Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records, Joi Brown Says Having a Seat at the Table Helps Her Shape Culture

Joi Brown is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records. In 2016, she founded Culture Creators to connect newcomers in the Music industry with those who paved the way to foster connectivity, leadership and even pool talent to help companies diversify.  In a brief interview with Essence, Joi talked about a number […]

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Here Are 7 Common Career Mistakes To Avoid

You’ve probably thought about what you should do to get ahead in your career. But as it turns out, it’s just as important to consider what you should not do, too. We all make mistakes in the course of our career journey at one point or another. However, repeatedly making the same professional mistakes will decrease your happiness […]

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“Sharing Your Experiences With Others and Talking About Personal and Professional Challenges Makes You Feel Less Alone” Francesca Uriri, Head of Communications, Uber West Africa

Francesca Uriri, is Head of Communications for Uber in West Africa. She’s started a company, learned from setbacks, and at times struggled with focus. She’s an advocate for women empowerment, gender diversity, and inclusiveness through her non-profit Leading Ladies Africa. Francesca discusses how she has channeled her passion and persistence and how she’s applied that […]

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#LLACareerQuestionnaire Mimi Irvin, Director, Material Management at Flour Corporation Says It is Okay To Ask For Help

Performance evaluations have cited that Mimi Irvin is self-directed and self-driven, produces positive results, has a unique ability to understand how people’s different backgrounds impact how they function in a team environment.  Her ability to grasp company execution of scope, quality, schedule, cost, concepts and processes allows has made her an invaluable addition to the team […]

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“This Skin is What I am, and This is What I’m Going To Present” – Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy Star Redefines Beauty Standards

ChandraDanette Wilson  is an American actress and director, known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama Grey’s Anatomy which has been airing since 2005, for which she has been recognized and awarded globally. On her success with her character on Grey’s Anatomy; initially, Chandra didn’t fit the physical description for her character, as the character of Dr. Miranda […]

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#LadyBossQuickFive CEO BeautIFU Ennada, Iheme Faith Uloma Says She Would Love to Go on a Lunch Date With Linda Ikeji, Genevieve Nnaji and Oprah

Born in the 90s, award winning Iheme Faith Uloma, popularly known as Ifuennada is Africa’s fast rising Actor, TV Host, Event Compere, Red Carpet Host, TV/Film Producer, Speaker, Model, Voice Over Artist, Writer, Singer and Beauty Entrepreneur. She was a Big Brother Contestant in 2018 – the continent’s most popular show. As a Content Creator, […]

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How Strategic Parenting Can Be Used as a Tool to Raise Strong Black Women

Before Michelle Obama reached kindergarten, she could read. At age 7, she skipped second grade. She would also eventually graduate from Princeton and Harvard Law. Although she married a man who’d make her the First Lady of the United States, she was already exceptional — in intelligence, drive, and purpose. When we see people like Michelle, Oprah […]

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“Before you quit that Job to go into the film Industry, Save! – Omoni Oboli Binging With GameChangers, Episode 14

If you are a Nollywood fan, there is no doubt that you are probably very familiar with Omoni Oboli’s work. Omoni Oboli is a multilingual, award-winning actor, scriptwriter, director, producer and author. She is regarded as one of the most talented and sought after actors in the Nigerian film industry. Omoni began her acting career in 1996 and has […]

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#CareerSheroes Only Black Female Millenial Partner at FleishmanHillard Says Undervaluing Herself Was Her Greatest Career Failure

Emily K. Graham, SVP & Partner, Americas Co-Lead, Financial and Professional Services Sector at FleishmanHillardEmily K. Graham, is a 32 year old trailblazer in public relations and corporate communications. She’s the only Black millennial female partner at her firm, FleishmanHillard, an award-winning global PR & digital marketing agency. She is a diversity & inclusion champion […]

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Essential Attitudes for Encouraging Diversity and Inclusion for Women in the Workplace

The call for “diversity” is being heard around the country a lot lately, and women in the workplace are adding their voices. The problems faced by today’s organizations have become so complex that a diverse range of skills and backgrounds is needed to solve them. After all, no one can possibly be good at everything. No […]

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