Jess Lee, Co-founder and CEO of Polyvore on transparency as an asset to being a tech leader

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  Straight out from college, tossing the cap and gown and heading into the workforce, college graduates face the real world with excitement and anticipation of what’s to come. When Jess Lee graduated from Stanford University, her first step was not the norm. She obtained her first job at the tech giant: Google as a product manager. … [Continue reading]

The Queen of All Trades: Vanessa Williams on Drive as the Propelling Force to Success

Actress, singer, model, Broadway performer, first African-American woman to be crowned Miss. America, and mother of four exceptional children, Vanessa Williams has embraced and thrived in all she’s pursued. The list of her accomplishments continues to expand as she broadens her skill set and leaves us all wondering what can’t she do? Vanessa … [Continue reading]

How to End the Cycle of Poverty

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In 2014, the official overall poverty rate in the United States was at almost 15 percent. For children under the age of 18 years old, that statistic jumped significantly to more than 21 percent—almost a full quarter of our nation’s children. We have heard the phrase “cycle of poverty” repeated for so long at this point that we have … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Georgina Burke

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Dear Geo, To the most outgoing, bubbly girl in the world, there are so many things that I want to tell you! You are at such an awkward stage of your life right now and it doesn’t help that you stand out like a sore thumb. You tower over your friends at school and with your loud laugh and large personality, it’s hard not to notice you. I … [Continue reading]

Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”

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  Everyone wants to write the next mega- selling Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling or don beautiful heels and perform on stage like Beyoncé but very few know how to make the dream a reality. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert provides the tools. She tells her story on the creative process, providing humor and wisdom on what’s essential in … [Continue reading]

What Are Some Great Jobs for Your Personality Type?


Is there a way that your personality can determine your dream job for you? The folks at seem to think so. These crafty creatives have brought the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to life with the below infographic. And if you're … [Continue reading]

Being Emotional Intelligent Benefits Your Work


Thanks to Brighton School of Business and Management for these awesome statistics! Find out more about the great work this school is doing at! … [Continue reading]

Hot Winter Hair Styles for the Cold Months

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African Pride, the premium quality, affordably priced hair care line for women of color, served as proud official sponsor of the 2015 Soul Train Awards that aired nationwide on BET Networks’ Centric TV last month.  Viewers were treated to the most … [Continue reading]

Dear DFS: How Do I Look for Work During the Holidays?

Jody White

Dear DFS,  I was laid off last month and have been tirelessly searching for a new position in my field, but unfortunately, no luck yet. I am starting to get concerned that I will not have a job before the New Year and I know companies aren’t … [Continue reading]