Earlier this month, Melissa A. Anyetei, Intellectual Property partner at
the law firm Mayer Brown, received the “Leadership Excellence in Law
Award” at the Illinois Diversity Council’s second annual conference.
Chef Joseph "JJ" Johnson has been on the rise since helping to open The Cecil in
2013 as its first Chef de Cuisine. Shortly after, in fall 2014, he
joined Minton's, Harlem's historic jazz supper club and sister
restaurant to The Cecil. Recently, Johnson was named executive chef of both.
Working moms never seem to have enough time. You have a lot on your
plate--you’re trying to focus on your career while raising a healthy and
happy family. And sometimes it feels like you should clone yourself.
But maybe there are things you are doing--or not doing--that are
sabotaging your efforts. Here, work/life balance experts weigh in.
Back in the 1990s, political scientist Joseph Nye of Harvard University
coined the phrase “soft power” to describe the ability to gain cooperation
and agreement through appeal and attraction rather than the use force or
money. Fast forward to 2015, and now some workplace experts say that as more
women are becoming heads of major corporations, the executive woman can
more effectively use soft power as a means of persuasion.
In a recent book endorsement for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World
and Me,” author Toni Morrison
wrote, "I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that
plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly, it is Ta-Nehisi Coates." But Morrison isn’t the only one who thinks highly of Coates. This
week, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that
Coates is among its list of “geniuses” to be named a MacArthur Fellow.