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5 Expert Financial Tips for Black Women

5 Expert Financial Tips for Black Women By Bridgette Bartlett Royall As Black women, we work hard for our money. But does our money always work hard for us? Follow these 5 tips to be financially free. We checked in with personal finance expert Patrice Washington for her professional yet practical advice on helping Black women not only get more…

Business Startup Tip for Women: Stay Focused

Business Startup Tip for Women: Stay Focused By Amy Lindgren Today’s business startup column covers a topic of importance to every entrepreneur, but especially so for women: Staying focused, and not giving away time to non-startup activities. Ready? We’ll start with a quiz: Which is more important when starting a business, funding, or the owner’s time? You already know the…

Kendra Scott Says Mother’s Day Should Be a Corporate Holiday

Kendra Scott Says Mother’s Day Should Be a Corporate Holiday Kendra Scott is giving her 2,600 employees the Monday after Mother’s Day off. Here’s why she says other companies should, too. For many moms, Mother’s Day isn’t exactly the most relaxing of days. Getting to sleep in and having breakfast in bed is wonderful and all, but oftentimes Sunday household…

DOD Chief Officer Shares Career Advice with Women STEM Majors

DOD’s Chief Technology Officer Shares Career Advice With Women STEM Majors By C. Todd Lopez Believing in yourself is key for professional advancement, said Heidi Shyu, who serves as the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Speaking earlier this month with students at the 2022 Women in STEM conference at the University of California – Los Angeles, Shyu discussed…

Brain Fog? Why You’re Struggling and How to Beat It

Brain Fog? Why You’re Struggling and How to Beat It By Vicky McKeever If you’ve struggled to think clearly during the coronavirus pandemic, you could be experiencing “brain fog” – and one neuroscientist has explained how to beat it. “Brain fog is a collection of symptoms which give rise to loss of mental clarity or foggy thinking,” Sabina Brennan wrote…

Women Less Inclined to Self-Promotion Than Men

Women Less Inclined to Self-Promotion Than Men, Even For a Job Study finds female workers’ deep discomfort over touting skills, experience adds to gender gap in promotions, pay By Christina Pazzanese Self-promotion is an essential tool for career advancement, whether in job or performance reviews, or just networking. But not everyone feels equally comfortable doing it. A new study suggests…