GC4W Women in Leadership

Michelle Obama Is Hosting a Brand-New Relationship Podcast

Michelle Obama Is Hosting a Brand-New Relationship Podcast Is Michelle Obama stepping into Esther Perel’s shoes? The former first lady’s newly announced Spotify podcast—which will feature weekly conversations with Valerie Jarrett, Michele Norris, Conan O’Brien, and other renowned figures about the relationships that have shaped them—suggests as much. Of course, Obama’s podcast likely won’t get into the nitty-gritty of romantic relationships to…

Dr. Lilian Ajayi-Ore: Doctorate Degree News

Dr. Lilian Ajayi-Ore: Doctorate Degree News We are so pleased to announce the success of the Founder and CEO of the Global Connections for Women Foundation. Dr. Lilian Ajayi-Ore has completed her Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a Double Distinction. Through years of determination, perseverance and intellectual accomplishments, our Founder has the designated honor of…

How This Hollywood Producer Empowers Women in Film

How This Hollywood Producer Empowers Women Behind The Camera Hollywood producer, Laverne McKinnon, partner at K&L Productions, encourages creative professionals to use their stories to derive outer accomplishment from inner meaning through leadership coaching. For over two decades in the entertainment industry, she has been an activist in supporting women empowerment and breaking down barriers that exist for women working…

Beyoncé’s Directory of Black-Owned Businesses to Support

Beyoncé’s Directory of Black-Owned Businesses to Support Beyoncé has many founders, owners and entrepreneurs of color jumping for joy after including them in her directory of Black-owned businesses. In addition to releasing a new song, “Black Parade,” on Juneteenth, her website was also updated to feature an organized list curated by her go-to fashion stylist, Zerina Akers. On Instagram, Akers presented @black.owned.everything and…

20 Amazing Women Who Are Changing the World

20 Amazing Women Who Are Changing the World Even though International Women’s Day is March 8, these 20 women are proving that it doesn’t matter what day it is — it’s always a good time to celebrate the advances made by women in the past few years. From the first openly transgender state representative to the first black female artist to paint an official…

Beyoncé and Tina Knowles-Lawson Help Coronavirus Testing

Beyoncé And Tina Knowles-Lawson Help Accelerate Coronavirus Testing In Underserved Communities Last weekend, close to 1,000 residents flocked to two middle schools in predominantly black Houston communities, waiting patiently in their cars to receive free COVID-19 testing.  Unlike many other cities nationwide, Houston has had free testing available to the public but “some people, definitely minorities because we are overlooked,…