Friday, March 22, 2019

Now That's Beauty...Lupita Nyong'o

“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

—Lupita Nyong’o

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is currently starring in Academy award winning director Jordan Peele's latest horror film, "Us" , with Winston Duke (Black Panther), Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex. Check out the movie trailer below and get your tickets here. "Us" movie opens today, 3/22.

Monday, March 18, 2019

You Can Be...Salma Hayek

“You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.'”
--Salma Hayek

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Believe...Misty Copeland

"Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you."

--Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland wearing her Underarmour Signature Collection, MistySignature.

In June 2015, Misty Danielle Copeland made history when she was promoted by the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) to principal dancer. The Kansas City, Missouri native who was raised in San Pedro, California was the first black principal dancer in the ABT's then 75 year history. Click here, MistyCopeland, for more information on this incredible woman who made history. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

#LeadershipTuesdays: "Do or Do Not"...Mellody Hobson

"We don’t want to just admire problems, we want to try to find solutions to them. So, you have to truly believe that the world is changing and that you want your customers represented inside of your company, and you want to have different types of people and brains to come up with new and creative ideas. You have to truly believe that leads to a better outcome. ...Yoda said ‘Do or do not, there is no try.'”

--Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments

On Tuesdays, presents #LeadershipTuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage and strengthen women leaders. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, gave a courageous TED talk in March 2014 about an experience she had in 2006 of being mistaken for the "kitchen help" when she showed up with then Congressman Harold Ford for a lunch meeting at the offices of a highly regarded New York publication. Your first reaction is to chuckle and then you give a heavy sigh and side eye because you know that her experience is not funny at all.

Although Mellody has broken the glass ceiling and achieved success, she recognizes that other minorities and women are not being given the same opportunities to excel in their fields and reach the highest echelons of corporate power. With an authentic and courageous voice, she continues to champion diversity even though this is not her main gig. She actually runs an investment firm and sits on the board of a few firms including Starbucks and JP Morgan Chase. She says it time for less talk and more action. More of 'this is what we have accomplished' versus 'this is what we are trying to do'.

To watch her talk at Fortune's Brainstorm Reinvent conference in Chicago, go to our home page at Or you may also view it here.

Follow #LeadershipTuesdays on Twitter @LeadershipTues to see daily posts with resources that help you develop and strengthen your leadership skills. Happy #LeadershipTuesdays.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Your Mission & Challenge: Are You Wlling To Accept It?...Cheryl Sanders

"But the challenge, particularly in a Christian perspective, is how do we get along? I mean, how do we make reconciliation work? How are we truthful about the things that have separated us, and then how do we chart our course for the future so that everybody has a fair opportunity for a good quality of life?"

--Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, Pastor, Professor, & Mathematician

Cheryl J. Sanders

Dr. Cheryl Sanders is Professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity and Senior Pastor at Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC. Her research and teaching focuses on African American religious studies, bioethics, pastoral leadership. and womanist studies. She is the author of Ministry at the Margins (1997); Saints in Exile: The Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in African American Religion and Culture (1996); and Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People(1995), as well as numerous articles. Sanders earned her BA at Swarthmore College and MA and Phd at Harvard Divinity School; she also holds honorary doctorates from Asbury College and Anderson University.