10 professionals who will inspire you to work your dream job; Blavity Feature

My face for today.....unbothered! #IAMANIESIA  #fashion #beauty

According to Blavity, they say that Aniesia Williams is living every fashion blogger’s dream. "The lifestyle journalist and brand consultant is an example of a hardworking woman with her hands in a little bit of everything. Her hard work and obvious eye for the finer things earned her a seat in Vogue’s Influencer Network. The good folks over at Vogue trust her feedback on products, fashion collections, and the overall publication. It’s safe to say Williams has the juice." You can continue reading the article over at Blavity.

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Hide & Seek: Why Some Companies Hide Being Black or Woman Owned: Madamenoire Feature


Some Black business owners are in hiding. It may seem like an odd thing to do when people are calling on one another to support Black businesses left and right, but some owners feel they will be more successful if their customers don’t know they are Black and that the company they patronize is Black owned. And there is some evidence that theory might be true. A 2014 Nielsen report on African-American buying habits found that 55 percent of Blacks with household incomes of at least $50,000 said they would buy or support a product if it was sold or supported by a person of color or minority-owned business. But only 20 percent of non-African Americans in the same income bracket would do the same. So it’s no wonder some people want to hide…

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Reflections of a Successful Entrepreneur

IAmAniesia_TNJ 40 Under 40

When a close colleague told me they were nominating me for the 40 Under 40 list, The Network Journal’s renowned annual franchise, I was flattered. And when I got the call that I’d been chosen for this year’s list, I was excited. But did receiving the award mean that I’d finally “made it?” That I was finally a success? It did not. Not for me, and not for the other award recipients I spoke to. You see, the reason we were chosen to be this year’s 40 Under 40 in the first place is because we had already decided for ourselves that we were successful. We didn’t wait for our accomplishments to be validated from the outside. I have always been fiercely ambitious. I’ve always had big dreams and a lofty professional vision. And…