A Silicon Valley of Shame

The billionaires of Silicon Valley are at it again. This time, they are trying to divide California into six states. In fact, venture capitalist Tim Draper, recently announced that he has enough signatures to put the initiative on the California Continue reading A Silicon Valley of Shame

Are You Being Punished for Promoting Diversity?

Earlier this month, at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting, researchers presented their findings on the impact of the glass ceiling on minorities and woman.  It seems that even though women and minorities have become the dominant force in workplace, Continue reading Are You Being Punished for Promoting Diversity?

Top Five Tips for Making Your Black Career Network Profile Standout

You’ve joined the Professional Diversity Network, and are receiving updates about new job opportunities. You’ve applied to these jobs, but haven’t received any invites for interviews. Is there something you should be doing to change this? If you truly want Continue reading Top Five Tips for Making Your Black Career Network Profile Standout

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired

According to our latest Diversity Jobs Report, over 10 million Americans are currently seeking full-time employment. Combined with factors not within your control — like timing,  management and organizational changes—this statistic means the landscape for securing a good paying job is Continue reading 5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired

7 Tips on How to Work It Like a Pro In Person

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get out and about to build your professional network. Networking behind a screen is great, you can chime in on conversations on your own terms and make comments without feeling intimidated, but sometimes there is Continue reading 7 Tips on How to Work It Like a Pro In Person

Open Letter to Jeff Bezos Makes Strong Case For Diversity

In an open letter to Jeff Bezos in her blog on the Huffington Post, Farai Chideya touches on one of the fundamental arguments for workplace diversity. In essence, she makes a compelling business case for diversity to Bezos, owner of Continue reading Open Letter to Jeff Bezos Makes Strong Case For Diversity

How to Overcome Racial Barriers Climbing the Corporate Ladder

The economic downturn that has occurred over the last five years has disproportionately affected employment in minority communities.  While the most recent national unemployment figures show nationwide unemployment at 7.5 percent, for African-Americans this figure is much higher at 13.2 Continue reading How to Overcome Racial Barriers Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Defining Who You Are Marketing Your Personal Brand to Enhance Your Professional Career

Author and motivational speaker Kaplan Mobray has a question for you, “What is your personal brand?” Mobray teaches professionals, with his new book entitled “The 10K’s of Personal Branding,” how to market themselves in a unique way in order to Continue reading Defining Who You Are Marketing Your Personal Brand to Enhance Your Professional Career