As renowned chef and restaurant entrepreneur Traci Des Jardins has learned, running a restaurant can be a lot like—and at the same time radically different from—running other businesses...

Elise Peters Carey has blazed her own trail—and is poised to take over as CEO of her family’s considerable business holdings by Carolyn M. Brown Growing up, Elise Peters Carey observed her parents in their business endeavors when she would accompany them to work. She has a...

Turning a bad experience into a thriving business By Tonya Johnson Courtney Adeleye knows just what it takes to own and operate a successful business. Before she launched The Mane Choice in 2013, she had opened a photography studio and launched a clothing boutique. She learned...

A corporate scare turns an employee into an entrepreneur By Sheon Wilson It wasn’t easy finding a natural hair section in stores when Mahisha Dellinger started CURLS in 2002. National retailers weren’t offering much shelf space to products for customers with curly, wavy, and kinky hair who...

Growing up in Ghana, virtual reality entrepreneur Mary Spio learned that technology can be not only mind-blowing but also mind-expanding By April Kilcrease When Mary Spio was growing up in Ghana, members of the military took over the government. “Some of my schoolmates’ parents were shot to...

Unsure of her next career step, Lisa Skeete Tatum  realized that many felt the same way—so she founded Landit, to help them navigate their career path. By Lindsay Gutierrez As a child, Lisa Skeete Tatum dreamed of being the first woman astronaut in space. Her life went...

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