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ColorComm is Helping Millennial Women in Communications Level Up in their Careers | Black Enterprise

The next generation of leaders is being called on in media and communications. Lauren Wesley Wilson, CEO of ColorComm, is making sure that no one is left behind. For the past eight years, Wilson has brought seats to the table for women of color in communications through meet-ups, webinars, and events. And for the second straight year, ColorComm will host C2 NextGen summit at New York City’s Chelsea Piers on November 14 and 15. There are a number of professional development conferences and summits for women of color that have goals to inspire, educate, and connect with executives—but the C2 […]

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Women of color are starting new businesses faster than anyone else | Fast Company

Consider this stat: Over the past year, women started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day in the U.S. That now represents 42% of nearly 13 million businesses overall, which employ 9.4 million workers and generate revenue of $1.9 trillion. And while these female founders come from diverse backgrounds, women of color make up the biggest portion of them, according to the annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Women of color account for 89% (1,625) of the new businesses opened every day over the past year. This number has grown faster than the overall rate of new women-owned businesses […]

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EXCLUSIVE: How This Woman Became the Youngest Black McDonald’s Owner in the U.S. | Black Enterprise

Jade Colin made headlines earlier this month when The Black Professional broke the news that she held the title of the youngest black owner of a McDonald’s in company history. Colin acquired her franchise after working at her family’s McDonald’s straight out of college and then completing the restaurant chain’s Next Generation program. We sat down with the 28-year-old CEO to find out how she overcame her challenges to find success—and make history—all before turning 30: CAN YOU SHARE WITH US HOW YOU WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY OWN A MCDONALD’S FRANCHISE AT THE AGE OF 26? To become anything great […]

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Meet the woman behind new distillery honouring black slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey | Face2face Africa

Theodora Aidoo, Face2face Africa Fawn Weaver is behind new distillery honouring black slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey. Pic credit: Master of Malt. Featured Image contributions of black people to America’s history across various fields have, over the years, been largely forgotten and this is also evident in the spirits industry. The story of how Jack Daniel began his distillery through the help of an enslaved African-American, Nearest Green, recently came to light. Jack Daniel was apprenticed in his youth to a Tennessee-based Lutheran preacher, grocer, and distiller named Dan Call. Green was a master distiller who […]

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25 Black Owned Yoga Studios #NAMASTE | Shoppe Black

Regular yoga practice has been shown to have tremendous physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. We’ve compiled a list of Black Owned Yoga Studios for you to support. Let us know which others we should know about! Black Owned Yoga Studios Embraced Yoga (Washington D.C.) Shoppe Black Staff, Shoppe Black Full article @ Shoppe Black Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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We asked four black businesswomen how they got their start. Here’s what they said. | USA Today

Back in the 1950s and ’60s, Milwaukee bustled with African American-owned businesses. But a combination of changing demographics and concentrated poverty dimmed the community’s once-bright glow of entrepreneurship. In 2012, African Americans made up 22% of all business owners in Milwaukee County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Recently, the city’s African American entrepreneurs have stimulated new growth with the establishment of the Bronzeville Collective and Sherman Phoenix. Individual entrepreneurs also have realized the need to create a support network for their peers to make Milwaukee a home of more profitable, diverse business districts. We asked these four black businesswomen […]

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