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Holding it down- Women of color speak powerfully at Simmons Conference

Michelle Obama, Nely Galán, Raquel Eatmon and a number of other female leaders addressed a crowd of 3,400 attendees at the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The all-day event featured speakers, panels and workshops to equip women with both the motivation and the practical skills to succeed in a world often poised against them.

Power Up: Lufthansa Brings Leading Women on Board Special SXSW FlyingLab

APEX Insight: Lufthansa supported gender parity this International Women’s Day by featuring women in male-dominated fields on a FlyingLab flight to SXSW in Austin, which is itself still a largely male-dominated event. Perhaps an 11-hour flight is not long enough to break through glass ceilings and gender barriers, but it’s a good start. Besides, the sisters on board are already doing it for themselves.

20 Entrepreneurs on the Lessons Their Mothers Taught Them

On Mother’s Day, we send cards, flowers and spa certificates to our moms as a way of thanking them for their love and support over the years. But these gifts, designed for mothers universally, often fail to acknowledge how our moms' personal beliefs and actions have shaped our own.

2017’s Best Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Expect the Hispanic and Latino community’s contributions to the U.S. economy to be nothing short of monumental in the coming decades. Not only is this demographic expected to make up a third of the U.S. population by 2050 — translating into immense buying power — this group is also creating businesses at 15 times the national rate, according to one report.

Being A Geek: What It Really Means About You And 5 Ways To Leverage It

The truth is, all of us are geeks on some level, about something. However, we’ve found that most of us don’t focus our inner geek on utilizing some of the most obvious, and powerful, paths to turn ideas into game-changing success. Here are five critical areas you should explore if you want to turn your geeky ideas into results.