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What “Business Casual” Really Means For Women.

“Business Casual” Defined You’ve heard the term “business casual” countless times. But what exactly does “business casual attire” mean for women? First of all, “business casual” sounds like an oxymoron. It’s like “seriously funny” or “jumbo shrimp.” Seriously, though, a business-casual dress code is bound to cause some confusion, especially if you’re in your first job out of school or…

Bestselling Author, Bolaji Ajayi on How to be an Ultimate Supermom.

Writer Spreads Multicultural Message through African Folktale Revivals. Bolaji Ajayi wanted to give her child and other children of African descent the story of a hero that “resembles a champion from their own community,” so she decided to write one of her own. The result is Akiti the Hunter — a five-part children’s book series that chronicles the adventures of an action hero based on African…

Julia Kananovich on Personal Branding as a Self-Portrait

Julia Kananovich was born and raised in Belarus. She moved to NYC in 2010. Julia is a proud NYU graduate and currently works in finance.  She is very passionate about fashion styling. Her editorial work was featured in Vogue and other fashion magazines. Follow her story on: Instagram @istyle.today WEB www.istyle.today Personal Branding Thinking of branding your product through social media…

Joseph Lucido On The Art Of A Side Hustle.

Joseph Lucido is a full time business strategy consultant who is passionate about working with different businesses, particularly in the fashion industry, to tackle the most pressing challenges that they are facing in today’s unpredictable business climate. In addition to his hectic work schedule Joseph is a menswear and travel influencer with a total social media following well over 275,000.…

#GC4WNEWS, the News Campaign for Every Woman.

Announcing the launch of #GC4WNEWS Campaign on GC4Women.org The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4Women) recently marked its sixth anniversary, and we plan to leave a purposeful mark on this year. We are excited to announce that starting September 1st, 2018, GC4Women will launch a new campaign with #GC4WNews. This campaign was created in response to the need women have…

The Two Faces That Mean Business, a Forbes Feature.

A complete irony that just as the words ‘women power’ are mentioned in the room, the power goes off. It’s a cold winter’s day in Johannesburg and the Greenside suburb that we are in for this interview is encountering unscheduled load-shedding. The word power was in describing Phuti Mahanyele’s and Stacey Brewer’s ascent to corporate celebrity. It was only when…

The Female Heroes Among Us, Forbes Africa Feature.

Heroes exist in history, on celluloid, in pop culture or in these digital times, at the forefront of technology. These are the mighty who shine on the front pages of newspapers, as the paradigms of victory and virtue. But every day in public life, surrounding us are some of the real stars, the nameless, the faceless we don’t recognize or…

Lola Modernizes Feminine Tampons

Lola, the new direct-to-consumer tampon brand founded by two Dartmouth grads, Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman, is on a mission to revolutionize the feminine care category. The NYC-based startup aims to improve a professional woman’s feminine care across her reproductive cycle starting with its convenient and flexible online subscription service, tampon ingredient and design enhancements, transparent business model, and modern…