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This week we celebrate one of America’s most powerful women in business and entertainment. Often referred to as the “Queen of Media” she discovered a knack for public speaking and debate while attending high school. This earned her a part-time job in radio and, later, a scholarship to Tennessee State University. Her long-running Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated television talk show in U.S. history.

The media mogul overcame a rough childhood. She was raised on a farm in one of America’s poorest communities. A survivor of serial abuse and rape, she became an advocate and voice for women who have experienced abuse everywhere. She is considered the greatest African American Philanthropist, making substantial contributions to women’s’ causes and international efforts.

In fall 2016, she's worked on back-to-back roles on the biopic 'The Immortal Life of Henfrietta Lacks' and 'A Wrinkle In Time,' a novel adaptation. Ratings at the Oprah Winfrey Network continue to climb. The June premiere of megachurch drama "Greenleaf" was the network's most-watched debut, with 3.04 million viewers. Her long and successful history as an actress, producer, and media proprietor, as well as her philanthropic work ,make her an inspiration to women in business and media everywhere.

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Alexa Von Tobel started her career at Morgan Stanley but soon left to invest $75,000 into her company LearnVest. LearnVest quickly recruited advisors like the former CEO of the Huffington Post, as well as other influential women in business. After securing $1.1million in funding, in 2009 the website took off and has since signed up over 100,000 members. LearnVest focuses on helping young women develop good financial habits early on in life. Today the company has raised over $5.5 million in funding, and with an experienced team behind it they are poised for growth. In April 2014, von Tobel was selected as a member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “Financially Fearless.” Her pioneering spirit, as well as her advocacy for financial literacy for women, make her an inspiration to young women entrepreneurs everywhere.

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This week we celebrate one of America’s most powerful women in business. Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an American business executive and the current Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. She has also held business strategy positions with companies like Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri. PepsiCo is now the one of the largest food and beverage businesses in the world by net revenue. She holds a stellar record of improving production costs and decreasing corporate spending on junk foods. She also holds a stellar record of improving overall net revenue. She has also pushed the company into healthier food and drink offerings and alternatives. Many think that healthier acquisitions may come in the near future, as Nooyi works to diversify, transitioning out of the declining soda industry.

Nooyi serves as an Honorary Co-Chair for the World Justice Project. The World Justice Project works to lead a global effort to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law. The project works to stimulate government reforms, and develop practical programs at the community level, advocating for opportunity and equity within these communities. Her efforts in community, as well as her work in changing the food and beverage industry make her an inspiration to women in business everywhere.

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An entrepreneur’s life is a busy one. You don’t have fixed work hours. It is your business and there are times you spend the whole night awake, thinking and strategizing on how to solve a problem, fix a situation or implement a new business idea. Many entrepreneurs overwork themselves, get stressed and break down.

To save yourself from the claws of stress and a possible breakdown, you should create time to relax and have fun. Get away from the hustle and grind of entrepreneurship. Go to the movies with your loved ones, hang out with friends, go picnicking and do some other fun stuff. Enjoy yourself.

PRIMUS Business Management says: Create some relaxation time. This is a great way to refresh and recharge your mind and body.