Research shows that a lack of sponsorship is the single most critical
factor keeping qualified women of color from entering the C-suite. Cynt
Marshall, AT&T’s Chief Diversity Officer, recently spoke about this
and the importance of mentorship for black women in corporate America. Here, we
caught up with Marshall to explore “executive sponsorship,” and how women
can leverage their networks and skills to close the gap in the number of
women of color entering the C-suite.
Being a young entrepreneur (which we are defining as anyone under 35) is incredibly exciting. Every entrepreneur’s path to success
is uniquely their own and what worked for one may not work as well for
the other. While there’s no definitive formula to success as an
entrepreneur, there are a few things you should be mindful of.
There's nothing like a woman's touch, especially when it comes to
running a business. Recent reports from American Express have shown that
women-owned businesses are growing 1 ½ times faster and adding 11% more
jobs than businesses owned by men. So how exactly are women continuing to grow their businesses at such a remarkable rate? And how will they continue to do so?
Artie Thompson has worn a number of hats in his chosen careers
throughout the years, but the one that stuck and has brought him the
most success as an entrepreneur is his event planning business- Artie’s
Events. By establishing a reputation for exceptional service, Thompson
has built and cultivated a business that has even earned him the
patronage of the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama.