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Mayor Michael B  Coleman

Columbus, Ohio Mayor Discusses Resurrecting City from Recession

Coleman highlights small business, economic development initiatives

The 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference will return to Columbus

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B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference: Black America’s Most Historic Entrepreneurs

The 25th anniversary of the BE 100s is upon us

When BLACK ENTERPRISE presented the A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award honoring entrepreneurial excellence at its…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year's Women of Power Summit

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Shark Tank Open Casting Call at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

ABC hit show 'Shark Tank' to hold open casting calls during the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in Columbus, OH

Entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators will have a shot at pitching their ideas for a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Thomas J. Burrell, the Dean of Black Advertising, Received the First A.G. Gaston Award

The industry visionary was the first awardee

At the first Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in 1996, BE…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Entrepreneurs Conference Countdown: A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Salutes Top Guns of Business

Each year, a major event highlight has been the presentation of the A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award

When more than 1,000 entrepreneurs convene at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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 of Power: Preparing Young Girls For STEM Careers

Symposium tackles the issue of increasing the number of black women in science, technology, engineering and math related ndustries

How do we bring more young women into the field of STEM and keep them…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: Risk, Re-brand & Reboot: The Art of Reinvention

Linda Johnson Rice and Desiree Rogers of Johnson Publishing Co. talk career journeys

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., and Desiree Rogers, CEO of the powerhouse…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Manage Your Online Reputation

How to ensure your Web brand matches reality

The Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, attendees learned how to manage their Web brand…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Becoming Your Own Boss

Master class of entrepreneurs share success strategies on transitioning in their careers to start their dream enterprises

African-American women have made great strides in the realm of business ownership

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: How to Have the Career Team Advantage

Professionals encouraged to get honest feedback for true professional growth

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, professionals learned the importance of having a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: One-on-One with Tennis Phenom Venus Williams

Pro talks competitive upbringing, overcoming loses, and managing autoimmune illness

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: One-on-One with Apple Environmental Executive Lisa Jackson

Former EPA chief talks facing career challenges and thriving under pressure

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, former EPA chief Lisa Jackson discussed her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Maximize LinkedIn for Professional Success

Think beyond the basics to ensure you're getting the most from your experience

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper shares tips for Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Don’t Divest From Our Daughters; Invest In Our Sons

The ultimate success of black girls hinges on ending the assault on black boys

But we must invest in our sons–not just in their survival–but their success

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Women of Power: How to Become the Go-To Person for Winning Results

Women of Power panelists share insights on positioning themselves as leaders

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, corporate leaders share how women can position…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Conquering Self-Doubt to Achieve Success

Professional women explore concept of the 'imposter phenomenon'

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, executive vice president and treasurer at Wal-Mart (Image: File)
On day two of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Legacy Award Honoree Myrlie Evers Williams Talks Life’s Work & Reinvention

Civil rights advocate shares insights on Medgar Evers and her upcoming memoire

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, editorial director Sonia Alleyne sat down one-on-one…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Day Two: Professionals Start Day with Fitness and Empowerment

Professionals have full day of enriching seminars in store

Day two of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit has begun with fitness and…

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Women of Power: 3 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch

Add fast, fun convenience to making quality connections with these tech tools

Three apps that make networking at any conference or professional convention convenient, fast and fun.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Master Connector Jodi Brockington Shares Insider Tips on Using Tech to Build Your Network

Check out these tips on how to leverage social media for quality connections

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Florida, master connector Jodi…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Summit Kicks Off In Boca Raton, Florida

Participants start events with Macy's shopping and pampering

Professionals and executives venture to sunny Florida as the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Giveaway: Win Custom Jewelry at Women of Power Summit

Do you like the jewelry?

Black Enterprise and Cerese D Jewelry are giving away prizes for attendees of the 2014…

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2014 Black Enterprise Women Of Power In The White House: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett

The First Lady and the White House's senior advisor are shaping national agendas

The Black Enterprise Women of Power February2014 issue spotlights remarkable women, whose individual and collective…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Three branding experts weigh in on social media's do's and don'ts at Black Enterprise's "Innovate or Die!" panel during Social Media Week in NYC.

#DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat Highlights the Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media Branding

Three branding experts weigh in on social media's do's and don'ts at Black Enterprise's "Innovate or Die!" panel during Social Media Week in NYC

What did you learn?

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Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Debra Lee

A look at one of Black Enterprise's women of power

Debra Lee has accomplished a lot

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Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Lori Dickerson Fouché

A look at one of Black Enterprise's women of power

Fouché earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Pamela Carter

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Carter oversees the division that sells and provides Cummins products

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Women of Power: Earning MBA Degrees in Record Numbers

More women are earning advanced business degrees

How many women do you know with MBA’s?

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Kimberly A. Blackwell

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Blackwell was featured in Black Enterprise’s “40 Rising Stars 40 and Under” list

By Sheiresa Ngo

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Helene Gayle

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Gayle worked at the Center for Disease Control as a staff epidemiologist

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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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2014 Black Enterprise Women of Power: Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

This elected official oversees billions in state funds

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2014 Women of Power: Producers Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil

These showrunners are bringing diversity to television

Rhimes and Akil Brock are opening more doors for people of color in entertainment

By Carolyn M. Brown

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T.D. Jakes Joins Black Enterprise as Entrepreneurs Conference Returns to Columbus, Ohio

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, business experts and aspiring business owners to gather at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

T.D. Jakes joins a powerhouse line-up of some of the nation’s most accomplished and celebrated…

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sam Club’s CEO Rosalind Brewer

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Brewer joined Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in 2012

By Sheiresa Ngo

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power Honoree: Ntozake Shange

Past Legacy Award winner's choreopoem "For Colored Girls" speaks to generations of black women 40 years later

The Women of Power Legacy Award recognizes outstanding impact, achievement and leadership by women in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: Making Moves in Business [Infographic]

Many of today’s top businesses are led by women

Women are leading the pack in the business world

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Women of Power: Lessons on Building a Lasting Brand From Vera Moore

Cosmetics line continues to tap new retail markets after nearly 35 years

Moore is president and CEO of one of the most progressive and prestigious cosmetics and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Register for the 2014 Women of Power Summit Today

If you haven't bought a ticket yet for Women of Power, make sure you do now and don't miss out

Venus Williams, Cicely Tyson and more

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: The Legacy of Carole Simpson

For 20 years she was the only woman to moderate a presidential debate; she's still the only African American to hold that title

Did you know about the status of Carole Simpson, one of the journalism world’s biggest…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Charmain & CEO
Xerox Corp.

Burns oversees a corporation that reported $22.6 billion in revenue and a workforce of roughly 140,000 employees in more than 160 countries. The first black female to run one of the nation's 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies, she completed the largest transaction in Xerox's history -- the $6.4 billion acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services -- shortly after her appointment in 2009.

2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Ursula Burns

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Did you know about Ursula Burns?

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Women of Power: Financial Advisor Robin A. Young Asks “What’s In Your Purse?”

The value of your purse and its contents tells a lot about you

On average women own six handbags

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film

Film latest business opportunity for Douglas

Gabby Douglas is staying rather busy

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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…

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports

A look at one of Black Enterprise's 2014 women of power

Johnson owns stakes in 3 professional sports teams

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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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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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The First Lady Turns 50: ‘Why I Love Michelle Obama’

Writer Michaela Angela Davis discusses what she loves about the First Lady

This past Friday (1/17) the FLOTUS celebrated a big birthday

By Sasha King

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Meet the 1st Black Woman to Head a Publicly Traded Financial Institution

Heading two Wall Street organizations, this CEO continues to drive the top and bottom lines

Power Moves from Suzanne Shank, the first African American woman to head a publicly traded…

By Alan Hughes

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Smart Money Moves from African-American Women of Power

Financial lessons from some of the world's most powerful women

Everyone could learn a lesson or two from these powerful women

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Join Jane Carter, Founder of Curls for Our “Entrepreneurs Masters” Class at “Women Of Power Summit”

Natural hair maven discusses going from a small business to a global haircare brand

Hair has always been a front-burner issue for black women

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mega Franchise Owner Valerie R. Daniels Carter Named a Women of Power Legacy Award Winner

BE 100s CEO among largest women- and black-owned franchise operators in the US

Will you be attending Women of Power?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Recaps and Photos from the 2013 Golf & Tennis Challenge

The 20th G&T had a little something for everybody

Charlie Wilson, Chris Spencer, Melanie Fiona and more were in attendance

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Memorable Day of Champions at #GTYear20 Topped By Amazing Performance by Charlie Wilson

Winners of the 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge celebrated at awards dinner hosted by multi-talented actor Anthony Anderson

The final day of the 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challengewith an awards…

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RHYTHM & BEATS: Grammy-nominated balladeer Charlie Wilson and world-renown percussionist Sheila E.

Charlie Wilson, Sheila E. Headline Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge Labor Day Weekend

20th anniversary event features Hip Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh, Actor Anthony Anderson, Comedian Chris Spencer and more at PGA National Resort

R&B Legend Charlie Wilson and World-renown Percussionist Sheila E. will join the nation’s top African…

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The Fellowship Open Continues to Inspire Our Future Entrepreneurs

Black Enterprise Teenpreneur Conference shows kids a 'brighter future'

The Fellowship Open has raised more than $800,000 in support of organizations that have made…

By Candace Myers

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Join Ronnie Lott, Retired NFL Player, RML Entreprise, Speaker

Watch Ronnie Lott Live at 4:45pm at Entrepreneurs Conference

Join us at The Entrepreneurs Conference in Columbus, Ohio today

Will you be attending this panel?

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Watch BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Honored at 12:30 at EC Live

RLJ Companies Chairman to be presented with A.G. Gaston Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

The Arthur G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to RLJ Companies Chairman, BET…

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Join Robert Townsend at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Entrepreneurs Conference: Robert Townsend to Lead ‘Going Up! Elevator Pitch Competition’

In his latest role as President and CEO of Productions for the Black Family Channel, Townsend aims to change the face of television.

Will you be attending?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Want to Watch the Entrepreneurs Conference from Work or Home? Sign up for LiveStream Here

Watch all the sessions that interest you at EC

Watch all the sessions that interest you at EC

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Black Entrepreneurs Make Connections at Conference

Black Enterprise receives media coverage from local Columbus paper

Black Enterprise magazine’s annual Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo is all about networking, even if you’re…

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Black Enterprise in partnership with The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation presents "Today's Business Crisis Education Tomorrows Workforce"

Watch Live at Entrepreneurs Conference: Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Watch the passionate discussion here

*Watch Livestream here*
Today at 4 p.m., the second panel of our Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

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Join Magic Johnson at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Watch Magic Johnson’s Fireside Chat on LiveStream at Entrepreneurs Conference

The business mogul continues his success off the court

Will you be tuning in?

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Join Clark Kellogg at the Enterpreneurs Conference

Entrepreneurs Conference: Watch CBS’ Clark Kellogg Interview Magic Johnson Live

Join Clark Kellogg for his Fireside Chat with Magic Johnson

Clark Kellogg with moderate a Fireside Chat with entrepreneur Magic Johnson at the 2013 Entrepreneurs…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Best of America’s Largest Black-Owned Companies To Be Honored At Entrepreneurs Conference

BE 100s Companies of the Year to be celebrated at Awards Gala at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

The Industrial Service Company, Auto Dealership, Financial Company and Advertising Agency of the Year will…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth

B.E.’s 2013 small business award nominees know what it takes to develop a vision into a scalable enterprise

Now in its 18th year, the Black Enterprise Small Business Awards highlight entrepreneurs doing it…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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An advocate for fashionable tall women, Lameka Weeks won $3,500 to help roll out her Height Goddess clothing line

Entrepreneurs Conference: Where Are They Now? The $10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners

Each year, a group of select entrepreneurs bring their best 60-second pitch and go head-to-head at the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch.

Catching up with Black Enterprise’s past cash prize winners whose businesses have reached higher levels…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Get Your Product On The Shelf and Into Major Retail Stores

Lefty's Spices CEO Walter Nash Jr., shares recipes for success on how his family got their barbecue sauce into Walmart, Costco's and other retail chains

Here is some great advice on how to get your product placed in your favorite…

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Join us Jan. 25th at 11am for our Women of Power Twitterchat on “Negotiating”

Follow both of our chat participants @soniaalleyne and @moritaheripour on Twitter.

The title of the chat is: “Negotiation: Be Smart, Be Bold, Be Crystal Clear.”

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Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman Likes His City Very Much

Host city to Black Enterprise's 2013 Entrepreneur's Conference, the Ohio capital's biggest fan is the mayor himself

A Q+A with Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman.

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Save Our Schools — A Call to Action

Here are recommendations on what corporate executives, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and community members can do to have a positive impact on our schools.

Communicate the type of workforce businesses and corporations need in 21st Century.

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BE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 2: Developing School Models that Work

Community, corporate involvement needed to ensure success

What are the building blocks for effective schools?

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Black Enterprise and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 1: Helping our Schools

To fix public schools, curriculum need to evolve

Business community needs to get involved

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Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Black Enterprise, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to address public education

It is due to the critical assignment of repairing our schools that BLACK ENTERPRISE and…

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Black Enterprise & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents: Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, we are unable to receive phone calls…

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UBR Spotlight: Plus Size Clothing Entrepreneur Monif Clarke

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

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#GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat

Entrepreneurs Angela Davis and Marcelle English engage female sports fans while mining opportunities for corporate partnerships

Angela Davis and Marcelle English, partners in Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), an Atlanta-based media and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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#GT2012: Jodi Brockington Brings Her Networking Game to The Challenge

The mission of this "Master Connector": Making a difference, having fun and bringing as many "Friends of Jodi" as she can along for the ride

Attending the Black Enterprise Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge for the eleventh time, Jodi Brockington…

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#GT2012: Lincoln Stephens Marks A Milestone For The Marcus Graham Project

The executive director of the game-changing advertising industry organization talks future goals and why he'll be at The Challenge

Five years ago, Lincoln Stephens joined with like-minded colleagues in a bold campaign to change…

By Mia N. Hall

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Catch attorney, author and academic Anita Hill on this weekend's edition of Our World with Black Enterprise

Preview Our World: Anita Hill Speaks Out on Diversity in the Workplace

The Woman of Power continues her push for equality in workplace for women

Two decades after testifying against Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill continues her fight against sexual harassment…

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Preview ‘B.E. Business Report’: The Unyielding Spirit of Act-1 CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

The founder of a $1.8 billion business, the nation's largest owned by a black woman, shares how she keeps her competitive edge and exceeds expectations

Host Caroline Clarke recently caught-up with Act-1 Group CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd to learn how…

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UBR Spotlight: TV One CEO Wonya Lucas

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: TV One CEO Wonya Lucas; M.E.T.A.L. Law Group…

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Tiffany Warren Advocates for Diversity in Advertising Industry with ADCOLOR

We caught up with the founder of ADCOLOR to discuss her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the advertising industry

Founder of ADCOLOR discusses her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the…

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#GT2012: Entrepreneur Aniesia Williams Takes Care of Business at The Challenge

Williams attends The Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge to identify new prospects

Aniesia Williams attends The Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge to identify new prospects

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Management Firm CEO Deryl McKissack

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Deryl McKissack, CEO of McKissack & McKissack; brand…

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Jewelers, NATASHA FAITH & SEMHAL ZEMIKAEL


La Diosa jewelry has been worn by the world’s most powerful women including Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.


Co-founders Natasha Faith and Semhal Zemikael met while studying at Sir George Monoux college in East London. Faith and Zemikael were inspired to launch their company after traveling the world, learning to make jewelry in Mexico. The award-winning company now operates from an official showroom in London’s jewelry quarter, Hatton Garden.


The design duo also serves as young ambassadors for The Prince’s Trust, a charity supporting the country’s most disadvantaged youth.

London’s Top Black Women of Power

Female professionals changing the game on an international playing field

As the Olympics brings captivation to London, take a look at UK women who are…

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Preview B.E. Business Report: The 2012 Women of Power Special

Modelpreneur Beverly Johnson and other Women of Power share their perspective on the role of women in business

Fresh off an exciting Women of Power Summit in Orlando, entrepreneurs Beverly Johnson, Carole Simpson…

By Andrew Wadium

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Yandy Smith on How to be (or Not to be) a Successful Entrepreneur

The music industry manager goes beyond 'Love & Hip Hop' and shares her tips for entrepreneurial success

Music industry manager Yandy Smith, goes beyond ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and shares her tips…

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UBR Spotlight: Cupcake Entrepreneur Jessy Blanchard

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This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Jessy Cupcake Company Founder Jessy Blanchard; marketing maven…

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UBR Spotlight: Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells, Buyosphere CEO…

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Mr. and Mrs. Graves enjoy some time away together.

Celebrating the Life of Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Publisher Earl Graves, Sr.

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012, after three-year battle with gall bladder cancer

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012,…

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UBR Spotlight: UniWorld Group’s New CEO Monique Nelson

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable,…

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Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

WATCH NOW: Livestream with Tavis Smiley at 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference

Tune in to Tavis SMiley's live interview from Black Enterprise's annual conference in Chicago

Live from Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur Conference, media personality Tavis Smiley has an honest one-on-one conversation…

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2012 Entrepreneurs Conference: Daymond John Tells You How to ‘Date’ Angel Investors

From CEO to 'Shark Tank' to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business knowledge with the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

From CEO to ‘Shark Tank’ to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: How Janice Bryant Howroyd Built A Billion-Dollar Business

The founder and CEO of the largest minority woman-owned employment agency to share her 7 keys to business success

Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of Act•1 Group, the first black woman to own a billion-dollar…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Cultivates Diversity for the Screen

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, a CBS diversity executive, enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment.

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UBR Spotlight: DeanZign’s Angela Dean Delivers Celebrity Style

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Designer Angela Dean; money maven Deborah Owens.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson on Branding And Reality TV

Supermodel, entrepreneur and television show creator to offer guidance on mastering your brand

At the Entrepreneurs Conference, hair and beauty mogul Beverly Johnson will join celebrated restaurateur Gina…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 8 Keys To Bouncing Back From Setbacks

Soul Purpose's Founder & CEO Nadine Thompson to share how entrepreneurs can remain resilient in the face of adversity and perceived failure.

Soul Purpose Lifestyle Company CEO Nadine Thompson is one of the featured panelists on the…

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UBR Spotlight: Interior Designer Robin Wilson

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Robin Wilson, founder and CEO of Robin Wilson…

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All Access: Women of Power Summit

If you’ve been keeping up with this year’s Women of Power hashtag (#WPS2012) on Twitter,…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Crazy Cookie Lady’ Entrepreneur Zenobia Dewely

From PB & J treats to TV appearances, this baker makes every day count

Profiles of professionals who have jobs that combine creativity, fun and their professional passions.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Food Truck Owner’s 5 Keys to Selling Without a Store

Food-truck entrepreneur Barbara “Sky” Burrell to share how to make money from mobile and temporary retail locations

No Store, No Problem: Food-truck entrepreneur Barbara “Sky” Burrell shares her strategy to rev up…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mad Men’s Token Black Character?: Teyonah Parris Becomes First African American in Ad Office

Parris talks how she got the role and why it's an important step in show's success

Actress talks how she got the role, what it means and why she’s not just…

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Vote Now: Small Business Awards 2012 Nominees

Cast your ballot for which finalists selected by Black Enterprise deserve People's Choice kudos at the Entrepreneurs Conference in Chicago

Cast your ballot now for who should earn People’s Choice recognition at Black Enterprise’s 2012…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Free!! Books of the Week – All About Entrepreneurs

Choose from book bundles that are all about entrepreneurs!

This weeks book bundles are for current and potential entrepreneurs who would like to learn…

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WATCH: Gospel Duo Mary Mary Talk Motherhood and Music Industry Success

With the debut of their new reality television show, Erica and Tina Campbell discuss balancing a successful career with family life

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to “Mary Mary” stars Erica and Tina Campbell about their self-titled reality show…

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Through the years, the Girl Scouts of America has had many exemplary black women among their membership ranks who have learned courage, confidence,  leadership, and civic responsibility and taken those skills to the  achieve success at the top of their industries. From science to  entertainment to media to politics to sports, the impact is undeniable:  Jackie Joyner Kersee, Queen Latifah, Condoleezza Rice, Venus Williams,  Keke Palmer, Tatyanna Ali, Mariah Carey, Florence Griffith-Joyner,  Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Marian Anderson, Glenda  Hatchett ... the list goes on and on.


Check out more on the history of the organization as well as seven top business leaders who turned Girl Scouts badge earning into industry bankability. ---Janell Hazelwood

Women’s History Month: 7 Black Business Leaders Who Were Girl Scouts

These women pave the way for other young, black female leaders

From the boardroom to stage, these industry leaders have one thing in common: They all…

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7 People Every Successful Woman Should Have in Her Circle

These personalities could propel you on your path to success

These personalities should be prominent in your network to promote your career advancement.

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Firm CEO Marjorie Perry

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, women’s history maker Marjorie Perry, founder of MZM…

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UBR Spotlight: Marketing Maven Teneshia Jackson Warner

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, women’s history maker Teneshia Jackson Warner, founder of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn Explain ‘Life, Love, Soul’

Stars of the indie film share their personal connection to script and advice for expectant mothers on the job

Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn dish on Life, Love, Soul, an indie film on…

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WATCH: Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Talks Branding and Longevity in Fashion

The star of the new VH1 reality show "Styled by June" on being a good leader, career longevity, and the importance of branding

The star of the new VH1 reality show “Styled by June” on being a good…

By Janel Martinez

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UBR Spotlight: Women’s History Maker Regina Brooks

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, in time for Women’s History Month, UBR contributor…

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Backtalk with Debra Martin Chase

Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase is the first African American woman producer…

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(About This Issue) A Celebration of Promising Young Talent

Our lists are among our most important franchises—and for good reason.

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WATCH: How I Do It – SoulCycle Instructor Turns Fitness Passion into Career Success

How a surprise career in fitness led spin instructor Ayana Curtis to tap into her passion, her joy and her success

SoulCycle Master Instructor Ayana Curtis talks about her career in fitness and how tapping into…

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: Star Jones on the Responsibility of Successful Women

The author and TV personality talks about the importance of giving back and paying it forward at the 2012 Women of Power Summit

The author and TV personality talks about the importance of giving back and paying it…

By Elayne Fluker

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Study: Assertive Black Women Fare Better as Leaders

Quality often frowned upon can be used as an asset

Scholars at Northwestern University and Duke University find that aggressive black women get less backlash…

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WATCH: Why Successful Women Think Differently

At the 2012 Women of Power Summit, author Valorie Burton tells executive women about defining success and developing habits that will make them happier and healthier

At the 2012 Women of Power Summit, author Valorie Burton tells executive women about defining…

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: How to Advance Your Career

Black Enterprise February 2012 cover subject Chekesha Kidd gives her advice on stepping out of your comfort zone and excelling socially in the executive space

Watch below as BlackEnterprise.com host Tai Beauchamp speaks with President of Aetna Student Health Chekesha…

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7th Annual Women of Power Summit Snapshots

See how our 2012 WPS attendees are spending their conference days

Black Enterprise’s 7th Annual Women of Power Summit is in full effect. See photos from…

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WATCH: How to Be a Rule Breaker & Risk Taker

Author Sophia Nelson promotes the idea that women who take risks in business reap bigger rewards

During the Black Enterprise 7th Annual Women of Power Summit author Sophia Nelson shares her…

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As professional women from across the country gather for Black Enterprise's 7th Annual Women of Power Summit, lyricists gear up to showcase their talents in this year's poetry jam. The poets will use words to uplift and inspire, culminating the first day of networking and entertainment for attendees. Here's a look at the wordsmiths who will be performing.

Women of Power Summit Kicks Off with Poetry Jam

Top lyricists will take to the stage to honor women of power

Top lyricists will take to the stage to honor women of power

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UBR Spotlight: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson Models Business Leadership

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita D. Young speaks with fashion…

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The Future of Black History: Film Director Ava DuVernay

The bold entrepreneur goes from film publicist to the first black woman to win the Best Director award at the Sundance film festival

Ava DuVernay, former publicist and Sundance’s first-black-woman-award-winning director, chats new horizons in Hollywood

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Success is not luck. It’s what happens when preparation meets opportunity. And those who begin this preparation process out of the starting blocks tend to acquire key leadership assignments and professional reputations that, in some cases, exceed those of colleagues more than a decade their senior. The female entrepreneurs and corporate executives identified in our latest “editors’ choice” roster—40 Rising Stars 40 and Under—have made moves that have placed them on the path to power and success in business, all before their 41st birthdays.

In consulting the nation’s largest public and private corporations, major trade associations, established entrepreneurs, and senior executives over the past several months, our editorial research team discovered this cadre of remarkable women. They operate within a range of industries and disciplines, including science and technology; advertising, marketing, and public relations; finance; energy; food and beverages; and entertainment. Some run large or significant divisions of their companies and report to a chief executive or division head, others have launched and managed successful independent entities. These women are innovators and influencers, trailblazers and pioneers who reshaped and refreshed disciplines with cutting-edge processes, or transformed ideas into tangible, lucrative products or services.

We chose not to include managers or employees of law firms, unions, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies, or those employed in fashion or the arts, medicine, and education.

Having attained this much power and success early in their respective careers, there’s no telling what groundbreaking achievements the women who made this year’s list will accomplish in coming years. Judging from the drive that put them in their current positions, it appears as if nothing will stop them from reaching the pinnacle of global industry.

40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

Success is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. These women understand that and have all…

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THE THESPIAN: GENEVIEVE NNAJI This Nigerian actress, known as the "Julia Roberts of Africa," has appeared in more than 60 films since her debut in 1998. A Nollywood A-lister --- and one of the highest paid actresses in the industry --- she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, and today is the spokesperson for several international ad campaigns including MUD Cosmetics.

10 International Women of Power to Watch

From entertainment to technology, these women are making a major impact across the globe

These ten women of color are making a major impact on the world at large,…

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Icon Dionne Warwick Talks Reality TV, Songwriting, and Protecting Her Legacy

Award-winning composer releasing new album, expanding audience

Dionne Warwick, a Black Enterprise Legacy Award winner, has seen more than 50 years of…

By Tomika Anderson

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WATCH: Women of Power (and the Young Men Who Are ‘Committed’ to Them!)

See video of singing group Committed, who are headed to the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Orlando Florida.

See video of singing group Committed, who are headed to the Black Enterprise Women of…

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Inspiration & Advice from Women of Power

This week's BEBR features a highlight of previous Women of Power Legacy Award winners, including fashion icon Bethann Hardison

Fashion trailblazer Bethann Hardison receives Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit &…

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UBR Spotlight: Karyn White’s Not A Superwoman, But A Super Entrepreneur

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This week’s Urban Business Roundtable: Inspiration and information from notable women entrepreneurs Karyn White and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Leadership Lessons Keke Palmer Learned from Queen Latifah

The Joyful Noise star shares life lessons she picked up from the successful businesswoman

Singer/actress Keke Palmer stars alongside Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise and shares the career lessons…

By Starrene Rhett

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ME University: How to Brand Yourself and Your Business on Purpose

In a video interview, branding expert Marshawn Evans tells how her ME University helps women entrepreneurs learn how to brand themselves with a clear vision

In a video interview, branding expert Marshawn Evans tells how her ME University helps women…

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Vanessa Simmons Launches New Lingerie Line ‘Rose’

Rev. Run’s little girls are all grown up. If the success of their footwear line…

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WATCH: Woman of Power Dionne Warwick on Building a Legacy

The legend receives a coveted Legacy Award at 2012 Women of Power Summit

The legend receives a coveted Legacy Award at this year’s Women of Power Summit

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7 Signs that You are a Woman Behaving Wealthy

Time for a purse check, ladies. These tips tell you what you need to do to go from 'just making it' or 'plain broke' to truly wealthy

Time for a purse check, ladies. These tips tell you what you need to do…

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Cheyenne Woods: More Than Tiger Woods’ Niece

The female golf phenom carves out her own lane on the green

Stepping out of Tiger Woods’ shadow, the golf greats’ niece Cheyenne Woods makes a name…

By Mia N. Hall

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Photographer Celebrates Women Scribes with New Art Exhibit

Laylah Barrayn highlights several female writers in her one-woman art exhibit, Her Word as Witness

Inspired by great female writers, photographer Laylah Barrayn pays homage to her idols with Her…

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Author Tayari Jones is all smiles in the visual excerpt from Her Word as Witness

Her Word as Witness: Photos From the Female Writers Exhibit

Visual outtakes from the one-woman tribute to this generation's female scribes of color

Photos from Laylah Barrayn visual tribute to female writers of color, Her Word as Witness,…

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WATCH: How to Network Like a Woman of Power

Debra Langford gives three essential tips for making your connections count

Debra Langford gives three essential tips for making your connections count

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Playwright Katori Hall Celebrates MLK’s Legacy with ‘The Mountaintop’

The Mountaintop playwright explains the real story behind why she re-imagined MLK's last day

The Mountaintop’s Katori Hall opens up about the true story behind her fictional account of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Calling All Poets: Are You a Woman of Power?

Enter for your chance to appear as the Black Enterprise 2012 Women of Power poetry contest winner in Orlando, Florida

Enter for your chance to appear as the Black Enterprise 2012 Women of Power poetry…

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Women of Power Legacy Award Winners…of the Past

As we gear up for the 2012 Women of Power Summit, Black Enterprise remembers Legacy Award winners of the past

As we gear up for the 2012 Women of Power Summit, Black Enterprise remembers Legacy…

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

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

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

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