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Let’s Help Businesswomen in Mississippi Pursue Their Dreams: Five Steps

“We must learn to celebrate the many contributions women make to our culture and communities and empower more of them to make history of their own,” Latisha Holmes writes. “Our state needs women entrepreneurs to lift up our communities and prepare future generations for success. For women looking to achieve their inner greatness in business, here are five pieces of advice for setting yourself up for success.” 

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‘It Starts With People Like Us’: Warrior-Scholar Project Hosts ‘Black Women in STEM’

When Gabby Graves-Wake, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, took her first programming class in the fall of 2019, she glanced around the room and made a quick count: There were 56 students, and six of them were women—and she was the only woman of color. Her story is not unusual, as women of color account for less than 3 percent of people employed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.

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