Is sensitivity a gift or a curse?


      According to the writer of this quote, Shannon L. Alder: Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]


      The state of very small businesses: Godaddy and Redshift Small Business Survey 2015


      If you care about small businesses and the growth of them, this report is a must read. (Excerpt from Small Business Survey 2015) Although many of the world’s smallest businesses have yet to create a website, over half of them (55%) intend to create a website within the next two years, and 1 in 5 respondents have already taken the … [Read more...]


      Meet Dr. Zanetor Agyemen-Rawlings from Ghana


      As I get ready to leave for South Africa today to speak at the East West Women's in Business Forum, I wanted to share my interview with Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings from Ghana from my new interview series on Women Making Change Happen. Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings is the daughter of the former President of Ghana, a medical doctor, … [Read more...]


      Embracing Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines


      I am proud to be a contributor, with my good friend and colleague Joyce Thomas, to a new book titled: Embracing Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines. Published by Elgar, Edited by Satish Nambisan, this book is full of unique ideas, insights and themes across diverse discipline. From engineering, science and medicine to arts, design, and … [Read more...]


      Breaking the glass ceiling for the creative class with Kanye West


      https://youtu.be/DR_yTQ0SYVA Everything we need and everything we stand for, despite what you think of Kanye West and his art, is embodied in this 1:02 min video. If you care about changing the story we as creatives can tell and realize in the world not only for ourselves but for others, grab your cup of joe and sit back and take a … [Read more...]


      Women Making Change Happen: Meet Multi-disciplinary artist Sam Kirk


      https://youtu.be/5U3lPfzpLCs Women are making change happen all over the world. Meet Sam Kirk, a U.S. based multidisciplinary artist with studios in Chicago and Brooklyn. She explores culture, identity and urban politics through her art. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, in a mixed race family, she has always been … [Read more...]


      Meet agricultural South African Superstar, Zoé Mabuza


      https://youtu.be/hJWrXUnUho8 Women are making change happen all over the world. Meet Zoé Mabuza. She is a 33 year old entrepreneur, radio presenter and community developer from South Africa. Her interest in business started at the age of 13 in 1994 where she worked as a financial administrator at her family’s  business, a hair … [Read more...]


      Meet Elissa Bloom, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator


      Women are making change happen all over the world. Meet Elissa Bloom who is doing a remarkable job helping designers to build their businesses and brands. https://youtu.be/xMZ5IH9UmjU Elissa Bloom is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. With over 18 years of both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, … [Read more...]


      The Growth of Vanity Capital & We-ism


      According to a recent article in The Atlantic, written by Marc Bain, the market is bullish on vanity consumer purchases.  According to a compelling report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch titled “Vanity Capital: The global bull market in narcissism, $4.5 trillion is spent globally on products and services that enhance appearance or … [Read more...]


      What Are You Willing to Risk for True Independence?


      To achieve independence requires risk taking. Nothing represents the creativity required to risk for our personal and professional freedom more than the founding of America by our founding fathers. We all have much to learn from those who have risked before us and who will risk again for their independence. Will that next risk taker be … [Read more...]

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