Leadership

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...

LinkedIn’s Nicole Isaac believes that the power of connectivity can change both your world and ours By Pat Olson You may have heard the phrase “I didn’t choose my career, it chose me.” For Nicole Isaac, head of US public policy at LinkedIn, that couldn’t be more true....

Freada Kapor Klein, a longtime outspoken critic of the tech sector’s diversity and inclusion efforts, urges Silicon Valley to use a more data-driven approach By Jackie Krentzman Long before the current generation of diversity and inclusion practitioners began trying to figure out how to make companies more...

The Hong Kong native and Cisco SVP never was told when growing up “girls don’t do math” By Jackie Krentzman KC Wu, Cisco’s senior vice president, Operations Architecture, is responsible for keeping the company’s operating platform—in effect, its complex machinery—finely tuned and operating at full potential. Operations...

Building Bridges Through Diversity by Tamara E. Holmes A financial advisor with investment firm Edward Jones, Emily Pitts noticed that the industry had few people of color. That led her to wonder what Edward Jones could do better to attract and retain a more diverse workforce. The...

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...

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