Education

Why Now Is the Time to Get Ready for 2019 Goals

By: Shakira M. Brown

There is no doubt that you kicked off 2018 with a set of specific goals to accomplish by Dec. 31. Short-term goals, those that you want to achieve this year, are very important to outline. But what about what you want long-term? Now is the time to get ready for...

Black Woman Loses Job Over Dreadlocks, Petitions Supreme Court

By: Selena Hill

An African American woman who was denied a job after she refused to cut her dreadlocks is trying to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Case Chastity Jones was offered a job at Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS), an Alabama-based claim processing company, in 2010. CMS’ HR manager...

Are Black Women Engineers On the Brink of Extinction?

By: Selena Hill

Amidst all the recent media hype about women of color having a moment and changing the world (all of which is true, by the way) comes alarming news about black women engineers. Despite the fact that engineering jobs are well-paying and plentiful, and twice as many black women are enrolled...

Black Women Can’t Wait 106 Years for Equal Pay

By: Lydia Blanco

It’s 2018, and black women still only earn 63 cents of every dollar that men make. Today is National Equal Pay Day and it is only right to address the fact that black women work twice as hard as their counterparts, if not harder, yet still earn less. According to...

New Study Finds That When Working Women Advance, Men Do, Too

By: Selena Hill

Just in time for Equal Pay Day on April 10, Accenture has released a new study that begins by stating outright: “Leaders of businesses and organizations have the power to close the gender gap in career advancement and pay.” The key, according to the study entitled Getting to Equal, is...

AllianceBernstein Promotes James Thompson To Focus on Wealthy Multicultural Investors

By: Adedamola Agboola

James Thompson has been appointed the head of Diverse Markets Strategy, a newly created role at Bernstein Private Wealth Management. A unit of AllianceBernstein L.P., Bernstein Private Wealth Management created the role dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and the multicultural marketplace and Thompson will lead the company’s efforts in developing relationships...

6 Daily Self-Care Habits to Manage Stress in the Workplace

By: Kandia Johnson

While many people equate self-care with a vacation or visit to the spa or hair salon, let’s be real. Indulging in these activities may feel good for a moment but it’s not an everyday reality. Self-care isn’t a one-time event, it’s a daily practice. It starts with being honest with yourself as...

5 Mentorship Misconceptions That May Be Holding You Back

By: Kandia Johnson

At several points throughout your career, you’ll need the advice of a trusted adviser or mentor, someone who can help you navigate career paths and transitions as well as the stages of business cycles and professional relationships. But take note, there are a lot of misconceptions about what mentorship is and...

Leveraging the 6 Degrees of Separation to Increase Your Brand

By: Kandia Johnson

The theory behind six degrees of separation means that each of us are linked in some way through five other people. So, what if I told you that you were only a friend of a friend away from landing your next big career opportunity? Well, here’s a weird but game-changing truth, thanks...

3 Ways to Humanize Your Brand and Reach a Larger Audience

By: Kandia Johnson

In case you haven’t noticed, when it comes to gaining buy-in for a product, service, or initiative, it’s no longer safe to hide behind a logo. People want a human connection. Even mega fast food restaurants like Wendy’s, a nearly 50-year-old hamburger company, is using social media to breathe life...

4 Ways To Be Seen As A Leader At Work, From A Career Coach Who Knows

By: Alisa Gumbs

The way you view yourself doesn’t usually line up 100% with what others think of you. The difference is especially important at work, where a gap between what you’re aiming to project and your colleagues’ perception could be the explanation for why you’re not getting ahead. If you want to...