When New Jersey entrepreneur Avis Yates Rivers started her first business more than 20 years ago, she ran it part time out of the basement of her home and still worked a full-time job. After a series of setbacks and comebacks, Rivers managed to parlay her business acumen into a successful multimillion-dollar technology business.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the nearly 250,000 Africans taken between 1519 – 1810 as slaves to what is now Mexico, or what became of slaves who fled the United States for that same country?
The year ahead will bring huge benefits to enterprises that are well managed, competitive, innovative and proactive enough to exploit public- and private-sector actions aimed at enhancing the nation’s small businesses.
Receiving a life-altering medical diagnosis is difficult, but patients of Donna M. Mendes, M.D., may find that message a little easier to bear. As an African-American senior vascular surgeon at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, Dr. Mendes mirrors the race of her patients and understands the behavior that leads this population to have higher incidences of diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions that can result in circulatory problems.
Executives from various organizations come together to discuss diversity in 2010 and beyond.
Mathematics is embedded in the DNA of Nkechi Madonna Adeleine Agwu. Her father, Jacob Agwu, was an economist and her mother, Europa Wilson Agwu, was a mathematics teacher.
The 2010 list of The Network Journal’s 40 Under Forty Achievers is the 13th in the history of this highly anticipated annual list.
Facing unprecedented budget pressures as the worst recession since the 1930s continues to roil the economy, public and private-sector institutions alike are slashing costs to the bone, taking such measures as consolidating supply chains to favor larger suppliers who can offer greater bang for limited bucks.
For American corporate honcho Richard Parsons, owning a winery is pretty close to a dream job come true. In 2000, Parsons, chairman of Citigroup Inc. and the former CEO of Time Warner Inc., purchased Il Palazzone, a 20-acre Tuscan winery that has been producing wine since 1990. Running a winery is quite different from running a public company, he concedes, but that hasn’t stopped him from making the most of his soul-satisfying project.
Mary McLeod Bethune surely would have been one of The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business” honorees were she alive today.