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Smart Business Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Women Entrepreneurs

We highlight takeaways from seven of our most recent conversations with women entrepreneurs.

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5 Apps for Filmmakers to Maximize Production

Step up your production with these easy-to-use tools

Make your movies better with these apps for filmmakers.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Helpful Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Stay inspired and connected with these women-focused networks

As we get ready for Entrepreneurs Summit, Black Enterprise shares five resources available to women…

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3 Vital ‘Black Males Matter’ Moves by President Obama

As Black Enterprise gears up to broach issue at Entrepreneurs Summit, take a look at these POTUS efforts

As Black Enterprise gears up to address issues of black men at the Entrepreneurs Summit…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Funding Sources for Social Entrepreneurs

These organizations make changing the world a little easier

Social entrepreneurs can check out these resources to get their projects off the ground.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Dedicated to Education

Be inspired by the works of these do-gooders

These social entrepreneurs will be at the Entrepreneurs Summit discussing the education crisis and solutions.

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Network: Expand Your Circle with 5 Organizations for Entrepreneurs

Elevate your business with these networks

Get connected with these organizations for entrepreneurs.

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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,…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 of Steve Harvey’s Most Epic Career Moments

The comic and entrepreneur is constantly raising the bar

Black Enterprise remembers six of Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Steve Harvey’s biggest career moments.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Power-Packed Quotes from Lisa Nichols

The millionaire entrepreneur motivates with social media

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Lisa Nichols uses social media to motivate the masses.

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Speaking of Coachella: 3 More Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Network and party at these upcoming events

All the Coachella talk reminds us of three more good-time events you don’t want to…

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Taraji P. Henson: Cookie Lyon Meets Cookie Monster, Announces Memoir

Cookie keeps it real on Sesame Street

American Black Film Festival ambassador Taraji P. Henson stops by Sesame Street and confirms a…

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Before Diddy: 5 Ways Quincy Jones Was an Early Music Industry Disrupter

A look at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Trailblazer Award honoree's innovations

Here are seven facts you may or may not have known about our Entrepreneurs Summit…

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Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett Talk Their ‘Empire’ and Success

The TV mom and son have a real conversation with Black Enterprise

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett talk with Black Enterprise about the show’s…

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Quincy Jones Still Has It, Models in High Fashion Buscemi Campaign

The music vet lends his style to the luxury fashion brand

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit honoree Quincy Jones is the new face for high fashion sneaker…

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5 Male All-Stars from American Black Film Festival

Get to know these ABFF alumni

As we gear up for the American Black Film Festival this year, we remember five…

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5 Awesome Crowdfunding Sites for Entrepreneurs

These sources have raised millions for entrepreneurs across the globe

These crowdfunding sites are a viable option for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to fund their ideas.…

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5 Power Plays Of Entrepreneurs Summit Speaker Jermaine Dupri

Here are some reasons why you should join BE and JD for the Entrepreneurs Summit

Her are five of So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri’s most teachable career moments.

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R. Donahue Peebles: College Isn’t the Only Way to Ensure Wealth

Though education is important, this multimillionaire proves there’s more than one path to success

Real estate titan and one of the wealthiest African Americans in the country R. Donahue…

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Small Business Awards Hall of Fame: 5 Winning Business Principles from Billionaire Techpreneur

How HopStop Chinedu Echeruo sold his company and made $1 billion

The techpreneur set out to bring products to market that solve problems and make a…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Amos Winbush Talks Forging Multimillion-Dollar Empire in Tech

2010’s Innovator of the Year is driven by a dream to bring STEM to all

Black Enterprise’s 2010’s Innovator of the Year was a self-made millionaire before 30. He’s driven…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Natasha Eubanks Takes Blogging to a Millionaire Level

Founder and CEO details latest brand expansion

As Black Enterprise preps for the Entrepreneurs Summit, we honor Small Business Hall of Famers…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Moziah Bridges, the Next Generation of Fashion Stars

Last year’s Teenpreneur of the Year is headed toward a takeover

Black Enterprise’s Teenpreneur of the Year at the 2014 Entrepreneurs Summit designs bow ties with…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Black & Sexy TV Co-founders Share Advice on Monetizing Web Series

Numa Perrier and Dennis Dortch share tips on ruling the digital game

Set to appear on a panel at the American Black Film Festival as well as…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: David J. Grain’s Tips On Turning Passion into Enterprise

Private equity firm innovator shares his influences and lessons

Entrepreneur David J. Grain shares tips on success before his confirmed appearance at Black Enterprise’s…

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 ROI Points For This Year’s Attendees

Register today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprising innovators

Here are six good reasons you should be attending a landmark event where innovation dynamically…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: TV and Radio Star Steve Harvey Confirmed as Speaker

Best-selling author, entrepreneur and motivator offering success insights for business

TV host, radio star, and best-selling author Steve Harvey will offer business insights at 2015…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: More All-Stars of Business, Hollywood and Academia Confirmed

Steve Harvey, Quincy Jones and Clarence Avant among who's who on the roster

Steve Harvey, Quincy Jones, Clarence Avant, and more industry leaders will gather in Atlanta May…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Author and Motivation Expert Lisa Nichols Confirmed to Speak

One of the first black women with a publicly traded company seeks to empower entrepreneurs in Atlanta

Black Enterprise has confirmed author and motivation speaker Lisa Nichols to attend its 20th Annual…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Legendary Producer and Arranger Quincy Jones to Receive Trailblazer Award

The music legend to be honored with his mentor, Clarence Avant

Music legend Quincy Jones will be honored as an exemplary leader in entertainment with a…

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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…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit breaks attendance and sponsorship records

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

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Entrepreneurs Summit: R. Donahue Peebles’ 5 Tips for Real Estate Success

Confirmed to speak at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, he shares career insights and advice

Confirmed to speak at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit May 13-16 in Atlanta, R. Donahue…

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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…

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Lessons of Legacy: Susan L. Taylor and Pam Grier Share Candid Advice and Insights

Honorees give real talk on the 'tricks, traps and truths' about success

The empowerment continued at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, with the highly anticipated panel…

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Day 3: Education Power Players Talk Engaging Students Through Innovative Learning

Panelists detail using innovation to prepare students for the workforce

Education leaders talk the importance of keeping students engaged through innovative learning.

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Day 3, Social Media Buzz: Attendees Enjoy Jewels of Wisdom from Susan Taylor and Pam Grier

Legacy Award honorees share lessons learned in balancing purpose and passion

National CARES Mentoring Movement CEO Susan L. Taylor and actress-activist Pam Grier share stories of…

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Day 3: Leading Executives Talk Diversity and Innovation in the Workplace

Executives from Grosvenor Capital Management, PepsiCo, Bank of America and Intel Corp. offer insights

Leading female executives talk the value of adding diversity and innovation to the workplace

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Day 3: Experts Offer Tips for Getting ‘Unstuck’ in Your Career

Attendees learn how to refresh their professional development strategy

Dawn Davis, Marlene Gordon, Barbara Carr and Trudy Bourgeois offer tips on getting unstuck in…

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Day 3: Experts Talk Social Media Strategy in ‘Mobilizing You’ Session

At the Women of Power Summit, panel provides tips and advice

On day three of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, the panel “Mobilizing You” included…

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Day 3: How to Get a Seat on a Corporate Board

Panelists give actionable tips for women, and talk diversity

At Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, panelists talk corporate board diversity and the path…

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Women of Power Summit: Day 3 Begins With More Dynamic Networking and Learning

More fitness, wellness, leadership sessions continue

Attendees continue dynamic networking and enriching participating in events at the Black Enterprise Women of…

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Top Real-Time Moments: Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards

Four exemplary women received the Legacy Award at the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn the Value of Leveraging Their Power and Unique Talents

Chief Evangelist Paul Allen talks the power of learning your own strengths

Chief Evangelist for StrengthsFinder talks leveraging your power and owning your unique talents.

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Day 2: Afternoon Sessions Filled with Style, Leadership and Leisure at Women of Power Summit

Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols, beauty entrepreneurs, vision boards and more

The afternoon on Day 2 of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power continues with Mellody Hobson,…

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Day 2: Mellody Hobson Talks Career Success and Being Unapologetically Black

Ariel Investments L.L.C. President Melody Hobson talks her journey to career success and being unapologetically…

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Day 2: Star Jones Moderates ‘Masterful Moves’ Session for Power Women

From family upbringing to dealing with sexism, panelists shared potent tips

Star Jones, president of the Professional Diversity Network and National Association of Professional Women, moderated…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn Power of Financial Independence

Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale how to build and sustain a lucrative future

Financial experts Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale talk the importance of financial independence

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Day 2, Social Media Buzz: Attendees Share Experience at Women of Power Summit

More highlights as power women share insights and make connections

The second day of power networking and empowerment continues in Fort Lauderdale Florida at the…

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Day 2: Executive Coach Deborah Gray-Young Talks Stereotypes in Leadership for Women

How perception can unconsciously affect female professionals of color

Executive coach Deborah Gray-Young talks fighting stereotypes professionally and personally in order to be an…

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Day 2: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Delivers Dynamic Keynote on Leaping Into Your Purpose

Pilot and speaker revealed personal secrets and tips to success for attendees

The first black female combat pilot hit Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit to revealing…

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[WATCH LIVE NOW] Women of Power Summit Events Streaming Video

Catch top moments of excitement and empowerment via the Web

You can catch top moments from the Women of Power Summit via Black Enterprise’s live…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn How to Be Effective Leaders in the Workplace

Adrienne Lofton, Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Katrina Adams offer dynamic strategy

Adrienne Lofton, Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Katrina Adams offer tips on how to reach your leadership…

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Day 2: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off with Rise and Shine Morning Activities

Yoga on the beach and fitness by Jodi Brockington start the day

Day two of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit kicks off with Rise & Shine…

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Day 2: Lisa Nichols Offers Tips for Helping Women Channel Their Inner Power

Motivating the Masses CEO helps women face challenges holding them back

Motivating the Masses CEO, Lisa Nichols, helps Women of Power attendees channel their inner power…

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Day 1: Carla Harris Talks Power, Fighting Fear and More at 2015 Women of Power Summit

Harris inspires women with her pearls of wisdom

Women of Power attendees get rejuvenated and renewed by Carla Harris at the Purpose and…

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Social Media Buzz: Women of Power Summit, Day 1

Hundreds convene in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for empowerment and networking

On day 1 of the Women of Power Summit, sponsored by State Farm, hundreds of…

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Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

Executives will be honored today during Women of Power Summit

The February 2015 issue of Black Enterprise highlights women of color leading the charge at…

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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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Women of Power Summit Legacy Panel: Pam Grier and Susan L. Taylor to Offer Jewels of Wisdom

Black Enterprise's 10th annual event honors female trailblazers

On Tuesday, March 3, Black Enterprise’s 10th Annual Legacy Awards honors trailblazers at Women of…

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Black Enterprise Launches New Events App for Women of Power Summit

Convenience and engagement will be at attendees' fingertips

Hosted by State Farm, Black Enterprise live streams highlights of its Women of Power Summit…

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Women of Power: 6 of the Most Powerful Corporate Women Who Attended an HBCU

Black female executives whose leadership skills were honed at an HBCU

A spotlight on six of the most powerful women in corporate America who attended an…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Kim Wales Shares How Crowdfunding Has ‘Democratized’ Getting Capital

The founder and CEO of Wales Capital talks about the key to raising funds

When it comes to crowdfunding, Kim Wales, founder and CEO of Wales Capital is set…

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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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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

Famed writer, director, and producer will share knowledge and host ABFF buzz party

Reginald Hudlin will attend Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit to host An American Black Film Festival…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: LaVon Lewis and Sherrod Shackleford Break Down Branding

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders share tips on small business survival

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders are prepared to empower Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit crowd with essential…

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Boyz II Men Set to Perform at Women of Power Summit

The best-selling R&B group of all time confirmed

Iconic R&B group Boyz II Men is confirmed to perform at the Black Enterprise Women…

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Women of Power Summit: ‘Hey Ladies’ Comedy Show Set to Wow Attendees

The new ladies of comedy talk being in the business and changing perceptions of comediennes

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit will be closing out with the “Hey Ladies” comedy…

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Black History Business Titan: Ernesta Procope

BE pays tribute to the first lady of real estate

When it comes to real estate, Ernesta Procope – the first female on Black Enterprise’s…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Business Leader Wes Moore to Give Keynote Speech

The best-selling author, army veteran and business man is the latest ES confirmation

Business leader and military veteran Wes Moore has been confirmed to give a keynote speech…

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum Speaks on Race and Women of Power

The 2015 Legacy Award recipient talks retirement, Trayvon Martin, and Jordan Davis

2015 Legacy Award recipient Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum laughs with excitement over attending Black Enterprise’s…

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Black History Business Titan: John H. Johnson

BE pays tribute to the godfather of black media

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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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Necole Parker, LeVon Lewis and Stacey Key Confirmed for Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit

ES continues to bring together the best and brightest of the business world

Celebrating 20 years, Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit [ES] continues to bring together the best…

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

President of Professional Diversity Network leading 'Masterful Moves' discussion

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

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TODAY: Join Actress Tasha Smith for Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with ABFF

'Empire' co-star talks coaching, life experiences and advancing in Hollywood

On the heels of her Twitter chat with Black Enterprise and ABFF, Tasha Smith talks…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Jhan Doughty Berry, Ph.D., and Muriel Howard, Ph.D., talk test taking and minorities

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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Donna Sims Wilson: One of the Most Powerful Women in Business

The business executive shares 5 tips for small business owners

Named by Black Enterprise in 2010 as one of the most powerful women in…

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Wall Street Project Summit Kicks Off with Teaching Youth Financial Literacy

Daylong program introduces careers in finance, technology, and the corporate world

The 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit keeps MLKs’ dream of economic…

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Six Good Reasons You Should Attend Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Dynamic speakers, beach parties and more reasons why W.P.S. is a must

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit is quickly approaching, and of all the empowering events you’ve ever attended, you’ve…

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Black Enterprise Accepting Entries for 2015 Small Business Awards

The honors a major highlight at the Entrepreneur’s Summit

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Black businesses should be…

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“Purpose & Pearls” Kicks off Women of Power Summit

Black Enterprise expands on the New Year tradition of burning the unwanted

The power in burning the unwanted is often at the center of New Year traditions.…

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Women of Power Summit: Angela Pitter, Dr. Dorothy Terrell and Dara Richardson-Heron Confirmed Panelists

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

Black Enterprise announced the addition of three new confirmed honorees at the 2015 Women of…

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The Real Olivia Pope, Judy Smith, Helps Everyone from Sony to Michael Vick

The crisis management expert shares advice on dealing with problems

There would be no Scandal or Olivia Pope without crisis management expert Judy Smith. A…

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Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor Gives Advice on Women Dealing with Depression

Taylor helps women take off the mask

Dr. Janet Taylor is a professional when it comes to helping people heal. A…

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Ladies of Legacy: Nikki Giovanni

'Princess of Poetry,' Nikki Giovanni, uses her words to teach, empower, and heal

Black Enterprise’s 2008 Legacy Award recipient Nikki Giovanni fights against injustice using poetry.

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

The award winner was one of the first blacks to desegregate the University of Georgia

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

WOP online shares inspiring news on women and business

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association Helps Kids Achieve Golf Dreams

The program aims to diversify golf

Aiming to help diversify the world of golf, the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) works…

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Ladies of Legacy: Dorothy Height

"Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" fought for equality for African Americans and women

Civil rights activist and Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient Dorothy Height would be proud of…

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Entrepreneur Provides Resource for ‘Buying Black’

Elevator Pitch finalist Brian Williams' PurchaseBlack.com, provides a place to find black owned businesses.

Purchaseblack.com provides a place to find black businesses.

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3 Tips on Getting Press

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran shares 3 tips on using the press to brand a small business

Get Press with these 3 tips from Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

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4 Things To Do Before Quitting Your Day Job to Be an Entrepreneur

Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can be a reality if you first follow these 4 steps

Some dream of wanting to own their own business, full of fantasies about freedoms in…

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Entrepreneurs Win Big at the Bayou Classic

Elevator Pitch winners got the chance to present in front of business leaders including from Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise held the Elevator Pitch Competition, where the three winners were presented at The…

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Black Women in Film Have a Powerful Ally in Terra Renee

The founder of the African American Women in Cinema Film Festival has been supporting female filmmakers for nearly two decades.

Terra Renee is a powerful ally for black women in film.

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: How One Women Used Black Enterprise to Fight the Odds

Katherine Graham credits Black Enterprise with changing her life.

One woman shares how Black Enterprise helped guide her through prison into becoming a successful…

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5 Tips to Closing the Sales Deal

Tips from an entrepreneurial millionaire

Edgar L. Smith,CEO of World Pac Paper LLC, knows details successful strategy to closing a…

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For the intellectual in your life, pay for the registration fee for a conference (like our Women of Power Summit, February 23-26, 2011).

4 Holiday Gifts to Empower Women

Check these ideas that can add enrichment to any lady in your life

Check out these ideas for the leading women in your life, from empowerment to life-changing…

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Ladies of Legacy: Judith Jamison

Legacy Award recipient, Judith Jamison, is the key to keeping the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alive.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theate opens its New York City Center Season December 3.…

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Robin Roberts Named Glamour Woman of the Year

Glamour honors Robin Roberts and three other women of color

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts is highlighted in Glamour’s December issue as a woman…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph’s World AIDS Movement

Actress combines art and activism to raise awareness and fight for a cure

Using arts and activism, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph fights AIDS through her D.I.V.A Foundation and…

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6 Ways to Snap into Greater Success in 2015

Take this advice to see success

The new year is coming. Are you prepared?

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Author and Women of Power Summit speaker shared powerful advice to participants

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

'You have to live your passion in order to have a life that’s worth living'

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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Female Leaders Winning: Bethann Hardison, a Leader in Fashion

Legacy Award recipient talks her fight for fashion diversity and living life to the fullest

Fashion industry leader Bethann Hardison talks her journey to diversify the industry.

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Organization brings together female entrepreneurs in 144 countries Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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Lisa Price, Angela Yee, MC Lyte and More to be Awarded by WEEN

Event set to honor and empower women in entertainment

The 4th annual Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Awards will be held today, Nov. 19,…

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16 Startup Competitions for Boosting Your Business

Step up your capital-raising game with these options

Check out this list of 16 startup competitions to win funds for your businesses.

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First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charles L. Sifford has a legacy as an exemplary pioneer in the sport

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Charles L. Sifford, a black pioneer in…

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Business Leaders Gather Global Entrepreneurship Week

Events include pitch and start-up competitions for a chance to win $1 million

Entrepreneurs around the world come together for the Global Entrepreneurs Week.

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From ‘Zero to Breakthrough’: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Talks Making Obstacles Her Stepping Stools

Marines' first black female combat pilot details path to reaching ultimate goals

The Marine’s first black combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour says, “There’s a brick wall. It’s…

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How to Manage Finances for Senior Family Members

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares insights on healthcare and cost-of-living planning

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares how to manage finances for the elderly.

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

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Capital and Resources for Inner City CEOs

ICCC set to host conference in New York City to join business leaders with capital investors

After a successful program year, Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is now gearing up for…

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How to Teach Children About Money

Author Sabrina Lamb offers advice on starting money management training early

Author and financial expert Sabrina Lamb teaches parents how to teach children about money management.

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Tennis Legend Katrina Adams Confirmed as a Panelist at 2015 Women of Power Summit

The first African American NCAA doubles champion set to talk changing the game

One of the NCAA’s first black sports leaders, Katrina Adams, will attend Black Enterprise’s Women…

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Female Leaders Winning: B. Smith, Making Strides in Business

Battling her challenge to overcome Alzheimer’s, this food industry power woman is continuing legacy

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights female leaders in industries from media, to business, to…

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Life After Service: How Veterans Can Live American Dream of Entrepreneurship

Three steps to getting started in running your own business

There are so many entrepreneurial opportunities available during life after service for military veterans. Here’s…

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4 Keys to Sparking Expansion For Your Tech Company

Sentel Corp.'s Clarence Wooten details strategy to stand out in a crowded market

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Clarence Wooten made his millions years ago. His claim to fame goes back to…

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Bevy Smith Talks Switching Careers, Becoming CEO and Bravo’s ‘Fashion Queens’

Television host says she's finally living out her dreams

Bravo’s Fashion Queens co-host, Bevy Smith, talks switching careers and becoming her own CEO

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6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business

Strategist Carol Roth shares her advice for budding entrepreneurs

Author Carol Roth has made a successful career of giving business advice. Check out her…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 5 Tips to Hiring the Right Talent

SENTEL Corp.'s Russell Wright shares tips on building a great team

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Russell Wright knows a thing or two about turning a company…

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4 Tips on Pitching Your Business in Public

A 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference Elevator Pitch finalist, shares advice

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Entrepreneur Quinn Myers may not have won Black Enterprise’s Elevator Pitch Competition at the…

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Mellody Hobson Shares Tips to Success in Career and Leadership

"Women of Power Summit is a great opportunity to interface with women of color doing great work"

Mellody Hobson prepares for Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit by sharing her tips…

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Tips from a Winner: How to Come Out the Victor at Elevator Pitch Competitions

Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious, earned $10,000 at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Gwen Jimmere shares tips on winning $10,000 and more at next year’s Elevator Competition.

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Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

'I don’t want to live a life preparing for what’s next and missing what’s now'

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Family Business of the Year: Barbara “Sky” Talks Why ‘Can’t’ Doesn’t Mean Impossible

This inspirational entrepreneur survived breast cancer and the death of a son

Barbara “Sky” Burrell is an entrepreneur’s inspiration after surviving personal tests and being honored as…

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Uniting the Black Haircare Industry: One Woman’s Journey to Empower

President and CEO of CURLS leading a movement to unite all black beauty brands

Mahisha Dellinger, CEO of CURLS, is working to unite Africa American-owned beauty brands.

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Women of Power Summit: Ten Facts About Susan L. Taylor

Will be honored with a Women of Power Legacy Award

Former Editor-In-Chief, Susan L. Taylor, is being honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit…

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[RECAP]: Women of Power TV Premier Kicks Off with Interactive Chat

Ask yourself what you want and where you want to go in life while tuning in

Women of Power TV premiered nationally the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 25, and kicked off…

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Entrepreneur David Tarver Shares Tips on Turning Idea Into an Enterprise

A panelist at the 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference, talks top lessons learned in path to making millions

David Tarver, a speaker at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, shares tips on turning…

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Female Leaders Winning: Suzanne de Passe, Making Strides in Entertainment

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Suzanne de Passe, a Legacy Award honoree at the 200Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

New promotions and staff additions from across the nation

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

With the debut set for Oct. 25, female professionals and leaders will be inspired

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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Meet Caroline Clarke, Host of Women of Power TV

Author and leading TV host expands role on latest programming for Black Enterprise

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

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Where Are They Now: Elevator Pitch Competition Winner, Precious Williams

Success has skyrocketed for this Curvy Girlz Lingerie CEO after the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

The 2013 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition winner, Precious Williams, has found success since attending…

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

Check out fun tidbits about this legendary actress and entrepreneur

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

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Lisa Nichols Confirmed to ‘Motivate the Masses’ at Women of Power Summit

'Breakthrough Specialist' set to inspire and empower attendees

Lisa Nichols is known as “The Breakthrough Specialist” because of her powerful work in “motivating…

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Franchise Company of the Year: Karim Webb Shares Savvy Business Lessons

With 25 years in the restaurant business, this entrepreneur has come out on top

Sharing knowledge of success, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar owner, Karim Webb, talks on…

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Meet Shartia Brantley, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

With the debut of Black Enterprise's Women of Power TV show set for Saturday, October 25, meet co-host, Shartia Brantley.

Shartia Brantley, host of Women of Power show
Black Enterprise’s newest TV show Women of Power…

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3 Ways to Empower Yourself Outside the Office

Clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares tips on finding power

Author and clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares three tips on professional and personal empowerment.

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Hollywood’s first female action star to receive Legacy Award for her work in film and business

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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Women of Power TV Show Set to Premiere October 25

Nationally syndicated series debuts with Tracee Ellis Ross feature

Black Enterprise’s nationally syndicated Women’s Power show debuts October 25 on TV One.

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Speak at Women of Power Summit

First male selected to make a keynote address at the event

The first man ever selected to make at Keynote at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power…

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Female Leaders Winning: Johnnetta B. Cole, a Leader in Education

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Johnnetta Cole’s legacy is and continues to be one of female and black empowerment through…

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5 Empowering Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

Get over fear and face challenges head on with this strategy

This is a record breaking year for women in business and there’s no signs …

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Entrepreneur, Thou Art Loosed! 5 Keys to Unlock Your Business!

5 tips to yield better business results

I recently attended TD Jakes’s premier empowerment conference for women: Woman Thou Art Loosed in…

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5 Steps to Long-Term Business Success

Angel Investor Rodney S. Sampson provides his tips to staying on a path of business success.

Shark Tank’s Rodney S. Sampson, an alumnus of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, talks strategy…

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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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