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Asha Boston

About Asha Boston

Asha Boston is a freelance photojournalist and proud, recent grad of Agnes Scott College. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, she spends her days writing articles and acting as the director and executive producer of her documentary series, The Dinner Table.

President Obama and Misty Copeland Talk Success, Breaking Barriers, and #BlackGirlMagic with Time + Essence Magazine

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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Recap: The Miseducation of Black Girls in NYC

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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‘Pretty’ A Much Needed Conversation on The Media’s Representation of Black Women

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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Yes, My Work Playlist Is A Little…Ratchet. And? #Werk

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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Not Only Do Black Girls Rock, Black Girls Lead

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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Essence Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Talks Career Leaps & Balance During NYC Luncheon

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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Just Graduated: How It Really Feels To Walk Across That Stage

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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WATCH: Misty Copeland in Coversation with Amy Astley

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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6 Tips for Networking at a Panel Event

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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The Fourth Annual Intern Queen Party Recap

Was it all a dream? When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and a top graduate of her Florida A&M class, Antonia … Read More

It all started with a meal. A little over five years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson witnessed the lack of diverse media professionals in leadership positions and wanted to do something about it. She began hosting quarterly luncheons with the goal … Read More

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress For Success Worldwide, discovered early in her career the importance of being true to herself. At a fairly young age, Joi decided to leave her job inside the legal profession and pursue a life of passion and purpose … Read More

High school is a weird time for any girl. All women who have been through the experience could easily agree that it is a time of major self-exploration that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. Luckily for … Read More

Inspired by mavericks, renegades, rogues, and dreamers, Molly Hayward likes to take the road less traveled. With the goal of creating better lifestyle experiences for women, she uses her entrepreneurial skills to make womanhood an enjoyable experience. Since periods are a natural … Read More

When Tia Williams began blogging in April of 2005, she had no idea that her fashionable musings would catapult her into beauty blogging superstardom. The blog entitled, “Shake Your Beauty” not only helped revolutionize her career but went on to become listed … Read More

Mentorship, hard work, and self-confidence helped East New York-native Ericka Pittman build a powerful career in marketing and advertising. Each step in her professional journey molded her for her current position as the Vice President of Combs Enterprises Chairman’s Office. The company spearheads … Read More

A’Lelia Bundles was born into a powerful legacy of trailblazers and history makers including Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, and A’Lelia Walker, her namesake, and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Instead of living in their shadows, … Read More

A report titled, The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Women Founders revealed that only 24 startups out of the 10,238 companies that raised venture capital funding from 2012 through 2014 were founded by Black women. This means only .2 percent of … Read More

“Vigilance is key,” says Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor for The Huffington Post. At The Huffington Post, Emma oversees content covering topics from career advice, social justice, feminism, wellness, and beyond. However, she doesn’t stop there – Emma has appeared as … Read More

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