Sherron Stevens, from Columbus, Ohio, has recenty created Undercover Customer, a company that offers customer service consulting, on-site
evaluation, and training to help companies improve the service they
offer customers. Here, we speak with Stevens about his new enterprise and how to engage millennials to make a difference in customer service.
Founded by hip-hop pioneers, and chartered by the NYS
Dept. of Education, the Universal Hip Hop Museum showcases, preserves and protects Hip Hop
Culture. Visit it in the Bronx, or on your device. Hip hop has become the most listened-to musical genres on the globe, and investors and supporters of the museum hail from England, Italy, South Africa, France, Australia, China and Brazil. Here, we talk to one of them: financial advisor Rocky Bucano.
According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report,
commissioned by American Express OPEN, women are starting an average of
1,072 new businesses each day and since the recession, the number of
women-owned firms has grown at a rate five times the national average
(up 45%, vs. a 9% increase among all businesses). Here, we talk to one woman, Tracy Grace, who is making her mark.
Thanks to concerned mother and “girl power” advocate Jacqueline Glass, minority girls between the ages of 13-18 from
low-income communities have been afforded the priceless
opportunity to attend a two-week program, at Princeton University no
less, designed to build leadership skills and promote college readiness. Here, Glass tells us all about it.
Adèle Dejak is considered one of the most success Nigerian jewelry and
accessories designers currently on the market. Her Adèle Dejak brand,
sold worldwide via online, creates handmade fashion accessories inspired
by African shapes, textures, and using traditional techniques.
Tristan Walker is no stranger to success. He is the founder of CODE2040, a much-needed program that matches
high-performing Black and Latino undergraduate and graduate coders and
software engineering students with tech firms for internships. Now, his Walker & Company
is poised to make major headway in the health and beauty industry.
Eleven-year-old Marley Dias wanted more diverse reading in school and
she took action to encourage it. The West Orange, New Jersey-based
Thomas A. Edison Middle School student created a campaign called
#1000BlackGirlBooks. The social movement promotes books with “strong,
Black female” main characters. You see, Dias was tired of reading books about boys and whites. Here, Dias tells TNJ.com about the movement and why she likes helping her community.
This week, 4D Healthware, an online personal health dashboard specializing in chronic care management, announced it closed a $710,000 seed investment
round that included a mix of private equity and angel investors,
including multiple physicians. Here, we caught up with founder Star Cunningham, who formerly led global infrastructure at IBM, for an exclusive interview.
Denise Hamilton ditched her many years in corporate America to go out on
her own and recently launched WatchHerWork .com. The Jamaica-born,
Brooklyn, NY-raised Hamilton, 45, wanted to create an online network and
resource for professional women, providing curated advice, helpful
videos and assorted information. Then there are the WatchHerWork
networking and mentoring events nationwide.