While the road to success and the million dollar mark may still be difficult for women-owned business to reach, a report by American Express research advisor Julie Weeks reveals that these women entrepreneurs are defiantly making strides in their various industries. “It looks like the million-dollar, women-owned firms are doing better now than they were [...]
On the long list of potential job interview questions, there are a few that stand out as particularly daunting.
Patricia Barron is a successful restaurant owner and many can learn from her story.
There’s no disputing that growing up is a necessary part of life, but along the way it’s important not to forget the lessons and experiences you had that helped you be the person you are today. There are a lot of lessons you can learn from younger you, and many of them may help you [...]
When you enter celebrity stylist and wig maker Hadiiya Barbel’s Manhattan shop, please be sure to refrain from using the “w-word.” “I don’t call them wigs,” she said to the New York Times. “I call them crowns. A wig is something you take out of a bag and put on your head. It’s standard. It [...]
In the midst of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s struggling rating performance, Deadline.com reports that the company was forced to lay off 30 employees or 20 percent of its workforce. The network will restructure its Los Angeles and New York based operations with the remaining executives and employees among OWN’s owners in Discovery Communications and Harpo [...]
NBC’s new reality competition show Fashion Star isn’t just helping aspiring designers find a footing in the fashion industry. It’s also bringing to light the accomplishments and leadership roles held by women of color in major retail companies nationwide. “As a black woman starting out in the corporate retail environment, it was quite discerning [...]
With the economy still in a downturn and gas prices skyrocketing, for some traveling may be seem like a distant, unattainable dream. Still Forbes reports that 53 percent of consumers look forward to traveling even more in 2012 than last year, even with a shaky confidence in the economy. Two-thirds of these traveling consumers want [...]
Cheryl L. Austin and Keir Bradford-Grey are two hardworking African American women lawyers dedicated to bringing justice to the people they serve every day. Now, they are both making history in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County judicial system. Philly.com reports that Austin, a former prosecutor in Montgomery County, is now the first African American woman to serve [...]
The old phrase, “it’s who you know,” still stands strong in today’s job market.