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4 Cool International Women’s Organizations Changing the World in a Big Way

These groups are combating skills gaps, gender violence,and more to level the playing field for all

These women’s organizations are making impact where it hits hardest, combating poverty, skills gaps and…

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Going to Africa: 3 Steps to Transition Your Business and Successfully Penetrate the Market

International PR powerhouse Claudine Moore shares how she took the leap and won

Claudine Moore of C. Moore Media expanded her firm to Africa and added one of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Plan Your Best Vacation Ever at One of These Amazing Destinations in Africa

Here are four countries that you should visit in Africa

Here are four amazing destinations in Africa that you should plan your next vacation at.

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Career Transitions: 4 Quick Tips for Young Professionals to Turn a Temp Gig Into a Global Adventure

How Susan Younis-Khobane went from international MTV gigs to success across Africa

Susan Younis-Khobane has launched a successful international freelancing career, working for companies including MTV Africa…

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#PledgeForParity: International Women’s Day Launches with Empowerment and Advocacy

Corporate partners and advocates support equal opportunities for women in business, career and society at large

#PledgeforParity is the official theme for International Women’s Day, and people worldwide will take a…

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Join Black Women “Getting in Formation” to Advance Nutrition and Agriculture for International Women’s Day

Pan-African initiative celebrates International Women’s Day and honors social entrepreneurs

Pan-African initiative celebrates International Women’s Day and honors social entrepreneurs.

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#SMW Lagos: The Beauty of Tech

The huge potential of social media in the African beauty industry

We’re at the final day of Social Media Week Lagos and the experience, energy and…

By Sirita Wright

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#SMW Lagos 2016: On Building a Healthy Company Culture

Employees respond to more than just a salary

When we started we knew we couldn’t pay, so we deliberately told ourselves to build…

By Sirita Wright

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#SMW Lagos 2016: The Power of Media and Influence

Consistent use of a digital platform can position you as an expert

Day 2 of SMWLagos was all about the power of media and influence. Attendees got…

By Sirita Wright

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Then & Now: 10 Global Influencers of Color in Activism, Arts, Fashion and More

Innovators who set legacies and the international members of the new school carrying the torch

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here’s 10 global influencers of color from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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#SMW Lagos 2016: Africans Claiming Their Piece of the Digital Pie

Africans in tech bring their culture and influence to the world

2016 Social Media Week Lagos kicked off with a bang. The energy was high and…

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President Obama Signs Africa Electricity Plan Into Law

Experts estimate that the full cost of the initiative is $835 billion

President Barack Obama has signed into law the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 which aims…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Georgetown University Hosts Inaugural African Business Conference

Executives from Coca-Cola, Okayafrica, and more attend to discuss resources and solutions

Georgetown University hosted its first-ever African business conference in Washington, D.C., a 3-day event called “Africa…

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Black History Month: 5 International Landmark Locales That Commemorate Our Story

Add these destinations to your next trip for a bit of knowledge and reflection

Roots tourism has gained traction among African American travelers looking to add a bit of…

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Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

These historymakers have crossed borders, expanded their reach and legacies

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. These global…

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From Local to Global: How One Young Woman Followed Her Dreams to Win in Africa

Nigerian entertainer Emma Nyra details career journey and advice for women of the Diaspora

Nigerian pop star Emma Nyra talks about her journey from her hometown in Houston, Texas,…

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Social Media Week Returns to Lagos, Nigeria

12 cities participate in global conference

Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos produced by AFRIKA21 and Dragon Africa returns to Lagos, Nigeria,…

By Cristie Leondis

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[WATCH] What Everyone Can Learn From Nigeria’s First Female Billionaire

'Africa Leads' hosts Twitter chat with Folorunsho Alakija, a black female billionaire from Nigeria

‘Africa Leads’ hosts Twitter chat with Folorunsho Alakija, Nigeria’s first female billionaire.

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[WATCH] Global CEOs to Release Key Gender Data at World Economic Forum

Key information will be announced as part of UN Women's HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

Key information on gender parity at top Fortune 500 companies will be announced as part…

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Ghanaian Artist’s Fusion of African Art and Black American Celebrities Goes Viral

Works fuse traditional prints with pop figures such as Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Obama

Sparked by depictions of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in African garb, Dennis Owusu-Ansah’s artwork…

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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