Author Archives: admin

6 Makeup No-No’s We Need To Fix Now

Published by:

Of course, we all have that one photo from middle school—mine is from 7th grade—that’s a clear depiction of our lack of understanding for makeup. For those of us who are not beauty girls by nature, learning that art of makeup application can be a tough process. Things like learning to blend properly, finding your correct shade of foundation or the perfect balance between a bold lip and a smokey eye require practice and patience.

…read more      

Ask The Experts: The Truth About Keratin Treatments

Published by:

By now you’ve probably heard that keratin treatments restore and restructure your hair, but is the treatment for you? Are you looking to shorten your blow-dry time up to 60%? Are you trying to strengthen your hair shaft? Are you interested in reducing frizz? We asked Sonya Raubeson, Senior Education Development Manager at Keratin Complex to answer a few questions about the process. And, her answers may surprise you.

…read more      

[Women of Power] 10 Black ‘Women of Power’ in Tech

Published by:

The technology industry is a brazen boys club no more, thanks to the below ladies who have paid their dues and climbed ranks to the top of the tech game. The women featured have not only made strides in their respective technological ventures, but have also broken racial barriers, created opportunities for themselves and others, and raised the bar on what it means to be a “boss” in tech. BlackEnterprise.com celebrates these women below.

[Related: [2016 Women of Power Summit] Register for Empowerment Now]

To find yourself surrounded by women of power representing various industries, be sure to be in attendance at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, March 9–12, 2016, at the Hilton Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. This year’s summit will hone in on knowing your worth, owning your truth, and embracing your power. You’re invited to engage—register now.

(Image: Shellye Archambeau – businessinsider.com)

Shellye Archambeau

This powerful woman has held several executive positions with numerous companies and is now CEO of MetricStream, a governance, risk management, and compliance company in Palo Alto, California. She began her corporate career at IBM; following graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and within a 15 …read more      

[Women of Power] 10 Black ‘Women of Power’ in Tech

Published by:

The technology industry is a brazen boys club no more, thanks to the below ladies who have paid their dues and climbed ranks to the top of the tech game. The women featured have not only made strides in their respective technological ventures, but have also broken racial barriers, created opportunities for themselves and others, and raised the bar on what it means to be a “boss” in tech. BlackEnterprise.com celebrates these women below.

[Related: [2016 Women of Power Summit] Register for Empowerment Now]

To find yourself surrounded by women of power representing various industries, be sure to be in attendance at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, March 9–12, 2016, at the Hilton Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. This year’s summit will hone in on knowing your worth, owning your truth, and embracing your power. You’re invited to engage—register now.

(Image: Shellye Archambeau – businessinsider.com)

Shellye Archambeau

This powerful woman has held several executive positions with numerous companies and is now CEO of MetricStream, a governance, risk management, and compliance company in Palo Alto, California. She began her corporate career at IBM; following graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and within a …read more      

Fewer Mammograms? How American Cancer Society Decision Could Affect Black Women

Published by:

According to reports, the American Cancer Society (ACS) said on Tuesday that women should begin mammograms later and have them less frequently than it had been previously urged.

[Related: 4 Vital Tips on Cancer Prevention]

This comes during a month when breast cancer awareness is advocated nationally with drives to promote early testing and diagnosis, and at a time when African American women are more likely to die from the disease than white women.

The organization has strongly promoted screening in past years, recommending that women aged 40 and older have mammograms and clinical exams every year. But now it has issued new guidelines that recommend women with an average risk of the illness to start having mammograms at age 45 and continue once a year until age 54, and then to be screened every other year for as long as they are healthy and expected to live another 10 years. ACS also says that women of any age who have had no symptoms or breasts abnormalities no longer have to get clinical breast exams, in which doctors or nurses feel for lumps.

There is increased evidence, according to experts, that mammography is less useful in younger women, …read more      

Fewer Mammograms? How American Cancer Society Decision Could Affect Black Women

Published by:

According to reports, the American Cancer Society (ACS) said on Tuesday that women should begin mammograms later and have them less frequently than it had been previously urged.

[Related: 4 Vital Tips on Cancer Prevention]

This comes during a month when breast cancer awareness is advocated nationally with drives to promote early testing and diagnosis, and at a time when African American women are more likely to die from the disease than white women.

The organization has strongly promoted screening in past years, recommending that women aged 40 and older have mammograms and clinical exams every year. But now it has issued new guidelines that recommend women with an average risk of the illness to start having mammograms at age 45 and continue once a year until age 54, and then to be screened every other year for as long as they are healthy and expected to live another 10 years. ACS also says that women of any age who have had no symptoms or breasts abnormalities no longer have to get clinical breast exams, in which doctors or nurses feel for lumps.

There is increased evidence, according to experts, that mammography is less useful in younger women, …read more