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Thought Leader Spotlight: Shamina Singh
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

My first job was at Dunkin Donuts, but my dream job growing up was to work at McDonald's. Eventually, my aspirations shifted to medicine or law, but after working on political campaigns in college, I became passionate about social justice causes.   Read More

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Nazis, Nudity, and Rejection
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Businesses must diversify their workforce and leadership to avoid alienating consumers. The makeup of Corporate America's boardrooms needs to mirror the evolving diversity of the American people.   Read More

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Four Daily Negotiation Tips
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

If one of your professional or personal goals is to become a better negotiator, then you have to start practicing. No one is going to anoint you with a magic wand and sprinkle rock star negotiator dust on you.   Read More

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Diversity in Tech: Not About Kumbaya But Your Bottom Line
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Silicon Valley is slowly starting to grasp the urgent need to stop dragging its feet when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts. Major technology companies and startups are scrambling to catch up to many non-tech Fortune 500 Companies.   Read More

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Five Interview Followup Questions
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

The worst is over. You reach the end of an interview, and the interviewer asks if you have any questions. Then you freeze.   Read More

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Time to Walk Away? Five Signs It's Time for a New Job
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Sometimes an environment is too toxic, broken, or unfixable, or the writing's on the wall. This is when you should cut your losses and look for a new job. How can you tell when the time is right to make that scary leap?   Read More