducing…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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On the Move: Mitzi Miller Joins Rainforest Entertainment and CBS Promotes Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

Rainforest Entertainment and CBS announce new executive appointments

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller joins Rainforest Entertainment, while Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i gets promoted at CBS Entertainment

By Courtney Connley

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Shares Thoughts on Steve Harvey’s Inspiring Work Ethic

Actor stopped by to talk about the series finale and more

Actor Jussie Smollett shares his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s work ethic, his new single, and…

By Cristie Leondis

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Cool Jobs: WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Talks Being a Power Woman in Sports

Brown opens up about navigating her way through the sports business

WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, Renee Brown, talks being a power woman…

By Courtney Connley

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Uber Pledges to Create 1 Million New Jobs For Women by 2020

Driving service enters global partnership with UN Women

Uber partners with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women by 2020

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Music Icon Clarence Avant to Receive Trailblazer Award

Executive being honored for legendary business savvy and longevity in Hollywood

Entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at Black Enterprise’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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6 Women of Power Quotes that Will Inspire You to Elevate Your Career

Motivating quotes from Women of Power speakers and honorees

Six inspiring quotes from Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit

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Women of Power Summit: 5 Career-Boosting Lessons from Mellody Hobson

Tips from the power woman and president of Ariel Investments L.L.C.

A list of five career lessons we learned from Mellody Hobson’s one-on-one conversation at the…

By Courtney Connley

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Designer Follows Mom’s Footprints with Luxury Leather Handbags

This designer makes luxury attainable for all women

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As little girls, probably more of us than not watched our mothers in…

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Oprah to Guest Lecture Stanford Students on A Meaningful Life

Lucky students get arguably the best substitute teacher ever

Can you imagine walking into class to find that Oprah Winfrey is your teacher for…

By Essence Gant

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Lisa Nichols gave women the power to manifest goals through creative visualization

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

By Raqiyah Mays

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$3 Million Pay: Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Consult with Company

Business leader continues his relationship with the restaurant chain

McDonald’s to pay former CEO Don Thompson $3 million to serve as a consultant for…

By Courtney Connley

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Beware Toxic Employess

Five Tips for Handling Tough Workplace Personalities

How to use emotional intelligence with office peers

Learn how to not only deal with different personalities at work, but get along with…

By Jamie Harrison

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Corporate Board Diversity: How One Country is Making the Female Presence Mandatory

Germany implements a law that requires at least 30% female inclusion

Germany is the latest European country to set a law that requires a set percent…

By Courtney Connley

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Women’s History Month: 5 Tips to Get What You’re Worth

Don't shortchange yourself from getting the best for your life

If you’re a professional woman, you won’t want to forget these four pivotal tips in…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Rise

National Women's Law Center reports joblessness gap

The unemployment rate has declined overall for women, but has increased for black women.

By Essence Gant

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4 Savvy Things Every Recruiter Must Do to Find Good Talent

Expert shares how recruiters and human resources professionals can find great talent effectively and efficiently.

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph: Branding Expert Talks Importance of Owning Your Story

Natasha T Brown, founder of Think Brown Ink, overcame challenges to find success

After being wrongfully accused of trying to kill someone she loved, Natasha T Brown talks…

By Kandia Johnson

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‘Loving in the Grown Zone’: Authors Talk Healthy Relationships, Career Success and More

How Alfred Edmond Jr. and Zara Green took online chat and inspired a movement

Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Zara Green talk new book, creating healthy relationships and the start…

By Courtney Connley

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3 Ways to Escalate Career Development for Rookies

Use these strategies to get ahead

You’ve just started a career that you love. And while your education—and likely your charisma—helped you…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Black Women Who Work Night Shifts at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Working the night shift may be wearing on your health

A study published in Diabetologia used data from the Black Women’s Health Study to conclude that…

By Essence Gant

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Fashion Designer Laurie Underwood Talks Inspiration Behind Creating Wanda Grace

She began creating her own clothing at the age of nine

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At the age of nine, Laurie Underwood began designing and creating her own clothing. Focusing on…

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Yasmine Arrington Awards ScholarCHIPS to Youth of Incarcerated Parents

This college scholar inspires us to keep going

We first saw Yasmine Arrington at the BET Black Girls Rock taping in 2012. As…

By Essence Gant

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28-Year-Old Creates App that Lets You Take Back Text Messages

This savvy millennial is a lifesaver with her new venture

There have been ongoing programs and initiatives set in place to close the STEM gender…

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Women of Power: Most Powerful Corporate Women Talk the Value of Mentorship

Leading executives share insights on paying it forward

Five of the most powerful women in corporate America talk about the value of mentorship

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Day 1: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hundreds of professional and executives gather for three days of networking, inspiration and fun

The 2015 Women of Power Summit kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with hundreds of…

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On the Move: Health Care Service Corporation and Epic Records Announce New Executives

Maurice Smith heads Blue Cross and Blue Shied and Breyon Prescott heads Urban A&R at Epic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Epic Records add new names to their executive roster

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Women of Power: 8 Corporate America Execs Remember Community Impact

These power bosses pencil service into their executive schedules

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we celebrate eight high-ranking women in corporate America who…

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Deidre Jefferies Talks ‘Kingdom’, Shares Wealth with Fashion Designers

This rising designer talks her label and fashion's money resources

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Deidre Jefferies was born and raised in D.C. where she was inspired by the…

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Leadership and Standing Alone

She is not afraid to stand against the majority

Some of the most successful women in the world are women who are simply not…

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Women of Power: 3 African-American CEOs Leading in Corporate America

Three women make history in Corporate America

Though the numbers of female corporate executives remain low, these three women in corporate America…

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Women of Power: Five Black CFOs Calling the Shots in Corporate America

These power players help break the barriers in Corporate America

BlackEnterprise.com is always inspired by women who’ve defied gender roles and shattered the glass ceiling.…

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Sheer Bliss: Entrepreneur Opens Salon for Women Suffering Hair Loss

After suffering a traumatic hair loss, this businesswoman pursued her purpose

A lucky few know their calling before they can even spell their name, while some…

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8 Tips to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

With this strategy you can boost your chances to get the corner office you deserve

This strategy can help you boost your visibility and get the corner office you deserve.

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Ebony Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller Leaves Johnson Publishing Company

Award-winning journalist plans to pursue new ventures in television and film

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller steps down from her position as editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine

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Fashionista Invents New Shoe Accessory to Make Walking a Breeze

Walking is easier and more stylish, thanks to Tracey

Walking seems simple enough, right? You place one foot in front of the other and…

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

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Children’s Book Author Uses Black Characters to Fight Dentist Fear

Dr. Linda Sturrup makes the dentist fun in new book

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If you’re a parent who encourages early reading, you’ll absolutely love our…

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Leadership at Work: 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Communication Skills

These steps will help you enhance dialogue and listening skills

Use these strategies to enhance your dialogue in the workplace for leadership success.

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Boss Habits: 5 Steps to Boost Your Executive Presence

Can you thrive in unpredictable circumstances? Relate to an audience? Learn how

Whether a manager, entry-level professional or budding entrepreneur, this strategy can help you enhance your…

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Mara Brock Akil Talks ‘Being Mary Jane’ and Saying Goodbye to ‘The Game’

Producer and writer says she feels blessed that 'The Game' is getting an ending

Television producer and writer Mara Brock Akil talks the new season of “Being Mary Jane”…

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6 Kinds of Small Businesses That Don’t Qualify for Bank Loans

Do your research to find alternatives if starting one of these

Funding a new business is not something that most people can do on their own,…

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A Perfect Pair: The Role of Competence and Confidence in Business

Understanding this vital match will help boost your success

Don’t underestimate the necessity of this vital pair to your professional success.

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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A Winning Network: 3 Critical Relationships for Career Survival

These people will ensure your professional success can be sustained

As you climb the ladder, it’s vital to ensure you have established several critical relationships…

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Lucidity CEO Michele Gilliam Morrissey Talks Tips for Communicating Competence

Knowing how language and relatability correlate with your skills is vital

Michele Gilliam Morrissey, CEO of Lucidity, a corporate communications and consulting firm, shares strategies to…

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Faith In Entertainment: Producer Holly Carter Talks Fusing Spirituality in Successful Career

Relevé CEO details purposeful path and working on shows including 'Preachers of LA'

CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment discussing balancing her faith while producing hit realty series…

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

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Serayah McNeill Dishes on Empire, Not Having ‘Assets’ and More

The Empire actress talks about her first big role

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FOX’s new series “Empire” is making a record splash in the network’s ratings. The drama, starring…

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Cool Jobs: Grammy Nominated Producer Talks Navigating His Way Through the Music Industry

Kelvin Wooten dishes on his experience working alongside some of the biggest names in music

Grammy nominated producer talks working with some of the biggest names in the music industry

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From Tech to Style: Web Developer Launches E-Commerce Fashion Retailer

ERIN/ANDERSON provides quality at an affordable price

There’s no doubt that millennial women are hustlers. Avonda Turner is the definition of a…

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Why Procrastination Hurts Your Performance

It's a choice you make, that postpones the opportunity to take action

Ever get a sinking feeling when you set out to complete a task—especially one that’s…

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Dr. Jackie on Married to Medicine, Sexual Health, Infertility and More

The celebrity Dr. and two-time cancer survivor gets candid

Dr. Jacqueline Walters, more commonly known as Dr. Jackie, is a board-certified OBGYN and cast…

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On the Move: UniWorld Group and Combs Enterprises Announce Promotions

Gregory Edwards, Melissa Davis, Matilda Ivey, and Kenny Burns gain executive seats

UniWorld Group, Inc. and Combs Enterprises announce new executive promotions.

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Working in the Caribbean: Hospitality Professional Russell George Details Global Transitions

Industry vet talks expanding perception of Trinidad, hosting royalty and professional success

Russell George shares his early beginnings in tourism industry, hosting royalty, and what makes Trinidad…

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

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Infor CEO Talks Passion for Changing the Way People Work in Tech

Charles Phillips details career journey and tips for others to succeed in the industry

Infor CEO details where his interests in tech began and how we seeks to increase…

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Journalist Mara Schiavocampo Talks Juggling Career Demands and Weight Loss

ABC News correspondent opens up about her journey to living a healthier lifestyle

Television journalist Mara Television journalist Mara Schiavocampo opens up about her weight- loss journey and…

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Beyonce Puts on Chef Hat with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

The superstar expands brand with healthy eating

Beyoncé is always cooking up something new, and this time it’s actually food. The icon turned…

By Essence Gant

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

Check out the issues that are top-of-mind for directors

Women Corporate Directors shares top 10 growing board trends for this year from their research.

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Ladies of Legacy: Myrlie Evers-Williams

The 2014 Award Recipient leaves Alcorn State to focus on Medgar & Myrlie Institute

Activist and author Myrlie Evers-Williams is a 2014 Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient and history…

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

By Essence Gant

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WIE Network Launches Kickstarter to Fund Women Empowerment Website

Organization seeks to provide online space for female professionals to gain inspiration

WIE Network launches Kickstarter campaign to fund new empowerment site for career women

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Chicago A Leader in Youth Joblessness

New report shows 91% of Chicago black male teens are unemployed

A report released Friday provides shocking statistics on Chicago’s unemployment rate. A Frayed Connection: Joblessness…

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Tameka Raymond Presents Multicity ‘Style Theory Tour’

VH1’s Celebrity Exes cast member to offer insider tips to industry professionals

Reality TV star and fashion stylist talks hosting tour for stylists, makeup artists, and fashion…

By Chanel Martin

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Harriet Elizabeth Byrd Dies at 88

She was the first black woman in Wyoming legislature

Harriet Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd was the first black woman in Wyoming’s House and Senate (Jefferson Hardin…

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How To Get Hired…Even With A Few Employment Blemishes

4 tips to explain flaws in your employment history during a job interview

Whether it’s a layoff, termination or abrupt resignation, chances are you’ll have to face a…

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Part Two: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

The Google SVP answers common resume questions

After “The Biggest Mistakes I see on Resumes, and How to Correct Them“ received over…

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Part One: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

Laszlo Bock reveals big resume don'ts

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of People Operations at Google, wrote a two-part feature on…

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Black Enterprise’s SVP Talks Don Thompson’s Legacy

Derek Dingle makes guest appearance on TV One to discuss McDonald's CEO and diversity

Senior Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Black Enterprise magazine, Derek Dingle, talks Don Thompson’s legacy, on the…

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McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to Retire

Thompson to step down as head of the world's largest restaurant chain

Don Thompson to step down as CEO of McDonald’s

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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