Slay the Competition

Just in case that entrepreneur life fizzles

  In recent years entrepreneurship has seen a meteoric rise especially among people of color and I have enjoyed the fruits of their labor. I try to shop exclusively from small business owners for gifts and a few personal items. It is my hope that all of my favorite entrepreneurs […]

I Got a Promotion!

I got a promotion today, and I am over the moon. Promotions are far and in between when you are near the top of the ladder in your chosen profession, especially when you are already the head of the department. So it feels good to be elevated to Senior Director […]

Afrigens Docu-series is Finally Here

We’re excited to finally be launching the first season of AfriGens @Work! After an adventurous and profound experience interviewing, filming, editing and lots of behind-the-scenes work, we are ready to share our docu-series with the world. Look out for the first episode on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Follow our YouTube […]

The Minimalist Mindset for Career and Life Success

I’ve been tinkering with minimalism lately and it is making a profound impact on my mindset. Minimalism is the act of stripping away excess stuff from your life and getting off the vicious consumer ferris wheel. We’ve all fallen under the spell of our social media feeds with inspiring outfits, […]

Soft Skills for the ‘Technical-Know-How’ AfriGen

AfriGens win the gold when it comes to technical skills. We are ‘technical-know-how babies’ (where my Nollywood fans at??) when it comes to hard skills that are easy to quantify like reconciling an account ledger or determining the right medication formula for a patient. But when it comes to soft […]

Ten TED Talks for the Career Focused Afri-Gen

Sometimes we need reminders of our Jollof-powered potential. Here are ten TAL-approved career inspiring TED Talks to help you through the workweek. Zain Ejiofor Asher, Trust Your Struggle Nigerian Zain Ejiofor Asher had a hardcore African upbringing. Her story of her Nigerian tiger-mom’s determination for her to get into Oxford […]

Why African Immigrant Students Keep Winning

Published on Face2Face Africa  During the recent graduation season, a number of African immigrant students were lauded for receiving scholarships to Ivy League institutions, graduating in significant numbers and leading the pace in graduation levels compared to other immigrant groups. There are reasons why first-generation African immigrants are winning the […]

Building your career brand

What is career brand?  Your career brand is your identity at work. It is what you are known for and what makes you memorable.  Additionally, it is a promise of the value you have to offer to your colleagues and the company. Today’s job market is very competitive, so having […]

Reasons why you don’t get along with your manager

There’s so much career advice out there on how to handle a difficult manager but very few actually give you the honest truth on why you may be struggling with your manager in the first place. Here are things you may doing that could be straining your relationship with your […]

Spring clean your career

Spring is here! There is nothing more renewing in the spring than cleaning out the closets and putting away the heavy coats and sweaters that held us down during the colder days. Just as Springtime beckons us to unburden ourselves with things that no longer serve us in the warmer […]

Notes on being a better manager

Quick hits on being a better manager beginning this Monday morning. Drink some coffee and shoot for 5 out of the 10 tips below and you will be well on your way to being a good manager. 1. Pencil in intentional one-on-one time with your direct report. Put it on […]

Job search tips for 2016 graduates

  College graduation is around the corner for 2016 grads, and March is a perfect time to kick your job search into gear if you haven’t already started. March is a great time to start your career search for two key reasons: job openings become available during spring and companies […]