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18 Jul 4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Love Lessons Learned While Building Their Businesses

Entrepreneurship is the new black and for Black America there’s an increase of women and men who are leaving Corporate America to create our own opportunities, but being an entrepreneur is no easy feat. It’s a 24 hour and 7 days a week undertaking that according to the National Women’s Business Council, over 1,531,494 black women endure.  With the time commitment a business owner devotes to their company, how or when are they balancing their love lives with their business endeavors?  

 

5 Things I Learned From Working In a Toxic Environment

30 May 5 Things I Learned From Working In a Toxic Environment

Can you imagine being worked to death? You worked so hard that your mind could not take it or your body could not take it and it gave out. The recent first-hand accounts of Uber’s work culture that recently resulted in an evaluation of the working environments at many startups stirred up past memories of some of the toxic behavior I came across during my short time in Corporate America. One environment I let get the best of me, which resulted in daily stomach pains, weight gain, hair loss, and fatigue.

HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF DURING COMPANY LAYOFFS

24 Feb How to Prepare Yourself During Company Layoffs

Originally posted on The Life Currency

 

My deskmate was called to the conference room around the last couple of minutes of the workday. She came back to our desk shaken and in tears revealing to the rest of the department that she was let go from her job. The next day more and more employees were let go and I sat there with my stomach in knots every time the COO came to the door. Would he be calling my name next? Just days prior a memo went out to all employee inboxes detailing the downsizing of certain departments and detailing the company’s performance. Panic spread across the company as people began to gather around desks, restrooms and eating areas whispering about the fate of their company and fate of their jobs.

 

Why Cultural Fit Should Matter to You

07 Feb Should You Stay or Should You Go: Why Cultural Fit Needs to Matter to You

Just imagine landing a role at your dream company, but your excitement quickly depleted once you were exposed to the culture of that company, which you felt didn’t include you. You aren’t feeling comfortable in your own skin and the people that you need to impress to move up the corporate ladder are uncomfortable around you as well.  You aren’t the normative and the only way to play to win is to play the game with a mask and alter the true uniqueness that is you.

How Benita Abraham

02 Oct How This Woman Reminds Us Why It’s Important to Celebrate Our Wins

Originally posted on TheLifeCurrency.com

 

Do you remember how you felt when you received your first job offer from a company you’ve been wanting to work for? Some of us celebrate with dinner and others might enjoy a nice glass of brew. Despite how we decide to treat ourselves, no job celebration can top what Benita Abraham did for herself when she was offered her dream job in health administration.

Preparing For Your Job Review to Get The Raise You Deserve

16 Aug Preparing For Your Job Review to Get The Raise You Deserve

Originally posted on The Life Currency:

 

One of the hardest and most challenging things that you’ll have to do in your career is to negotiate your salary, and for women, it can be a daunting task. According to the Atlantic, “Men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both, even though there’s no difference in the quality of their performance.” It’s challenging because it’s uncomfortable to talk about money, but it’s vital conversation to have because you don’t want to sell yourself short. The worse feeling to have is when you take an offer and realize that you are making significantly lower than what you should be making. Stop leaving money on the table, and use your mid-year review as an opportunity to negotiate the salary you deserve. Here are some tips to gain the most from your mid-year review: