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Krystal Glass is the founder and host of “Real-Life Conversations,” a Washington, D.C.- based series that invites people to come from behind their computers, smartphones and social media profiles to meet face-to-face with others and discuss topics of the day. Glass, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and professional moderator and communications consultant, hosts the monthly…

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For many in 2018, women’s empowerment means a host of activities, panelists and seminars catered to empowering women to take charge of their finances and pursue an entrepreneurial journey. For four African American women, women’s empowerment meant something totally different. Diverse in their professional backgrounds, Lyndsay Christian, Joi Adams, Shawanda Green, and Ericka Hatfield came…

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This past weekend, Media Girls LA hosted a media networking event at luxury clothing store Deeplifestyles in Hollywood. Attendees had the chance to network with media coporates from BET, OWN, The Shade Room, and more as they dined on food from celebrity chef Bernard James of Taste of Caribbean LA and sipped cocktails courtesy of Our Vodka, Meukow Cognac. The…

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ATLANTA – On Sept.30, 2017,100 Female Entrepreneurs Business League and The Ms. CEO Society hosted the inaugural DreamHer Fest. Touted as an all-girls business summer day camp, attendees soaked up knowledge and advice from women business moguls. Throughout the jam-packed day, women were able to shop in the “support local” marketplace, get pampered at the signature beauty lounges, participate in workshops,…

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Today marks a week since rolling out presented its inaugural RIDE Conference 2017 in Atlanta. Though the conference is over, many lessons still linger. Check out the seven most valuable lessons I learned at RIDEcon17. It’s not about who you know, but who knows you It’s safe to say that many people understand the power…

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As an entrepreneur, relationships are everything. But how do you turn those relationships with your acquaintances into profitable partnerships for your business? Rolling out sat down with chief brand strategist of 360 Gateway Brands, Alechia Reese. She has an interesting perspective on partnership: networking doesn’t really work. So, how can you establish profitable partnerships in…

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1. Networking is about listening We are all eager to get out there and talk about our business. We are even more excited to tell others about our services and our products. But have you ever met someone at a party, or in the clothing store line waiting to check out who just could not…

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In a time where millennials are changing the status quo in regard to entrepreneurship and career paths, young professionals are struggling with finding adequate guidance to help with career strategies or business ventures. Whether you are on the hunt for a mentor or business coach, there are many qualities to look for besides popularity. As…

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Whether you’re a young professional, fresh out of college entering corporate America, or a new entrepreneur, finding events and people to build your network can be difficult. Many want to build their network and meet like-minded individuals, but as a newbie where do you start? Working as a freelance writer in a new state, I had…

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When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re always at work, you’re always open for business and you’re always looking for ways to connect with potential partners. One question we’re always asking ourselves is: how do I network effectively? (Effectively meaning that our conversations lead to meaningful (and profitable) connections.) You do not have to be at an official “networking…

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There is nothing more exciting than a room full of powerful women. This was the case at Odyssey Media’s “In the Black” affair, which was held in Chicago on Sept. 24. The event was created to connect women business owners, entrepreneurs, and professional women in transition with tools and discussion they truly value. The event was…

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Chicago native Sibyl Holloway comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. Her father owned several businesses in which she worked from age 12. She observed how each business near her father’s store and restaurant helped each other, and understood early that Black-owned businesses were often each other’s only support system. Educated at HBCU Texas Southern…

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Tips to having healthier and wiser relationships, personally and professionally   On Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 rolling out and Dr. Nicole LaBeach co-hosted a live Twitter chat with followers to discuss female-to-female relationships. We addressed a range of questions including the basis for the competition and how to communicate better so it’s a win-win for…

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This past week, Women of Color in Communications, otherwise known as ColorComm, held their “Coffee Connections” network meeting during the morning hours at a downtown café. The morning event is a member-to-member knowledge sharing opportunity for female communications professionals. Envisioned as a place and space where women can learn from one another on how to be…

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Popular Chicago eatery, M Vie, played host to the emerging Flash Happy Hour that is beginning to pick up momentum throughout the city. The Flash Happy Hour, put together by attorney Dartesia Pitts, sixth ward chief of staff Brian Sleet, and rolling out‘s own TJ Armour, is a biweekly gathering of professionals to network, exchange ideas,…

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