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Advice From the Top: What Minority Women Say about Their Career Success

Fourteen extraordinary women share their stories of their rise to the top. They include: millionaire business owners like Cathy Hughes and Eunice Dudley, millionaire CEO Debra Lee, nonprofit executive Jane Smith, and television anchor Andrea Roane. The book highlights the factors the women consider important to their success, the obstacles that they encountered and the advice that they offer to young minority women today.

“AKA’s Celebrate 100 Years of Sisterhood and Service”

Prince George’s County Times, July 25-31, 2008.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) members came to the Washington, DC Convention Center for a host of celebratory activities including: forums and seminars on leadership development, education, health and other topics. President Barbara McKenzie noted, “: We will use the occasion to celebrate our illustrious commitment to our mission and chart the journey toward our second Centennial.” Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee promised that they would pass legislation to honor the group’s 100 years of service to others.

“Gloria Mayfield Banks: Winning Big with Mary Kay”

Prince George’s County Times, December 2-8, 2005.

Gloria Mayfield Banks switched from a comfortable career at Harvard’s Business School to pursue her chances of excelling in her own business. The former Assistant Director of Admissions at Harvard’s Business School discusses her rise to the upper ranks of Mary Kay from a friend’s invitation to attend a skin care class.