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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

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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Recap: The Miseducation of Black Girls in NYC

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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Not Only Do Black Girls Rock, Black Girls Lead

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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WATCH: Misty Copeland in Coversation with Amy Astley

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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6 Tips for Networking at a Panel Event

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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The Fourth Annual Intern Queen Party Recap

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

Too often, people don’t learn financial literacy and they live paycheck to paycheck, and depend on their 9-5 to bring them financial freedom and wealth. It isn’t until we learn how to invest and grow our money that we truly … Read More

In the tech industry Black men and women barely make up 3 percent of the workforce, and the specific number of Black women is so low that it’s essentially less than one percent. However, there are some women boldly creating their own … Read More

In 2008, Ashley Ocampo started a blog while living in Miami, Florida. Today, the pint-sized powerhouse is better known by her brand name Ashley Outrageous, and since then she’s evolved from blogger to CEO of her own brand. As the founder of AshleyOutrageous.com her … Read More

Sequoia Blodgett took a page out of the entrepreneur’s handbook when she pivoted her life to become an entrepreneur before she even really knew what that was. Now, the founder of 7AM, an online platform for personal development, she has gone through … Read More

When was the last time you felt broken? After becoming a viral sensation following a now famous post on the Humans of New York blog, Nadia Lopez, principal of the Brownsville school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, asked the President of … Read More

Lizzy Okoro lives by the mantra, ‘She who dares, wins.’ After living in New York and working full-time while attending graduate school, Lizzy decided it was time to take a big risk and live out her passion for writing and … Read More

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