NO ONE EVER SLOWS HER AGENDA
HerAgenda.com's mission is to universalize the motto of No one Ever Slows Her Agenda through our online initiatives. The site serves as an information and inspiration hub for millennial women.
Her Agenda provides inspiration through the stories of real women succeeding in their industries while also highlighting the information and resources needed to achieve that success. Resources include the latest in events, scholarships, conferences, internships and job opportunities for young women to reach their full potential.
The goal is to empower women to not allow anything to stop them from reaching their goals and aspirations while providing them with the resources to overcome their challenges. The professionals featured on HerAgenda.com have the power to break the mold and illustrate to young women across America that if they believe it they can achieve it. Each of them is the embodiment of the No one Ever Slows Her Agenda motto within their own industries.
The resources available to the members on the site can potentially put them in a position to better strategize and visualize life and career options.
Despite efforts to achieve equality, women still earn less money than men; they are over looked for promotions and are not likely to carry the title of CEO or President at major corporations. Among the Fortune 500 companies, only 24 have CEO's who are women, and before 1996 all the CEOs were men.
The presence of women in these positions continues to shock and awe, further solidifying women as the “other” when it comes to positions of power. There’s a cycle of normalcy and complacency that exists around these sensitive topics.
Utilizing mentorship, personal empowerment, and an increase in information, women can mobilize through empowering themselves to ultimately break down the patriarchal structures of society and claim their power.Site Sections & Features
The Main Agenda This section serves as the homepage. Its full of information regarding women, career, life and navigating it all. It is also where we showcase our key events, features and interviews.
Power Agendas: A Peek Inside Her Agenda This section features the stories of inspirational women executives, entrepreneurs and industry leaders. These women are leaders in their fields and will allow users to get a peek into their agendas showcasing a day in the life of these women and highlighting their inspiration and their motivations.
Power Directory A directory featuring women empowerment organizations across the country. Each listing features a short blurb about the organization along with vital information including the address and website. This section allows users to connect with a local organization or club for more face to face interaction, an increase in mentorship and empowerment. If you would like to be added to our Power Directory, email us email@example.com.
Your Agenda & Opportunities (Events, Panels, Job opportunities, Internships & more) What would be an agenda site without dates and things to do? HerAgenda.com keeps users updated with productive things to fill their agendas. These sections serve to promote positive activity in the lives of young women. The calendar features events, workshops, panels, internships, scholarships and more to help our users move their agendas along. If you would like to submit an event or opportunity email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aria Moyer, Editorial
Aria Moyer is currently a senior at Penn State University, with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations. She grew up in The Netherlands, and recently studied abroad in Paris, but hopes her post graduation plans will either take her to New York City or Chicago, as a TV producer.
Jazmin Goodwin, Social Media
Jazmin Goodwin (also known by many as TheLyricalJAZ), her perfectly fitting alias is currently a freshman at Howard University. Since her arrival the broadcast journalism major has hit the ground running, juggling the life of a busy student by day and a budding journalist by night. Whether she's scribbling down poems in her prized possession notebook or video blogging about the things she loves, Jazmin can never keep her hands busy with just one thing. As a budding journalist, Jazmin aspires to share with the world all the things that not only make her special, but what makes those around her special as well. All in all, she hopes that in her lifetime she can use her passion for writing to influence and inspire others. Follow her on twitter: @TheLyricalJAZ.
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Whitney L. Barkley is a native of Columbus, Ohio that supports the success of millennial women who are entering the workforce. She is taking her experiences and translating them into career advice that helps with job retention, online branding, job searching, and career advancement. Whitney is currently a Marketing Coordinator for a non-profit and enjoys mentoring youth and dabbling in to code. She is a proud wife, graduate of Wilberforce University, and member of the American Marketing Association.
Asha Boston is currently a senior at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. Upon receiving her degree in International Relations the Brooklyn, NY native plans to embark on a career in photo journalism to help her understand beauty beyond the standard ideologies of our culture. When she's not hitting the books, Asha spends her time traveling, reading and writing. Follow her on twitter: @AshaKayB
Laurence Bradford is a former copywriter turned front-end web developer. Nonetheless, she continues to write regularly on her blog at learntocodewith.me -- which is dedicated to helping beginners teach themselves how to code. Say “Hi!” to Laurence on Twitter @learncodewithme.
Through her writing Erica tells the story of her diaspora and women everywhere; she spends her mornings lecturing our next generation and her evenings scribing tales that will help to mold their perspectives.She is currently studying Creative Writing at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is currently working on finishing her first novel.
Stevie Coleman works in Minneapolis as an HR Generalist where she is also a part of an HR Leadership Development Program at a Fortune 100 company. She worked for 3.5 years as a Career Services Paraprofessional at The Career Center during her undergraduate career and 1.5 years as a Graduate Advisor for both undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business during her time in graduate school. Stevie earned both a Bachelor of Science in Management and her MHRIR (Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Alexandra Coppadge currently serves as the Director of Communications for the City of Wilmington, DE and spokeswoman for the Mayor. As the Mayor and City’s spokeswoman, her work focuses on developing and implementing communications strategies to attract positive media coverage. Coppadge strives to empower the next generation of emerging young, female leaders in the workforce by sharing her experiences as one of the youngest Directors within municipal government across the country. She graduated with a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Follow her on twitter: @Im_Alex_C
Liz Furl is the co-founder and co-host of the LadyBits podcast on the 5by5 network and the founder and editor-in-chief of Real Talk Both are geared toward twenty-something life shown in its rawest, realest light. A graduate of the University of Rochester, she has an honors BA in English with a concentration in creative writing, and used that to land an office job on the outskirts of Rochester, NY. Recently, though, she has made forays into freelance writing, and has published pieces with xoJane, Twenty-Something Living, Pink and Black Magazine, and Forever 20 Somethings. She’s a recovering workaholic who has eschewed a 12-step program in favor of 24/7 support from her amazing husband and two ridiculous cats. You can find her on Twitter @LizFurl if you like irreverent musings, rants about minutia, and/or sincere appreciation for others.
Ndidi Obasi is the politics writer for HerAgenda. She is a native of Northern Virginia and a junior at Temple University majoring in Media Studies and Production and double minoring in Spanish and History. Following college she hopes to pursue a career in the media industry as a TV producer. Follow her on twitter: @NdidiObasi.
After beginning her second year at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Sydney Love took a faithful leap and is currently taking a year off to do some self-exploration. She currently resides in San Diego, California and is taking classes at California State University of San Marcos. She plans to pursue an English-Literature major and Africana Studies minor. In her free time, Sydney enjoys reviewing local coffee shops for her personal blog and soaking in the sunshine that San Diego has to offer. Follow her on Twitter: @mssalove.
Ijeoma S. Nwatu is a graduate of George Mason University where she earned a B.S. in Public Administration with a minor in Communications. Ijeoma has held a variety of positions in the non-profit sector as well as startup companies. Currently, she is a senior community manager at a creative agency in the DC area. She is passionate about women entrepreneurs, digital media and startups. Say hello to her on Twitter @ijeomasnwatu.
Keiana Smith-McDowell is a native Ohioan currently taking over the nations capital, Washington, DC. She is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University studying Journalism. After graduate school, Keiana plans to work for a publication as a music and pop culture journalist.
Tiffany Patterson is an Educator and Writer trying to navigate the alternate universe some like to call New York City. Going confidently in the direction of her dreams you can follow her on twitter @writethev.
Tiffany is someone you would describe as a media enthusiast. This particular enthusiasm led Tiffany to St. John's University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts and then on to The New School where she completed her Master of Art degree in Media Studies. Her ultimate goal is to be an on-air journalist but until then you can read and watch her work on her YouTube series, "As Told By Tiffany," music/entertainment blogs such as TheShopBlog and MusicXclusives and Her Agenda, of course! Follow her on twitter: @astoldbytiffy.
After starting a business her third year at Allegheny College, Anulekha fell in love with the startup world. An entrepreneur and technical marketing graduate of Startup Institute, she's excited to get involved in New York City's startup ecosystem. In her free time, she enjoys reading Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, blogging her fitness adventures, and listening to (mostly) Bollywood music. Follow her on Twitter: @AnulekhaV
Kate Wilson recently graduated from a tiny liberal arts school with a degree in English Literature, wherein she spent the last four years discussing the existential meaning of life and morality. If she can become a successful career girl and navigate the real world, you can, too. Follow her @kateowilson or on her blog JetFeeds.com.
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Christen McCluney is social media lead for one of the largest private companies in the US. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Pace University and an M.S. in Public Relations from Syracuse University's Newhouse School. When not working she's planning events and writing about her latest travel adventures. Her passions include community service, music, writing, the arts, and trying to help people live their best lives.
Anuli moved to Chicago from Washington, D.C. in 2013 and made it a point to jump right in and learn what the Windy City has to offer. From 9-5 she works as an Assistant Account Executive at Edelman PR, but from 5 - fly she's most likely exploring Chicago, tweeting about Scandal (@akaanuli_tweets) or sharing her latest DIYs and random musings at www.akaanuli.com.
Stacie Brodie, Washington D.C.
Stacie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned her B.A. in American Studies. As an undergrad, Stacie focused her studies on the experiences of black male student-athletes at predominantly white institutions and its impact on their collegiate and post-collegiate development. She went on to work in professional sports before transitioning to her current position in higher education. Stacie is currently completing a graduate certificate in Public Relations as a way to tie together her two career interests. Outside of work, Stacie enjoys writing, planning events, exploring museums and the arts, and running. And of course, exploring the District! Connect with Stacie on Twitter: @staciebecca.
Sharita Cenac, New Orleans
Sharita is an Entertainment Public Relations & Live Event Specialist, based in New Orleans, LA. She is a graduate of Tulane University and a native of Chicago, IL. She enjoys working behind the scenes in multiple capacities at of some of the most notable live events, festivals, and brand activations to come to New Orleans. She currently serves as the Managing Principle at 365 Public Relations, Congo Square Assistant for the international NOJH Festival, and the Creator & Producer of the Live Your Dream Tour - a New Year's Vision Board Party Series that travels to multiple cities each year in December and January.
Irma Enriquez, Albany, NY
My name is Irma Enriquez and I am an upcoming junior at The University at Albany. I am majoring in Communications and minoring in Business. I hold an executive board position as fundraiser chair at my university’s Amnesty International committee and have been doing volunteer work for Amnesty International over the course of the summer. I have a huge interest in non-profit organizations that work for and towards a goal that benefits individuals in need.
Kristen Gallagher is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member at Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon and as a staff member at Squishymedia. Her current work centers around small business development and educational programming. In her free time, she volunteers with Girls Inc. teaching financial literacy for high school girls. Gallagher strives to address social inequalities collaboratively, with an eye towards empathy, education, and future progress. She is driven to seek out solutions to human and environmental problems while working with people to create a healthier future.I graduated this May with a BA degree in Psychology and Business from the University of Puget Sound. I've since relocated to San Jose, CA (where I grew up). I'm currently a marketing coordinator intern at a cyber security company in the Silicon Valley. When I'm not working I maintain two blogs a personal and a professional, and I work on a novel I hope to publish someday. I'm also addicted to authentic Indian chai, lip gloss, and gluten-free baking.
Tyshia Ingram, Philadelphia
Tyshia Ingram is a beauty and lifestyle blogger, freelance writer, and mompreneur. A Philadelphia native, she started her career out of Temple University interning at the Philadelphia Business Journal, and it was there she discovered her love of writing and entrepreneurship. Her passion for pretty and purpose to empower women of color led her to create This Brown Queen, a blog celebrating brown girls in beauty, style, and life. She lends her brown beauty expertise as a contributing writer to CosmoBiz salon magazine and multiple industry websites. When she’s not blogging, you can find her building a select freelance clientele offering various digital media services to beauty and lifestyle brands. Catch her chasing dreams and writing from the heart in lipstick and pumps at thisbrownqueen.com.
Melissa Kimble, Digital Events
Obsessed with telling and curating stories within the digital and social media space, Melissa Kimble is a Chicago native with a heart for the South (particularly Memphis, TN.) A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Melissa is currently a freelance social media manager for Golin while building her own social media management company, Kimble Communications. Having worked with brands such as Girls Inc., Sprite, American Family Insurance, 100 Life Goals University, and ABC's Shark Tank, Melissa's favorite aspect of digital and social media is its ability to connect people via their stories. When she is not working or running her blog My Creative Connection, Melissa enjoys good food, good laughs, and reading great stories. Connect with her on Twitter: @Melissa_Kimble
Shay Lyn graduated with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women's Studies, clearly demonstrating even early on that she has always been interested in people, culture and behavior. With a professional career in social services and other roles in retail and behavioral health care, she enjoys keeping her work palette diverse. In her downtime, she runs a lifestyle blog called No Luxe Lost for the average girl who wants to feel and look great. Shay is passionate about not only exploring her state's capital for growing businesses, organizations and movements, but also introducing others to Hartford's hidden gems. As Hartford continues to evolve into a hub for young entrepreneurs, she plans on growing along with it!
Kristen has always had a passion for service and community work and is excited to be able to merge this with her passion for women and girls empowerment via this role as an Event Curator for Her Agenda. Kristen works at a public policy strategy firm in Denver, Colorado, specializing in bridging the gap between people and policy and working on large and small-scale public engagement efforts. In her spare time, she loves to travel and has been on several service trips throughout the United States and Ecuador to engage in social and environmental justice issues. Her most recent adventure was to India where she volunteered at an all girls school for six weeks.
Daniella Pierre, Miami
Daniella Pierre is a dynamic, driven and determined community activist, serving all for a greater good. As a highly accomplished, efficient and dynamic Human Resources Professional, Daniella possesses over 10 years of progressive and specialized experience in full-cycle recruitment support, staffing solutions and innovative strategies. Throughout the years, she has been a staunch advocate for equality, higher education, women’s rights, at-risk youth, community engagement, career development and economic empowerment. Daniella is a proud alumna of Florida International University (FIU), having earned her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management. She enjoys networking with a purpose, couponing, event planning, hair styling and creative arts.
Candace Queen, Austin, TX
Candace is an art director and visual designer based in Austin, TX. By day, she operates a branding and design consultancy, Harris Hall Brand Initiative, dedicated to educating emerging businesses, organizations and independent professionals about the value of branding and how to do it properly. By night, she's completing an M.A. in Advertising at the University of Texas. She currently holds a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Houston. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, exploring Austin and traveling. Be sure to connect with her on Twitter @candace_d_queen!
Maria Isabel Rego, National Health Events
Maria Isabel Rego is the founder at OHEALL (Oral Health Equity for All). She has a B.A. degree in Biology and a M.A. degree in Health Education and Promotion. Bel has been involved in health equity promotion, community outreach, public health research and education for over five years. She loves interacting and exchanging ideas with other professionals by attending meetings and being a presenter and speaker at numerous professional conferences such as the North Carolina Society for Public Health Education’s Students and Early Professionals Panel, the American Public Health Association and the Women’s Health Annual Congress. When Bel is not promoting oral health equity, she is either having a good time with friends and family, hanging out in nature, taking her cocker spaniel Shade out for walks, knitting and crocheting, going on gallery hops or trying out different kinds of teas and foods!
Alyssa Reid is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Economics and Spanish; her concentration is in entertainment, media, and technology. Alyssa currently works in the Programming Department at Food Network where she manages programming budgets and assists in acquisition planning, negotiation and licensing deals for Food Network and Cooking Channel. Her long-term goals include obtaining a degree in law and starting a non-profit arts foundation for young adults. Alyssa he enjoys anything media-related, planning events, shopping, and spending time with her son, Bryson.
Stephanie Rushford, New York City
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