When I was a young girl,

I dreamed of Africa … and when I was a young woman —

I went…

I lived in Julius Nyerere’s #Tanzania;
He was one of Africa’s boldest visionary #leaders.
I witnessed his #dream of socio-economic justice for all …
Truly a dream deferred for Africa — and her diaspora

I left.

I returned decades later with my daughter who is African and her daughter who is American

I wanted my 6-year-old grand-daughter to know–not dream of Africa

“Women are the future” is the closing line in author Bridget Brennan’s book, Why she buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World’s Most Powerful Consumer. Why?

Brennan presents data and analysis on global household consumption and documents the buying decision-making power is consistently, and overwhelmingly, made or influenced by women. She then presents evidence on how women buying decisions differ from men's. Throughout the book are several case studies of companies that observe, research, track, and monitor patterns and behaviors of women buyers.

In the final chapters of the book the impact of increasing numbers of women in the…

Great perspectives on how to build sustaining relationships

I was first exposed to the book through the MentorBox. I went through the entire course segment and then purchased the AudioBook. In my work as an educator administrator, we mentor faculty, students, entrepreneurs, the community, and other stakeholders. I was looking for a method to leverage the span of support and service. What I found was a good reference for supporting team building whether at the micro-level in the household or scaling up to larger entities such as multi-billion dollar companies. What I found most intriguing was the concept of a…

JoAnn, Rolle, Ph.D., Dean School of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY)

During the pandemic, we have witnessed many stories on philanthropy, grants, and the dire desire to impact both equity and equality to employment opportunities. The Mosaic Group has launched a strategy to open doors to sustain access and upward mobility by sharing their expertise and networks with college students before recruiting for internships or job placements. They understand that getting diverse students in the door is not as challenging as retaining them in the company or even the industry. See the link to the announcement of The Mosaic Group’s press release below.

— Published on February 1, 2021

#Covid has changed our world.

In a recent post, I discussed new findings on income disparity.

While the data reported as a reflection of the US, many in the UK responded they had similar outcomes.

There are bridges from our past that we stand on…

We must continue to build new bridges to a better future.

Many of our neighbors around the corner and across the globe have contracted the virus — they are isolated physically but they need not be alone.

I share in the video that two colleagues contracted the virus. …

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) is an economist and international keynote speaker.

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