Minority Women in Business

Women have historically struggled to have a professional career or own a business. Of all women who want to have a professional career or own a business with professional level income, minority women have had the most challenges. Most of us know some very famous women of minority, such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, or Connie Chung. But there are a growing number of minority women in professional careers, and owning their own successful business.

Richelle Shaw is one of these successful minority women. She was the only African American woman to own a public utility in the nation, and built it up to a multi-million dollar company. Then in the 911 event, her business was destroyed. In less than a year, she built it up to a multi-million dollar company again.

How did she build up her business so successfully? She learned from and avoided the most common mistakes in business. These are:

1) Lack of focus in critical areas (be aware of your business, customers, and time),

2) Taking any and all customers (be decisive and target a market),

3) No documented system for your business (Have a system for recording hourly wages, sales, … Read More

Diet For Pear Shaped Women – Here’s the Reason the Pear Shape Woman

Women come in various shapes and sizes – in fact often we talk about pear shaped women and apple shaped women. Unfortunately, most weight loss programs are designed for the more common apple shaped girls. For this reason many juicy pears are left out in the cold, which begs the question: What is a good diet for pear shaped women?

First, the good news: You can use almost any diet plan no matter what your shape. Diets don’t attack specific parts of your body when they flush fat out of your system. Instead, they reduce fat all over your body. Therefore almost any sensible diet will help you reduce your pear shape.

The best way to go is to make sure you eat three to five smaller meals a day – and most importantly, don’t skip breakfast. When you give your body food in the morning, it jump starts your metabolism and allows your body to properly digest the food you give it for the rest of the day.  Eat dinner as soon as you can when you get home from work – because if you eat dinner close to bedtime, you’re giving your body conflicting direction – … Read More