6 Times When You Need to Speak Up and Communicate with Power at Work

Being an advocate for your own career in every aspect can be empowering! There will absolutely be times when you will have to speak up at the work. When it happens, you must use good judgment for when and how to raise your voice. Although, speaking up can make some people feel uncomfortable, leaving things […]

5 Career Tips that Benefit Black Women

When you are ready to make your next career move, you must begin to think strategically about how to choose the best advice to help you move forward in your career. Not all advice is good advice for you. Here are a few tips that can help you navigate challenges that could delay or stall […]

Slay Workplace Stress in Three Steps

Work can be a blessing. It not only brings in income, but it can also provide you with self-esteem, friendship and a sense of professional identity. Many of us are highly committed to our work, but at times, we may experience job-related stress. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, workplace stress […]

5 Tips To Transform Your Professional Brand and Boost Your Career

Branding is a term that’s commonly used in marketing by organizations. We could learn a lot from organizations. They take extensive measures to determine their brand and protect their image. It’s because they understand the value of branding.  Think about it this way, just like people buy based on brands, employers hire based on brands. Implementing […]

Black Career Women’s Network Conference: Three Purpose Inspired Lessons I Learned

Black Career Women Network Conference: Three Purpose Inspired Lessons I Learned As a millennial professional, I think it was and still remains refreshing to gain wisdom from executives who have acquired desirable lifestyles and shared their professional experiences. I am still grateful that I attended the second annual Black Career Women Network (BCWN) Conference that […]

The New Position Phobia: Navigating and Excelling in a New Position

After completing my PhD, I was eager to start my career. I spent years studying theories, completing internships, buried in books and homework, and making a less than modest salary. I was 29 years old and just starting my first BIG girl BOSS job.  Prior to embarking on a career, thoughts of imposter syndrome rain […]

6 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Asking for a Raise

There is probably no situation in the life of an employee that’s more awkward and stressful than asking the boss for a raise. If you’ve never done it before, you might be afraid to ask for one, simply because you absolutely have no idea how to approach the situation. Having cold feet might lead to […]

7 Tactics to Prevent Job Search Depression

Whether you’ve been let go, you’ve just graduated, or you’re looking for something new, searching for a job today can lead to depression. While a few decades ago it was a simple process to find a new job, and there were plenty of high-level jobs for people with skills, experience, or degrees, now there is […]

4 Pillars of Negotiating for Career Success – Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Black women in the United States who work full-time, year-round are typically paid just 63 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. Women of color face unique challenges when negotiating, via their white female counterparts. July 31, 2017, is known as #EqualPayDay for black women because that’s how long it takes for them […]