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Lean In to Your Unique Dreams

Areva Martin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women
Areva Martin

I leaned in to my ambitions despite my fear. I decided I had no choice but to forge ahead using what has always gotten me through the toughest periods of my life: faith and hard work.

Providing a Road Map

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The efforts of historical women who started companies, took companies out of bankruptcy, developed new business models and created new product lines provided a road map for women today.

Let's Radically Engage in Reclaiming the Root of Philanthropy

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices
BlackAndBrownNews

Ideas and images of present-day philanthropy frequently fail to resonate and, worse yet, serve to alienate black Americans. Particularly unsettling is the stunning absence of black people in representations of philanthropists.

Forgotten Women: Madam C. J. Walker, Beauty Entrepreneur

Gerit Quealy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerit Quealy

It struck me as a microcosm of women's history in general -- the role models are there, we just don't know about them, or don't countenance them. But as I've said before, anchoring to our past ensures a more secure future.