What is Dry January? According to Wikipedia Dry January is a public health campaign urging people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January, particularly practiced in the United Kingdom. I had no idea that Dry January was a thing. When my fiancé mentioned that we should refrain from drinking all January, I thought it was... Continue Reading →
Someone you want to brag about. Or someone who just has a good life story. For my third, #BlackGirlMagic feature, I am introducing you to one of my best friend’s, Tierra. We call her Tee. Like most of us, she has had a roller coaster ride in life. From being laid off twice, move from... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year DV family. I hope you spent time with ones you love and had well deserved me-time. Since it is a new year, I want start off by reintroducing myself. My name is HOV, just kidding. I have a lot of family & friends who keep up with DV, but I also have... Continue Reading →
Getting ahead at work does not have to be hard. Start building better relationships by saying you are not fine.
Following your passion comes at a cost. But nothing should stop you. Read about how Catheryn decided to forgo her legal career and get into the ice cream sandwich business.
Voting in the 2018 Mid-Term election is one of the most important things you will do this year. The astounding amount of women and people of color on the ballot is record breaking. Are you showing up to cast your vote?
Who is in your inner circle? Do they help you or hurt you? A good tribe is the key for anyone striving for more in life.
The Bachelor & Bachelorette are some of my long time favorites TV shows. It provides two outlets - two hours of romance and two hours of drama. Who doesn't love that. But what attracted me the most was watching the lack of diversity (specifically black men and women) on the show and then guessing how... Continue Reading →
On a recent trip to the Newseum, a museum to visualize the role of free press in major events in history, I had points of reflection as I was walking through the building full of the world's archives. This museum is not just dedicated to U.S. History, but it houses moments from around the world.... Continue Reading →
In today's fast paced ever changing world, time is precious and of the essence. We are consistently multi-tasking and trying to be as efficient as possible. Checking emails while making morning coffee. Taking conference calls to and from lunch meetings. And let’s not forget the email you forgot to send before you left work. Now... Continue Reading →
In 2006, Carol Dweck introduced mindset theories to us in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In this book she talks about the difference between a growth and fixed mindset and her research from there has skyrocketed into classrooms, workplaces and conferences. The idea is that people who have a growth mindset tend to... Continue Reading →
If you are a reader like me, it can be challenging to find the right book to read. Not to mention the decision to pick between a fiction or non fiction book. Then add in career and self development books. It can leave you in the aisle of a book store like this... Thankfully... Continue Reading →
Online dating has evolved since the 90's. The majority of platforms that were available were computer based, always required a fee and made users take a personality test. Match.com paved the way in 1995 which lead to e-Harmony (2000) and OKCupid (2004). In the early 2000's these were the dating giants and still online dating... Continue Reading →
Diversity is a hot topic and has been for the last several years. Articles that are typically in circulation are usually diversity recruitment, metrics, triumphs and failures. How to engage with diverse millennials. What are the best diversity conferences for 2018. How to build a diverse team. How to leverage diversity within your organization. Everything... Continue Reading →
August 7, 2018 - Black Women's Equal Pay Day. According to Equalpaytoday.org, a Black woman had to work until today, August 7, 2018, to make the equivalent of what white men were paid at the end of December 2017. 63 cents to the dollar is the wage gap between Black women and White, Non-Hispanic, men.... Continue Reading →