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This Is Officially the Best City in the World for Women Entrepreneurs

This Is Officially the Best City in the World for Women EntrepreneursThis Is Officially the Best City in the World for Women Entrepreneurs

When Aquila Leon-Soon was in the early stages of launching her startup, she was rejected for a loan by three different banks. She also knew that another funding option, venture capital, was not a realistic one: Black women like her only raise about .01% of the VC money pulled in by the average successful startup.

Luckily for Leon-Soon, she lives and works in New York City. Through resources provided by the city, she was able to find workarounds to replace the traditional avenues of funding, instead growing her business using government certifications, grants, and mentorship programs.

Happily, Leon-Soon's experience—she now runs her own consulting firm, Advance Talent Solutions—is not unique. —more any other U.S. city. In fact, Dell's new Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities), released on Wednesday morning, ranks NYC as the world's best possible place to be a female entrepreneur. WE Cities measures a city's ability to attract and support high-potential female entrepreneurs—women who want to grow and scale their businesses. To create the ranking, research firm IHS partnered with Dell to come up with a scoring system and used it to rate 25 global cities. These cities were pre-screened for being generally entrepreneur-friendly based on previous Dell research, with the new WE Cities research providing an added gender lens.

"We wanted to find out why women-owned businesses scale better in one city than in another one," explains Elizabeth Gore, Dell's entrepreneur-in-residence.

The research team looked at 70 indicators that fell into five major categories—markets, talent, capital, culture, and technology—to come up with the scores for each city. Even the top places had "mediocre" scores: New York got a 58.6 out of a possible 100, the Bay Area was slightly lower with 58.3, and London got a mark of 50.4. "Even the best cities haven't cracked the code" for women entrepreneurs, says Gore.

Still, New York City is by far the highest scoring in terms of government policy, says Cris Turner, Dell's head of government affairs for the Americas. (The Bay Area, on the hand, is strongest in talent and technology.) "I really wasn’t surprised by the results given the amount of attention New York has placed on driving entrepreneurship," he says. That attention comes in three major forms: people, policies, and programs.


The city's digital director, its department of information telecommunication and technology commissioner, and its CTO are all women. Moreover, more than 70% of the 27 city agency commissioners are women. Having so many women in the city government "has been huge in changing the culture associated with women starting businesses," says Turner.


Since 2014, the mayor has launched a number of initiatives supporting female entrepreneurs. One example is a certification called Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), which gives special status to businesses owned by minority groups. Mayor Bill De Blasio's administration has made a commitment to award more than $16 billion to MWBEs over the next decade.


The list of city-based programs is long, but some of the biggest include Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC), which provides women entrepreneurs with free master classes, networking events, and mentors, and Tech Talent Pipeline, which attempts to reach the next generation through specialized training and internships for women in STEM fields.

Of course, the push to get more women to start businesses hasn't changed New York overnight, and the city that never sleeps continues to be a hotbed for male ambition. "At the end of the day, it's finance, construction, and those [industries] are still dominated by men," says Leon-Soon, who is both MWBE-certified and a member of WE NYC. Yet she remains optimistic that even that will change.

"We're doing something about it," she says. "The city's making moves."

“ The creation of a unique financial platform dedicated to the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and the people who invest in them . My team of young women is genuinely committed to growing our unique ecosystem of female entrepreneurs and driving meaningful change and innovation within their industries but also in their life "

Perfect the power of positive thinking, value love more and its power to change life . Chris Alexander .

Founder Brickell Capital Women Division – Crowd Funding Women Entrepreneurs. Funding Fashion and Social Influencers

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Ex-Boyfriend Stabs Her 32 Times. 3 Years Later, The EMT Who Found Her Dying Hands Her A Note

In 2012, Melissa Dohme was 20 years old when she was attacked by her ex-boyfriend in Clearwater, FL. He stabbed her 32 times and left her for dead. Miraculously, she survived.

Firefighter-paramedic, Cameron Hill, was one of the first responders at the scene of the crime. One day, in the midst of her long road to recovery, Melissa attended a church event and finally met Cameron.

Melissa and Cameron instantly connected, and soon they were in love.

Melissa underwent several surgeries to reconstruct her face and body. Wait until you see her transformation! She continues to document her journey via Facebook, constantly showing her appreciate for her strong support network of family, friends, her loyal pit bull, and now the love of her life. All the while, Melissa has become an advocate against domestic violence; she’s graduated from college; she’s become a nurse; and her story of survival has inspired millions.

A judge sentenced Robert Lee Burton Jr. to life in prison. After the sentencing, Melissa proved her strength yet again. “I offer forgiveness and I forgive him,” she said. “Forgiveness is a sign of letting go and when you forgive someone that hurts you, you take away their power.”

Three years after her brush with death, Melissa threw the ‪ceremonial first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game. Little did she know, Cameron had a huge surprise for her.

This is Melissa Dohme. When she was 20 years old, her ex-boyfriend tried to kill her. He stabbed her 32 times, all over her body, and left her for dead.

But Melissa fought for her life, and miraculously, she survived. She suffered critical stab wounds to her face and neck, leaving her partially paralyzed in her face. The attempted killer was sentenced to life in prison, and Melissa began documenting her road to recovery on Facebook.

Melissa's best friend Kayla stood by her side, from the trauma room to her first courtroom appearance. You can see the incredible transformation Melissa began to make in recovery.

Melissa underwent several surgeries to repair the damage that had been done, like scar excision and revision surgery. She had deep cuts, missing teeth, an eye that didn't shut — but she never gave up hope.

Included in Melissa's vast network of supporters and loved ones is Dixie, her faithful pit bull. Dogs have incredible healing power!

One day, in the midst of her long road to recovery, Melissa attended a church event and finally met Cameron (pictured on right) — one of the firefighter-paramedics who saved her life that tragic day. The two instantly bonded, and sparks flew…

…And by 2013, Melissa and Cameron were totally in love! Melissa says she's not bitter about the attack because it led to her meeting the love of her life. 

As Melissa began piecing her life back together, she became a huge advocate in her community against domestic violence. Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence is just one of her many causes, and victims of domestic violence look to her for hope and strength.
As Melissa began piecing her life back together, she became a huge advocate in her community against domestic violence. Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence is just one of her many causes, and victims of domestic violence look to her for hope and strength.

Robert Lee Burton Jr. pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder. Judge Keith Meyer sentenced him to life in prison without parole. He was 22 at the time of the crime.

On May 11, 2015, Melissa threw the‬ ceremonial first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays baseball game for her community work opposing domestic violence. She had no idea Cameron was there with a huge surprise…


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The Curse Of Divorce

Scott Davis in Christianity, Spiritual, Lifestyle
This Article was originally written for my blog The Christian Corner…If you would like to read more please go to

The title of this article is… The Curse of Divorce, I know some of you may not agree with the terminology I used to describe divorce and I know most churches don't talk about this subject the way I'm going to talk about it today, but believe me when I tell you divorce is a curse and more churches need to talk about divorce and the heartbreak it brings. 

 Divorce is another tool of satan used by satan to send more hapless souls including Christian souls to hell…

(Matthew 5:31-32 King James Version

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.)

The scripture above says it all, I could pretty much end my article right here, but I have a few more things to say before I do that.  The   scripture I posted above is letting you know that the only way a divorce is valid in the eyes of Jesus is if the divorce was due to adultery, IF NOT you're still considered MARRIED in the eyes of God, so if you remarry you are now in an adulterous relationship.  The only way you can remarry is when your spouse dies.

(Galatians 5:19-21 King James Version 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.)

This is not talked about in most churches today because 50% of marriages wind up in divorce and about 25% of those divorces were probably due to reasons other than adultery, so there may be members of the congregation that may have remarried whose divorces were not due to adultery,  the pastor himself or some other members of the church board may have been divorced for reasons other than adultery and remarried, so this is a subject most churches don't want to talk about so they won't step on anyone's toes, and since most Christians don't read their Bibles they don't know about the perils of divorce.

Some of you reading this may ponder the question what if I'm in an abusive relationship, would God want me to stay in such a marriage?

(1 Corinthians 7:10-11King James Version 

10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.)

The scripture I posted above says if you leave, you are to remain unmarried, so if you're in an abusive relationship you can leave but you cannot remarry, you can reconcile with the person and try to get them help, or you can leave but you must stay unmarried, if you get into another relationship while you're married to that abusive spouse because you're separated, and you engage in a sexual relationship with this other person you are committing adultery and adulterers and fornicators do not inherit the kingdom of God…

(Galatians 5:19-21 King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.)

Divorce is a clever tool satan uses to keep souls from gaining entrance into heaven, he knows most men and women are weak in the flesh and will either get divorced and remarry, which will doom those souls to hell, or they will not remarry and live with someone and commit adultery, either way he wins and the poor souls caught in his trap loses, doomed to hell, thus is the curse of divorce.

The only way out for those poor souls is to leave the adulterous relationship, ask God for forgiveness and repent of their sins.Divorce causes pain for everyone involved, at first it may not seem so, but as time goes by misery begins to set in, I am a divorced man and I can say from experience, Divorce is a curse.  There are times I break out in tears when I remember the good times I had with my wife and children, children today that no longer speak to me for breaking up their family.

At first, right after the divorce I was happy to be free again, I paid my child support and was having what I thought was a good old time.  As I was not a true Christian at that time, I did not know what I know now, I was one of those Christians, that told people I was a Christian but I never went to church or opened a Bible for that matter.  If I were a TRUE Christian I would have NEVER GOTTEN A DIVORCE… 

I had a beautiful wife and two great sons, but the grass appeared greener on the other side, but guess what?  It wasn't, so here I am alone.  if it were not for Jesus, I don't know where I'd be.Whenever I hear someone talking about getting a divorce, I try to warn them, but few listen, they just want to do what they feel is best for them and could care less about the feelings of their spouse and children.

Marriage is not going to be a happy go lucky experience 100% of the time, no one is perfect, you're not perfect, so don't expect your spouse to be.  Marriage and family takes commitment and sacrifice, if you're a person that is not willing to sacrifice your wants and needs for the wants and needs of someone else, don't get married, spare yourself and your perspective spouse the agony and pain of divorce.

Christ died for His church (His bride,) husbands you should be willing to do the same for your wives…

(Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;)

(Ephesians 5:28-33 King James Version 

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.)

As I said earlier, If only I had known the word of God, I would have never gotten a divorce.  Husbands  you should love your wives to the extent you would be willing to give your life for her if need be, and love her as you love yourselves.

Wives this is what you should do for your husbands…

(Ephesians 5:22-24 King James Version 

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.)

(Ephesians 5:33King James Version 

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself ; and the wife see that she reverence her husband) 

Wives you have to let your husband be the head of the household, satan wants you to assume the the lead in the home because he wants to create tension in the home as to build up cause for a divorce, but God wants the man to be the head of the home and the word reverence simple means respect, so wives you should respect your husbands.  If you're considering marrying a man you don't respect, don't marry him.

As I said earlier, I am a divorced man and there are instances when I remember the good times I had with my wife and children and regret being tempted into getting a divorce, I know first hand how UGLY A THING DIVORCE IS, anything that has to do with satan is ugly.

Husbands I can tell you from experience you will never LOVE another woman the way you loved the mother of your children, your first wife, no one else will ever measure up .

Most men hardly ever have any contact with their children after the divorce and most of the time it's the children that suffer the most after the curse of divorce, being the product of a selfish parent that cares more for themselves than for their children.

We live in a wasteful disposable society, but the thing we dispose of the most, is people, our spouses and children being on the top of the list of people we throw away. 

I pray this article will prevent you from getting caught in one of satan's deadliest traps… The Curse Of Divorce….

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How To Avoid Sexual Temptation

Guard Yourself

Written by Dan Lee on 11/07/2015
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Lust, Pornography, Sex, Temptation
“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.” Matthew 6:22

These words of Jesus tell us how important our eyes are, and how diligent we must be to watch what goes into our mind through our eyes. God’s word shows us several ways to do this:

1. Be Careful What You Look At
Jesus said, “anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28). The first step to sexual temptation (and sometimes the sin itself) is looking.

Today’s world can be full of temptations for the eyes. Advertisements, movies and television, and things on the Internet can all lead us to sin. You must carefully choose what you watch and where you go. If seeing women in bathing suits makes you think lustful thoughts, then you need to stay away from the beach. If Internet pornography threatens to trap you, then stop surfing the web when you’re alone. (Matthew 18:8-9)

2. Guard Your Heart
King Solomon instructs us, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23).

What is this verse telling us? That what we THINK about determines who we are, and what we do. Lustful thoughts lead to lustful actions. On the other hand, if you read, speak and think about God’s word often, he will renew your mind and your heart. (Also see Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:1-3)

3. Don’t Be Proud
“If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12). If you think you will never fall victim to a particular sin, that’s the time to be extra careful. Or, as Solomon again says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).

Remember above all that we don’t rely on our own strength, but on the Holy Spirit. God alone can give the power to make the right decisions and keep our lives free from sexual sin.

Pray this week:

Lord, I confess that it is so easy for me to sin sexually. I know that I am powerless to change, and that only You can give me victory through Your Holy Spirit’s power. I surrender this area of my life to You and trust that You will glorify Yourself through me as I walk closely with You. Amen.

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Put The Word In You

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the
only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth
(John 1:14).

Jesus is the revelation of God’s Word and the
character of His thoughts, opinions, imaginations
and entire being. He was the Word of God in flesh
and a master of words. The Bible tells us how the
temple guards who were sent to arrest Him, stopped
to listen to Him, and upon hearing His words, went
back without arresting Him.
When the chief priests and Pharisees asked why
they returned without Him, the officers replied, “…No
man ever spoke like this Man!” (John 7:46 NKJV). His
words brought healing to the sick, restored sight to the
blind, unstopped deaf ears, gave the lame new legs to
walk, and raised the dead. His words were different.
The Bible says He cast out demons with His words
(Matthew 8:16). He ruled and reigned with words. He
showed us the power of words; their value and how
to use them. Don’t just talk; speak the Word. Build yourself. Develop your spirit and distinguish yourself. Make your words different and become an excellent person.
This won’t happen, however, until you feed your spirit  with the right information—God’s Word. The Bible says,…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man
out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things”
(Matthew 12:34-35). God gives us His Word so we can receive it, meditate on it, and let it become a part of us. Jesus said, “…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” Matthew 4:4). Remember, food becomes a part of your body when you eat. In the same way, if you’d meditate on God’s Word, you’ll produce God’s words. If you don’t have it in you, it can’t come out of you. Put the Word in you. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16).
The Word of God is in my heart
and in my mouth, and as I speak
it forth, I establish the goodness
of God in my world, effecting
positive changes, and charting
my course in glory. Blessed be

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The Way Out/ Sharing Burdens

Scripture:  “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”  (1 Corinthians 10:13)

The Way Out

The same writer who said he was "crushed and overwhelmed beyond [his own] ability to endure" wrote this. It is a great promise to claim, but God never meant for you to withstand every temptation on your own. Don't remain within the depressing, discouraging or enticing temptation. Flee to the escape His faithfulness provides for you – that's not calling Him a liar when He says you can stand it – it's the definition of withstanding it.

Sharing Burdens

Your Christian family can help you escape. The Bible tells us to confess our faults – not just to Him but to one another. (James 5:16) Ask Him to show you what you might need help with

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Faith In The Word

Have you ever heard someone say, “I have faith in the Bible?” That doesn’t really make
any spiritual sense. You can have faith that the Bible is true, and that it contains the Word of God, but to have faith that it’ll protect you if you place it under
your pillow at night won’t work. Don’t rest your faith on “the Bible,” but in the Word
of God contained therein. Remember, we observed in our last study that the Bible is the testimony of God, but it contains the words of men, Satan, demons, and even a donkey. So to have faith in the Bible in that generic sense isn’t what works. Your faith has to be in
God’s Word, and by that, faith requires to be definite and directed. True faith originates from God’s specific Word; and that’s what produces results. The “logos” of God is life (John 6:63), but it won’t
do anything for you until you receive it and act on it. For instance, there may be several electric sockets with electric power in a building, but to use the power, you have to plug an appliance into a power socket for it further study:Romans 7:7-25
Psalms 64-67
Ephesians 5:17-24
Isaiah 54
Dear Father, I thank you for
giving me your engrafted Word,
by which I live. I succeed and
make progress by the Word
today, and my victorious life is
evident, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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