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Paula Price’s career spans more than 30 years in senior-level finance, strategy and general management. She landed the role of chief financial officer at Macy’s in July 2018, and is responsible for leading the company’s finance, accounting, investor relations and internal audit functions. Prior to Macy’s, Price was a full-time, senior lecturer at Harvard Business…

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Joni Thrower-Davis’ family has owned McDonald’s franchises for more than 30 years. On Nov. 21, 1989, her family opened up their mother ship location on Mack Avenue and the Chrysler Freeway on Detroit’s east side, so she literally grew up in the restaurant and its surrounding community. Thrower-Davis’ dad is former Detroit Lions NFL cornerback…

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The Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit is a professional leadership conference designed especially for executive women of color. The event always promises to be a productive experience that gives women opportunities to enhance their leadership skills and network with executive decision-makers. Each year, attendees also learn new strategies for staying ahead of corporate trends…

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The American Black Film Festival Honors is an annual awards ceremony saluting excellence in the film and television industry. The show celebrates Black culture by recognizing individuals who have made distinguished contributions to American entertainment through their work, as well as those who champion diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. With the theme of “A Celebration…

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Ford hit several groundbreaking Black History Month milestones this year for the 2020 Escape by bringing together an all-Black female campaign titled “Built Phenomenally,” featuring award-winning actress Angela Bassett and Black girl creators. The integrated campaign included broadcast, digital, social, print and experiential platforms and spotlighted Ford’s support of the nonprofit organization Made in Her…

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Ford kicked off Black History Month with a bang. The automaker launched its “Built Phenomenally” ad campaign and debuted the all-new 2020 Ford Escape with an all-Black female cast and crew. Narrated by award-winning actress Angela Bassett, “Built Phenomenally” shines a spotlight on the Escape, the company’s bestselling SUV. Ford partnered with two organizations to…

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On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, ESSENCE presented its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards ceremony, celebrating Hollywood’s most renowned and accomplished women at the forefront of the industry. The theme for the brand’s 50th anniversary was the celebration of women owning, expanding and transforming the art of storytelling. The prestigious event was hosted by…

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Corey Smith currently oversees the diversity and inclusion department for Major League Baseball. With 25 years in procurement and 20 years in diversity, Smith is an expert in strategic sourcing, supplier diversity and overall diversity and inclusion. Rolling out spoke with the Columbia University graduate about how he increases awareness of major league baseball in…

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