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Voyage Chicago: The Road to Social Entrepreneurship

“I’ve had an interest in public affairs for quite some time. My introduction to being a social entrepreneur comes from my parents who have both served (and continue to) in public service. However, it was more than likely the countless times I tagged along with my grandmother to Southwest Priority Board meetings in Dayton, Ohio … Continue reading Voyage Chicago: The Road to Social Entrepreneurship

Women Leading by Example: Lani Guinier

Lani Guinier is the first tenured professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of: The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in a Democracy The Miner's Canary: Rethinking Race and Power Lift Every Voice: Turning a Civil Rights Setback into a New Vision of Social Justice Becoming Gentlemen: Women, Law Schools and … Continue reading Women Leading by Example: Lani Guinier

Invest in the Future

Are you looking for your next opportunity to make an impact? Consider this a sign and click on one or all three links below to find out how you can contribute to building a new generation of leaders: The Academy Group The Academy Group is a unique social enterprise that leverages earned revenue from financial … Continue reading Invest in the Future

Sheer Beauty

In 2017, my friend, Jihan invited me to a Friday night service for women at Free Church in Oak Park, IL. It was an experience or rather a celebration of women who love God and remain vigilant on their journey to being who God called them to be. At the close of service, I told my … Continue reading Sheer Beauty

Something to Consider on the 153rd Anniversary of Juneteenth

A black child born today has less of a chance of being raised by both parents than a black child born during slavery. Michelle Alexander, Author of "The New Jim Crow" | March 15, 2013 Video Credit: University of Chicago

From Hampton to London

I've told the story of my love for Hampton University many times to friends and in the occasional social media post. The first college acceptance letter to arrive in the mail during my senior year of high school, was from Hampton University. A Different World made it my dream school. But out of state fees … Continue reading From Hampton to London

Women Leading By Example: Mellody Hobson

Full Video: (Video Credit: Salesforce) Mellody is the President of Ariel Investments and responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Ariel Investment Trust. Beyond her work at Ariel, Mellody has become a nationally recognized voice … Continue reading Women Leading By Example: Mellody Hobson

Letter to Jacque Reid: Tales of an Eager College Intern

Almost every day is TBT when I turn on the radio and often times when I post a photo. But this… Oh boy. This I have to share: So I was scrolling through my 1TB external hard drive in search of a photo. I never found the photo. But I did find a now 13-year-old … Continue reading Letter to Jacque Reid: Tales of an Eager College Intern

Celebrating One Year of Being Strong, Smart, and Bold

On Wednesday, June 13, join the Chicago chapter of Girls Inc. for a celebration of their first year of service to the Chicago community! Mary Ann Hynes, the first female General Counsel of a Fortune 500 corporation, will be honored during the luncheon, which will be emceed by ABC 7's, Cheryl Burton. Hynes is a graduate … Continue reading Celebrating One Year of Being Strong, Smart, and Bold