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The ultimate professional network to have is a group of professionals that support and sponsor your goals without you asking (of their own accord), because they know what you are trying to achieve and they want to ensure your success. They are working on your behalf – looking out for you. You are also working …

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Monday Motivator

No one can discover you until you do. Exploit your talents, skills and strengths and make the world sit up and take notice. —Rob Liano  

Blog 2015 - Building Your Emotional Reptroie

Building Your Emotional Repertoire

Opps ……did I do that? Have you ever been in a corporate setting or board meeting and responded totally inappropriately in word or action? Your response was so spontaneous, it was as if your heart and brain were in two different locations? You opened your mouth intending to respond with executive poise and grace, instead, …

Blog 2015-3 Simple Ways to Stand Out

3 Simple Ways to Stand Out at Work

Let’s face it, there is more to working than just doing your job.  In order to take your career to the next level you need to do the things that make you stand out amongst your peers.  When it comes time for promotions and leadership opportunities, you want to ensure that you are at the …

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Career Conversations take place twice a month on Google Hangout "On Air' Live. These are career related discussions that are designed to be a "sounding board". As women of color and provide an opportunity for women to openly talk about their experiences and challenges, how to manage them, gain career insight, support and encouragement in addition to sharing tips/tools for professional development.

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Real Career Talk... Real Answers are weekly live calls with BCWN Founder, Sherry Sims every Tuesday @ 12:00 pm EST for an open chat to answer all of your questions about “All Things Careers.” From resumes to career challenges, let’s talk about it! Our goal is to share tips & tools that will motivate and encourage you during your quest for professional growth and success.

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The city that never sleeps is filled with almost 100 Black Career Women and growing in our network from all walks of life in every stage of their careers ready to make new connections share their experiences and expertise.

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Vanessa Cunningham

Vanessa Cunningham is a Huffington Post contributor, Nutrition & Wellness expert of Unhealthy No More, Inc., best selling author, writer and speaker. A graduate of Pace University, she also studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She helps busy professional women reduce stress, banish unhealthy cravings, lose weight and increase their energy levels. Through her one-on-one coaching programs, dynamic workshops and scintillating blog posts, she empowers her clients to thrive at work and in life.

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