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Mother Mastermind: 5 Lessons on Career and Leadership from Tina Knowles

Beyoncé's mom opens up about her personal and professional journey

While speaking at a women’s empowerment luncheon in Texas, Tina Knowles opened up about the…

By Courtney Connley

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#SmartBrownGirls Event Empowers Young Female Leaders in New York City

Young industry leaders discuss self-awareness, career development and motivation

Social media personality Jouelzy hosted #SmartBrownGirls event where female industry leaders inspired young women in…

By Cristie Leondis

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

These female bosses are calling the shots and winning big

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

By Courtney Connley

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Businesswomen Disrupt Sports Merchandising Industry with Team Couture

Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson talk filling niche among female enthusiasts

Founders of Team Couture, Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson saw a need in sports merchandising…

By Candace Mitchell

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

Essence Festival To Focus On Capital Access For Female Entrepreneurs

Women will compete for $25,000 and exposure to investor network

In an effort led by the National Women’s Business Council, female business owners will compete…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

Black and Latina women are overcoming significant obstacles to start their own businesses

Women of color are a principal force within the U.S. entrepreneurship community, according to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Angel Investors Seek Women-Owned Startups

Pipeline Fellowship trains and connects diverse group of women to help fund female entrepreneurs

The number of African-American women-owned businesses in 2013 was estimated at 1.1 million,

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Coca-Cola’s $100 Million Plan to Support Women-Owned Businesses in Nigeria & Other Markets

Coca-Cola’s $100 Million Plan to Support Women-Owned Businesses in Nigeria and Other Markets

Coca-Cola & IFC donate $100 million to fund women owned companies

Coca-Cola’s new plan looks to solve the financing problems women entrepreneurs face in emerging markets

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In the tech industry, less than 1% of founders who have received venture capital funds are African American. Black women compose only a fraction of that 1%. But, you would never guess that walking into Ogilvy & Mather World headquarters in New York City for day one of the FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp. 

The one thing many of these women had in common was the passion and drive to create their own dream, and become employers in today’s high-growth innovation economy. Founded by Kathryn Finney, the FOCUS 100 symposium was designed to not only connect black female thought leaders and tech innovators, but arm them with the skills needed to make an impression on the mostly white, male-dominated world of tech startups. Here’s a glimpse at what transpired: --Marcia Wade Talbert

#FOCUS100: Black Women’s Tech Conference Becomes Trending Topic

Highlights from the FOCUS100 Pitch Bootcamp

Founded by Kathryn Finney, the FOCUS 100 symposium was designed to not only connect black…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tasha Smith: Tyler Perry’s Muse Puts Work Into Her Marriage (Literally)

The actress teams up with her husband for her latest business ventures

 
Actress Tasha Smith is best known for her breakthrough role as the vivacious Angela Williams…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Sylvia Woods’ Funeral: Bill Clinton, Bloomberg Pay Their Respects

Hundreds attend wake for Harlem's "Queen of Soul Food"

Hundreds packed Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church for the funeral of Soul Food queen and entrepreneur,…

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Black Female Trailblazers in Medicine

Pioneering physicians, researchers and surgeons

Take a look at black women making big strides as physicians and researches.

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Trailblazers

Since its premiere in 1970, Black Enterprise has highlighted the achievements of black female entrepreneurs,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Longtime friends hope shoe store for women with larger feet finds its niche

At 5 feet 6 inches and wearing size 12 footwear, Washington, D.C. native Toni Hall…

By Alan Hughes

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On the Rise: A Clean Slate, A Successful Business

How Elohim Cleaning Contractors CEO Sirena Moore started her commercial cleaning business and grew it to a multi-million dollar venture

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“As a teenage mother with no higher education and…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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How to Create a Predictable Paycheck for Your Business

Paying attention to how customers respond to your marketing messages can be a key to success for your business and your bottom line

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Big companies don’t rely on guesses or generalities when it comes to sales and…

By Felicia Joy

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Commitment: Are You Doing What It Takes to Succeed in Your Career?

As a professional, your ability to keep your commitments will either develop or dilute your brand

As a professional, your ability to keep your commitments will either develop or dilute your…

By Marshawn Evans

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Getting Started: Opening a Business with Your Best Friend

Kandi Burruss and Peaches Chin tell how they never let being in business together get in the way of their friendship

A conscious decision to succeed and never let business get in the way of their…

By Arlice Nichole

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Don’t Let Fear Keep You From Becoming an Entrepreneur

Adjust your mindset for success

How often have you thought about starting your own business only to have a doubt…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Three Passion-to-Profit Myths Debunked

Atlanta entrepreneur Tiffini Gatlin tells why you shouldn't make the leap on a whim

Some have an epiphany. Others know from the get-go. Tiffini Gatlin says a combination of…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Celebrity Side Hustle: WNBA Fashionista Cappie Pondexter

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

WNBA All-star Cappie Pondexter talks entrepreneurship and her fashion styling business, 4 Season Style Management.

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Home Base: 5 Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Your guide to running a home based business

With woman entrepreneurs elbowing their way into highly competitive industries, it takes more than a…

By Renita Burns

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Margaret Garner: Doing Business With Walmart

Advice from the president of Broadway Consolidated Companies, the first black female-owned construction firm to build a Walmart Store

A speaker at the 2020 Vision: Black Enterprise Economic Forum, Broadway Consolidated Companies Inc. President…

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Margaret Garner: What Obama Can Do For Black Business

The president of Broadway Consolidated Companies Inc. shares insights at the Black Enterprise Economic Forum

A speaker at 2020 Vision Black Enterprise Economic Forum, Broadway Consolidated Companies President Margaret Garner…

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Take it From Me: CamiCakes Cupcakes

Atlanta businesswoman shares the sweet and unsweetened sides of entrepreneurship

When CamiCakes Cupcakes (404-748-4288) opened its doors in 2006 in Orange Park, Florida, owner Andra…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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WATCH: Transitioning Into Entrepreneurship

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses "hybrid" entrepreneurship: working a full-time job while running a business.

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses “hybrid” entrepreneurship: working a full-time job…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Women of Power Summit 2010

Experience the power: A visual recap of the largest gathering of business women of color, Feb. 10-13 in La Quinta, Calif.

Didn’t make it to the 2010 Women of Power Summit? See what you missed, and…

By Lonnie C. Major

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You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread

Book gives insight on how to build a business with a friend

On the surface, Kristen Poe Hill and Renee E. Warren appear to be super successful…

By Ann Brown

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Oprah Means Business

By focusing on her message and expanding empire, she proved long ago that Harpo Inc. is about more than just talk

For the past 15 years, Oprah Winfrey repeatedly told her team that production of her…

By Sonia Alleyne

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