Janell Hazelwood

Journalist, Editor & Digital Media Strategist

I have worked for media powerhouses including The New York Times, Black Enterprise, and Conde Nast. I'm a Hampton University graduate, whose work and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, E!Online, Ebony.com, CBS News and Brazen Careerist. I'm fluent in women's issues, career advancement, guilty (TV) pleasures and Trini patois. I'm also pursuing my MAOL degree with hopes to continue enriching the lives of minority and women entrepreneurs via my consultancy, The BossMoves.

Her Agenda
5 Women Activists And Advocates Changing The World Today

By Janell Hazelwood Jan. 17 2022, Published 8:00 a.m. ET We all know that women have been a major force in making the world a better place, from their roles as mothers, sisters, founders, CEOs, lovers, and friends, to their work fighting against police brutality, advocating for better education opportunities for children, and addressing the environment challenges related to climate change.

Her Agenda
4 Smart Ways To Invest In Your Self-Care This Year

By Janell Hazelwood Jan. 11 2022, Published 8:00 a.m. ET We've all heard or read about the buzzword "self-care" probably more times than we'd like to admit. It's almost become a tired cliche, albeit a very essential, new-normal pandemic-era part of life. And with good reason.

Black Enterprise
The Disparity Between Black and White Workers in High-Paying Jobs

The legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on, however, so does one major issue he and many others sought to fight against: racial inequality in the workforce. Fifty years since his death, the issue is still lingering in some of the top-paying industries of our nation.

Diversity Woman
The Ownership Mind-Set

Kaiser VP Shakeya McDow has parlayed a variety of experiences-from IT to banquet sales-into her current role in the upper echelons of the health-care giant's leadership pyramid. By Janell Hazelwood When Shakeya McDow, vice president of ethics and compliance strategy, intelligence, and operations at Kaiser Permanente, was growing up in Ashville, North Carolina, she quickly learned about accountability, pride, and making an impact.

Word to Toni and Monica: How a '90s Haircut Changed My Life

Growing up, there were three things in our household that were cornerstones of everyday life: faith, music, and hair. And if you can think of almost any popular hairstyle from the late '80s and '90s, I've had it. (Well, except the Jheri Curl. My mother wasn't a fan.)