MELANIE ROUSSELL National Press Secretary, Democratic National Committee B.S., Broadcast Journalism, Florida A&M University; M.A., Public Communication, American University Previous Job Experience: Communications Director for former Representative William Jefferson Communications Director for House Judiciary Committee Southern Regional Communications Director for the 2008 Barack Obama campaign Do You Like The Women In The Workplace Series? LIKE […]

I decided to Google this topic of discussion prior to commencing this article, just to research the direction most authors took with their advice. Would it be a generalization–totally subjective to the author, stuffy and/or seriously helpful? As I suspected, most of the information provided was extremely black and white, with zero emotion or personal […]

In order to maintain status as a licensed practicing attorney in any particular jurisdiction, we are required to complete a certain amount of hours of Continuing Legal Education courses every two years, typically in the area of law that we specialize in. The same also rings true for many of my friends who are physicians […]

A must read before you seek business financing. As a small business owner you might agree that coming up with the idea for your business was a piece of cake. Financing the business, however, is an entirely different story! Sometimes you may only have very few opportunities to present your business for funding, so it’s […]

There’s always office etiquette questions that the Human Resources department are stellar at answering. Here’s a few of those questions with very insightful answers from two Human Resource gurus. Both Cynthia and Helen are Human Resources Executives who, collectively, have over 18 years experience working in Media, Food and Beverage and Education. As Shared With […]

Victoria D. Anderson Answering Student and Young Professionals’ Questions in Starting and Navigating Their Course in the Work Place As Shared With Rashida Maples, Esq. Q. How do know if you’re “paying dues” or being taken advantage of by veteran employees? A. Today’s climb to the top looks different! The first step is to ensure […]

EL BROWN, M.S. ED: Chief Executive Officer – KinderJam, LLC Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education Previous Job Experience: Atlanta Public Schools, 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher; Department of Defense Education Activity, Early Childhood Educator in Yokosuka, Japan and Seoul, South Korea Interview […]

BRANDICE HENDERSON: Chief Executive Officer – Harlem’s Fashion Row, Inc. BS Fashion Merchandising, University of TN at Chattanooga BS International Trade & Marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology (Expected Spring 2013) Previous Job Experience: Buyer, Charming Shoppes Production Manager for International Intimates In May of 2007, there I was in a Brooklyn restaurant in Dumbo […]

RADINA RUSSELL: Financial Public Relations Specialist, Brunswick Group BSBA University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill MBA Columbia Business School Previous Job Experience: Vice President, Equity Research JPMorgan Securities Merchandise Accounting, Saks Fifth Avenue Briefly describe your day to day activities and responsibilities as a Financial Public Relations Specialist: I work with a wide array of clients […]

Certain conversations should be avoided while at work. Here are a few that you should stray away from when chit chatting at your desk.

The holidays are upon us once again…which means it’s time for the office holiday party! The workplace can sometimes be stressful but the holiday party can be the event to alleviate those tensions we commonly harbor between co-workers and management. First things first: Accept the invite and most-importantly, attend! Secondly, abide by these 10 HB […]

“Fake it til you make it, only if you can back it up,” advised Simone Smalls, Founder & CEO of Simone Smalls Pr, Inc.  In a lively discussion focused on entrepreneurship, Smalls, Bevy Smith, Dinner With Bevy; Ginger Johnson & Liz Pickett, Ginger and Liz Nail Polish, Blake Scotland, Blake Scotland Boutique; Winsome Sinclair, WSA […]