Tag Archives: Career Advancement

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Reggie Love: Career Lessons I Learned as President Obama’s Assistant

Love explains how working with POTUS has helped him to succeed in his career today

President Obama’s former assistant, Reggie Love, explains how his career lessons with POTUS have helped…

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Playwright Dominique Morisseau On Detroit and ‘Paradise Blue,’ Starring Blair Underwood

The multi-award winner talks the impact of building a foundation

Dominique Morisseau discusses her play, ‘Paradise Blue,’ her hometown of Detroit, and the challenges of…

By Rebecca Nichloson

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Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

New Program Helps Social Entrepreneurs Grow

Innovative organizations incorporate big company skills and knowledge

A new program is underway to help selected entrepreneurs incorporate big company skills and knowledge…

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[STUDY] Black Women Have Largest Gap Between Resources and Support Needed to Advance in Workplace

Report examines the career barriers women of color face in the work space

A Working Mother Research Institute report reveals the factors that are holding women of color…

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Blair Underwood’s Advice to Black Creatives: If You Want More, Create More

The actor talks the entertainment biz and making your own opportunities

Black Enterprise caught up with Blair Underwood to discuss his insights on success in the…

By Rebecca Nichloson

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Blair Underwood to Give 2015 Commencement Address at AmericanInterContinental University

The actor talks education, giving back, and what he hopes to share with this year's graduating class

On August 8, Blair Underwood will offer words of wisdom to the class of graduating…

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US Army Will Adapt Leadership Training to Benefit Future Leaders

Enhanced program promotes problem-solving and tactical skills

As part of the army’s plan to adapt leadership training, each training program has undergone…

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5 Best Ways to Get Your Startup Quality Media Coverage

Here are some tips to generate exposure

Every startup craves media attention and press. They know they need it, they just don’t…

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Make Peace With Your Inner ‘Maverick’

Why the 9-to-5 routine may not be for you

Have you ever considered that, all things being equal, your success and happiness might require…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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On the Move: EmblemHealth and UC-Riverside Add New Leaders to Their Roster

EmblemHealth names new VP of Human Resources and UC Riverside names new athletics director

EmblemHealth names Douglas Parks VP of Human Resources Strategy Transformation and UC Riverside names Tamica…

By Courtney Connley

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[RECAP] The BOSS Network’s ‘Ladies That Lead’ Tour Empowers NYC Women

Beverly Johnson, Caroline Clarke, Crystal McCrary and more share their journey to success

The BOSS Network’s “Ladies That Lead” tour empowers hundreds of professional NYC women.

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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

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4 Tips for Moving From Corporate Employee to Entrepreneur

Here’s how to make the leap to starting your own company

A would-be entrepreneur should save at least a year’s worth of salary before quitting a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Steps That Turn Internships into Jobs

Moving from opportunity to employment

A survey finds that employers made job offers to about 65% of their interns last…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Be Empowered: A Simple Strategy for Today’s Young Woman to Find Success

'The Girlprint' author Valeisha Butterfield shares secrets for ultimate advancement

Valeisha Butterfield, author and WEEN co-founder who has seen major career success since age 18…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Job-Hopping Affects Your Career

Survey shows the pros and cons to job-hopping

New survey shows the benefits and negative impact of job-hopping on an employee’s career.

By Courtney Connley

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BE Modern Man: Check Out This Week’s Ambassador Dr. Kareem J. Merrick

Special program features today's male leaders of color---in their words, their way

BE Modern Man is an integrative 10-week Web initiative that honors the essence, image and…

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Make Sure Your Online School Is Legit

Bogus programs cast a wide web of deceit

Take steps to ensure that your online school is legitimate. Bogus programs are costly and…

By Robin White Goode

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6 Former BE Kidpreneur and Teenpreneur Attendees Discuss the Importance of Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship

Teenpreneurs reflect on lessons learned and impact of entrepreneurship workshops

Entrepreneurship is arguably the crux of wealth-building, but too often, particularly in the black community,…

By Christine Edmond

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4 Career Building Tips for College Students on Summer Break

Tips for helping college students be better prepared for the workforce

Tips and advice to help college students get ahead in their career.

By Courtney Connley

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Meet the Nation’s Oldest Park Ranger: 93-Year Old Betty Soskin

Woman hopes to inspire girls of color and advocate for lifelong learning

Betty Soskin, 93, is the nation’s oldest park ranger and takes pride in her ranger…

By Brittany Dandy

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Women of Power: Vernice ‘Fly Girl’ Armour Talks the Gutsy Move That’s Changing Her Life

The former Marine Corps officer is taking on a new, very important mission

Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, a power women military veteran and successful entrepreneur reveal her latest…

By Brittany Dandy

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Top ‘Surprises’ You Will Encounter Your First Year of Business

If you're considering opening a business, be ready to learn these five lessons

The dream of opening a business is a fantasy that many people have. However, there…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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[WATCH] Miko Branch Talks Building Her Business From Scratch

Miss Jessie's co-owner shares her book's purpose and business lessons

The Miss Jessie’s co-owner, Miko Branch, shares her books purpose and her business lessons learned…

By Brittany Dandy

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Five Aspects of Body Language That Affect Business Communication

These unspoken cues can make or break understanding in the office

Master these techniques to communicate better in business.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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[LIVE STREAMING] Get Updates from the 2015 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Attendees prepare for three days of networking, learning and inspiration

Nation’s leading black entrepreneurs and executives gather in Atlanta for Black Enterprise’s 20th Annual Entrepreneurs…

By Courtney Connley

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ColorComm Announces 2015 Circle Awards Honorees

Organization will honor eight outstanding women during July conference

The national organization for women of color in communications will honor eight outstanding women during…

By Brittany Dandy

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Code Crew Plots Growth Through Accessible Learning

Jamal and Felicia O'Garro are on a mission to make learning code as comfortable as possible

Software developers Jamal and Felicia O’Garro started Code Crew in January 2013. It was only…

By Joel Lyons

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[STUDY] 2015 College Graduates More Confident About their Working Future

Current class of graduates say they feel more prepared for today's workforce

New survey shows 2015 college graduates are more confident about their ability to do well…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Best Cities to Start a Career

Four Texas cities ranked in the top 5

WalletHub releases a report that shows the best and worst cities for young professionals to…

By Courtney Connley

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Sierra Rainge Says ‘Dance in the Rain’ and Leave Room For Growth

Entrepreneur, life coach and author talks new book and business strategy

Sierra Rainge is the founder and owner of Limitless Living LLC and author of To…

By Brittany Dandy

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Brooklyn on Tech: Millennials Take Matters in Their Own Hands to Diversify Industry

Founders Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson talk movement to upgrade a generation's jobs skills

Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson detail passion for advocating for STEM and tech education in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Workplace Advancement: 10 Companies that Offer Tuition Assistance

See what companies invest in the career and educational advancement of employees

Ten companies that offer college tuition assistance to its employees.

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5 Cool U.S. Army Career Paths

Discover your dream job in the US Army

The U.S. Army gives you a great opportunity to get on-the-job training and try different…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Exemplary Female Leaders in the U.S. Army

These trailblazers rose through the ranks to positions of power

When it comes to securing and protecting the United States, women are thriving in leadership…

By Kandia Johnson

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Top Jobs and Industries for the Class of 2015

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for new graduates

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for…

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#BESMART: Check Out This Special Portal for Minority Students, Educators and Parents

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise and Combs Enterprises’ Kenny Burns Celebrate the ‘Good Life’ with Google Hangout

Lifestyle specialist talks fulfilling career, brand management and inspiration

Black Enterprise hosted a Google Hangout, sponsored by Lexus, with Kenny Burns, SVP of brand…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Move: Bloomberg and Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications Add New Talent

Professionals Erika Irish Brown and Lesley-Ann Thompson step into new leadership positions

Bloomberg, LP and award-winning PR firm Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications add new talent to their…

By Courtney Connley

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Broccoli City Founder Talks Using the Arts to Make Healthy Living Cool

Advertising professional Brandon McEachern details journey in advocacy for urban communities

Broccoli City founder talks creating a festival that uses culture and the arts to inform…

By Courtney Connley

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Female Professionals Winning: 5 Work-Life Balance Tips to Stay Sane

Steps to reach your highest potential and tap into your power

Five successful professional women share their tips on maintaining a healthy work-life balance while climbing…

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Branding 101: Kenny Burns Offers Three Tips to Help Millennials Establish Career Success

Revolt's SVP of brand development offers career advice to today's millennials

Revolt’s SVP of brand development, Kenny Burns offers tips to help millennials establish a successful…

By Courtney Connley

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[JOIN US LIVE] Kenny Burns and Black Enterprise Celebrating the ‘Good Life’

Google Hangout to be hosted April 22 to talk ultimate success with Combs Enterprises executive

Lexus and Black Enterprise is hosting a Google Hangout with Combs Enterprises executive Kenny Burns…

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Head Kid In Charge: 3 Awesome Child Entrepreneurs Who Can’t Even Drive Yet

We're confident that these kids are moguls in the making

These innovative child entrepreneurs inspire us and make us proud with their budding businesses.

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Smart Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Men Entrepreneurs

These savvy professionals and entrepreneurs share their wealthy wisdom

Seven men entrepreneurs share insight into their entrepreneurial success.

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Wendy Williams: ‘Marriage and Babies Stunt a Woman’s Growth Career-Wise’

The TV host suggests women should wait until after their 20s to have a husband and kids

Wendy Williams opens up about work/life balance and suggests that women wait until after their…

By Courtney Connley

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Best Answer to the Question: What are your salary requirements?

Gain control over your new salary in your next interview

Get interviewers to make first offer and gain control over your new salary during an…

By Brittany Dandy

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How One Young Professional is Creating a Network to Connect Female Entrepreneurs

Patrice Cameau creates a platform to help female CEOs thrive

Washington, DC publicist and communications consultant creates a platform to help female entrepreneurs thrive.

By Courtney Connley

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5 Unconventional Places to Network This Spring

Don't forget to add a few places to network to your social calendar

In the midst of making plans to enjoy warmer temperatures don’t forget to add a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Entrepreneurship Success: What Is Your ‘Passion-to-Action’ Plan?

How to turn your business vision into reality and build a follow-through strategy

With a plan for action and a winning strategy, your business concept will not only…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Harlem’s Fashion Row and McDonald’s Launch Student Fashion Design Competition

One lucky designer will showcase limited-edition work during New York Fashion Week

Harlem’s Fashion Row University and McDonald’s is offering the chance of a lifetime exclusively to…

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Darrin Dewitt Henson Talks New Film and Feeling Like a Teenager in Hollywood

Henson proves that he's just getting started in Hollywood

Actor Darrin Dewitt Henson talks working in Hollywood, being a student of the industry and…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank: Comedian Bruce-Bruce Takes Centerstage

How a great sense of humor can lead to a fulfilling career

TV host and film actor shares the keys to following your purpose and making a…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian Talks the Power of the Female Funny Bone

Yamaneika Saunders on early pursuit of stand-up success and TV roles for black women

Oxygen’s “Funny Girls,” a series premiering April 7, is providing another platform for women to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Publisher and Power Woman Mecca Moore on Evolving to ‘Think Pynk’

Co-founder of platform for 'pretty, provocative' females details her passion for girl power

Mecca Moore believes in the power of female ingenuity. As co-founder of ThinkPynk.com (Pynk Magazine),…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Education Outcomes Improving with No Child Left Behind Waivers

States make progress unfettered from NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that five states had been awarded four-year flexibility waivers.

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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Local Entrepreneur Wants To Get DC Black Businesses On ABC Shark Tank

Phoebe Group conducts pitch competitions, watch parties, and Shark Tank themed workshops

Shark Tank producers tour major cities this spring and summer connecting to minority entrepreneurs.

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5 Women Who Revamped Their Careers on Broadway

These starlets show they can shine on any stage

These singers and actresses take to Broadway to expand their careers and brands.

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

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T.I. Opens his First Restaurant: Scales 925

The upscale eatery is located in downtown Atlanta

T.I. is opening his first restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta on April 14.

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NFL to Hire B. Todd Jones as Disciplinary Officer

Former ATF director will oversee new conduct policy

Former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be in…

By Daron Pressley

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Star Awards: Delta Air Lines Honors Suppliers for Championing Diversity

Event highlights exemplary leadership and service

Delta Air Lines honored top small-business, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners during the company’s annual…

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

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Free Summer College Program for High School Juniors

Five-day accounting program in 11 campuses across New York state

Calling all rising high school juniors interested in the accounting profession: Application deadlines are approaching…

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MIT Africa Investment Forum to Host Business Leaders and Experts

Organizers building platform for initiatives for entrepreneurial training and bridging the gap

Themed “Unlocking Africa’s Innovation Potential,” this year’s event includes cross-generational dialogue on role of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Interview and Get the Job With These Winning Tips

Ace your next meeting with this advice

Use these tips to ace your next interview.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Plucked CEO and Founder joins Black Enterprise for BE Smart Twitter Chat

Denisha Kuhlor talks college experiences, applications, and how to better manage your time

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On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting…

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 ROI Points For This Year’s Attendees

Register today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprising innovators

Here are six good reasons you should be attending a landmark event where innovation dynamically…

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to Launch TV Hosting Workshop at ABFF

Course to be led by Hollywood talent manager Marki Costello

The search for the next TV star comes to the American Black Film Festival as…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Win a Mentoring Session with Director Malcolm D. Lee

'The Best Man' hitmaker details secrets to success and importance of guidance in industry

‘The Best Man’ hitmaker offers mentorship to filmmakers through a partnership with the American Black…

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3 Strategies for Ultimate Time Management

At the top of the week, it's great to get a good start in protecting a valuable asset

Use these strategies to make a bigger impact in the workplace, increasing productivity and reducing…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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15 Student Filmmakers Selected to Show Their Videos at 2nd Annual White House Student Film Festival

The videos were selected from 1,700 submissions

Specifically the Call to Arts is a three-year effort to expose young people to careers…

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Scholarship Alert: CUNY Offering Up to $30,000 for Diversity in Labor

School of Professional Studies is accepting applications

City University of New York School of Professional Studies is accepting applications for its Joseph…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Author and Motivation Expert Lisa Nichols Confirmed to Speak

One of the first black women with a publicly traded company seeks to empower entrepreneurs in Atlanta

Black Enterprise has confirmed author and motivation speaker Lisa Nichols to attend its 20th Annual…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Music Icon Clarence Avant to Receive Trailblazer Award

Executive being honored for legendary business savvy and longevity in Hollywood

Entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at Black Enterprise’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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3 Quick Tips for Writing and Publishing Book

Top-selling author shares what helped her kick off writing

Beyond making the decision to write about something you know, you should have a good…

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SXSW 2015 is Here: Attend Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences

The extravagant festivals and conferences are being held in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest 2015 took off on Friday, March 13th and will take place through…

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Women’s History Month: Advocacy Group Honors Global Leaders at Library of Congress

Global Connections for Women Foundation hosts first female president of Malawi, among other honorees

Check out highlights from the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) honors gala, hosted at…

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Beware Toxic Employess

Five Tips for Handling Tough Workplace Personalities

How to use emotional intelligence with office peers

Learn how to not only deal with different personalities at work, but get along with…

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Women’s History Month: 5 Tips to Get What You’re Worth

Don't shortchange yourself from getting the best for your life

If you’re a professional woman, you won’t want to forget these four pivotal tips in…

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

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5 Networking Events to Break Into the Fashion Industry

These conferences and workshops will help you gain the necessary tools

The fashion industry is notorious for its exclusivity, and finding a way to break in…

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3 Ways to Escalate Career Development for Rookies

Use these strategies to get ahead

You’ve just started a career that you love. And while your education—and likely your charisma—helped you…

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Day 3: Leading Executives Talk Diversity and Innovation in the Workplace

Executives from Grosvenor Capital Management, PepsiCo, Bank of America and Intel Corp. offer insights

Leading female executives talk the value of adding diversity and innovation to the workplace

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Day 3: Experts Offer Tips for Getting ‘Unstuck’ in Your Career

Attendees learn how to refresh their professional development strategy

Dawn Davis, Marlene Gordon, Barbara Carr and Trudy Bourgeois offer tips on getting unstuck in…

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Women of Power Summit: Day 3 Begins With More Dynamic Networking and Learning

More fitness, wellness, leadership sessions continue

Attendees continue dynamic networking and enriching participating in events at the Black Enterprise Women of…

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Day 2: Afternoon Sessions Filled with Style, Leadership and Leisure at Women of Power Summit

Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols, beauty entrepreneurs, vision boards and more

The afternoon on Day 2 of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power continues with Mellody Hobson,…

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Day 2: Mellody Hobson Talks Career Success and Being Unapologetically Black

Ariel Investments L.L.C. President Melody Hobson talks her journey to career success and being unapologetically…

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Day 2: Star Jones Moderates ‘Masterful Moves’ Session for Power Women

From family upbringing to dealing with sexism, panelists shared potent tips

Star Jones, president of the Professional Diversity Network and National Association of Professional Women, moderated…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn Power of Financial Independence

Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale how to build and sustain a lucrative future

Financial experts Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale talk the importance of financial independence

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Day 2, Social Media Buzz: Attendees Share Experience at Women of Power Summit

More highlights as power women share insights and make connections

The second day of power networking and empowerment continues in Fort Lauderdale Florida at the…

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[WATCH LIVE NOW] Women of Power Summit Events Streaming Video

Catch top moments of excitement and empowerment via the Web

You can catch top moments from the Women of Power Summit via Black Enterprise’s live…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn How to Be Effective Leaders in the Workplace

Adrienne Lofton, Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Katrina Adams offer dynamic strategy

Adrienne Lofton, Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Katrina Adams offer tips on how to reach your leadership…

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Day 2: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off with Rise and Shine Morning Activities

Yoga on the beach and fitness by Jodi Brockington start the day

Day two of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit kicks off with Rise & Shine…

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Social Media Buzz: Women of Power Summit, Day 1

Hundreds convene in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for empowerment and networking

On day 1 of the Women of Power Summit, sponsored by State Farm, hundreds of…

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Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

Executives will be honored today during Women of Power Summit

The February 2015 issue of Black Enterprise highlights women of color leading the charge at…

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Women’s History Month: 7 Fun, Enlightening Ways to Celebrate

Each year in March, organizations, schools and communities throughout the nation promote a multicultural women’s…

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Day 1: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hundreds of professional and executives gather for three days of networking, inspiration and fun

The 2015 Women of Power Summit kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with hundreds of…

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[RECAP] Innov8tiv Hosts Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women

Women of color had the opportunity to practice and connect with other entrepreneurs

On Tuesday Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Brooklyn, Innov8tiv hosted the event…

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One-Way Trip To Mars: Mars One To Establish A Permanent Human Settlement

The next giant leap for mankind is here

Mars One is a Dutch nonprofit that is planning to establish a permanent human settlement…

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8 Tips to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

With this strategy you can boost your chances to get the corner office you deserve

This strategy can help you boost your visibility and get the corner office you deserve.

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

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Leadership at Work: 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Communication Skills

These steps will help you enhance dialogue and listening skills

Use these strategies to enhance your dialogue in the workplace for leadership success.

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Boss Habits: 5 Steps to Boost Your Executive Presence

Can you thrive in unpredictable circumstances? Relate to an audience? Learn how

Whether a manager, entry-level professional or budding entrepreneur, this strategy can help you enhance your…

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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Lucidity CEO Michele Gilliam Morrissey Talks Tips for Communicating Competence

Knowing how language and relatability correlate with your skills is vital

Michele Gilliam Morrissey, CEO of Lucidity, a corporate communications and consulting firm, shares strategies to…

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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

Networking events for film and TV to hit Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

The American Black Film Festival plans nationwide Meet Ups to connect the black film and…

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

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On the Move: UniWorld Group and Combs Enterprises Announce Promotions

Gregory Edwards, Melissa Davis, Matilda Ivey, and Kenny Burns gain executive seats

UniWorld Group, Inc. and Combs Enterprises announce new executive promotions.

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

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Working in the Caribbean: Hospitality Professional Russell George Details Global Transitions

Industry vet talks expanding perception of Trinidad, hosting royalty and professional success

Russell George shares his early beginnings in tourism industry, hosting royalty, and what makes Trinidad…

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

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Infor CEO Talks Passion for Changing the Way People Work in Tech

Charles Phillips details career journey and tips for others to succeed in the industry

Infor CEO details where his interests in tech began and how we seeks to increase…

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Journalist Mara Schiavocampo Talks Juggling Career Demands and Weight Loss

ABC News correspondent opens up about her journey to living a healthier lifestyle

Television journalist Mara Television journalist Mara Schiavocampo opens up about her weight- loss journey and…

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Wendell Scott Sr. Stakes Place Among History’s Icons in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame

Family and industry leaders reflect on his legacy and a well-deserved honor

The Scott family celebrates after receiving the NASCAR Hall of Fame jacket in honor of…

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Jump-Starting Your Global Business: Africa-America Institute Presenting Speaker Series

Panel of leading business professionals will offer tips, advice and insights for entrepreneurs

The Africa-America Institute’s Speaker Series seeks to help U.S.-based entrepreneurs learn how to build a…

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

Check out the issues that are top-of-mind for directors

Women Corporate Directors shares top 10 growing board trends for this year from their research.

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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RECAP: GlamUniversity’s GirlPower Sleepover

Leading entrepreneurs and professionals empower women at Atlanta event

The Atlanta event welcomed women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to an intensive overnight business…

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

President of Professional Diversity Network leading 'Masterful Moves' discussion

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

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TODAY: Join Actress Tasha Smith for Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with ABFF

'Empire' co-star talks coaching, life experiences and advancing in Hollywood

On the heels of her Twitter chat with Black Enterprise and ABFF, Tasha Smith talks…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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Sabrina Peterson Presents “GirlPower SleepOver” to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur pays it forward by unifying networks and providing insider tips

Presented in a business bootcamp format, attendees will attend a sleepover with 25 successful women…

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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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Young Leader Debuts Show to Tell True Story of Africa

Face2Face Africa announces its newest platform, The Sandra Appiah Show

Face2Face Africa presents the Sandra Appiah Show which will premiere this Sunday January 18th at…

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Book Review: The Man From Essence by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards

Whether for business lessons or just for the drama, this is one read you'll find hard to put down

Rarely do business biographies offer glamour and Scandal-meets-Mad-Men intrigue that you get from The Man…

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Submission Form Open for White House Student Film Festival

Obama administration chooses community service as this year's film festival theme

White House opens up submission forms for their 2nd annual Student Film Festival

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Cool Jobs: Sandals Resorts Executive Leadership Experience with Hospitality

With more than 25 years experience, Wayne Cummings details global career catering to diverse consumers

As the director of business processes and administration for Sandals Resorts International, Wayne Cummings details…

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New Year, New You: 6 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Learn to do better in time management and productivity with these tips

Next year should be about working smarter to reach your goals. Here’s how.

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7 Creative Ways to Cover Conference Expenses

Boost your marketability by using these tips to ensure you network toward success

Conferences can be expensive, but you don’t have to go broke to upgrade your marketability.…

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Women of Power Summit: Angela Pitter, Dr. Dorothy Terrell and Dara Richardson-Heron Confirmed Panelists

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

Black Enterprise announced the addition of three new confirmed honorees at the 2015 Women of…

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The Sports Résumé: The Best Season for Your Football Coaching Job Search

Take heed to these tips on ideal strategy for getting the gig

If seeking a position within a football coaching staff at the high school or collegiate…

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Decoded: 6 Power Women Who Drove Culture and Conversation in 2014

In 2014, women of color inspired conversations about issues that matter and shaped culture around…

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5 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

With these tech tools, there's no way you'll miss goals in 2015

No excuses. These tech tools will help you stay on track with your goals for…

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

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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The Tech Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

From data mining to user interface design, Linked In research reveals advantageous qualifications

Tech skills dominated LinkedIn’s end-of-year list of skills in demand, ranging from data mining to…

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Top Sports Endorsement Deals

From LeBron James to Tiger Woods, these stars are demanding hefty endorsement deals

These days, most athletes seem to be business savvy. While others have smartly used the…

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Do Your Career Resolutions Pack a Punch?

Follow these 3 strategies to get ahead of the game for 2015

Do your career resolutions inspire you to get up early or stay up to achieve…

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The Brand Audition: Casting Your Business For Center Stage

7 tips to help business owners run the show

Here are seven tips to cast your business to center stage:
1. Show Up (On Time)
Well,…

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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The App You Need Before Your Next Job Interview or Business Meeting

Charlie can save you 30 minutes per day

Nowadays, nearly everyone has a mobile device at their fingertips and the Internet readily available.…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

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Black Wealth: 4 Top Billionaires of Africa

These business tycoons' hard work paid off in a big way

Here are four leading African billionaires Africa who have built empires.

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Where Are They Now: 7 Powerful Business Leaders Who Changed the Game

Find out what these 'Future Leaders to Watch' of 1995 are up to today

Find out where these top “25 Future Leaders to Watch” are today. Were predictions correct?

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On The Move: James Mitchell, Jr. Joins Rock Creek; Michelle Lee Heads Wells Fargo East Coast Community

Lee becomes highest ranking African American community banking executive

James Mitchell, Jr appointed managing director at Rock Creek and Michelle Lee named new head…

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