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This weekend, July 27-31, the Omega Psi Phi fraternity descends on Washington, D.C., to celebrate its centennial. Founded November 17, 1911 by Howard University students Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James   Cooper and Frank Coleman and their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just., the organization now boasts an illustrious list of men who are leaders in the arts, the sciences, academics, athletics, civil rights,   education, government, and business. In honor of the anniversary, BlackEnterprise.com highlights nine of the outstanding business leaders who are proud to call themselves Ques.

9 Ques Making Moves in Business

As Omega Psi Phi fraternity celebrates its centennial, we highlight 9 black business leaders who call the frat their own

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UBR Spotlight: BE 100s CEO Amos Otis

Entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable, plus we're throwing a Twitter Party!

Amos L. Otis, top executive of one of the nation’s largest Black-owned companies, shares the…

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Leaders of the New School: Opening Doors to New Opportunities

See how an unconventional business put two brothers on the right track

For brothers Jamon and Taj Jones, entrepreneurship is in the blood. “Our grandfather started…

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Black Businesswomen Banking on Hair

Two hair industry trailblazers making their mark on the multimillion-dollar beauty industry

Two hair industry trailblazers, Erika Dotson, of Indique Virgin Indian Hair, and Karen Mitchell, of…

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UBR Spotlight: Restaurateur Quentin Love Nourishes His Community

Entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

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

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Katrina Harrell Controls the Books

For Harrell, helping small-business owners manage their books is adding up to a successful business of her own

For Katrina Harrell, helping small-business owners manage their books is adding up to a successful…

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BE 100s: Rethinking Business, Reaching Success

Many firms are taking a new approach to building their businesses

Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE ranks the largest black-owned businesses in the nation. While a monumental…

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B.E. Exclusive: New Era for Johnson Publishing with Outside Investment

Sale of stake to JPMorgan Chase allows Chairman Linda Johnson Rice to retain control as she rebrands company

With the capitol investment of JPMorgan Chase to Johnson Publishing, Chairman Linda Johnson Rice sees…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Hans Goff Makes Politics Personal

Let make craft attack ads or snarky blog posts. For Voting Works’ Hans Goff, it's all about making a difference

Let others craft attack ads or snarky blog posts. For Voting Works’ Hans Goff, making…

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Ultimate Achiever: James Reynolds, Loop Capital CEO Sees Opportunity

How his company beat out big-name investment banks and made history

By seizing an opportunity while other businesses began to fall, James Reynolds, CEO of Loop…

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On the Rise: Leona Locke Dotson Manages Billions

At just 29, this young woman of power is quickly making her mark

Leona Locke Dotson holds the key to the tech giants to some of the tech…

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Small Biz Tool Kit: 12 Questions to Ask Before the Business Plan

Ready to be an entrepreneur? Consider this...

Make sure your plan passes the test and answers these important questions.

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20 Most Successful Black Companies to Watch in 2011

Meet the freshman class: Black companies that weathered the recession, grew their businesses and landed on the BE 100s list

Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE welcomes new companies to its BE100s lists, which chronicle the most…

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Entrepreneurs: Time to Venture Abroad

Trade Representative Ron Kirk discusses new opportunities for your business overseas

It’s no secret that as a nation, the U.S. buys more than it sells. Earlier…

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On the Rise: Greg Marchand Makes Moves in South Africa

How one Ultimate Achiever took his IT business global in Africa

The demand for IT products in South Africa is solid? No problem, move there.…

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Ultimate Achiever: Siebert Brandford Shank Makes Wall Street History

See how SBS became the first minority-owned firm to pull rank among other global financial giants

See how SBS became the first minority-owned firm to pull rank among other global financial…

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When it comes to managing a workforce, it’s often the most basic elements of effective leadership that are overlooked. When productivity is stressed and managers struggle to do more with fewer resources in a lean economy, proper management strategies often fall by the wayside in favor of keeping the wheels turning. 	Scott J. Allen, assistant professor of management at John Carroll  University says two-way communication is at the heart of effective management. In The Little Book of Leadership Development: 50 Ways to Bring out the Leader in Every Employee  (co-written by Mitchell Kusy, a 2005 Fulbright Scholar and professor in the Ph.D. Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University), Allen and Kusy highlight effective methods by which employers can get the most out of their workforce, while employees can get the most out of their job. Here are a few of the authors’ recommendations.

10 Leadership Tips for Effective Management

How to get the most out of your workforce—and let them get the most out of the company

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UBR Morning Post: How Milton Latrell Sows Success With Agriculture Menswear

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

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4 Ways to Support Black Businesses

How to put your black buying power to use

How to put your black buying power to use

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In the span of just five short years Twitter has not only changed the way people communicate, but also how we do business. From aspiring entrepreneurs and major corporations to celebrities and everyday people, everyone seems to be tweeting and RTing. While some view the social media portal as just another technological distraction, others are using it to make contacts, forge relationships and gain access to information that otherwise would have been unattainable through normal channels. Still, with a reported 145 million registered users (including @BlackEnterprise and our staff of thought leaders) it can be a chore to sift through the Twitter chatter to find the right people to connect with. Well, BlackEnterprise.com has the 4/11 on 11 key people you should follow on Twitter if you’re serious about business. RT that!

4/11: 11 People You Should Follow on Twitter Now!

If you're serious about business in the 21st century these are a few people you need to connect with ASAP

If you’re serious about business in the 21st century these are a few people you…

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The New Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It's About Interactions

How to Keep Your Customers Happy

4 ways to offer exceptional service and make your business stand out

4 ways to offer exceptional service and make your business stand out

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5 Steps for Strategic Small Business Growth

How to get your company to the next level

How to get your company to the next level

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Tend your bar. Monitor your bartenders. Over-pouring can lead to big financial problems. With formally trained bartenders this is not an issue. But if you’re thinking about hiring someone who learned to bartend at friend’s parties, think again.

10 Tips to Opening Your Own Club

Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs tell you how to build, brand and promote your business and turn it into a hot spot

Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs tell you how to build, brand and promote your business…

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On working for Sen. Robert Kennedy 	"When I was working with Kennedy, I was always asking others how they thought I was doing within his organization. Sometimes I would have to make corrections and adjustments to my style in order to be more efficient within the demanding and hard-charging culture of his office. You must continuously monitor your status and your vulnerability in the constantly shifting work environment. You must always be on the lookout for ways to increase your value in the market while being alert to new opportunities."

12 Things You Can Learn from…Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on business, perserverance and success

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on…

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5 Rules for a Successful Small Business Partnerships

Partnerships make sense when they increase your competitive advantage. Here's what else you need to consider

Partnerships make sense when they increase your competitive advantage. Here’s what else you need to…

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Tribal Marketing: How to Make Sure Your Business Reaches Its Target Audience

Targeting millennials? Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells helps you get into the minds of your customers

Targeting millennials? Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells helps you get into the minds of your…

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Anatomy of an Elevator Pitch

5 ways to pitch your small business and guarantee you don't leave money on the table

Okay, so 30-60 seconds may not seem like a lot of time. But in the…

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3 Ways to Make Your Company Attractive to Venture Capitalists

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

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Identify a clothing concept and target audience. Determine what garments you will make and study the fabrics you will most likely use. Then conduct market research to see if there is a target audience for your clothes. Talk to owners of retail stores and textile suppliers for information about businesses that produce the same kind of apparel that interests you. These contacts should also be able to tell you the buying patterns within various price points.

10 Ways to Launch Your Own Fashion Line

Here's how to go from fan of fashion to fashion mogul

Here’s how to go from fan of fashion to fashion mogul

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4 Business Plan Musts

How having your business plan on-point can put you ahead of the competition

Whether you have 100 investors or 100 dollars to fund your start-up, your business plan…

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6 Ways to Avoid Small Business Demise

If you are considering entrepreneurship, your venture will likely fail.
That’s not a criticism or negativity,…

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Young Bosses: 6 Successful Brand Builders Who Got An Early Start

Learn from these business leaders how to take charge at an early age and change the game

Learn from these business leaders how to take charge at an early age and change…

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UBR Morning Post: Learn From Billionaire Bob Johnson

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

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3 Ways to Deal with a Problem Employee

Having the right team in place is essential to the success of any small business.…

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Maximum Acceleration

Paramount Nissan shifts into expansion mode

John F. Stelly, CEO of Paramount Nissan was doing something a bit unexpected while the…

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Siebert Brandford Shank Makes Wall Street History

The black-owned bank becomes first minority firm to rank alongside global giants

In 2010, only seven financial services firms underwrote more municipal bond offerings than Siebert Brandford…

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No. 1: John H. Johnson, The Legend

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No. 2: Robert L. Johnson, The Power Player

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No. 3: Reginald F. Lewis, The Global Dealmaker

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No. 4: Kenneth Chenault, The Consummate leader

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No. 5: Earl G. Graves Sr., The Champion Of Black Business

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No. 6: Oprah Winfrey, The Media Powerhouse

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No. 7: Richard Parsons, The Chief Strategist

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No. 8: Michael Lee-Chin, The Billionaire Investor

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No. 9: Russell Simmons, The Man Who Took Hip-Hop Mainstream

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No. 10: Percy Sutton, The Godfather Of Black Radio

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No. 11: Herman Russell, The Master Builder

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No. 12: Thomas Burrell, The Dean Of Black Advertising

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No. 13: Ed Lewis/Clarence Smith/Susan Taylor, The Voice Of Black Women

Our countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

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No. 14: Ursula Burns, The Corporate Innovator

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No. 15: Arthur G. Gaston Sr., The Trailblazer

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No. 16: Berry Gordy, The Music Mogul

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No. 17: George Johnson, The King Of Black Haircare

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No. 18: John Rogers, The Investment Icon

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Economista: Top Job Search Websites

A money guide for the 20-somethings

Aside from CareerBuilder and Monster.com, there are a number of websites that will help you…

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No. 19: Dave Bing, The Man Of Steel

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No. 20: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Business All-Star

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No. 21: Don Barden, The Visionary

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No. 22: Byron Lewis, The Image Maker

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No. 23: Ann Fudge, The Barrier Breaker

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No. 24: Bill Mays, The King Of Chemicals

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No. 25: J. Bruce Llewellyn, The Game Changer

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No. 26: Edward Gardner, The Global Haircare Giant

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No. 28: Al Johnson, The Auto Dealer Advocate

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No. 29: Tyler Perry, The Hollywood Hitmaker

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No. 30: Henry Parks, The Pioneer

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No. 31: Don Coleman, The Multicultural Marketing Maestro

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No. 32: R. Donahue Peebles, The Real Estate Groundbreaker

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No. 33: Maynard Jackson, The Great Equalizer

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No. 34: Cathy Hughes, The Broadcasting Architect

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No. 36: Janice Bryant Howroyd, The Job Czar

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No. 37: Comer Cottrell, The Trendsetter

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No. 38: Ernesta Procope, The First Lady of Wall Street

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No. 39: Jesse Hill Jr., The Insurance Impresario

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No. 40: Eddie Brown, The Master of Mutual Funds

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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Memo To Entrepreneurs: Don’t Become Isolated

Four keys to staying visible and connected despite the demands of running your business

One of the biggest threats to successful entrepreneurship is isolation. Many entrepreneurs get so caught…

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Why I Hate The Hookup

Want to support black entrepreneurs? Stop hitting them up for freebies

One of the biggest drags on black economic empowerment is the “hookup”: black people expecting…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Black Banks Are Feeling the Pinch

Recession pushes profits to nine-year lows

Profits at the nation’s black owned banks last year plunged to a nine-year low, newly…

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Williams Capital’s Billion Dollar Deal

Company to manage securities for Goldman Sachs

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In what is perhaps one of the few silver linings in the dark…

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R. Donahue Peebles: ‘We Will Land Aqueduct Deal’

Despite credit challenges, CEO says deal is far from dead

Plans for the redevelopment of a New York racetrack/casino stalled last week amid reports that…

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75. Natchitoches Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc.

Natchitoches Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc. is the nation’s 75th largest African American-owned auto dealership; and…

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74. Freedom Ford Lincoln-Mercury Inc.

Freedom Ford Lincoln-Mercury Inc. is the nation’s 74th largest African American-owned auto dealership; and Virginia’s…

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

How To Get Into Black Enterprise: What Not To Do

Avoid these mistakes when approaching an editor about a story on your business

Unfortunately, many people, and particularly small business owners eager to have their companies featured in…

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Advertising Agency of the Year: Sweet Science

Though more than 1,700 miles from New York City’s Madison Avenue, the capital of the…

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Financial Services Company of the Year: The Loan Rangers

It was the spring of 1998, and the three women had traveled to the state…

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Industrial/Service Company of the Year: The Many Colors of PRWT

Some people become entrepreneurs as a means to become their own boss or build…

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Advertising Mogul Creates Scholarship to Promote Entrepreneurialism

Funds to provide black, Hispanic students with needed aid

For Don Coleman, founder and chairman of GlobalHue (No. 1 on the 2008 B.E. Advertising…

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From Automotive Parts to Retail to Service

Carter Group finds innovative ways to boost dealership

In 2008, new car sales slumped dramatically and the National Automobile Dealers Association said that…

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Roberts Hotels Group Expands Its Reach

Becomes Choice Hotels International's largest black franchisee

Roberts Hotels Group, the largest African American owned and managed hotel group in the U.S.,…

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Burrell Inks Deal with American Airlines

Black-owned advertising agency takes marketing to the skies

American Airlines announced today that it has inked a deal with African American-owned advertising firm…

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Capri Capital Goes Global

Lands $2 billion real estate deal in Saudi Arabia

Capri Capital Partners L.L.C. (No. 4 on the BE ASSET MANAGERS list with $4.48 billion…

By Alan Hughes

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An American Airlines Departure for GlobalHue

Top BE 100 ad agency exits one wing of its business

The nation’s largest multicultural advertising agency has walked away from its longstanding relationship with the…

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M&F Bancorp Acquires Mutual Community Savings

Chairman eyes other buyout deals in the southeast

Hot on the heels of the pending acquisition of Mutual Community Savings Bank Inc. (MCSB)…

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Former Football Pro Closes Doors to Car Dealership

Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Aeneas Williams Automotive Group was performing poorly

Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Aeneas Williams Automotive Group was performing poorly

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Women of Power

Venus Williams

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.

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

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

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