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Six Leadership Lessons from COVID-19

Six Leadership Lessons from COVID-19 By Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific I had just taken on my new job, as Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at UNDP early in the year, when we heard rumblings about a new coronavirus wreaking havoc in Wuhan, China. We didn’t know then that…

30 Black-Owned Brands to Support Today

30 Black-Owned Brands to Support Today In the wake of George Floyd‘s death and the nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality, it’s important not to give up on the momentum and continue the fight to dismantle systemic racism in our society. There is an outpouring of support to organizations such as the George Floyd Memorial Fund, Minnesota Freedom Fund, and Campaign Zero,…

Emily Heyward on Brand Building During Coronavirus

Brand Building During Coronavirus: What Emily Heyward Wants You To Know Meet Emily Heyward, the co-founder of Red Antler, who helped launch some of the biggest brands in the world including Casper, Allbirds, and Prose. Now, she’s sharing her lessons and insights on building iconic brands in her new book, OBSESSED: Building a Brand People Love from Day One.  Forbes spoke with…

10 Ways to Calm Pre-College Nerves

10 Ways to Calm Pre-College Nerves COLLEGE. It’s an exciting word, but also a terrifying one. After months of endless applications, emotional acceptances and rejections, and difficult decisions, it’s now your last summer at home. Soon, you’ll finally be ready to pack your bags and go. Or are you?  As your departure date draws closer, you’re probably suffering from some serious pre-college…

4 Keys to Beautiful Writing

What is beautiful writing? What kind of sentence (or paragraph, or page), makes us pull out a pencil and underline? When we see a quote on Pinterest or Twitter, what makes us pin or retweet it? There are many different kinds of writing styles, and we all have different tastes. But I think there are four things in particular that…

The Female Founder Behind The Better-For-You Comfort Food Revolution

The Female Founder Behind The Better-For-You Comfort Food Revolution The disruption of frozen pizza couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. As much of the country shelters in place, comfort foods are making a raging comeback. But, paradoxically, better-for-you foods are selling well, too, with organic produce sales jumping 22% in March. One barely three-year-old brand is forging a path to…

You Shouldn’t Have To Sacrifice Mental Health For Your Goals

You Shouldn’t Have To Sacrifice Your Mental Health To Achieve Your Goals When it comes to ambition, it’s easy to allow big visions to eclipse our needs. In fact, burnout is reaching epidemic levels in our workforce. In 2019, some studies estimated that over two-thirds of employees experienced symptoms. Unrealistic demands and a lack of healthy work-life balance can partially be to…

How to Be a Proactive Communicator During Your Remote Internship

How to Be a Proactive Communicator During Your Remote Internship The world feels like it’s on pause, but that doesn’t mean your career development options have disappeared. In fact, there are tons of remote internship opportunities popping up. But once you’ve landed an internship (congrats, BTW!), now you’re faced with the struggle of remote communication. How often is too often to chat? Are you acting…