In the ongoing conversation about the lack of African American women and girls in STEM, Google has
been making efforts to change the narrative. Leading the charge is the
company’s newly hired Head of Black Community Engagement, Valeisha
Butterfield. Here, TNJ.com talks to Butterfield about Google’s tech initiatives and upcoming plans to engage with the Black community.
Starting a new business? Location matters. With National Small
Business Week just two weeks away, the personal finance website
WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best Small Cities to
Start a Business.
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.