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Make A Great First Impression At Your Next Networking Event.

Having the right professional contacts can help you expand your business and open the door to new opportunities. One of the best ways to meet those contacts is by attending networking events. Whether you’re at an industry-specific conference or a general entrepreneur meetup, you’re sure to connect with people who can help you grow. The trick to success is properly introducing yourself. You want to let the other person know what you and your business are all about, without coming across as self-promotional. These tips from some members of Forbes…

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Kerry Washington Covers ESSENCE’s May Issue: The #Woke100

Kerry Washington has been featured as the cover star of ESSENCE’s May issue! In this issue, she talks the end of Scandal, the importance of representation, and how Hollywood is changing thanks to women speaking out. Speaking with writer and editor Rebecca Carroll, Washington wholeheartedly agreed that the culture of Hollywood has gotten smarter since women have come to the forefront with the #TimesUp and #MeToo campaign. “I have noticed in the last three years or so, we’re just reaching out to each other more. That’s been one of the…

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“Loud and obnoxious is not quite the same as bold and audacious.” – Iretiola Doyle

I shot my 1st tv commercial over two decades ago. It was a major deal for an upcoming actor; for the visibility and the pay check. I nearly lost that gig for being the wrong skin colour. I didn’t match the client rep’s “ideal“. Thankfully, the director, Mr. Wale Fanu wasn’t a push over. He told the chap to let him do his thing or take him off the project. Fast forward 20yrs, “Melanin Poppin” has become a # and the dark skinned girl is having her day in the…

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“NO job is too small or beneath you.” – Ivie Martins Ogbonmwan

As you work towards building a career, please note that NO job is too small or beneath you. Even if it’s completely different from what you envisioned for yourself, it will create a huge learning opportunity that will help you thrive when you eventually get the job of your dreams. I remember when I resigned from a job because of an abusive boss, I had made a choice to walk away so I knew I had to not let that decision slow me down. I applied to work with a…

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Media Personality Dolapo Oni Sijuade Shares New Photos

We are loving these new photos of Media Personality Dolapo Oni Sijuade! There’s something about black and white that gives photos a tinge of simplistic elegance and though we can’t place a finger on what makes a love these photos, we definitely know we love it enough to share! Dolapo shared these photos via her Instagram page and announced through her captions, the revamp of her website www.marcydolapooni.com We absolutely Love! Shout out to the team that brought that put this together and to the QUEEN Dolapo that gave it…

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Sequoia Smith Shares Inspiring Story on Victory through Grief as she Graduates.

A Queen on Instagram Sequoia Smith (@Ms.Cokes) took to her Instagram page to inspire followers, readers and anyone who came across her post. We found it really interesting, uplifting and inspirational so we thought to share so you can be inspired too! Read Her Story 17 years old, I remember my mama just hugging me and crying. She told me my dad passed away. Less than three months away from getting my HS diploma. I walked across that stage with my head held high, knowing that though he wasn’t physically…

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Beyonce is the First Woman of Color to Headline Coachella

Beyoncé performed for throngs of screaming fans Saturday night at Coachella after a year’s wait. The Queen was slated to headline last year’s festival, but had to cancel under doctor’s orders because she was pregnant with twins at the time. Lady Gaga stepped in as Beyoncé’s replacement. She and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, welcomed Rumi and Sir Carter last June. Beyoncé’s fans, known as the “BeyHive,” have waited to see her perform since last year’s Grammy Awards. Hours before Saturday’s performance, the singer posted on facebook about her excitement, said…

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These Habits Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

One study found that the people who experience the greatest job satisfaction aren’t the ones in the big, fancy offices; they’re the ones who approach their work as a calling, even when that work involves menial labor. Another study found that simply seeing fast-food logos makes people impatient. It’s not that there’s some intrinsic characteristic of fast food that makes people impatient; it’s the habits we’ve come to associate with fast food, such as always being on the run, eating on the go, and never slowing down enough to enjoy…

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Q&A: “The universe will deliver to you only that which you truly deem yourself worthy of receiving.” – Samke Mhlongo

32-year old private banker turned wealth coach Samke Mhlongo is our Cover Queen this month! The divorced mother of 2 who started her career in finance when she joined Investec Specialist Bank in 2010 is an epitome of strength, wit and brilliance as she leaves no stone unturned impacting lives and helping people shape their financial future within and outside South Africa. Samke Mhlongo is best described as a leading South African Wealth Coach, and founder of The Next Chapter (“TNC”) Wealth Partners. TNC is a wealth coaching and financial…

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Chimamada Ngozi Adichie is Port Magazine’s First Female Cover Star!

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the latest cover star for the new issue of PORT Magazine and she is the first woman ever to appear on the cover of PORT, which was launched in 2011 as “the magazine for men”. The cover story for the biannual style magazine was written by Catherine Lacey, and photos were taken by Mamadi Doumbouya.   The new issue, PORT’s 22nd, will be out on newsstands in mid-April. Talking about putting a woman on the cover for the first time ever, editor Dan Crowe says:…

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