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We continue our Sisters with Superpowers series with multicultural maven Goldie Taylor, who is the chief marketing communications officer of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). A prior service active duty U.S. Marine Corps public affairs broadcaster, Taylor has been a working journalist and communications executive for 30 years. Joining MARTA from New York-based IAC…

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I can’t and won’t lie: I was afraid to visit Egypt. Televisions in my home stay locked on CNN and my husband’s beloved MSNBC (he has a love-hate relationship with Joy Reid, who’s affectionately called “Joy-Ann” in our home), and Egypt looks less than tempting as a vacation destination as shown via Western media outlets.…

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As the age-old saying goes, food is the universal love language. Good food is always a great highlight of everyday life, and Chef Deborah VanTrece has mastered the art of it all. Owner of Edible Art Café and Gourmet Catering, VanTrece is a celebrated culinary artist that puts her own spin on all of our favorite…

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In partnership with Women Blooming in Season, an organization that exists to educate, empower and equip women and children to bloom with purpose, and Peach State Woman, a high quality, bi-monthly publication that serves as “the official magazine about amazing women in Georgia,” Alonia Jones is hosting Wise Women Prosper Conference May 18-20, 2018. “The…

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Dionne M. King, a CEO and strategic consultant, leads DMK Consults LLC, a thriving executive consulting firm specializing in leadership development and inclusion initiatives. She is experienced in providing leadership strategies and effectuating change for global firms and nonprofit organizations. King is versed in race relations, strategic inclusion initiatives, business case development, cultural competency, leadership…

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A second-generation jeweler and graduate gemologist from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America, Ken Black launched the Philadelphia Diamond Company in 2002 after more than 12 years as a well-regarded and innovative jeweler with national retailers. Together with his wife, Nicole Black, MBA, they have created a unique, customized jewelry experience tailored to a client’s…

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Contrary to popular belief, Black tech companies are on  the rise. Rolling out has taken an aggressive approach to profiling people of color who are tech executives, work in the field of IT and founders of tech companies. Take for example, James Jones, founder of a Minneapolis-based tech application, Spark DJ. It’s a cool app that allows…

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Some women are unstoppable and some women are fearless. Erika Gilchrist is both, she is the owner and the mastermind behind the Unstoppable Woman empire. Assaulted as a little girl, abused as a young adult, and survivor of a suicide attempt, Erika Gilchrist has earned the title of “The Unstoppable Woman.” She is regarded as…

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For a business owner, having financial records in order is crucial to one’s success. Ashley Johnson and Robyn Fuller of J&F Advisors happens to know this fact very well as they are the youngest African American 100 percent female-owned CPA firm in the city of Detroit. This tag team duo began their business seven years…

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Valeisha Butterfield Jones is the global head of women and Black community engagement at Google where she is responsible for strengthening and deepening the technology giant’s recruitment, retention and inclusion practices from an intersectional lens. She’s also the co-founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, an award-winning executive, an activist and author…

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Arielle Johnson is the founder and CEO of Female Icons Encouraging Real Concepts of Empowerment (F.I.E.R.C.E.) Detroit, a non-profit organization established with the aim to connect women with many tools and resources. As a business owner and event planner, some of her most notable clients have included Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, Detroit Jazz Festival, the Michigan…

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Danielle D. Hughes considers herself a chief changemaker and has become one of Detroit’s most recognizable millennials for youth advocacy and empowerment. Hughes is the founding partner and COO of Detroit Speaks Inc., a nonprofit organization providing low-income teens with mentorship, coaching, leadership and personal development skills to help them achieve their dreams. At Detroit…

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Cheryl Grace (née Pearson-McNeil) is the senior vice president of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement at Nielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. She’s been credited with driving Nielsen’s thought leadership strategy and execution for its U.S.-based diverse business…

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