Education

5 Tried-and-True Steps to Building Great Business Relationships

By: L Michelle Smith

Building business relationships that will propel your career does not come naturally to most. Face it: superficial networking leaves some professionals wondering what could be a better use of their time. What is required in building great business relationships is having great people skills.   (Image: iStock/mapodile)   Before you say...

How to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Workplace

By: Kandia Johnson

From feeling isolated and dealing with unfairness in pay to struggling to gain the respect you deserve at work, some women face an uphill battle when it comes to succeeding in male-dominated industries.   (Image: iStock/XiXinXing)   For ways to succeed as a woman in business and tips for excelling...

How to Jump-Start Your Career When You’re Over 50

By: Tana Session

Your company has recently decided to reduce headcount and lay off people. Unfortunately, you are one of the employees whose name was selected, and this will be the first time in several years, maybe even decades, that you’ve been back on the job market. You’re over 50 years old and...

One Woman’s Plan to Increase Female Representation in the C-Suite

By: Kandia Johnson

Women are qualified and ready to lead in the workplace, however, there’s a staggering lack of women in corporate leadership positions around the world. But it’s not enough to talk about the problem. What steps should employers take to increase the number of women leaders? How can aspiring female corporate executives get...

The Right Ways to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

By: Kandia Johnson

With 500 million users and 10 million job postings, LinkedIn is widely recognized as the social networking destination for job seekers, recruiters, and business-to-business companies. But if you’re struggling to attract career-related opportunities or make meaningful business connections, you may want to consider if you’re using the platform all wrong. (Image:...

Venus Williams on Facing ‘Disasters’ and Succeeding in Business

By: Selena Hill

Venus Williams is a superstar athlete known for making power moves both on and off the tennis court. At 37-years-old, she has earned an impressive seven Grand Slam titles, five Wimbledon singles titles, and four Olympic gold medals. Meanwhile, off the court, she’s racked up major endorsement deals and invested in...

RN/CEO on Journey to Recruit 100,000 Future Nurses

By: Kandia Johnson

Mona Clayton is the CEO of Nurses Rock 2 Pub, a company providing workshops and mentorship to nursing students. She’s also a woman on a mission to recruit 100,000 youth and future nurses from underserved communities around the world. Mona Clayton   There are several reports that state nurses are understaffed,...

Chance the Rapper’s Intern Shares Tips and New Business Venture

By: Mia N. Hall

Since responding to Chance the Rapper’s tweet looking for an intern with a package that would impress even a Grammy-winning hiring manager, Negele “Hospey” Hospedales’ life has never been the same. I'm looking for an intern, someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals— Lil Chano From 79th...

Here Are 8 Jobs Where African Americans Average Six-Figure Salaries

By: Samara Lynn

Comparably, a website that provides comprehensive information on compensation, salaries, and company culture, across all industries— recently came out with an eye-opening report that includes jobs for which African Americans average six-figure salaries. (Image: iStock/AndreyPopov)   For this report, Comparable focused on the tech sector. Comparable used its extensive database...

Major Career Keys from an MTV Vet on Her 10-Year Anniversary

By: Mia N. Hall

TEN YEARS! Ten years with the same company. Ten years on the same team. Ten years in Times Square. Ten years of unparalleled experiences. Ten years of growth. Not many people in my generation—’80s babies stand up—can say that they have had a career with the same organization for 10 years....

She Started a PR Agency with Absolutely No Contacts…And She Persisted

By: Kandia Johnson

Kerstyn Dioulo is the founder of Glow Connection, a NYC-based public relations and management agency. Six years ago she signed singer/actor, Rotimi, best known for his role as Dre on Starz’s hit show Power. (Kerstyn Dioulo. Image: File)   A few years later she transitioned into day-to-day operations, adding artist management...

Meet The Educator Changing the Face of Failing Schools in Detroit

By: Kandia Johnson

Recognized as a 2017 Michigan Administrator of the Year by Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), Chanivia Patterson, principal of Detroit Enterprise Academy moved the school from the bottom 8 in the state to one of the highest performing schools in Detroit. With over 14 years of experience as...