This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

(Image: Star Jones)
(Image: Star Jones)

From the top trending money stories to the biggest news stories of the week, BlackEnterprise.com has you covered with a round-up of this week’s highlights.

Tech/News
Experian suffered a major data breach, as 15 million T-Mobile applicants were hacked. Information including social security numbers were taken from customers who signed up for a regular T-Mobile postpaid plan between Sept. 1-16. Find out what T-Mobile CEO John Legere had to say and the full story here.

Money
“I had to get real with the fact that I am my own backup plan. Women across the board who are raising children or are sandwiched between childcare and eldercare become everybody else’s backup plan. You have to know how to prioritize yourself,” shared Star Jones. This week, Jones sat down with BlackEnterprise.com for a two-part interview and revealed the financial mistake that was her greatest teacher. Read the rest here.

Careers
This week in careers, NotMom Founder Karen Malone Wright shared her plan on how she designed a supporting network for women without children, celebrating all the women professionals out there. With the U.S. Census Bureau reporting nearly ½ of all women between ages 15-44 are childless, it is necessary that career women have a go-to platform where other similar women can communicate. Read the rest of this article here.

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams also spoke business, branding, and sports performance, as she discussed her involvement with the MISSION brand.

Small Business
In small biz news, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s time to protect your business from cybercrime and take data breaches seriously. Read more information here. 

Partnering with someone else to do business can be tricky, in terms of cost, compatibility, and many other variables. Learn the six key questions you should ask before saying ‘I do’ to a business partner here.

Lifestyle
Why should Cape Town, South Africa, be on your bucket list?  Cape Town, also known as the ‘Mother City,’  is a treasure trove of award-winning wineries, in addition to having some of the natural wonders of the world and an amazing culture. Be sure to check out the 7 reasons why you should add it, here.

Education
This week in education, Lilly Endowment has decided to commit $50 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), to help prepare young students for 21st century jobs. This exciting initiative will award grants to four-year HBCU’s  to help young professionals gain knowledge, insight, and skills needed to succeed upon graduating.



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