Networking: How to Hit Up Your Personal Contacts Without Screwing Up Your Friendships

This article first appeared on The Solopreneur Journal. It's been republished here with the permission of writer Jessica Larson. You’ve heard it a thousand times: Networking is a vital part of doing business. Yada yada yada. If it comes naturally to you, that’s fantastic, and you can stop reading right now. But if you’re like me, it’s probably your least favorite part of being a solopreneur.

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Q&A: Serving on a Board or Commission

Q&A: Serving on a Board or Commission

Joining a public board or commission can be the first step in running for office and it’s easier than you may think. For this month’s Q&A, IGNITE paired up two young women who have held/currently hold positions. 

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George Floyd and Ma'Khia Bryant

We witnessed accountability - Here's how we continue the work

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, we all witnessed one of the most critical verdicts of our lifetimes that is setting the precedent for future generations. We witnessed accountability - a step in our journey to dismantling systemic racism in the United States. While this is a step towards justice, the work persists. No matter what the verdict was, it will not bring back George Floyd. When we say BLACK LIVES MATTER, we mean we should have the right to live, that people should see all people as humans, and that we should create a world where it is set up for people to thrive. 

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Getting to Know the Campus Accountability Safety Act

Getting to Know the Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Content warning: Sexual assault Reporting and talking about trauma is one of the many challenges survivors of sexual assault face. Especially for college women, whose age bracket experiences sexual assault at the highest rate, they need safer spaces to have these brave conversations and report their experience. This is where the “Campus Accountability Safety Act” enters the scene to expand upon the work of Title IX and the Clery Act. 

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