What to Do When You Can’t Get Ahead

By | Black Woman Entrepreneur, Black Woman Leadership, inspiration, motivation | One Comment

Did you know: Black women are 2.8 times as likely as white women to aspire to a powerful position with a prestigious title. Studies show Black women are ready, willing and able to lead. Yet, highly credentialed and qualified, we are seen and not heard. We often are unrecognized in our work environments despite our numerous leadership roles in our communities. One reason for this issue is many of us don’t understand our worth. As a result, we tend to prioritize other people and their needs over our own. Also, we struggle to put ourselves out there and claim our expertise. Consequently, we remain in positions that…

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7 Ways to Regain Your Strength

By | Black Woman Leadership, Black womanhood, inspiration, motivation, Uncategorized | One Comment

“Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” –Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions In the summer evening’s stillness, I sat in the darkness off my studio apartment. I mustered up enough strength to typed a message: Please tell my son that I loved him. Then, I searched. It took twenty minutes to find the right objects. I settled on my cold bathroom floor with a…

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[Sista In Success] 5 Lessons Learned from Quitting My Full-time Job and Becoming the Boss of Me

By | Black Woman Entrepreneur, Black Woman Leadership, inspiration, motivation, Sista in Success | 5 Comments

I never wanted to become an entrepreneur. However, circumstances and a desire from God pushed me into that direction. Two years ago, I found myself sitting at my 9 to 5 job realizing that I was spending my life’s energy and time doing things that had little to no meaning to me. A lightbulb went off in my head, and I awoke to all the possibilities of working for myself. When I dove into becoming an entrepreneur, I thought it would be all about building a business. But, there was a whole other side to it.

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So This Happened Yesterday…Why I Do My Work

By | Black Woman Entrepreneur, Black Woman Leadership, inspiration, Sista in Success | 13 Comments

Yesterday was a very long day. I woke up at 3am the previous the night and never went back to bed…sigh In the afternoon, I led an “Activate Your Purpose” Strategy Session with Michelle.* During our call, she shared something that I think many of you can relate with. Michelle is a Black woman professional with advanced degrees and over a decade of experience in her field. Despite receiving great endorsement letters from mentors, serving on numerous committees, and taking industry specific professional development courses, she continued to be overlooked for higher-level positions. Unfortunately, all this rejection has impacted her self-esteem. I…

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