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Merck Makes $394M Acquisition; CEO Opens Up About Spat With Trump

By: Adedamola Agboola

Just last September, Kenneth Frazier’s Merck finally got its long-awaited immuno-oncology drug, Keytruda, approved by the Federal Drug Administration. Just a few months later, the pharmaceutical company is doubling down on its new area of focus. On Wednesday, the company announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Viralytics,...

Yes, You Need a Career Coach: Ask For What You Want

By: Lydia Blanco

2018 is the year of the woman! And, that means it is time to ask for what you want. As women are coming together to speak out about issues like #MeToo, #TimesUp, and the gender wage gap, it is equally as important for women to feel empowered to ask for...

Scenes From the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Gala

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Alicia Boler-Davis, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing at General Motors, recently accepted the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) in Washington D.C., on Feb. 10 and an exciting time it was. She is the sixth woman to receive this award and during her honoring was surprised by a letter...

Black Enterprise Recognizes Corporate America’s Best

By: Lydia Blanco

Last night, more than 225 of America’s top executives and best companies for diversity gathered at JPMorgan Chase’s world headquarters in New York City to be honored and recognized for their contributions as African American leaders in corporate America and as leading companies in diversity. The event to honor black...

Jump-start a New Career With These 9 Best Remote Jobs for 2018

By: Janell Hazelwood

It’s no secret that professionals today desire more control of their time and work schedules, preferring flexibility and work-life balance. And many are looking for remote jobs that offer that flexibility. In fact, a recent Gallup poll found that 53% of employees say a role that offers better work-life balance...

WNBA Players Transition from the Court to the Corporate Office

By: Mia N. Hall

Even after players retire from the league, the NBA stays connected with many to help them transition into life after basketball. Two years ago, they created the Basketball Associates Program, a formal training experience that prepares athletes for opportunities in management positions. Last year, three players from both the NBA...

How to Use Facebook Groups for Career Success

By: Kandia Johnson

Whether you’re looking to position yourself as an expert or find new customers, Facebook groups are a fantastic way to increase brand awareness, generate leads for your business, and build credibility in your industry. Plus with 2 billion monthly users, it’s a great opportunity to find your tribe—a support group...

Former Adviser to President Barack Obama Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a VP

By: Jeffrey McKinney

A former adviser to President Barack Obama, Rick Wade, has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C as vice president of strategic alliances and outreach.   His new duties will include developing and implementing programs and initiatives to help the nation’s largest business advocacy group create new business relationships and...

Woman of Power Alicia Boler Davis Named Black Engineer of the Year

By: Adedamola Agboola

Along with 40 other honorees, General Motor’s Alicia Boler Davis, will be celebrated as the Black Engineer of the Year next weekend by US Black Engineer (USBE) magazine at its annual BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, DC. The award will make Boler-Davis the sixth woman recipient of the award in...

McDonald’s USA Hires Two New Black Marketing Leaders

By: Selena Hill

Two African American marketing executives have joined the McDonald’s U.S. business branch. Kenny Mitchell has been named vice president of brand content and engagement and Lizette Williams has been tapped for an entirely new role, head of cultural engagement. The appointments come after Morgan Flatley, formerly of PepsiCo, joined the...

Studies Prove, Once Again, Diversity Is Good For The Bottom Line

By: Alisa Gumbs

Once again, hard data is backing up the point that diversity is good for business. McKinsey & Co.’s new study, Delivering Through Diversity, makes the business case for inclusion, reinforcing the link between a company’s diversity and its financial performance and reminding businesses that it should be looked at as...

5 Boss Moves That Prove Oprah’s Still Got It

By: Janell Hazelwood

Oprah Winfrey continues to prove that supreme elevation has no age limit. The billionaire media mogul, philanthropist, and actress has continued to break records throughout her career and offers all power women a blueprint for pushing boundaries and living your most golden life. Her media mojo, tenacity, and power woman...