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Diversity Paves the Way in Local Leadership

By Angela Lindsay The current leadership slate in Charlotte is likely the most diverse it has ever been, with minorities and women holding prominent positions, from the mayor to the district attorney to the fire chief to the chief of police and sheriff, as well as the city planner, school board chair, transportation CEO and the chair of the board of county commissioners.…

Tips from the Pros: Creating Workplace Diversity

By Kallan Louis Diversity in the workplace is more than just a matter of the morally right thing to do. It is an invaluable resource for business owners that can create a pipeline to top talent and ideas. A study from the Harvard Business Review discovered that some of the most heavily relied upon methods to cultivate workplace diversity, including mandatory diversity training, are some of the least effective ways to transform companies into more inclusive environments.…

Closing the Gap in Charlotte’s Digital Divide

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By Angela Lindsay Many people rely daily on cell phones, laptops, activity trackers and smart watches. However, not everyone has access to the technology that has become increasingly necessary to keep up with and compete in our rapidly advancing society. According to DigitalCharlotte.org, more than 14 percent of households in Mecklenburg County (almost 56,000 households) have no internet access at all.…

3 Tips On Maximizing Your Job Search

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Iris Hunter By Iris Hunter Are you a job seeker who thinks that you are not qualified enough for a position since you  are having a difficult time obtaining interviews? Well, if so then you are just one of countless individuals who are feeling this exact same way as they await a phone call regarding a position that they applied for within a company.…

15 Questions To Ask The Interviewer 

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By Iris Hunter Finally! After weeks of job searching you have landed an interview and are trying to figure out how to make a great first impression. Iris Hunter Right? Well, the first thing that you should know is that interviews are not just for the interviewer to determine if you are a great candidate for a position, but also for you to find out more about the position and identify if you are a good fit for the role. …

3 Powerful Networking Tips

By Eddie D. Love  Spring has sprung and the summer solstice is rapidly approaching! I’m no meteorologist, but I’m almost certain that we’re in for another scorching hot summer here in the Queen City! You do know what that means, right?…