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Monday, January 14, 2019

Shonda Rhimes’ Career as TV’s Beloved Writer

Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes was born in University Park, Illinois, as the youngest of six siblings. Her mother was a university professor and her father a university administrator. Shonda had always excelled at school - she graduated high school at the top of her class and later enrolled at Dartmouth where she received a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. Afterward, she enrolled in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts where she earned her MFA in writing for film and television.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Jessica Alba and The Honest Company

Jessica Alba, founder of The Honest Company
Actress Jessica Alba has appeared on TV and film since she was just 13 years old. Most know her from the Fantastic Four movies, but as of late, she’s known more for her entrepreneurial skills with The Honest Company. Jessica Alba and The Honest Company strive to provide safe and effective beauty and baby products. Whether it’s diapers and wipes, organic baby formula, shampoos and conditioners, or vitamins and supplements, her company gives you healthy products that truly work.

Friday, January 4, 2019

How Mae Jemison Became the First Black Woman to Go to Space

Mae Jemison
In 1992, Mae C. Jemison blasted off into outer space aboard the Endeavor. That moment made history, as Jemison became the first African-American female astronaut to visit space. Mae Jemison is a teacher, physician, volunteer, and president of two tech companies. Her professional accomplishments can only be described as out of this world - literally.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Brené Brown on Leaders and Vulnerability

Brené Brown
In her book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brené Brown studies leaders and vulnerability and transforms the way we approach these concepts. Brené Brown argues that vulnerability is the “only path to courage” because it cultivates a willingness to face difficult conversations with an open mind.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Jessica O. Matthews and Uncharted Power

Jessica O. Matthews
The perfect mashup of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beyoncé, Jessica O. Matthews enjoys building, testing, and inventing. She also loves inspiring young minority women to think big and break new ground. A Nigerian-American inventor, a venture capitalist, and the CEO and Founder of Uncharted Power (previously named Uncharted Play), Matthews has changed the way that many developing countries light their homes.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Meet the Only Black Woman Hosting a Daily Show on a Cable News Network

Harris Faulkner, host of Outnumbered Overtime
Harris Faulkner, a newscaster and television host, is currently the only African-American woman hosting a daily news show on one of the three major cable news networks, Fox News Channel. Faulkner, known for being straightforward, has been both praised and criticized for her opinions. Nevertheless, she loves her job that she calls "a tremendous amount of responsibility."

Monday, December 17, 2018

A Rundown of Ellen DeGeneres’ Career Through the Years

Ellen DeGeneres
You know her, and you love her. She’s the highest paid talk-show host in America—that’s right—we’re talking about Ellen DeGeneres. She’s a household name all across America because of her outstanding talk show, but she’s done so much more than that. She’s an award-winning actress, LGBTQ+ advocate, animal rights activist… we could sit here all day and still not make it through all of the amazing achievements in Ellen DeGeneres’ career.


Top Business Women Events & Workshops:
Every year, hundreds of local, national and international events are held around the world for business women and entrepreneurs. These events include conferences, expos, workshops, seminars and more. And, the mission is always the same: to help women and girls to become more successful in business. [Find an event to attend...]



Top Business Women Facts & Statistics:
Women-owned businesses in the United States continue to grow at a faster rate then any other demographic. Not only that, women-owned businesses are generating more revenue, hiring more employees, and contributing more to the national economy. Remarkably, the growth is not just in one state or city, but all over the country amongst all ethnic groups. Women have truly proven themselves to be talented and intelligent business owners. [Get the facts...]



Top Business Women Organizations:
There are many organizations and foundations that help women. Usually, their goal is to help women attend college, get a job, get free daycare, and/or deal with emotional or physical abuse. However, there are also many organizations that empower women to start successful businesses. Typically, they offer professional networking, education and training, and/or business facilities or centers that can be used. [Find the right organization for you...]



Top Publications For Professional Women:
Reading is a great way to educate many people all at once. Because of this, many publications are dedicated to helping and inspiring women in business. In fact, there are quite a few magazines, newsletters, blogs, and even books that all aim to be powerful resources to sustain women entrepreneurs. [Find a publication that meets your needs...]



Top Grants & Other Funding Options for Woman-Owned Companies:
Funding and raising capital has always been a huge challenge for women-owned businesses. Because of gender discrimination, unfair business practices, and other factors, many women around the world struggle to raise much-needed capital, to start a new business, and/or to keep the business they have afloat. [Get funded...]




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