Tag Archives: Women’s History Month

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WCW: Five Black Supermodels on the Rise in Fashion

These runway walkers' career strides make them women crush worthy

These five black supermodels are making major moves in fashion.

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Walmart Promotes Products from ‘Women Owned’ Businesses with Special Logo

This new logo makes it easier to shop women-owned businesses

Walmart makes supporting women entrepreneurs easier with a new logo.

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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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Destiny’s Child Reunites for a Gospel Performance

Michelle takes it to church with Beyonce and Kelly

Destiny’s Child reunite for a performance of band member Michelle Williams’ gospel hit, ‘Say Yes.’

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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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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Archived in Library of Congress

The history-making album shapes American sound and culture

At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999, Lauryn Hill made history as the first…

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BlackLivesMatter: The Young Woman Behind the Hashtag

Alicia Garza uses her voice and social media to fight for human rights

Alicia Garza is the 34-year-old who inspired the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Upon her discovery that George…

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‘Black Actress’: Andrea Lewis Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

How this millennial is using YouTube and social media as platform to boost her career

Actress Andrea Lewis talks about life in Hollywood as a black actress and shares the…

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Girls Auto Clinic: Educating and Empowering Women, One Car At a Time

How Patrice Banks turned a frustrating, costly experience into a movement

Frustrated with the way women are treated at all touch points in the auto industry,…

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The Perfect Pair: Beyonce and Giuseppi Zanotti Team Up for Shoe Collab

The Queen dabbles in high fashion

Fashion lovers and BeyHive members will be happy to know that designer extraordinaire Giuseppi Zanotti…

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Gloria Steinem on Black Women: ‘They Invented the Feminist Movement’

Activist details her journey and how, united, women can be a powerful force

Activist and journalist Gloria Steinem shares how black women impacted the feminist movement and how…

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Deborah Cox Returns to Broadway as Josephine Baker

We're confident the talent will do this iconic role plenty justice

Deborah Cox solidified herself as one of the greats in 1998 when she released “How…

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Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line to Help Girls in Poverty

This little leaguer is giving back in a big way

Mo’Ne Davis just gave us all one more reason to love her. The history-making teen…

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FACE Africa Hosting 6th Annual WASH Gala: Instilling Clean Water Initiatives and Programs in West Africa

The event is aiming to raise $300,000 to provide residents with safe water

FACE Africa is hosting its sixth annual WASH gala, which will help provide clean water…

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A Working Mom Talks Job Struggle and Surviving Two Heart Attacks

This working woman and heart attack survivor confirms how awesome moms really are

After receiving her master’s degree, Julia Allen landed a job at Accenture and Bank of…

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Rihanna Makes History as First Black Spokeswoman for Dior

RiRi raises the style bar once more

Pop star sets another marker in history as the first black ambassador for Dior.

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Money Made Easy: ‘Queen of Green’ Talks Eliminating Debt and Creating Cash Flow

LaShawne Holland: 'Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune'

Financial literacy advocate and money expert LaShawne Holland share her journey to help African Americans,…

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Women Raise The NBA Roof

A look at gender progress in the men’s basketball league

Becky Hammon ascending the ranks to becoming the first woman assistant coach in the NBA,…

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Designer Follows Mom’s Footprints with Luxury Leather Handbags

This designer makes luxury attainable for all women

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As little girls, probably more of us than not watched our mothers in…

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Oprah to Guest Lecture Stanford Students on A Meaningful Life

Lucky students get arguably the best substitute teacher ever

Can you imagine walking into class to find that Oprah Winfrey is your teacher for…

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6 Great Books to Read for Women’s History Month

Celebrate these women's contributions to the world

For over 30 years, the United States has dedicated the month of March to honor…

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Black Beauty: 6 Women Who Made History with Major Beauty Brands

These stunners tear down beauty's barriers

The beauty of black women cannot be denied. Our never-ending array of skin tones and…

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Taraji P. Henson Confirmed as Celebrity Ambassador for 2015 American Black Film Festival

'Empire' star's confirmation comes on the heels of creation of ABFF Ventures

Taraji P. Henson’s confirmation comes on the heels of Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc’s…

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5 Women in The NBA Making History Off the Court

These dynamic women play by their own rules and make sports history

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we examine those who’ve opened doors across all professional…

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Phil Heath To Launch Line of Women’s Health Products

Mr. Olympia maximizes sports nutrition market with new product

Phil Heath, 4x Mr. Olympia, maximizes sports nutrition market with women’s product line.

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‘The Dress’ Being Used to Fight Domestic Violence

Viral photo resurfaces to promote a greater cause

A photo of a dress went viral on the Web in February after social media…

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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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Women of Power: My Mother’s Legacy

How Barbara Graves spearheaded a platform that will touch lives for generations to come

We would have never launched the Women of Power Summit, though, if not for its…

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6 African American Women Who Shaped History

Check out the list and celebrate these notable women

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The celebration of Women’s History began as a weekly national celebration in 1981. Six years…

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Corporate Board Diversity: How One Country is Making the Female Presence Mandatory

Germany implements a law that requires at least 30% female inclusion

Germany is the latest European country to set a law that requires a set percent…

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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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Coca-Cola Advocating Entrepreneurship for Women Living In Slums

Company seeks to help at least 5 million enterprising females by 2020

Women’s History Month comes every March, and groups, individuals, businesses and corporations are celebrating the…

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Harriet Tubman: A Black American Hero and Founding Mother
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New Money: Harriet Tubman Could Be the Face of the $20 Bill

President Obama thinks women on money is a good idea

A non-profit is pushing for women to take over the $20 bill. Who would you…

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Top Real-Time Moments: Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards

Four exemplary women received the Legacy Award at the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power…

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10 Inspirational Quotes for International Women’s Day

Be empowered this month with these insights from power females

On March 8, countries around the world will celebrate the achievements of women for International…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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UBR Spotlight: Literary Agency Founder Regina Brooks

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Regina Brooks, the first African American editor of…

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Power and grace: First Lady Michelle Obama

Women of Power Clarion Call: Your True Power Lies Within

In response to several requests, I share my opening remarks from this year's Legacy Awards Gala, paying tribute to heroines and history makers.

The traditional kickoff for the Women of Power Summit is our annual Legacy Awards Gala,…

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Make That Money, Girl: 20 Top-Paying Jobs For Women

Top industries where women are making big bucks

Although we are in an age of “equality” we take the time out to celebrate…

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Firm CEO Marjorie Perry

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, women’s history maker Marjorie Perry, founder of MZM…

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UBR Spotlight: Marketing Maven Teneshia Jackson Warner

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, women’s history maker Teneshia Jackson Warner, founder of…

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UBR Spotlight: Women’s History Maker Regina Brooks

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, in time for Women’s History Month, UBR contributor…

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We continue our three-part international careers series on BlackEnterprise.com, profiling professionals who found career fulfillment in the global landscape.


Janan Shakur aspired to live abroad to gain a different experience of life beyond U.S. shores. She decided to attend an American university in Switzerland which included opportunities to travel as part of its academic curriculum.


Influenced by her own culture and diverse travels, Shakur went on to become a fashion entrepreneur, founding Casa di Culture, an online boutique she runs while living and working in Vaud, Switzerland.


Check out Shakur's insights on being a black professional in the country, navigating the job market, and the perks of working overseas. ---Janell Hazelwood

Global Jobs: Finding Career Success in Switzerland

Finding success in transitioning into international career opportunities

A young Web entrepreneur who found job success—and love—abroad gives her tips for success.

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UBR Spotlight: Women’s History Maker Laurel J. Richie

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, just in time for Women’s History Month, UBR…

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Professor Becomes First Black Woman to Get High Court Media Credentials

Female-owned media company also a pioneer in facilitating Supreme Court coverage

Gloria Browne-Marshall recently became the first black woman to get credentials to cover the U.S.…

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BMI’s First African American Woman Chairperson on Changing Music Business

Susan Davenport Austin speaks on her historic role at the long-running music company

As first woman & African American chairperson of BMI, Susan Davenport Austin continues company’s legacy…

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8 Trailblazing Women Then and Now

On the final day of Women's History Month we look back at a few notable ladies that have made their mark

On the final day of Women’s History Month we look back at a few notable…

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Women’s History Month Proclamation

With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to…

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Maggie Lena Walker: The Making Of A Black Bank

America's first woman president of a financial institution founded one of the nation's oldest surviving black-owned banks

Walker became the country’s first woman president of a financial institution and founded one of…

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