Does Your Employer Know Your Value?

A mid-career professional recently shared a passionate story with me about her employer not valuing her professional worth. Intrigued, I asked for details, and she indulged me with stories related to how she works long hours to exceed objectives. However, no one ever rewards her with a thank you, promotion, or raise. Instead of receiving […]

Failure? It’s all Relative!

#1 LACK OF SUCCESS There seems to be this unspoken rule that many of us have instilled within us that relates to what constitutes failure. The fear of failure can be crippling and some people even see taking risks as reckless. Not getting things done exactly how you envisaged or set out to apparently means […]

Embrace Being Different: Working While a Black Woman

Working in our society can be challenging. Over the years, the workplace landscape has changed. More and more women are working and flourishing into roles that were invisibly labeled “men only”. However, working while a black woman has many more hurdles than anyone in the job market. A variety of topics from how we wear […]

How to Avoid Being Stuck with the Wrong Mentor

Mentoring is supposed to be a positive experience between two individuals – mentor and mentee. Many of the organizations we work in have the best of intentions with their mentoring programs and activities. And we, as employees, are excited to know that there are leaders in our organizations which we can learn from. But sometimes the […]

Five People Every Professional Needs For Their Career to Succeed

“It takes a village.” When it comes to your career, this is definitely true. Savvy professionals know that being successful in any job or position involves having many individuals focused on their success, helping them achieve their career goals along the way. They know that no one builds a successful career alone. Such professionals also […]

5 Ways to Boost Your Professional Brand in 30 Days

People are judging you everyday. They are using the information at their disposal to determine if they want to hire, promote, or book you as a speaker for an upcoming event. Don’t miss out on a chance to influence how people perceive you. People will begin to see you as a thought leader in your […]

Navigating Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace

Microaggressions can be defined as “the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (Wing Sue, 2010).” These subtle snubs can creep up in the work environment in the most unlikely places. In […]

5 Ways to Build an Empowered Career

Black Career Women’s Network (BCWN) Career Conversations focuses on elevating female African-American professionals to a level of empowerment within their career. The BCWN is comprised of women from entry-level to C Suite who provide and receive career advice from others who have been in their position or offer a different perspective to working. BCWN Founder […]

5 Career Tips that Benefit Black Women

No time like the present to think strategically about how to choose the best advice to help you move forward in your career. Black women, not all advice is good advice for you. Here are a few tips that can help you navigate challenges that could delay or stall your career progression. CAREER TIP #1 […]

6 Ways to Stay Marketable While Unemployed

The longer you are out of work, the less marketable you can become. Whether you’re fresh out of college or a seasoned professional, here are 6 ways to stay marketable while searching for your next job opportunity. 1) Define Who You are as a Professional and What You Want Create a 30 second debut statement […]

4 Career Moves You Should Make in 2016

When it comes to your own career success, it begins and ends with you. By making a few changes in how you manage your career can increase your net worth and marketability. Here are four career moves you should make in 2016 that can create movement in your career and put you on the right […]

Your Work Week Inspiration

Going back to work on Monday can be a miserable task for some and very joyous for others. Either way, Mondays are a great opportunity to start fresh, correct any mistakes made, finish uncompleted task or goals that were not accomplished. Begin to think of Mondays as a new beginning and here are a few tips to […]