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Songstress and activist Kaissa, a native of Cameroon, gave a riveting performance for the audience, along with ADA award honoree Blitz the Ambassador.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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As an entertainer, Rihanna can push boundaries, but for everyday working women, not so much. (Image: File)

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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

Sharon Mackey and Karen Mackey, founders, Mackey Twins Art Gallery (Image: Mackey Twins Art Gallery)
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…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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All Play: Ain’t Nothing Going on But the … Work?

5 signs you're a workaholic

You may be on the road to workplace burnout and not even realize it because…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit

Separates are great, but get into classic tailoring for a polished look that wins

Separates are great, but there’s nothing like a tailored suit to say, ‘I mean business,’…

By Shea Zephir

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Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty

Female occupations gained tend to be low-paying

Regained jobs for women after the recession tend to be in lower-paying occupation, reports indicate.

By Janell Hazelwood

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

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Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality

Dee Poku talks global experiences and creating a female empowerment platform

Dee Poku left a successful career as a Hollywood studio executive to co-found WIE Network,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

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Activate Conference to Draw Leaders in Business, Entertainment and Media to New York

Speakers include Les Brown and actress Malinda Williams, among others

Power women and men will gather in New York for the inaugural Activate Conference Sept.…

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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

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Women Regain Lost Jobs, While Men Trail Behind

Male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing, still haven't rebounded

Reports note that women have gotten back all jobs lost during the Great Recession, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Rockin’ the Classic Black and White

Nothing says, 'I mean business,' like this classic color pair

Nothing says ‘I mean business’ like a classic, tailored black-and-white ensemble at the office. Here’s…

By Shea Zephir

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Study: For Men, Employment is the New Sexy

Power women with own money and jobs trump trophy girls in dating preference

A new study might dispel the common notion that trophy girls win in the dating…

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ain’t Nothing Going on but the … Work-Life Balance?

Survey says salary taking a backseat for working women's focus

A new survey by LinkedIn and Cross-Tab reflects women’s focus on work-life balance as a…

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Pregnant & Unemployed? 5 Tips for Successful Job Seeking

If you're expecting a new bundle of joy, you can still advance your career

Being with child shouldn’t stop your boss moves. Here’s a great strategy for job-seeking success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: 6 Quick Tips to Usher in Pow Fall Office Fashion

This checklist will ensure you bring the chic at work this season

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As the world watches New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, BlackEnterprise.com is ushering…

By Shea Zephir

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Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work

According to a study, women in male-dominated industries do less chores

According to a recent study by a Notre Dame sociologist, what you do for work…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Be Inspired: Top Successful Women Who Got the Axe and Thrived

From Kerry Washington to Oprah Winfrey, these ladies shined after defeat

From Kerry Washington to Star Jones, these power women of color used temporary losses as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Mojo: Young Chamber of Commerce CEO Share Tips for Success

Natalie Cofield talks young professional advancement & corporate turnaround

Powerhouse CEO and entrepreneur Natalie Cofield shares tips for young women professionals on climbing up…

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10 Professional Picks: Forbes ’100 Best Websites for Women’

Check out the career-focused standouts that made the list

Forbes released its fourth annual list of best sites for women. Here’s a snapshot of…

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The Toughest Career Questions and How to Gain Clarity

One writer says this process helps her become clear on her next big steps

Questions and answers are part of self-evaluation, but some are backed by fear and insecurity.…

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9 Advancement Goals for Smart Working Women

This checklist will help keep you on track for success

If you’re a working woman who seeks success, this checklist will help you stay on…

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Cool Jobs: PR Executive-Turned-Blogger Finds Success in Merging Both Passions

Michelle Matthews-Alexander blends marketing savvy with writing platform

Along with her corporate communications career success, Michelle Matthews-Alexander’s balances a passion for blogging.

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Survey: Women Make Better Decisions in Management

Ability to make fair decisions cited as advantageous

According to report, women are better corporate leaders due to their ability to make fair…

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Emerging Opportunities: Auto Industry Seeking Women for Employment

Tech advances changing the game for female job candidates

Rebounding auto industry seeking talents of women in a job market that’s becoming more about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Power Women: It’s Realistic to Get What You’re Worth

Female professionals share personal stories of success

Real women share stories of how they fought for top dollar for their skills—and got…

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Top 5 Reasons People Buy In to Dynamic Leaders

These qualities could make or break your influence

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks the…

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Stories of Career Triumph: One-on-One with Author Ntozake Shange

Award-winning author talks working through illness and advice for young wordsmiths

In a special series on professionals who turned passions into fulfilling careers, BlackEnterprise.com talks with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: The Power of Diversifying Your Offerings

It's best to be a Jack or Jane of several trades to ensure you're always winning

Entertainment manager and entrepreneur Yandy Smith talks tips for diversifying your hustle and expanding your…

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Working Moms & Dads-on-Duty: How to Balance Demands of Parenting and Career

Check out these savvy tips

Whether you’re a woman managing the household and taking care of the baby or a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals: Your Guide to Overcoming a Bad Work Week

Start Monday fresh with this strategy

If you’re having the work week from you-know-where, prep yourself to handle it and start…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jobs in Demand: Pharmacy Professionals Talk Career Advancement

Three young professionals share tips for entry and success

Three young pharmacy professionals share tips for success and how to break into an in-demand…

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Top Caribbean Power Women: Leaders in Politics, Music, and More

Exemplary females with roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent in sports,…

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Out-of-Office: 5 Hot Jobs for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If cubicles make you cringe, here are better options

Whether you love working with your hands or you hate being cooped up indoors, these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

Business and entertainment leaders honored including actress Jackie Appiah and publisher Aziz G. Adetimirin

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Professional Reinvention: 3 Savvy Tips to Get Motivated and Get Started

Author Dorie Clark talks career courage and professional transitions

Dorie Clark, author Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, talks career courage and…

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From Professionals to Philanthropists: Two Power Women Making a Difference in Urban Communities

Y.U.N.G. Harlem founders talk civic leadership and power of giving back

Y.U.N.G Harlem founders Tiffany Bender and Alize Beal talk making a difference and using professional…

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Early Riser? You’re Probably Making Bigger Boss Moves

Here's what you should do upon waking and before work

There’s more than the worm to catch if you’re a go-getter who rises before the…

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Media Takeover: Top Boss Moves of Wendy Williams

'Queen of All-Media' continues expanding brand in publishing, acting

As the talk show host continues to expand her brand, take a look at her…

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Get That Raise: 7 Steps to Approaching Your Boss

Try this strategy to get what you deserve in pay

Try this strategy to get what you deserve in pay.

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Broadway Boss Moves: 4 Actors of Color Changing the Game

Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller, Courtney B. Vance part of history-changing year

Actors Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller and Courtney B. Vance make history with 2013…

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Get Connected: Six Professional Organizations for Women in Tech

These groups offer support and networking for female innovators of color

Check out groups that can help female innovators of color network and advance in the…

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Messy Millennials: ‘Cupid Disclosures’ Yet Another Reason to Say No to Office Romance

One writer says it's company business, but why not avoid it altogether?

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For some, working with the boo is a major plus. You may not work…

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How Knowing and Understanding Stats Can Boost Your Career

The numbers game can be tedious but analytics can be an asset

The numbers game can be boring, but check out how seemingly boring stats can help…

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Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti

Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial

As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…

By Joshua Perrin

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‘Angry Black Woman’: Doomed if You Speak Up, Doomed If You Don’t

Heckler incident brings to light a social label that needs to be retired

The prevalent notion that any time a black woman speaks up—and it’s not to coo…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Susan Rice Set to Become Second Black Female National Security Adviser

Rice’s appointment comes amid GOP criticism and Benghazi scandal

President Obama’s latest appointment is expected to be met with criticism from the Republican Party,…

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Baby Mama, Bride or Boss Moves: A Millennial Woman’s Choice Can Be a Hard One

I chose career over giving birth. Is there anything wrong with that?

No shade to the young hot mamas out there but for all the young women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Suite Style: In Summer Footwear, White is the New Black

Maximize light and metallic-hued heels to make outfits pop

Throw that age-old fashion rules to the wind and have fun with light and metallic…

By Kéla Walker

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Face2Face Africa Honoring Who’s Who of the African Diaspora

Top talents in publishing, entertainment, philanthropy will receive awards June 15

On June 15, top talent in publishing, media, fashion and philanthropy will be honored including…

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Young, Millennial and Fearless: How Being a Self-Starter Can Lead to Big Wins

Social entrepreneur and author Syreeta Gates gives secrets to success

Twenty-five year old author and social entrepreneur Syreeta Gates shares the secrets to making your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Diversity in Green Jobs: Apple Hires Lisa Jackson

New post lends nod to diversity in the green jobs space

Former head of EPA’s new post lends nod to diversity in green jobs and the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth on Diversity in Beauty Media: ‘It’s a Step in the Right Direction’

Publication's first black beauty editor talks hiring and career plan

Teen Vogue’s first black beauty editor Elaine Welteroth talks hiring diversity in publishing industry and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Inspiration: Forbes List Gives Young Women of Color 100 Reasons To Succeed

Three steps to become one of 'The World's Most Powerful Women'

For young women of color who face self-esteem challenges daily, Forbes gives 100 reasons to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dynamic Women Leaders of Color Return to ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ List

Liberia president and Nigeria's minister of finance also make Forbes list

Recent Forbes list includes dynamic women of color including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Liberian president…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beat the Monday Blues: How to Love the Beginning of the Grind

One writer tells why you should embrace the first day of the week

One writer shares why she loves Mondays and how you can turn those workday blues…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Mary Chatman Turns Passion For Romance Into Bridal Business Bliss

CEO of BlackBride.com talks black love and breaking into wedding industry

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with BlackBride.com’s CEO Mary Chatman at their New York bridal event to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Final ‘Scandal’ Power Play: 5 Winning Leadership Strategies of Olivia Pope

As we're set to say goodbye to season 2, here are top lessons for Gladiators

As many are set to tune to “Scandal” for its season 2 finale, we take…

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The One Valuable Success Trait You Need That Lawyers Have

Become indispensable with top-notch, quick critical thinking skills

Lateefah Muhammad, successful Florida A&M University College of Law graduate and professor, shares the secrets…

By Antoine Moss

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Cool Jobs: Music Marketing Exec Juggles Vets and Newcomers

Akinah Rahmaan talks uber-egos and changing the branding game

Akinah Rahmaan, a VP at Island Def Jam (IDJ) Music Group, talks marketing brands of…

By Courtney Connley

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Motherhood vs. Career Pursuits: Professional Women Share Their Stories

Professionals talk childbearing, life balance and family planning choices

Professional women from across the country, from a single working mother to a woman who’s…

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What I Learned from Mom: Career Women Share Lessons of Leadership

Valuably unforgettable words of wisdom for working women

Professional women share leadership insights they learned from their mothers that led to their success…

By Maria D. James

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Episode 6: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

VH1’s The Gossip Game follows seven urban media professionals, as they navigate their way through…

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IBOM L.L.C founder, Anie Akpe-Lewis and Mayven PR founder, Yvonne Unubun, partnered to organize the "Africans Creating Technology" event, gathering some of the who's who in the industry to talk about the emerging sector and opportunities in Africa and ways African-owned startups can thrive within the U.S. and abroad.

Photos: BlackEnterprise.com Sponsors “Africans Creating Technology” Event

Check out a recap of the New York gathering of global tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com sponsored IBOM L.L.C’s “Africans Creating Technology” event in New York City, with industry leaders…

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Want a Promotion? Show Your Boss You Have What It Takes

Get the position you deserve today

Use this strategy to get the advancement you deserve at work.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Episode 5: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Take a look at five business tips from episode 5 of VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

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15 Celebrities Who’ve Made Winning Career Changes

These entertainers have created versatile options for longevity

For celebrities, having longevity in their industries can be challenging, but these have transitioned into…

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5 Savvy Ways to Say No … Without Uttering the Word

Whether you're just passive aggressive or dread the decline, use this strategy

Whether you’re terrible at being direct or you can’t afford to lose your job, here…

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Managing New Mommyhood: 10 Tips To Transitioning Back To Work After Baby

Get back to work with less tears and stress with this strategy

You have your new bundle of joy, and the doomed day has come where you…

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Passive Pushover? Here’s How You Can Still Win

Stop the nonsense and take these steps to authoritative leadership

Being passive can lead to toxic office issues including conflict and slack productivity, but here…

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You Can Resign—Without Burning Bridges

Use this strategy to bow out with your reputation intact

Follow this tips on how to keep your cool and avoid burning bridges the moment…

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Dynamic Women’s Conference: Star Jones Talks NAPW, New Boss Moves and Her Next Phase

Attorney and author sets sights on leveling the playing field

Star Jones, author and spokeswoman for the National Association of Women Professionals, hosted dynamic event…

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Maximize 5 Pieces for Week’s Worth of Fab

New challenge: Limit the items but not the chic

Check out how to stretch your closet via just five pieces for a fab work…

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Episode 4: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Check out what we learned from Episode 4.

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SBA, NWBC, and Women Innovators to host #STEMforHer Twitter Q & A

Why More Women Should Be Introduced To Tech Careers

Writer stresses importance of exposing girls to STEM job options

Off the top of your head name 5 people who are known as being tech…

By Sasha King

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Should Career-Driven Women Make More Sacrifices?

The age-old battle between career and family continues

Writers explore the phenomenon of power women in other countries and how they balance boss…

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Style Suite: One Week of Chic, From Day to Night

Several options to take you from the office to happy hour with ease

Want an effortless look that you can take from the office to happy hour with…

By Kéla Walker

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Ladies, Be Inspired: 7 Steps to Upgrade Your Career

Take a cue from Southern Culture Artisan Food founder Erica Barrett

Erica Barrett founded Southern Culture Artisan Foods after taking a leap of faith away from…

By Antoine Moss

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Designer Fuses European and African Culture for Collection

Germany and Nigeria meet to form vibrant brand

Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans fuses her German and Nigerian heritage to found Eki-Orleans, a global fashion…

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Career Development Like Dating? 4 Rules to Apply to the Grind

These tips won't leave you heartbroken

Sometimes, finding the right job or career can be like finding “the one.” Here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons Taking Career Advice Too Literally Could Ruin You

How to develop discernment for words of wisdom to keep or toss

Advice comes a dime a dozen—and some of it is tried and true—but you have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Career & Job Opportunities

Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Job Opportunities

Beyonce will support Goodwill with donation drives at her concerts

Superstar singer Beyonce partners with Goodwill to raise funds and awareness to sponsor training and…

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International Speedway Corp. Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green join motorsports powerhouse

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green are latest leaders of color to be appointed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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When Being Too Fast and Efficient Goes Wrong

Things can go haywire when you're too quick with the draw

Sometimes, being too quick with the draw and completing tasks at a robotic pace can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Kate Young On Target for Spring Chic

Add another hot collab to your closet for posh office look

Target is at it again with another limited-edition, designer collab that will mean more hot…

By Kéla Walker

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Episode 2: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down career lessons from VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

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Seal the Deal: How to Approach Job Seeking Like an Entrepreneur

This strategy can help you get the offer you deserve

Take a page from the book of enterprising leaders and approach your job search like…

By Sasha King

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The Gossip Game’s Kim Osorio Talks Reality TV, Blogger Cred, and Life After The Source

Hip-hop media vet looks forward to next generation of industry leaders

Hip-hop media vet and reality TV star Kim Osario talks the next phase of her…

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Going Global: How Young Professionals Can Build Foundation for International Career

This strategy can ensure you get a great start in spreading your wings abroad

A young leader shares real-life success tips on building your professional brand and taking it…

By James Walker

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Do the Same ‘Lean In’ Principles Apply to Black Women?

Writer examines how Facebook COO's popular book relates to women of color

Lessons from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s inspiring and popular book, Lean In: Women, Work, and…

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

As a young professional, learning how to work through challenges and manage emotions can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The One Valuable Job Skill Employers Will Love You For

No matter what industry, this knowledge will make you that much more marketable

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With almost every industry being influenced by tech, it’s not rocket science that having…

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Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Don’t Hate: Why Ambitious Women Are Least Likeable

How successful women are personified as less likeable

The more successful a woman becomes, the less she’s considered likeable. But why is that?…

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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Brand Building for the Intrapreneur

How a solid personal brand can lead to internal success

Crafting a great personal brand can mean the difference between being seen as a great…

By James Walker

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PR Power Woman Talks Hard-Knock Start and the Power of Purpose

Elvira Guzman's tips on professional branding and overcoming obstacles

Spending her teen years with parents incarcerated, Elvira Guzman was able to overcome and find…

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How Successful Women Do It

Executive coach Valorie Burton talks faith and strategy for upgrading your career

Certified coach Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or two about how mindset affects…

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Cool Jobs: Publisher Takes News-Gathering Skills to Film Industry

Co-founder of Creme Magazine talks venture into movie-making

Filmmaker and co-founder of Creme Magazine talks telling stories on multiple platforms and her passion…

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Young Professionals: 10 Signs You’re Burned Out

Effective ways to recognize and deal with work-related stress

You may be feeling the pressure and want to give up. Here are a few…

By Sasha King

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Episode 1: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down career lessons from VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

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5 Steps to Effective Spring (Career) Cleaning

Get started evaluating and recharging your professional life

As Spring approaches, take a look at other aspects of your life that may need…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Business of Reality TV: Mona Scott-Young Talks Entertainment Savvy and Brand Transition

Hip-hop mogul turned media powerhouse has struck gold again

Since her resurgence in 2010 with VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop,” Mona Scott-Young has reinvented…

By Kimberly Wilson

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5 Smart Ways to Brand Yourself as an Expert

5 steps to becoming an expert in your field

These steps will help you market yourself in your industry for speaking engagements, media exposure…

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Power Women: 5 Steps to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Field

Don't crumble under pressure. Use this strategy

These tips will ensure you don’t crumble under the pressure as a woman among men.

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Cool Jobs: Young Executive Changing the Marketing Game

Several career transitions led Dia Simms to position at global music powerhouse

As the EVP of Blue Flame Agency, it’s safe to say that Dia Simms is…

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of a College Degree

Indirect perks of higher education

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So, many know the obvious benefits of having a college degree, from training advantages…

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Ignoring Status Quo: 4 Young Professionals Dish On Finding Success

They followed their dreams and passions straight to the bank

While the idea of making your dreams a reality might seem scary, be inspired by…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Going Nowhere Fast? Here’s How to Reroute

This strategy will get you on the right track

If your professional life has reached a plateau and it seems to be going nowhere,…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: First Lady Look for Less

Take an affordable cue from Michelle Obama's fashion savvy

We all love the First Lady’s savvy sense of style. With help from the Style…

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Top Five Mistakes Recruiters Make on Job Posts

Faux pas that could mean months of employment vacancy

Finding talent to fill a position can be difficult. Avoid these common faux pas to…

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Style Suite: High-Heel Hiatus

Give those feet a break with fab flats

This season, flats are beyond basic and on trend, serving up more umph than frump…

By Kéla Walker

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British Entrepreneur ‘Hatches’ Savvy Way to Promote African Arts in UK

Yemisi Mokuolu overcame challenges of recession to realize dreams

Yemisi Mokuolu’s company, Hatch Events, is committed to promoting and profiling African arts across the…

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Success After 40: 5 Tips for Career Transitioning

It's never too late to revamp, recharge or even restart your career

It’s never too late to revive and recharge your career. Take it to the next…

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Girl Power: 8 Lessons in Leadership From Women

With few women in upper management, strategy is key to change the game

Take a cue from power women on how to move up the ranks and become…

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Cool Jobs: 12 Emerging Careers in Tech

Keep track of the trends for career growth

These tech sectors show promise and growth, providing new options for employment.

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Style Suite: Fashion Donations That Pay Off

While on your shopping hiatus, consider H&M's latest Conscious campaign

H&M’s latest Conscious campaign is a great way to purge your closet and give back—…

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4 Unique Side Hustles That Bring in Big Bucks

Out-of-the-box money-makers to pursue after five

These out-of-the-box money-makers can be done without reeking havoc on your day job.

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Cool Jobs: Talent CEO Chantelle Fraser a Global Star in Her Own Right

Savvy global entrepreneur connects unique professionals with brands

London transplant Chantelle Fraser, CEO Flawless Entertainment and Promotions, has a keen eye for beauty…

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Style Suite: Haute Hair

Consider your signature spring look today

A polished look starts from head to toe, so be sure to consider what your…

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Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

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

Boss Moves: How Women Can Leverage Global Opportunities

Black Enterprise Twitter chat reflects high growth potential for women of color

Survey says women see more advancement overseas. Check out what global power women and Black…

By Sasha King

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Power Women of the Diaspora: British Social Entrepreneur Champions Change

British businesswoman talks career triumphs, advocacy

Barbara Kasumu, a British social entrepreneur and co-founder of Elevation Networks talks career triumphs, challenges…

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Style Suite: Feeding Spring (Fashion) Cravings

Pull out those brights, prints and florals to usher in the season

Ready or not, spring cravings are too strong to wait for March 20. Time to…

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