Thinking MBA? 9 Successful Black Women Discuss the Impact of the Degree on Their Career

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Kenya (Smith) Edwards – Director, Digital Activation & Sales Promotions at TBS/TNT/TCM at Turner Broadcasting, Strayer University, 2007

Madame Noire: What impact has your MBA degree had on your career?

Kenya (Smith) Edwards:  It has allowed me to obtain skills that transfer to my day-to-day responsibilities and has provided me the guidance to think more strategically and [with greater innovation] for business initiatives.

MN: What made you want to pursue an advanced degree?

KSE: I am a big supporter of higher education. I have always felt that you can never stop learning and that stuck with me so I moved forward and obtained my MBA.

MN: Given today’s economic climate, would you recommend this path to other African-American women?

KSE: Yes, I feel strongly that those who can should definitely try to obtain an MBA. Having an advanced degree is one more item that allows women to be competitive in this current job market.

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