Category: Entrepreneurship

Got a Minute? Boost Your Confidence and Morale at Work

Got a Minute?  Boost Your Confidence and Morale at Work
If you are in the minority at work, you may feel out of place. Solitary lunches and company un-invitations can be hazardous to your work morale, competence and confidence. And let’s face it Chicks— you can’t rise to the top if you’re feeling down and out. Video: Meet Crystal Windham, Director of Design GM North... Read more »

Shark Tank's Daymond John Judges Miller Lite Biz Competition

Hundreds of friends-turned-business partners entered the Miller Lite Tap the Future business plan competition, but only 25 semifinalists will pitch for a chance to win a portion of the $400,000 prize pool. Five of the semifinalists from Illinois and the surrounding states pitched their business idea in front of a live audience at Park West... Read more »

For Chicks Only: 9 Ways to be Thankful

For Chicks Only: 9 Ways to be Thankful
ThankFUL Chick…Putting the THANKS back into THANKSGIVING By Dawniel Patterson Winningham I will be the first to admit, when you say Thanksgiving I immediately have thoughts of turkey, my Big Mama’s dressing and Giblet Gravy, the best cakes and pies ever, and a spread of sides so deep that you’ll need two plates. This year,... Read more »
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Six Career Myths That Hold You Back

Six Career Myths That Hold You Back
By Zondra Hughes Alicia Boler-Davis is a wife, a mother and a master of multitasking in her dual roles as Senior Vice President, Global Quality & Customer Experience at General Motors. Boler-Davis—the highest ranking African American female executive in the history of General Motors—busted a few career myths at a recent media brunch held in... Read more »

5 Truths About Blogging with Friends

5 Truths About Blogging with Friends
 By Zondra Hughes To date I’ve received several emails from Chicks seeking advice about launching a collaborative blog with their friends. Here are five truths that you should know beforehand. 1. You will be duped. You will be duped by a self-promoter who wants to join your team of bloggers. The self-promoter will make eye-contact... Read more »

Linda Yu, Zandra Zuno: Powerful Women Share Lessons to Lean In

Linda Yu, Zandra Zuno: Powerful Women Share Lessons to Lean In
By Toya Nicole “How Women of Color Can Lean In” panel discussion presented by ColorComm Network, held on Sep. 25th at Golin Harris, brought women of color together for an enriching conversation that took the concept of “Lean In” a step further. ABC 7 Chicago’s Linda Yu moderated the panel that featured a few of... Read more »
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A Woman's Worth in Dollars and Sense

By Dawniel Winningham This weekend I was blessed to speak at the Start Wherever You are Tour as it kicked off in Austin, TX (15 more cities to go (www.startwhereveryouare.com). Normally as a speaker, I am more concerned with keeping the contents of my OWN speech in my head, but as I prepared to go... Read more »

4th Annual Black and White Ball: Meet the Honorees!

Matt Sapaula
The vision of the 4th Annual Black & White Ball (BuzzZin OFF Awards) is to highlight positive community disruptors who inspire change. This year’s five honorees are: Pastor B. Herbert Martin, Sr. ~ Progressive Community Church Adam Jackson~ author of Speak It, Receive It, Achieve It Matt Sapaula ~ Money Smart Guy Zondra Hughes~ Six... Read more »

Carol's Daughter Founder Lisa Price Shares Biz and Life Balance Tips

Carol's Daughter Founder Lisa Price Shares Biz and Life Balance Tips
By Toya Nicole Last Friday, I attended the Carol’s Daughter “Stronger, Longer, Invincible Hair” event at Macy’s on State Street. To celebrate 20 years of the natural beauty brand’s existence, customers were treated to hand massages, hair consultations and sweet treats! During the event I interviewed Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter a company she... Read more »
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Three Ways to Become C.E.O. of your LIFE

By Dawniel Winningham Let’s just face it. You are what you call yourself. You are what you believe yourself to be. Me, personally, as a single mother of three teens, for a long time I called myself just that. But somehow being JUST a single mom didn’t resonate with how important my job really is.... Read more »