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I Crashed the Party of a CEO and Lived to Tell You About It

I Crashed the Party of a CEO and Lived to Tell You About It

| August 20, 2017

How do you get into the rooms with the biggest industry players? Invite yourself and crash the party. No, no. Don’t take my advice so seriously because I’m not 100% sure it will work every time. However, the one time I did take this risk it opened up the exact door I wanted and made me visible […]

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Uber Chief Brand Officer, Bozoma Saint John on Bringing Her ‘Whole Self’ to Work

Uber Chief Brand Officer, Bozoma Saint John on Bringing Her ‘Whole Self’ to Work

| August 20, 2017

All kinds of #blackgirlmagic I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for #badassboz. It’s hard not to notice this woman with a killer combination of beauty and brains. Just about every other day, another article, interview, video or podcast scrolls down my timeline and I’ll admit at first I wasn’t paying attention […]

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You’ll Never Feel 100% Ready

You’ll Never Feel 100% Ready

| July 24, 2017

Whenever I am stuck in the grey about a major (or tiny) decision, I have one rule that I follow almost every single time. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Through trial and error, I’ve learned how important it is to listen to your body. Sometimes it’s your heart and you’ll know because it’s beating […]

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Avoid A Broke Mentality: Why It’s Important To Have a Healthy Relationship with Money

Avoid A Broke Mentality: Why It’s Important To Have a Healthy Relationship with Money

| June 26, 2017

The new cheques I ordered came in the mail today. I smiled when I opened the package because I knew it meant I could start writing more of them to my financial advisor so we can level up my savings account. I’m turning 30 in November, ain’t no times for games. I’m putting all efforts […]

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Why Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Work a 9-5 Job (and Shut Up About It Too!)

Why Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Work a 9-5 Job (and Shut Up About It Too!)

| June 2, 2017

Girl, you’ve got to chill. I can’t take any more complaining about your 9-5 job so I’m about to hand you a reality check and let you know why this season of your life has importance. The reason why you are not happy in your current situation is because you fail to find the beauty […]

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4 Non-Negotiables I Use To Help Me Navigate Relationships with Men in the Business World

4 Non-Negotiables I Use To Help Me Navigate Relationships with Men in the Business World

| May 30, 2017

Girlfriend. Always remember, how you let a man into your space will determine how he behaves once he gets there. Years ago when I worked as a stylist in the music and entertainment industry, I constantly stood at a crossroads between right and wrong. My moral compass was always being tested. Working in a male-dominated industry […]

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Body Positive: What I Have To Deal with Daily As a Girl with Curves

Body Positive: What I Have To Deal with Daily As a Girl with Curves

| April 17, 2017

I am a size 14. On a good day, a size 12. It took me at least a year to say that comfortably without feeling bad about it. When I hit double-digits a lot of negative experiences came alongside it. So much that it damaged my confidence and self-esteem… like the time a girlfriend asked […]

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5 Things I Do Every Day To Stay Mentally Strong

5 Things I Do Every Day To Stay Mentally Strong

| April 15, 2017

Most days are okay. I can cope with life’s rapid changes and rise to the occasional challenge. I have lived with depression and anxiety since I was a child and over a period of more than a decade, I have noticed a significant decrease in my panic attacks, mood swings and urges to harm myself. Girl, […]

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Dream, Girl – A Documentary

Dream, Girl – A Documentary

| March 27, 2017

Last week I went to an event held at MaRS which featured a discussion around this film. Most of the women in the room were female founders – really inspiring. But above all else, I participated roundtable discussions about entrepreneurship, gender equality, and the glass ceiling. This film is playing at select events around the country. If interested in hosting […]

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New Girl on the Block: 10 Reasons Why My Mentorship Program is Sicker Than Yo’ Average

New Girl on the Block: 10 Reasons Why My Mentorship Program is Sicker Than Yo’ Average

| March 21, 2017

Mentorship is the greatest contribution I can make with my life. My co-founder, Safia Bartholomew, and I have been operating New Girl on the Block, for over a year and it’s been one hell of a ride. Over 80 women in 5 countries have been positively impacted and the number is growing steadily. By this […]

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