When I was in college, I had a friend/colleague/mentor who was well known for his high level of confidence that many people read as arrogance. He had a few go-to words and sayings that he used frequently, which I assumed he used to encourage us to think outside of our vocabulary comfort zones. Many of these words and sayings I carry with me to this day, and if mentioned in the right circles, those within earshot will nod knowingly.
March is Women’s History Month and we’d be amiss if we let the month pass without honoring our women. Women of color are a principal force behind one of the most important components of America’s current marketplace and our nation’s future economy: entrepreneurship. Women of color are the majority owners of close to one-third of all women-owned firms in the nation.