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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Black Enterprise COO/CFO, City Finance Commissioner Top 4 Challenges Contributing to Skills Gap in Job Market Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie Professional Perceptions: Do the Clothes Really Make the Man? Coworker Beef: How to Manage Office Drama Without Losing Your Job Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves? Power Women of the Diaspora: Two Females Forge Global Bonds in the Heart of Harlem Top 10 Jobs With High Temp Hiring Growth Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss Success Quips: 3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Boss Network’s Cameka Smith New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges Millennials: How a Simple ‘Thank You’ Can Revive Your Network American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities ADT Names Jerri DeVard New SVP, Chief Marketing Officer Cool Jobs: Irene Dele-Adejumo Crafts Sweet Works of Art with Fruit Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms Millennials: What You Have in Common with the Nation’s Top Trusted Brands Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College Study: More Employers Plan to Rev Up Temp Hiring The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries Nielsen Expands Roles of Top Executives for Multicultural Engagement PHOTOS: WASH Gala Brings Out Who’s Who in Global Business, Fashion & Entertainment No More Vacancies: Why Building a Talent Pipeline Is Valuable for Employers Research Reveals IT Industry Challenges With Employee Retention Beyond Brackets: Top 10 Most Bizarre Office Pools The Importance of Making Connections at Business Conferences Not Feeling Your Career? Here’s How to Get the Love Back At A Career Crossroad? Here Are 7 Key Questions to Consider 3 Post-Interview Flops That Ensure a Lost Job Opportunity Top 10 Cliches That Have No Place on Your Resume How to Make an All-Star Follow-Up to a Winning Interview Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2014 Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Workers Participate in March Madness Pools Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Talks Creating International Network of Women Cool Jobs: Young Stylist to the Stars Talks Career Capital & Longterm Success White House Seeks to Hold For-Profit Colleges, Career-Prep Programs Responsible for Results Power Women of the Diaspora: A Leader’s Journey from Chemist to Business Advocate Millennials: How to Determine Your Personal Brand and Market It Boredom or Sloth: 5 Steps to Get Rid of a Case of the Lazies Month of the Man: How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Boost Your Job Marketability Women Dominate Low-Wage Jobs But Still Paid Less Than Men Experiment Finds Women Less Likely to Land Math Jobs—Even When They Show and Prove When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: The LinkedIn Edition From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success We Must Tackle The African American Jobs Crisis Social Media Maven Ignites Social Change and Career Fulfillment Through Fierce Shoes & Action I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That Trends in Unemployment: Adult ‘Gap Year’ Explorations How to Create Success On Your Own Terms White House Officials Arne Duncan and David Johns Tout STEM Advocacy at University of Maryland Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed Singer Estelle Talks the Power of Women and Importance of Global Boss Moves Continuing the Momentum of Lupita: 3 Boss Moves to Get You Started Boss Moves: DASNY Executive Gains Post at NYC Comptroller’s Office Not Your Average Networking: 3 Fun Ways to Build Connections Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean Report: U.S. Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Hits 6.7% Study: Skills Gap Costing Companies Major Dollars Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley Lands Post as Chair of Executive Leadership Council Women’s History Month: Female Leaders See Record Year Among Most Wealthy and Successful Women’s History Month: Global Executive Talks 3 Tips For Taking Business International Women’s History Month: 5 Ways to Draw From Diverse Experiences for Job-Seeking Success $7,000 Intern: Highest Paying Opportunities Found in STEM Industries NeNe Leakes and Billy Dee Williams Add Dancing with the Stars to Brand Portfolio The Road Traveled Alone: How Millennials Can Find Motivation In Challenging Environments Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move Women’s History Month: ‘The Hip-Hop Professional’ Talks Gaining Career Longevity How to Properly Negotiate in Your Career Glass Ceiling Inspiring Women to Business Ownership U.S. Jobless Claims Reach New High 5 Rookie Mistakes People Make at Their First Job Awesome Ways Companies Are Rewarding Employees When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid IBM Set to Retain More Than 3,000 Jobs Top 10 Happiest Jobs for 2014 High Turnover: 3 Ways Managers Can Motivate Millennial Workers to Stay Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Prepare for Your Career Advancement 5 Outragous–Even Bizarre–Firings That Made the News Is 30 the New 20? Research Says, Yes Expanding Their Legacies: Jimi Hendrix, Wilt Chamberlain Slated for Postal Stamps Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo Top 5 Most Bizarre Employee Excuses for Being Late for Work Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success Washington D.C. is Second Best Place For Jobs in Nation From Bad Girl to Event Planner, Karleen Roy Achieves Career Success Remote Worker: How to Stay Top of Mind When You’re Out of Sight 5 Top Staffing Challenges for Managers 3 Tough Questions You’ll Inevitably Be Asked During a Job Interview & How to Answer Them Workplace Trends: Is It True that People Don’t Prefer Working With or For Women? Women of Power: Rebels, Revolutionaries, Rule Breakers How to Successfully Navigate an Office Romance 5 Top Industries Where Office Romance Is Most Likely to Blossom High Emotional Intelligence Linked to Effective Leadership President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men Lawyer-Turned-Rapper Gilles Talks Trading in Courtrooms for Studios Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement Tech Professionals Seeing Most Gains in Self-Employment How to Sell The Brand That is You—Without Turning People Off 2014 Women of Power: S. Lynn Cooper Shares How To Use LinkedIn To Move Up Study: Generation X Most Popular Group In Leadership Perception Verizon Executive Michelle Dutton Talks Women in STEM and the Importance of Exploring Technical Fields Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer Women of Power: Amsale Aberra Talks Leadership and Building Bridal Legacy From Their Mouths: Top 5 Challenges for the Long-Term Unemployed Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson Shift In Mindset: How Adding Value Can Trump Networking Any Day Report: Number of Self-Employed Workers in U.S. on Decline Business Leader Frank Savage Details 4 Steps to ‘How to Win at Life’ Power Women of the Diaspora: Africa Fashion Week Founder Uses Passion to Rebrand Continent Can’t-Miss Networking Events in 2014 for Young People of Color Women of Power: Dress for Success CEO Talks Work’s Inspiration and Passion in Profession New Study: Women in Hollywood Earn Less As Career Progresses Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Using Shea Butter to Empower Women Around the World Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’ John W. Thompson Replaces Bill Gates as Chairman of Microsoft Board Job Hopping: How Millennials Can Remain Fulfilled and Pay Their Dues 5 Good Reasons You’re a Prime Job Candidate … And Don’t Even Know It Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College Women of Power: Beauty Business Phenom Iman Shares Insights on Global Success Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career Black Enterprise Editor Nominated for 2014 GLAAD Media Award Women of Power: Author & Political Strategist Talks Importance of Taking Risks New Balancing Act: Juggling Your Day Job, Side Hustle and Life Is Narcissism the Key to Great Leadership? Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood Women of Power: Former Girls Inc CEO Joyce Roche Shares Advice Women of Power: Author and Life Coach Shares Insights on Happiness and Defining Success Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union? Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’ Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication 3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career Women of Power: Not Moving Up at Work? 3 Smart Steps to Assess Yourself and Advance Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance 3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Annual Music Biz Convention Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm Survey: Long-term Unemployed Face Compounded Challenges Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Black Enterprise COO/CFO, City Finance Commissioner

Jiha will now oversee the agency which collects over $30 billion in tax collection every year.

de Blasio moved quick to replace Goldman

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Top 4 Challenges Contributing to Skills Gap in Job Market

Issues with education and increased job duties are cited

Recent research reveals top four challenges behind the skills gap in today’s job market.

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Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie

Restaurateur gives tips on career longevity and prepping for expansion

Restaurateur and OWN network TV star Miss Robbie Montgomery talks career longevity and plans for…

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Professional Perceptions: Do the Clothes Really Make the Man?

Popular 'suit' meme brings questions of perceptions vs. reality in the workplace

A popular meme sparks question of whether perceptions match reality. Take a poll to give…

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Coworker Beef: How to Manage Office Drama Without Losing Your Job

If you've fallen prey to the green-eyed monster, here's how to combat

Tips on how to deal with jealous feelings toward coworkers or superiors

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Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves?

Anderson Cooper's insights on inheritance raises question on young ambition

One of my favorite media crushes professionals was recently interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern,…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Two Females Forge Global Bonds in the Heart of Harlem

How Harlem Shake founders found success in meshing cultures and diverse talents

Harlem Shake partners Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum have found that by embracing diversity and…

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Top 10 Jobs With High Temp Hiring Growth

Highest median hourly wage for these jobs at more than $26

Viable options exists for unemployed professionals to get their foot in the door via temp…

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Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss

These will intrigue and inspire---or at least provide a much-needed mental vacation

Check out six stand-out shows with career themes that will intrigue and inspire—or at least…

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Success Quips: 3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Boss Network’s Cameka Smith

How to diffuse the most awkward situations when trying to connect

In this special BlackEnterprise.com series, we share quick and dirty tips on career enhancement and…

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New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges

Poll examines the issues that drive young people to action

Survey of 17- to 26-year-olds finds an generation that believes it is better equipped than…

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Millennials: How a Simple ‘Thank You’ Can Revive Your Network

To give instead of making the ask can actually boost your network and advancement

Millennials, in a work world full of gloating, fierce competition and quotas, a simple ‘thank…

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American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities

Advocacy efforts start April to promote African-American study and occupation pursuit

Landscape architects will work in April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically…

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ADT Names Jerri DeVard New SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Spelman College grad and board member brings exemplary leadership to post

The ADT Corp., a leading company that provides residential and small business electronic securityand other…

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Cool Jobs: Irene Dele-Adejumo Crafts Sweet Works of Art with Fruit

Nigerian-American founder of Fruit Art talks meshing creativity with career

Irene Dele-Adejumo, chef and fruit carver talks learning to turn fruit into art and expanding…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to successful social media career

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to success social media career at Facebook.

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Millennials: What You Have in Common with the Nation’s Top Trusted Brands

Take a cue from leading companies on how you can be a leader in your industry

Entrepreneur magazine listed nation’s most trusted brands. You can take a cue from these leading…

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Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College

Leading administrator brings neuroscience and business management experience

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D. becomes first African American and female president at Trinity College in Connecticut.

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Study: More Employers Plan to Rev Up Temp Hiring

Cities with most opportunity growth include Los Angeles and Chicago

CareerBuilder and Harris Poll study shows 42% of employers plan to hire temporary or contract…

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The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment

How to capture that 'it' chance or trait and leverage it for big wins

Musician Pharrell Williams gained global attention with his buffalo hat. Millennials, here’s how you capture…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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Nielsen Expands Roles of Top Executives for Multicultural Engagement

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil and Don Lowery bring media and marketing experience

Nielsen announced expanded executive roles of Cheryl Pearson-McNeil’s and Don Lowery.

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Since 2009, Saran Kaba Jones has raised more than $250,000 for clean water projects in Liberia with via her nonprofit, FACE Africa, and partners including the Voss Foundation, JP MorganChase Community Giving, P&G’s Covergirl, The Global Neighborhood Fund, Chevron, the Coca-Cola Co., and The Segal Family Foundation.

"I'm continuing in the legacy of my father, who always stressed to me about reaching back and being of service," Jones said at the event, which was held at New York's beautiful Chelsea Piers. For her work, Jones has been listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers, alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah  Gbowee and was named a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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PHOTOS: WASH Gala Brings Out Who’s Who in Global Business, Fashion & Entertainment

FACE Africa’s WASH Gala brought out the who’s who in global business, fashion and entertainment…

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No More Vacancies: Why Building a Talent Pipeline Is Valuable for Employers

With vacancies costing companies, survey finds recruitment is more than key

A recent survey revealed only 38% of employers continuously recruit throughout the year for positions…

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Research Reveals IT Industry Challenges With Employee Retention

Findings come at time when African Americans and women still underrepresented

Recent survey reveals that the attractive points of entering and thriving in the IT industry…

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Beyond Brackets: Top 10 Most Bizarre Office Pools

From Chia pets to lying managers, these wages take the cake

With the NCAA underway, here are the top 10 most bizarre office pools according to…

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The Importance of Making Connections at Business Conferences

Here’s how an entrepreneur grows his business by networking at conferences

For Facility Interiors, relationships often are forged at business conferences

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Not Feeling Your Career? Here’s How to Get the Love Back

Before you put in your resignation, try these steps to spice things up

Before you put in your two-weeks notice and trail off into an oblivion of the…

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At A Career Crossroad? Here Are 7 Key Questions to Consider

Use this strategy before making important decisions

One professional shares her personal story with taking successful career leap and how she came…

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3 Post-Interview Flops That Ensure a Lost Job Opportunity

Don't kill chances of landing a gig with a horrible follow up

If you’ve aced the interview, you don’t want to make a follow-up mistake that could…

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Top 10 Cliches That Have No Place on Your Resume

Worst words that are turn-offs for prospective employers

Hiring managers reveal the worst phrases that are commonly included on resumes that lead to…

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How to Make an All-Star Follow-Up to a Winning Interview

Four steps to avoid flopping and missing your opportunity

So you’ve aced the interview and await a call, only to hear nothing from the…

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Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Tech, healthcare and business careers dominate Forbes' list

Forbes released its list for the top-paying jobs for women. However, in powerhouse careers, pay…

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Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Workers Participate in March Madness Pools

Companies set to lose billions due to unproductive work hours during NCAA

Nineteen percent of workers participate in March Madness office pools, with financial services being top…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Talks Creating International Network of Women

How Lilian Ajayi seeks to take power networking to the next level

Lilian Ajayi, founder of Global Connections for Women (GC4W), discusses why connecting women for empowering…

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Cool Jobs: Young Stylist to the Stars Talks Career Capital & Longterm Success

Olori Swank talks tips for young hopefuls in tough fashion industry

Self-taught celebrity stylist to stars including TI and Nicole Murphy shares how to build long-lasting…

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White House Seeks to Hold For-Profit Colleges, Career-Prep Programs Responsible for Results

Industry criticizing the proposed regulations citing unfair targeting

New “gainful employment” regulations related to “gainful employment” would mean programs could lose eligibility for…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: A Leader’s Journey from Chemist to Business Advocate

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D, details passion for pushing boundaries for success

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce talks diverse…

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Millennials: How to Determine Your Personal Brand and Market It

Learn how to do it like the pros to find job-seeking success

Believe it or not, you are a brand, whether you’re a senior executive or millennial…

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Boredom or Sloth: 5 Steps to Get Rid of a Case of the Lazies

Millennials, don't become the hype. Try these steps to stay motivated

It’s a popular stereotype that millennials are lazy. For those who embody the hype, here…

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Month of the Man: How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Boost Your Job Marketability

Doctor gives insights on link between fitness and career advancement

With high rates of hypertension and obesity among black men, the role of fitness in…

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Women Dominate Low-Wage Jobs But Still Paid Less Than Men

Working mothers face earnings gap

Research finds that though women dominate low-wage jobs, they are still paid less than their…

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Experiment Finds Women Less Likely to Land Math Jobs—Even When They Show and Prove

Test subjects chose men over women for employment

New research findings show bias against women in terms of STEM-related employment.

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: The LinkedIn Edition

Young professional shows rude job site owner power of social media

Head of a popular online job bank in Cleveland gets a lesson in the power…

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From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success

Anie-Akpe Lewis, Innov8tiv mag founder, talks leveraging diverse experiences

Akpe-Lewis, banking executive and founder of Innov8tiv magazine, shares how her diverse career background has…

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We Must Tackle The African American Jobs Crisis

Five years after Recovery Act, black unemployment largely unchanged

President Obama should take full credit for placing America on the path to recovery

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Social Media Maven Ignites Social Change and Career Fulfillment Through Fierce Shoes & Action

How Luvvie Ajayi turned passion for digital media and shoes into HIV activism

Digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi decided to use her passion for AIDS advocacy and social media…

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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

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Trends in Unemployment: Adult ‘Gap Year’ Explorations

Some who are jobless throwing caution to the wind to travel and discover

Some long-term unemployed aren’t resting on their laurels. They’re taking the radical approach, throwing caution…

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How to Create Success On Your Own Terms

You can overcome challenging times with these quick tips

Success is something you can create in your life, on your terms. Here’s how.

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White House Officials Arne Duncan and David Johns Tout STEM Advocacy at University of Maryland

Leaders seek to build awareness and promote careers in science and tech

White House officials Arne Duncan and David J. Johns visited the University of Maryland to…

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"What I wanted to do was connect women of color globally to define  the world on their terms," said Simone Bresi-Ando, far right, founder of I'mPOSSIBLE, whose career and motivation conversations started in the U.K. via Google Hangouts and events. With her social enterprise, Bresi-Ando seeks to educate, connect and empower young women of color by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of women from all ethnic backgrounds, showcasing their life stories and successes.

"There's something Lupita N'yong'o said that I just can't get out of my mind. The phrase she used was 'the seduction of inadequacy,' and it struck me---stopped me in tracks," said Bresi-Ando. "We are so used to being seduced by inadequacy. What I want to ask you today is, could you please stop it? Now, we can be seduced by the possible."

Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed

At the ImPossible Conversations event in New York City, four female leaders in media and…

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Singer Estelle Talks the Power of Women and Importance of Global Boss Moves

Grammy-award winning artist and label founder inspires next generation

Grammy award-winning artist and New London Records founder Estelle talks about the true power of…

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Continuing the Momentum of Lupita: 3 Boss Moves to Get You Started

Millennials, be inspired in your career journey as we all watch Nyong'o's star rise

Inspired by the career journey of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, check out three boss moves that…

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Boss Moves: DASNY Executive Gains Post at NYC Comptroller’s Office

Carra Wallace brings 20 years of public sector experience to newly created position

Carra Wallace, of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, gains new post…

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Not Your Average Networking: 3 Fun Ways to Build Connections

Ladies, here's a refreshing break from the same old, same old

Sick of the same old, tired networking events? Here are three ways to shake things…

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Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching

Kaya Henderson offers tools for success for today's educators

Kaya Henderson, chancellor for Washington D.C. Public Schools, share tools for success in education.

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Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean

How Krystal Norman expanded her career horizons by working abroad

Through her work abroad, Krystle Norman has organized and spearheaded global as well as local…

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Report: U.S. Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Hits 6.7%

African Americans still see disproportionate unemployment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report, showing little change in unemployment in…

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Study: Skills Gap Costing Companies Major Dollars

Employers cite compromised productivity and work quality

A CareerBuilder’s study on the effects of the skills gap on the U.S. labor market…

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Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley Lands Post as Chair of Executive Leadership Council

Executive brings stellar global investment and business experience

Carla Harris, of Morgan Stanley, has been appointed chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

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Women’s History Month: Female Leaders See Record Year Among Most Wealthy and Successful

Forbes list reveals three industry powerhouses of African descent

Forbes released its 2014 list of the world’s most wealthy, with women having a record…

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Women’s History Month: Global Executive Talks 3 Tips For Taking Business International

Julia Wilson traveled to South Africa and never looked back

Wilson is bullish on the African continent

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Women’s History Month: 5 Ways to Draw From Diverse Experiences for Job-Seeking Success

Five areas of transferable skills that can upgrade your marketability

Women complete tasks every day that make them a force to be reckoned with. Here’s…

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$7,000 Intern: Highest Paying Opportunities Found in STEM Industries

Companies seek to attract and retain top young talent

Glassdoor ranked top companies that offer interns high salaries, including Twitter, Linked In and Chevron.

By Janell Hazelwood

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NeNe Leakes and Billy Dee Williams Add Dancing with the Stars to Brand Portfolio

Show set to premiere March 24

Reality TV powerhouse NeNe Leakes and Mahogany leading man Billy Dee Williams have joined the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Road Traveled Alone: How Millennials Can Find Motivation In Challenging Environments

Four steps to get support you need for strategic career trouble-shooting

Sometimes, the road to success is a lonely one, especially for millennials in challenging environments.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

Panel of executives discuss navigating through a range of transitions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women’s History Month: ‘The Hip-Hop Professional’ Talks Gaining Career Longevity

Music exec-turned-entrepreneur shares three tips for success

Music industry vet and entrepreneur Shanti Das shares three keys to longevity and career success…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Properly Negotiate in Your Career

Make the moves you need to grow financially and mentally in your career

You may be thinking it is a good time to talk to your supervisor about…

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JOIN ASSOCIATIONS. If you’re a female entrepreneur, look into local chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners. If you are starting a plumbing company, check out the local chapter of a national plumbers association. You’d be surprised how many fields have associations. You can receive great product discounts, invitations to great conferences, and a network of peers. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, so cultivating a group of peers is important. And of course, there is the newly formed Young Entrepreneur Council (I’m a board member!).

Glass Ceiling Inspiring Women to Business Ownership

Survey also shows men more likely to become serial entrepreneurs

BizBuySell study highlights trends shaping today’s market

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U.S. Jobless Claims Reach New High

Are you next?

U.S. workers continue to wrestle with job insecurity

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5 Rookie Mistakes People Make at Their First Job

Job interview consultant offers advice for recent grads

If you’re a young professional looking to start off on the right foot in your…

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Awesome Ways Companies Are Rewarding Employees

Companies offering extra perks to promote retention

More employers are going beyond the typical benefits package in terms of offering talented employees…

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When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid

How to ensure the message you're sending is the right one

It seems everyone is a blogger—but not a good one. If you want to leverage…

By Janell Hazelwood

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IBM Set to Retain More Than 3,000 Jobs

News comes as JPMorgan set to cut workforce

IBM set to retain 3,100 jobs in its home state of New York through the…

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Top 10 Happiest Jobs for 2014

Employees rate top industries for fulfillment

CareerBliss released its list of jobs with the highest happy factors based on employee ratings.

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High Turnover: 3 Ways Managers Can Motivate Millennial Workers to Stay

How to keep great young talent at your offices---not the competition's

With 60% of millennials quitting their jobs within three years of being hired, turnover can…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Prepare for Your Career Advancement

Corporate leader Byron Spruell talks tools for success

Byron Spruell, central region and Chicago managing principal at Deloitte shares his career journey and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Outragous–Even Bizarre–Firings That Made the News

These cases of termination raised more than an eyebrow

A Des Moines man was fired after using a forklift to free goodies from a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is 30 the New 20? Research Says, Yes

Research finds innovators see great breakthroughs during late 30s

Recent research says innovators reach career peaks not in their 20s, but in their late…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Expanding Their Legacies: Jimi Hendrix, Wilt Chamberlain Slated for Postal Stamps

Top leaders with exemplary careers on list of notables to be commemorated

Wilt Chamberlain, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Shirley Chisholm are among African American leaders on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Bizarre Employee Excuses for Being Late for Work

Survey reveals workers' elaborate tales---and some are actually true

CareerBuilder survey reveals unique reasons workers cite to their bosses for being late, with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Washington D.C. is Second Best Place For Jobs in Nation

Rhode Island and Connecticut among worst states

Will you be making a move to the nation’s capital?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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From Bad Girl to Event Planner, Karleen Roy Achieves Career Success

Young leader talks expanding her brand and importance of great relationships

Howard University alumna used experience working with Sean Combs to launch self-sustaining career and events…

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A Lifelong History: It used to be acceptable to chronologically list every job you ever had on your resume. However, today’s hiring managers are more concerned about the relevance of your experience rather than the length of your experience. For an experienced professional, listing your first job out of high school isn’t really necessary unless it’s the only job you’ve ever had. While 10 years of work history is the standard, it’s okay to list older experience if it is relevant.

Remote Worker: How to Stay Top of Mind When You’re Out of Sight

Ensure everyone knows you're a value-adding member of the team

Just because you work from home doesn’t mean you don’t want to be seen as…

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5 Top Staffing Challenges for Managers

Study reveals issues with employee retention and morale

According to new CareerBuilder findings, these are the top challenges in terms of human capital…

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3 Tough Questions You’ll Inevitably Be Asked During a Job Interview & How to Answer Them

Career adviser gives insider clues to reading between the lines and succeeding

Oftentimes when interviewing, there can be some sticky questions that can either make or break…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Workplace Trends: Is It True that People Don’t Prefer Working With or For Women?

Research says perception vs. experience doesn't exactly add up

Recent research finds that many people don’t have a preference either way when it comes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Rebels, Revolutionaries, Rule Breakers

As part of our focus to help our attendees – and members of the BLACK…

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How to Successfully Navigate an Office Romance

Four tips for managing expectations and avoiding disaster

An office romance can be heaven or mean disaster. If you’re in one—or contemplating—here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Top Industries Where Office Romance Is Most Likely to Blossom

Recent survey shows trends in workplace love affairs

Recent survey found nearly two in five (38%) of U.S. workers have dated someone who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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High Emotional Intelligence Linked to Effective Leadership

Knowing how to keep your cool can also increase salary potential

According to recent research by Talent Smart Inc., 90% of top performers have high emotional…

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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lawyer-Turned-Rapper Gilles Talks Trading in Courtrooms for Studios

How a major leap of faith led to more fulfillment

Gilles Walters took a major leap, transitioning from a legal career into the music industry.…

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tech Professionals Seeing Most Gains in Self-Employment

Labor industry still lags behind in terms of new opportunities

Check out a specific breakdown of top industries for self-employment and those with the most…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Sell The Brand That is You—Without Turning People Off

3 steps to self-promotion that wins

Young professionals: Check out these tips to self-promote without gaining enemies.

By Janell Hazelwood

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2014 Women of Power: S. Lynn Cooper Shares How To Use LinkedIn To Move Up

How effectively are you using your professional profile page?

S. Lynn Cooper, founder of Socially Ahead, shares insider tips on how to leverage one…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Study: Generation X Most Popular Group In Leadership Perception

Millennials looked over in terms of potential and trust

A recent Ketchum study revealed Generation X (ages 35-50) are looked to more for leadership…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Verizon Executive Michelle Dutton Talks Women in STEM and the Importance of Exploring Technical Fields

Vice President of Global Network Systems and Support at Verizon on career trajectory and opportunities in technology

Black Enterprise caught up with the Michelle Dutton, Vice President of Global Network Systems and…

By Janel Martinez

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Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer

Learn to turn perceived negatives into positives that can motivate you toward success

With a recent survey reporting millennials as the most stressed group, it’s important to be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Amsale Aberra Talks Leadership and Building Bridal Legacy

Fashion powerhouse took early beginnings as assistant and expanded empire

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Ethopia-born Amsale Aberra was able to transcend from being…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Their Mouths: Top 5 Challenges for the Long-Term Unemployed

Recent survey reveals fears of jobless and how they're combating them

A recent CareerBuilder survey indicates the challenges cited by the long-term unemployed and how they’re…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness

Here's how you can change the game and defeat the stereotypes

A recent study released by Bentley University found that nearly 70% of corporate recruiters say…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson

Take cues from a woman who embodies grace and professional tenacity

Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right who many young professionals should be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shift In Mindset: How Adding Value Can Trump Networking Any Day

Be a resource to build long-standing---not ineffective---connections

One entrepreneur says a faulty mindset in approaching networking can mean wasted time and ineffective…

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Report: Number of Self-Employed Workers in U.S. on Decline

Biggest hits in agriculture, real estate, child care, and retail trade

According to a new report by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), the number…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Business Leader Frank Savage Details 4 Steps to ‘How to Win at Life’

Successful executive shares what it takes to strive and thrive

Veteran financier shares the secrets of his success

By Alan Hughes

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Africa Fashion Week Founder Uses Passion to Rebrand Continent

Adiat Disu talks power of social media in expanding reach of international designers

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Adiat Disu (@AdiatDisu), a native of…

By Kandia Johnson

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Can’t-Miss Networking Events in 2014 for Young People of Color

Young and outgoing? Don't miss these events in 2014

Are you looking to build bonds with common interests?

By Sasha King

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Women of Power: Dress for Success CEO Talks Work’s Inspiration and Passion in Profession

Joi Gordon shares beauty of female advocacy and brand growth

Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon discusss the inspiration for her work and the organization’s…

By Sonia Alleyne

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New Study: Women in Hollywood Earn Less As Career Progresses

For black actresses, picture gets more gloomy

A new study further supports notion that female actresses earn less as they get older,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor

Executive shares how women of color can leverage diversity of opportunities

Shawn Outler, a group vice president at Macy’s, shares her career journey and how women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Using Shea Butter to Empower Women Around the World

Rahama Wright talks expanding career and advocacy brand

Young leader Rahama Wright talks her career journey, her social enterprise and how shea butter…

By Nina Oduro

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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

By Kimberly Wilson

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John W. Thompson Replaces Bill Gates as Chairman of Microsoft Board

Virtual Instruments CEO brings more than 40 years experience as tech innovator

John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments, has been named chairman of the board of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopping: How Millennials Can Remain Fulfilled and Pay Their Dues

Career expert Lindsey Pollak shares tips for making right professional moves

Gen Y career expert Lindsey Pollak shares the do’s and don’ts of exiting entry-level jobs…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Good Reasons You’re a Prime Job Candidate … And Don’t Even Know It

Young professionals: Know the value you bring to the table

If you know your value, you’re several steps ahead of the pack. Check out these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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Women of Power: Beauty Business Phenom Iman Shares Insights on Global Success

Somalian-born leader in diverse industries has surpassed boundaries

Woman of power and beauty business pioneer Iman talks her career, how she was able…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career

Nigerian-American social entrepreneur Zim Ugochukwu talks expanding horizons

Zim Ugochukwu, a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur, details how global travel has enriched her career journey…

By Kandia Johnson

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Black Enterprise Editor Nominated for 2014 GLAAD Media Award

Article “Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More" landmark in publishing

Black Enterprise is proud to announce that Senior Content Producer Carolyn M. Brown has been…

By Robin White Goode

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Women of Power: Author & Political Strategist Talks Importance of Taking Risks

You can strategically step out of the box and still win

Sophia A. Nelson is one business phenom that knows the immense power women have when…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Balancing Act: Juggling Your Day Job, Side Hustle and Life

Millennials: Five steps to juggling it all

If you’re like many enterprising millennials, you have a side hustle or two, plus your…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Is Narcissism the Key to Great Leadership?

A bit of self-absorbed super confidence can actually do some good

A study finds that, in moderation, being over-confident and self-centered can be a good leadership…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood

Learn how to leverage your valuable female network

Black Enterprise Women of Power alumna Star Jones Talks Power of sisterhood in career success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Former Girls Inc CEO Joyce Roche Shares Advice

Retired CEO, author, and past Legacy Award honoree on conquering self-doubt to embrace success

Have you experienced what she has?

By Caroline Clarke

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Women of Power: Author and Life Coach Shares Insights on Happiness and Defining Success

Learn how to create synergy between your passions and your work

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves

Castmate opens up about catfights, career advancement and black power women

‘A Belle In Brooklyn’ author and life coach, Demetria Lucas, talks expanding her multi-platform brand…

By Kimberly Wilson

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EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’

King discuss leading, business strategy and diversity

In a Black Enterprise Interview, Nationwide’s Gale V. King discusses her take on a number…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication

Young phenom executive Chekesha Kidd gives insider details on effective leadership

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If you’re a young professional, your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career

'Tom Joyner Morning Show' producer Nikki Woods shares tips on fulfillment

Nikki Woods, senior producer for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” talks strategies to keep your…

By Antoine Moss

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Women of Power: Not Moving Up at Work? 3 Smart Steps to Assess Yourself and Advance

Power exec Sandra Sims-Williams shares candid advice from personal experience

Sandra Sims-Williams, a Black Enterprise Women of Power summit alumna, details how to truly assess…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance

Leading executive details tips to boost your career

Audra Bohannon, a Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna and leading business consultant, talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Annual Music Biz Convention

Industry vet will be first female executive to receive the honor

Power woman and music icon Sylvia Rhone will be the first female executive to receive…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford

Ultimate networker shares insider tips for making quality connections

Entrepreneur and power networker Debra Langford has impressive career receipts, and talks networking mojo tips…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Long-term Unemployed Face Compounded Challenges

Though market shows promise, those without work for years face deeper issues

Though the job market is seeing improvement, a recent Careerbuilder survey found those who’s been…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman

Former Microsoft professional shares insights to inspire

Entrepreneur and former Microsoft recruitment professional Kelly Chapman shares insights on tech employment at Black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

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Meet Caroline Clarke, Host of Women of Power TV

Get to know Caroline Clarke, new host of Women of Power TV.

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Women of Power Legacy Award Honoree: 10 Facts About Pam Grier

Black Enterprise is honoring the great Pam Grier with the 2015 Legacy Award at the…

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