The Great-Great-Granddaughter of the Long-Uncredited Man Who Taught Jack Daniel How to Make Whiskey Is Now the Award-Winning Master Blender at His Namesake Distillery

Victoria Eady Butler, a fifth-generation descendant of Nearest Green, became the first woman to win the Master Blender of the Year title in 2021.


The 5 Secrets of a Validating Apology

Effective leaders encourage vulnerability and promote the use of validating apologies to resolve issues with and among their team members and to preserve their brand and reputation.


This Founder Needed to Pivot — Hard — After a Cancer Diagnosis. Now, Her Bootstrapped Makeup Brand Is on Track to Be in 600 JC Penney Stores.

Cece Meadows, founder of Prados Beauty, is on a mission to share Indigenous history, resiliency and beauty with the world.

Buying / Investing in Business

BIPOC Companies Passed Over By VCs Are Seeing Big Interest From Retail Investors

Unlike venture capital, retail investors are rather diverse and likely more aware of underfunded ventures.

Thought Leaders

Her Daughter's Food Allergies Made Finding Healthy Snacks Impossible, So This Mother Quit Her Corporate Job to Change That

Denise Woodard, founder and CEO of Partake, shares three lessons in entrepreneurship she hopes to pass down to her daughter.

Thought Leaders

Can The Creator Economy Help Democratize Entrepreneurship?

In the midst of a crisis that has disproportionately impacted women and people of color, we're seeing a surge of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds entering -- and thriving in -- the creator economy. Here's why.


¿Puede la economía del creador ayudar a democratizar el espíritu empresarial?

En medio de una crisis que ha afectado de manera desproporcionada a las mujeres y las personas de color, estamos viendo una oleada de emprendedores de diversos orígenes que ingresan y prosperan en la economía de los creadores. Este es el por qué.


20 Brands That Are Actually Making Progress on their Commitments to Serving the Black Community

Let's take a moment to acknowledge and learn from brands that are taking the steps to authentically serve the Black community. Here are 20 brands I'm watching.


20 marcas que realmente están progresando en sus compromisos de servir a la comunidad negra

Tomemos un momento para reconocer y aprender de las marcas que están dando los pasos para servir auténticamente a la comunidad negra. Aquí hay 20 marcas que estoy viendo.

Science & Technology

How to Build an Inclusive Digital Economy, and Why We Must

Tech jobs are open, yet a strong, diverse group of potential workers are being overlooked.

Thought Leaders

6 Lessons on Building a Business That Gives Back

And the greatest of these is love.