The 2014 class of The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business comes at a time when women in general, and Black women in particular, are making significant advances in the workforce, business and education attainment. The class is the 16th link in an unbroken chain of women who committed to excellence and achieved it.
TNJ@20: After 20 successful years of publication that includes one of the most grueling business environments ever for small businesses, we plan to keep the TNJ brand around for the foreseeable future.
TNJ@20: Two years before The Economist declared Africa “The Hopeless Continent” in 2000, TNJ launched its “Africa Focus” column showing an Africa on the rise.
TNJ@20: Over the life of TNJ, Blacks have made it into the C-Suite at Fortune 500 companies, but Black chief executives at these companies remain a rarity.
TNJ@20: Three developments in the past two decades dramatically changed the country’s business environment and created new challenges and opportunities for Black professionals and business owners.
TNJ@20: How Black America Changed in the Past 20 Years
TNJ@20 Special Anniversary Section
At 44, Orlando Ashford is in the vanguard of addressing one of the most nettlesome issues facing CEOs today: how to identify, recruit, develop and keep the right talent to drive business success in a globalized world.