Perhaps one of the most recognizable names on the list, Madam C.J. Walker was the first female self-made millionaire and is considered one of the most successful black entrepreneurs in history. And, having lived most of her life in the late 1800s, her path to success should be revered by everyone until the end of time.
“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there, I was promoted to the washtub. From there, I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there, I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I have built my own factory on my own ground.”
Daymond John is also the innovative founder, chairman, and CEO behind FUBU, which was famously considered to stand for “for us, by us.” John takes that mentality to heart in the business world and the real world when it comes to discrimination.
“Life is like business, 20 percent of what happens to you is 80 percent of how you react.”
Articles – Good topics for articles include anything related to your company – recent changes to operations, the latest company softball game – or the industry you’re in. General business trends (think national and even international) are great article fodder, too.
Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.
Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.
Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
This is a content preview space you can use to get your audience interested in what you have to say so they can’t wait to learn and read more. Pull out the most interesting detail that appears on the page and write it here.