10 famous Black women who found success later in life

10 famous Black women who found success later in life

Success doesn’t always come when we want it to, but when we’re actually ready for it.Despite the stories we see about tech entrepreneurs or athletes making it big at 20 years old, success doesn’t happen overnight for most. In fact, for someone who seems like an overnight success, it’s safe to say they’ve been working hard for the past 10 years to get where they are.

7 Black women who made U.S. military history

7 Black women who made U.S. military history

Contrary to what you may have seen in your history books, Black women have always been participants in the military.Of course, rising the ranks of the armed forces came with it’s gender and racial biases but Black women still persisted. Women of color served in the military as early as the Revolutionary war, acting as spies, keeping soldiers informed about the movements of the British. These women worked during the 1800s with the promise of freedom during the Civil war as well, as nurses, volunteers and cooks.

5 mental health blogs created for people of color

5 mental health blogs created for people of color

Mental illness is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in the African-American community where it’s so often looked over. It’s the job of everyone to be an advocate for mental health, since it affects us all and there are many who cannot advocate for themselves. Whether you suffer from mental health issues or not, it’s important to watch out for signs and symptoms of common diseases.

5 spring style trends that will dominate this season

5 spring style trends that will dominate this season

Spring always seems to sneak up on us each year, with long winters and fickle weather, we can never really know when it’s time to break out the spring style.

Knowing what trends and styles are going to be in season this year isn’t just insider information that editors, buyers and other fashion industry workers want to know. Every stylish woman had the power to create her own looks using the trends this spring, and putting her own spin on it.

The 10 best companies for achieving work-life balance

The 10 best companies for achieving work-life balance

It seems that people are no longer looking for work that can just pay the bills, but can accommodate their personal lifestyle as well.Work-life balance isn’t just important to those who have families of their own, but those who enjoy having a life outside of the office.

22 Creative Smart Girl moms teaching us a lesson in work-life balance

22 Creative Smart Girl moms teaching us a lesson in work-life balance

To work or to be a full time mom is a dilemma almost every woman goes through, but shouldn't have to. Being a mom is a wonderful thing, but just because you gave birth doesn’t mean your ambition just goes away. It’s very possible to take care of your family and build a career but it sure isn’t easy.

5 summer 2017 events every Creative Smart Girl should attend

5 summer 2017 events every Creative Smart Girl should attend

It doesn’t matter if you’re happy with your 9-5, a side hustler or full-time entrepreneur – supporting others and attending events is critical to your growth. Taking the time and money to invest in your development is only going to make you great at what you do. People organize events not just to make money and create exposure for themselves, but to present real value to their audience. This year is all about being excellent despite the circumstances and there are plenty of opportunities this summer to put yourself out there, and step outside of your comfort zone. 

10 gifts you can get for mom from Black-owned businesses

Mother’s day is the time of year when we show appreciation and thanks to our mothers, and the women who have cared for us as one of their own.Understanding how much these women mean to us is easy, but buying a gift to express that love is what’s difficult. Each year, about 84% of American celebrate the holiday in some way and in 2016, an estimated $21.4 billion were spent on gifts.

7 Online tools every solopreneur on a budget needs

7 Online tools every solopreneur on a budget needs

Going into business alone can be a very scary thing, when it’s all on you to make sure the company succeeds.

With new apps popping up every day, it’s getting easier to run a business alone, especially an online business. But even an online business requires systems, tools and process for everything to run smoothly.

10 questions to ask in an interview that will impress any recruiter

10 questions to ask in an interview that will impress any recruiter

The best thing you can do to ensure that you’ll get an offer is setting yourself apart from the other candidates. Capitalize on what makes you different, which can be professionally or personally. Keep in mind, people hire other people. Bringing a new dynamic along with your skills to an office can set you apart from others.That isn’t the only thing you can do to stand out. Make sure you have some great questions to ask both the human resources recruiter and hiring manager from your potential department.

What you need in order to land a coveted summer internship

What you need in order to land a  coveted summer internship

Getting an internship during your undergraduate career is one of the best things you can do to get started in your field.Taking classes is only one part of your education and college experience, it’s important to also get real life work experience as well. Many will tell you that it doesn’t matter what you learned in class but how you applied it in real life.

Credit score not looking good? Here are four ways you can start paying off debts faster

Credit score not looking good? Here are four ways you can start paying off debts faster

Having debts to pay off is one of the main reasons it’s difficult for people in the U.S. to truly save and build their wealth. We’re in the age of high credit card debt, student loans and mortgages but getting into these financial situations are much easier than getting out.

Five famous Black women who came from humble beginnings

Five famous Black women who came from humble beginnings

Living in such a social media driven world, it seems we only see how much others have and not really how they got it.

There are so many successful celebrities who either seem like they were an overnight success or we have no idea what struggles they faced before stardom. Even with humble beginnings, studies show that most millionaires actually made their money on their own.

How to ask for, and receive the raise you deserve

How to ask for, and receive the  raise you deserve

Asking for a raise can be one of the scariest things you can do during your career, but that doesn’t mean you should do it.

You feel like you work hard and deserve it but it’s natural to question how your boss views your work ethic. These situations can be especially difficult for women, who are promoted significantly less than men.