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Cool Jobs: Successful TV Writer Talks Molding Hit Shows

With a resume that includes Tyler Perry Studios, Tanya Hoffler's got what it takes

Industry vet Tanya Hoffler of Tyler Perry Studios details writing for major sitcoms, and key…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Fashion Crazed

If you have a knack for style and flair, these options are for you

Love shopping or all that is fashion? These cool jobs are right up your alley.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

For Boomers who want more than the sedentary, here are a few interesting options

If your over age 55 and looking for a cool job that’s beyond the sedentary,…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Social Media Fanatics

These options are perfect for the Web savvy

If you love being on the Web and have a knack for social media, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Extroverts

Check out these top options for employment

If you’re an extrovert, these are the perfect fit for you.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs Perfect for Introverts

If you're more inclined to work 'inward,' these options are worth exploring

If you’re an introvert, these cool jobs are perfect for you.

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Queen Latifah Show Promotes Industry Vets

Among other new appointments, Ianthe Jones becomes co-EP on talk show

Sony Pictures Television announced changes within ranks, including naming Ianthe Jones as co-executive producer of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Top 10 Cities for Worker Satisfaction

Austin, Atlanta, and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings

Huntsville, Atlanta and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings among employees, according…

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Maya Angelou: Top 10 Boss Moves of a Global Renaissance Woman

Novelist, actress and educator laid the groundwork for female bosses of color around the world

Remembering her legacy, here are the top 10 most daring and inspiring career moments of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Single Ladies’ Dancer Talks Longevity in the Industry

Ebony Williams found success following her dream and leveraging creative skills

Ebony Williams, a trained professional dancer who’s worked with the likes of Beyonce, talks the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nicole Chaplin: From Marketing Celebrities to Training Them

Celebrity fitness professional: 'I am a motivator above all things'

Author and celebrity trainer discusses her career change from marketing professional to world of fitness.

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 2: Kick-Off One-on-One with Valerie Daniels-Carter

Attendees set to be inspired and empowered by queen of franchising

The second day of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicks off with a one-on-one with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ugandan-Born Business Leader Talks Career Transitions and Changing Dialogue on Africa

Liz Ngonzi talks international transitions and advances for global development

Culture cultivator and entrepreneur Liz Ngonzi talks career transitions and how women can pursue a…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Celebrity Stylist Talks How She Expanded Brand Globally

Felicia Leatherwood went from local beautician to international haircare phenom

Global stylist and natural haircare advocate details how she went from local beautician to international…

By Kandia Johnson

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Code Fever Co-Founder Felecia Hatcher Talks the Importance of STEM Education

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker advocates for youth

Code Fever co-founder talks the importance of STEM education and the need for entrepreneurs to…

By Courtney Connley

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OneUnited Bank President Teri Williams Talks About Book, ‘I Got Bank’

Financial services leader also details advice on financial fitness advocacy

Teri Williams, president at OneUnited Bank, talks her book, financial literacy, and the importance of…

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‘An African City’ Producer Talks How Global Career Transition Inspired Hit Web Series

Nicole Amarteifio took experiences working abroad to highlight professional women

Nicole Amarteifio, executive producer of “An African City,” talks working in Africa and how experiences…

By Nina Oduro

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Survey: Working Moms More Content With Jobs Than Dads

Employers say parenting skills transferable in job market

Research shows more job fulfillment among working mothers. It also indicates transferable skills from parenting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

CEO asserts natural beauty brand is resilient and still in business

Carol’s Daughter stores are closing their doors, but the company is not shutting down, CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women In Communications Honors Queen Latifah

R&B diva Mary J. Blige presents Matrix Award to the entrepreneur and hip hop icon at New York ceremony

The 44th Annual Matrix Awards recognizes women who have made significant contributions within the communications…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

By Courtney Connley

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Coca-Cola Appoints New EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Kathy N. Waller brings extensive leadership experience and accounting expertise

The Coca-Cola Co. board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kathy N. Waller as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Nicki Minaj Factor: 3 Career Lessons on Rebranding For Milliennials

Millennials: Take a cue on tone-down image when making career transitions

Nicki Minaj’s toned-down image teaches not only a lesson or two in style, but in…

By Courtney Connley

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Girls and Guns: Booming Market for Female Gun Instructors

Entrepreneur says female advantage: 'Knowing which side women carry purse'

Female gun instructors in high demand reports entrepreneur. “It can be as simple as knowing…

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Journalist Robin Roberts Talks Strength of Women … and Friendly Competition with Michelle Obama

At NAPW conference, breast cancer survivor inspires with career of triumphs

National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honored journalist Robin Roberts with the Icon Awards. She…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Star Jones and National Association of Professional Women Kick Off Conference in NYC

Top speakers include Barbara Corcoran and Robin Roberts

Hosted by Star Jones, more than 1,100 professionals to convene to network and be inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ebony Magazine Names Mitzi Miller New Editor-in-Chief

Award-winning journalist and author moves to new post from Jet

Ebony magazine recently announced the appointment of Mitzi Miller as its new editor-in-chief.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: How a Professional Mastered Art of Gifting to Make a Living

Afi Lartey shares tips on relationships and leveraging swag bags for branding

Afi Lartey shares tips on overcoming fear, working with global clients and making unforgettable statements…

By Nina Oduro

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Cool Jobs: Van Adams’ Mix of Sports, STEM and Business a Recipe for Success

Leader talks male-dominated industry and how to play to win

We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a…

By Mia N. Hall

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3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Author & Marketer Sabrina Kizzie

Key people in your circles you should always stay connected with

Author and Baruch College lecturer Sabrina Kizzie shares the importance of keeping in touch with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie

Restaurateur gives tips on career longevity and prepping for expansion

Restaurateur and OWN network TV star Miss Robbie Montgomery talks career longevity and plans for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Two Females Forge Global Bonds in the Heart of Harlem

How Harlem Shake founders found success in meshing cultures and diverse talents

Harlem Shake partners Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum have found that by embracing diversity and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Success Quips: 3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Boss Network’s Cameka Smith

How to diffuse the most awkward situations when trying to connect

In this special BlackEnterprise.com series, we share quick and dirty tips on career enhancement and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges

Poll examines the issues that drive young people to action

Survey of 17- to 26-year-olds finds an generation that believes it is better equipped than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities

Advocacy efforts start April to promote African-American study and occupation pursuit

Landscape architects will work in April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically…

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ADT Names Jerri DeVard New SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Spelman College grad and board member brings exemplary leadership to post

The ADT Corp., a leading company that provides residential and small business electronic securityand other…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Irene Dele-Adejumo Crafts Sweet Works of Art with Fruit

Nigerian-American founder of Fruit Art talks meshing creativity with career

Irene Dele-Adejumo, chef and fruit carver talks learning to turn fruit into art and expanding…

By Nina Oduro

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to successful social media career

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to success social media career at Facebook.

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Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College

Leading administrator brings neuroscience and business management experience

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D. becomes first African American and female president at Trinity College in Connecticut.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

By Daron Pressley

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Since 2009, Saran Kaba Jones has raised more than $250,000 for clean water projects in Liberia with via her nonprofit, FACE Africa, and partners including the Voss Foundation, JP MorganChase Community Giving, P&G’s Covergirl, The Global Neighborhood Fund, Chevron, the Coca-Cola Co., and The Segal Family Foundation.

"I'm continuing in the legacy of my father, who always stressed to me about reaching back and being of service," Jones said at the event, which was held at New York's beautiful Chelsea Piers. For her work, Jones has been listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers, alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah  Gbowee and was named a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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PHOTOS: WASH Gala Brings Out Who’s Who in Global Business, Fashion & Entertainment

FACE Africa’s WASH Gala brought out the who’s who in global business, fashion and entertainment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Tech, healthcare and business careers dominate Forbes' list

Forbes released its list for the top-paying jobs for women. However, in powerhouse careers, pay…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Talks Creating International Network of Women

How Lilian Ajayi seeks to take power networking to the next level

Lilian Ajayi, founder of Global Connections for Women (GC4W), discusses why connecting women for empowering…

By Kandia Johnson

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Cool Jobs: Young Stylist to the Stars Talks Career Capital & Longterm Success

Olori Swank talks tips for young hopefuls in tough fashion industry

Self-taught celebrity stylist to stars including TI and Nicole Murphy shares how to build long-lasting…

By Daron Pressley

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Power Women of the Diaspora: A Leader’s Journey from Chemist to Business Advocate

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D, details passion for pushing boundaries for success

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce talks diverse…

By Nina Oduro

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Women Dominate Low-Wage Jobs But Still Paid Less Than Men

Working mothers face earnings gap

Research finds that though women dominate low-wage jobs, they are still paid less than their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success

Anie-Akpe Lewis, Innov8tiv mag founder, talks leveraging diverse experiences

Akpe-Lewis, banking executive and founder of Innov8tiv magazine, shares how her diverse career background has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Social Media Maven Ignites Social Change and Career Fulfillment Through Fierce Shoes & Action

How Luvvie Ajayi turned passion for digital media and shoes into HIV activism

Digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi decided to use her passion for AIDS advocacy and social media…

By Kandia Johnson

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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

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"What I wanted to do was connect women of color globally to define  the world on their terms," said Simone Bresi-Ando, far right, founder of I'mPOSSIBLE, whose career and motivation conversations started in the U.K. via Google Hangouts and events. With her social enterprise, Bresi-Ando seeks to educate, connect and empower young women of color by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of women from all ethnic backgrounds, showcasing their life stories and successes.

"There's something Lupita N'yong'o said that I just can't get out of my mind. The phrase she used was 'the seduction of inadequacy,' and it struck me---stopped me in tracks," said Bresi-Ando. "We are so used to being seduced by inadequacy. What I want to ask you today is, could you please stop it? Now, we can be seduced by the possible."

Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed

At the ImPossible Conversations event in New York City, four female leaders in media and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Singer Estelle Talks the Power of Women and Importance of Global Boss Moves

Grammy-award winning artist and label founder inspires next generation

Grammy award-winning artist and New London Records founder Estelle talks about the true power of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Continuing the Momentum of Lupita: 3 Boss Moves to Get You Started

Millennials, be inspired in your career journey as we all watch Nyong'o's star rise

Inspired by the career journey of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, check out three boss moves that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: DASNY Executive Gains Post at NYC Comptroller’s Office

Carra Wallace brings 20 years of public sector experience to newly created position

Carra Wallace, of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, gains new post…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Not Your Average Networking: 3 Fun Ways to Build Connections

Ladies, here's a refreshing break from the same old, same old

Sick of the same old, tired networking events? Here are three ways to shake things…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching

Kaya Henderson offers tools for success for today's educators

Kaya Henderson, chancellor for Washington D.C. Public Schools, share tools for success in education.

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Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean

How Krystal Norman expanded her career horizons by working abroad

Through her work abroad, Krystle Norman has organized and spearheaded global as well as local…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Report: U.S. Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Hits 6.7%

African Americans still see disproportionate unemployment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report, showing little change in unemployment in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

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Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley Lands Post as Chair of Executive Leadership Council

Executive brings stellar global investment and business experience

Carla Harris, of Morgan Stanley, has been appointed chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: Female Leaders See Record Year Among Most Wealthy and Successful

Forbes list reveals three industry powerhouses of African descent

Forbes released its 2014 list of the world’s most wealthy, with women having a record…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: Global Executive Talks 3 Tips For Taking Business International

Julia Wilson traveled to South Africa and never looked back

Wilson is bullish on the African continent

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Women’s History Month: 5 Ways to Draw From Diverse Experiences for Job-Seeking Success

Five areas of transferable skills that can upgrade your marketability

Women complete tasks every day that make them a force to be reckoned with. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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

Panel of executives discuss navigating through a range of transitions

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women’s History Month: ‘The Hip-Hop Professional’ Talks Gaining Career Longevity

Music exec-turned-entrepreneur shares three tips for success

Music industry vet and entrepreneur Shanti Das shares three keys to longevity and career success…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Risk, Re-brand & Reboot: The Art of Reinvention

Linda Johnson Rice and Desiree Rogers of Johnson Publishing Co. talk career journeys

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., and Desiree Rogers, CEO of the powerhouse…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Manage Your Online Reputation

How to ensure your Web brand matches reality

The Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, attendees learned how to manage their Web brand…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: How to Have the Career Team Advantage

Professionals encouraged to get honest feedback for true professional growth

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, professionals learned the importance of having a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: One-on-One with Apple Environmental Executive Lisa Jackson

Former EPA chief talks facing career challenges and thriving under pressure

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, former EPA chief Lisa Jackson discussed her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Maximize LinkedIn for Professional Success

Think beyond the basics to ensure you're getting the most from your experience

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper shares tips for Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: How to Become the Go-To Person for Winning Results

Women of Power panelists share insights on positioning themselves as leaders

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, corporate leaders share how women can position…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Conquering Self-Doubt to Achieve Success

Professional women explore concept of the 'imposter phenomenon'

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On day two of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Legacy Award Honoree Myrlie Evers Williams Talks Life’s Work & Reinvention

Civil rights advocate shares insights on Medgar Evers and her upcoming memoire

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, editorial director Sonia Alleyne sat down one-on-one…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Day Two: Professionals Start Day with Fitness and Empowerment

Professionals have full day of enriching seminars in store

Day two of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit has begun with fitness and…

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Women of Power: 3 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch

Add fast, fun convenience to making quality connections with these tech tools

Three apps that make networking at any conference or professional convention convenient, fast and fun.

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Master Connector Jodi Brockington Shares Insider Tips on Using Tech to Build Your Network

Check out these tips on how to leverage social media for quality connections

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Florida, master connector Jodi…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Summit Kicks Off In Boca Raton, Florida

Participants start events with Macy's shopping and pampering

Professionals and executives venture to sunny Florida as the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Outragous–Even Bizarre–Firings That Made the News

These cases of termination raised more than an eyebrow

A Des Moines man was fired after using a forklift to free goodies from a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Bad Girl to Event Planner, Karleen Roy Achieves Career Success

Young leader talks expanding her brand and importance of great relationships

Howard University alumna used experience working with Sean Combs to launch self-sustaining career and events…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Workplace Trends: Is It True that People Don’t Prefer Working With or For Women?

Research says perception vs. experience doesn't exactly add up

Recent research finds that many people don’t have a preference either way when it comes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Successfully Navigate an Office Romance

Four tips for managing expectations and avoiding disaster

An office romance can be heaven or mean disaster. If you’re in one—or contemplating—here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Top Industries Where Office Romance Is Most Likely to Blossom

Recent survey shows trends in workplace love affairs

Recent survey found nearly two in five (38%) of U.S. workers have dated someone who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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2014 Women of Power: S. Lynn Cooper Shares How To Use LinkedIn To Move Up

How effectively are you using your professional profile page?

S. Lynn Cooper, founder of Socially Ahead, shares insider tips on how to leverage one…

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Women of Power: Amsale Aberra Talks Leadership and Building Bridal Legacy

Fashion powerhouse took early beginnings as assistant and expanded empire

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Ethopia-born Amsale Aberra was able to transcend from being…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson

Take cues from a woman who embodies grace and professional tenacity

Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right who many young professionals should be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Africa Fashion Week Founder Uses Passion to Rebrand Continent

Adiat Disu talks power of social media in expanding reach of international designers

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Adiat Disu (@AdiatDisu), a native of…

By Kandia Johnson

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Women of Power: Dress for Success CEO Talks Work’s Inspiration and Passion in Profession

Joi Gordon shares beauty of female advocacy and brand growth

Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon discusss the inspiration for her work and the organization’s…

By Sonia Alleyne

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New Study: Women in Hollywood Earn Less As Career Progresses

For black actresses, picture gets more gloomy

A new study further supports notion that female actresses earn less as they get older,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor

Executive shares how women of color can leverage diversity of opportunities

Shawn Outler, a group vice president at Macy’s, shares her career journey and how women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Using Shea Butter to Empower Women Around the World

Rahama Wright talks expanding career and advocacy brand

Young leader Rahama Wright talks her career journey, her social enterprise and how shea butter…

By Nina Oduro

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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career

Nigerian-American social entrepreneur Zim Ugochukwu talks expanding horizons

Zim Ugochukwu, a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur, details how global travel has enriched her career journey…

By Kandia Johnson

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Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood

Learn how to leverage your valuable female network

Black Enterprise Women of Power alumna Star Jones Talks Power of sisterhood in career success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Author and Life Coach Shares Insights on Happiness and Defining Success

Learn how to create synergy between your passions and your work

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves

Castmate opens up about catfights, career advancement and black power women

‘A Belle In Brooklyn’ author and life coach, Demetria Lucas, talks expanding her multi-platform brand…

By Kimberly Wilson

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EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’

King discuss leading, business strategy and diversity

In a Black Enterprise Interview, Nationwide’s Gale V. King discusses her take on a number…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication

Young phenom executive Chekesha Kidd gives insider details on effective leadership

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If you’re a young professional, your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career

'Tom Joyner Morning Show' producer Nikki Woods shares tips on fulfillment

Nikki Woods, senior producer for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” talks strategies to keep your…

By Antoine Moss

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Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance

Leading executive details tips to boost your career

Audra Bohannon, a Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna and leading business consultant, talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Annual Music Biz Convention

Industry vet will be first female executive to receive the honor

Power woman and music icon Sylvia Rhone will be the first female executive to receive…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford

Ultimate networker shares insider tips for making quality connections

Entrepreneur and power networker Debra Langford has impressive career receipts, and talks networking mojo tips…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman

Former Microsoft professional shares insights to inspire

Entrepreneur and former Microsoft recruitment professional Kelly Chapman shares insights on tech employment at Black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Amber Ruffin Reportedly First Black Female Writer in Late-Night TV

Comedian brings Chicago training and performance experience

Amber Ruffin has joined the Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” writing room recently, becoming the first…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Josie Thomas Promoted to EVP and Chief Diversity Officer at CBS

Executive brings legal and business experience to new post

Josie Thomas was recently promoted to executive vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at CBS…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Organization Kicks Off New Initiative to Promote Career Development and Entrepreneurship

Group also partnering with Give1 Project for women's program in Senegal

Walker’s Legacy, a national resource for women in business, is kicking off its initiative to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Negative Depictions of Black Power Women: Enough is Enough

Is diversifying character plots a bit too much to ask?

BET debuted “Being Mary Jane,” and one avid TV consumer says, in terms of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Meet the First Black Female Comic on SNL in Six Years

Get to know the latest addition to the cast

After controversy about lack of diversity on Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata joins the ranks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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TV One Host & Former ESPN Correspondent Shares Advice on Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry

Shannon Cross talks winning career strategy for women

TV personality and TV One host Shannon Cross give details on her career advancement and…

By Daron Pressley

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From History Teacher to Haircare Entrepreneur: How One Woman Made the Transition

Natural powerhouse Karen Tappin details tips for success

A former educator, Karen Tappin chose to step out on faith and start her natural…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: ‘Branding Queen’ Talks Creative Career Path and Juggling Entrepreneurship with Day Job

Tola Lawal, founder of SixOne7Creative makes it happen

Tola Lawal, who has worked behind the scenes for brands including BET and Blue Flame,…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Spring-Hued Coats to Warm Up Winter Looks

Make a statement with pastel outerwear

These picks from Ebony.com contributor Kela Walker will give you plenty of options to top…

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Artist and Fitness Buff Talks Social Media’s Role in Career Advancement

Keaira LaShae uses Web to merge professional interests

Artist and fitness enthusiast Keaira LaShae has used social media to fuel her day job…

By Sasha King

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Applause Africa Honors Global Leaders at African Diaspora Awards

Honorees include Nobel Laureate and Hopstop founder

Check out this photo recap of Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards honoring global leaders in…

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On the Radar: Africa’s Leading Women in Business, Entertainment, Politics and Advocacy

The AWP Network highlights global powerhouses we all should watch

The AWP Network highlights global power women, some well-known and others under-the-radar, who we all…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Do Call It a Comeback: 4 Lessons on Career Rebounding from the Soul Train Awards

This year's show embodied true essence of triumph over professional challenges

The Soul Train Music Awards were a hit, holding a prevalent theme of career comebacks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Through Dec. 2, the 'Beauty for the Bold' campaign will host events, profile inspiring women, and conduct Twitter chats and forums on domestic violence  to bring awareness.

The tour's next stop will be in Atlanta on December 2 at the Mary Hall Freedom House. For more information visit BlackCelebrityGiving.com/BeautyForTheBold.

Celebrities and Professional Women Team Up to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

'Beauty for the Bold' campaign campaign kicks off in New York

Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown, along with celebrity friends and professional give back…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Singer Kelis Adds Culinary Skills to Her Career Portfolio

Music star introduces new sauce line, Feast

One of the little known facts about music artist Kelis is her culinary skills

By Sasha King

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Color Code: What Do the Hues You Wear to Work Say About You?

Survey: Recruiters favor black and blue as exuding leadership and confidence

New survey of recruiters and HR professionals reveals the importance of attire and colors in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women: 3 Ways to Overcome Workplace Stereotypes

HR and career development professional shares insider secrets to success

Workplace stereotypes are still prevalent in terms of how women are perceived. Here’s how you…

By Antoine Moss

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Power OOTD: Working African Prints

A perfect starting point to add fun flair to your look

African prints are the perfect way to add flair and incorporate a hot fall trend…

By Shea Zephir

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Cool Jobs: Skincare Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Music Theater to Beauty Industry

Milla Thomas: 'I'm blessed to have found the (career) love of my life'

After studying music theater and working in show business, entrepreneur Milla Thomas found the (career)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Epic Records VP Shares How Women Can Break Out and Make it to the Top

Traci Adams' keys to success: Power guidance and confidence

From Georgia to New York City, Traci Adams has made her mark on the music…

By Amber McKynzie

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: A Touch of Class in Thigh-High Boots

This trend can be pulled off at work without being risque

These high-high boots are not for street-walkers, but for power women who push the fashion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career

Take a cue from Olivia Pope's team of fixers to avoid professional travesties

Scandal’s popular gladiators can teach us all a thing or two about avoiding scandals in…

By Antoine Moss

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Power OOTD: Workin’ That Peplum

Popular trend can be both slimming and chic

Peplum has been quite the trendy fashion statement for several years. Here’s how to rock…

By Shea Zephir

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Female Tech Leaders Honored at “Women of Color” Event

Chrysler Group professionals get top awards

Women professionals of color from Chrysler group honored as leaders in STEM leadership.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Suit Up In Houndstooth

How to rock a pattern that's making a subtle comeback

This black-and-white checked print is making a subtle comeback. Here’s how to rock it in…

By Shea Zephir

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Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders

Amini Kajunju gives her strategy for global leadership achievement

Africa-America Institute CEO Amini Kajunju shares her insights on strategic career building for prospective women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art

Sharon and Karen Mackey prove that anyone can re-pave and reinvent professional paths

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We…

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Leather Chic for the Office

How to rock one of fall's hottest trends without breaking dress code

It may not be in the dress-for-success playbook, but a little leather never hurt anybody.…

By Shea Zephir

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala

Honorees tout key to being as passionate about business as you are your craft

At Harlem School of the Arts’ fall benefit, award-winning actors detail support of arts and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur

You don't need the CEO title to truly be a boss

You don’t necessarily have to own the business or be the CEO to really be…

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