NO ONE EVER SLOWS HER AGENDA
Her Agenda is a digital media platform working to bridge the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. We aim to universalize the motto of No one Ever Slows Her Agenda through our online initiatives.
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 never allow anything to stop them from reaching their goals while providing them with the resources to overcome their challenges. The professionals featured on Her Agenda 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 our featured women are 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 overlooked for promotions and are not likely to carry the title of CEO or President at major corporations. Among the Fortune 500 companies, only 32 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.
Rhonesha 'N.E.S.H.A.' Byng
Rhonesha is the founder and CEO of Her Agenda. Her philosophy in life is represented by her acronym of N.E.S.H.A. – No one Ever Slows Her Agenda, which was also the inspiration for her company – HerAgenda.com.
The site is a digital media platform that bridges the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. The site provides access to content and community that gives millennial women access to information and inspiration to help them get started or to move to the next level of their career.
Rhonesha is part of the 2017 class of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in both the media and dorm room founders categories. Previously she was named one of 28 Under 28 by NBCBLK and one of 29 People To Know by BET. She's spoken at The White House and The United State of Women Summit. She's also received awards from the Associated Press, and the New York Association of Black Journalists for her work in journalism. Early in her career, as a field producer with NBC New York (WNBC-TV) she earned an Emmy award as part of team coverage for a breaking news story.
Rhonesha is an alumna Posse Scholar and attended Depauw University on a full-tuition leadership scholarship.
For more on Rhonesha, including getting in touch visit: http://www.rhonesha.com
Advertising & Brand Partnerships
LaToya Shambo is set out to be a true Digital Media Trailblazer. Honing in on her career strengths, LaToya works with publishers to understand their bottom line and how to be recognized in a crowded landscape. She also connects with Young Professionals looking to enter and/or transition into the media industry and provides relevant media knowledge.
Known as “The Brand Therapist," and Founder of The Brooklyn Brand Lab, LaToya is combining a mix of Product Development, Publisher Development, Professional Development, and Media Development to service her community. Working with brands such as xoNecole (formly NecoleBitchie), The Cut Life, Fashion Bomb Daily, Everything Girls Love, My Fab Finance, and Her Agenda, LaToya Shambo is sure to be the next Digital Media Rising Star.
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Director of Digital Community Development & Programming
Communications strategist and journalist, Chasity Cooper currently works with nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs and small businesses to create and implement strategies to effectively tell their unique story. A self-proclaimed ‘Millennial On A Mission’ and lover of all things that intersect technology and digital media, Chasity frequently contributes to Teen Vogue and Her Agenda, and has also contributed to LEVO League, The Root and Technical.ly DC.
Through the growing online community that she has built, Millennial On A Mission, she engages with hundreds of millennial men and women about the importance of networking, personal branding and building credibility as a young professional both online and offline. A native of Evanston, Illinois, Chasity is a proud alumna of Syracuse University. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. where she enjoys running, writing, wine tasting and traveling in her spare time.
Contact Chasity: Chasity@HerAgenda.com
With over eight years of writing experience, it’s no surprise Eve sees her life in headlines. As the Managing Editor of Her Agenda, Eve thrives in spreading and sharing the stories of women through inspiring articles and intimate interviews.
With a BA in Black Studies and Sociology, and an MA in Urban Affairs, Eve utilizes her academic background to form her own unique approach to writing - generating viral digital content while creating a larger space for underrepresented peoples, issues, and discussions. Through her natural curiosity of investigative research, audience engagement, and human behavior, Eve feels most at home working on ventures that marry journalism with social activism. Each day she works to build, collaborate, and share stories about women who astonish her each day at Her Agenda.
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News & Trending Topics Writer
Shanthi Blanchard is a writer and consultant based in New York City. As a digital and brand strategist, Shanthi works for women entrepreneurs and rural businesses on a mission to improve the world. She is also a passionate political writer, sports enthusiast, and runner. Follow her in Twitter and Instagram @Oms4Shanthi.
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Kathryn Kunkle, Editorial
Kathryn is a Film and TV major at Fordham University, with a minor in Theater. Kathryn’s passions include acting, writing and making the world a better place. Art is a powerful tool to educate individuals on important issues. Kathryn hopes to use theater for social change by writing plays that empower and highlight women. Kathryn will be in an upcoming Amazon Prime TV series entitled “Youthful Ambition,” where she plays Lainey, a female advocate. Kathryn has also directed one act plays that highlight women’s challenges, such as domestic abuse. In her free time, she loves to walk her dog, Cookie, and manage Cookie’s Instagram account, @adventureswithcookie. Kathryn grew up in the Maryland suburbs, right outside of Washington, D.C., where she often takes advantage of the local theater, art, and culture.
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Ahiranis Castillo, Editorial
Born and raised in New York City, Ahiranis was raised in a Dominican household where she developed a love for language from a young age. She continued to foster this love through literature and writing which inspired her to join the editorial board of her school’s philosophy journal during her Junior year of high school. It was then that she knew she would want to pursue the study of language and how it influences the world around her. When she isn’t reading, you may find her at The National Museum of Mathematics where she works part-time. It is here where she explores a completely different interest: STEM. Ahiranis began pursuing an interest in math and psychology during her earlier high school years. For a long time, she felt like she had to choose between the two parts of her, but has learned to embrace how all parts of herself come together to make he story unique. Ahiranis will enter her freshman year of college in the fall of 2018 where she hopes to major in Neuropsychology with a minor in English.
Contact Ahiranis: ahiranis.castillo@heragenda.
Alisha Shah, Editorial
Alisha Shah is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Michigan. After graduating, she hopes to work at a nonprofit organization with their marketing department. In her free time, she enjoys dancing as she is classically trained. She also loves playing with her dog, Hershey, and reads mystery books.
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Shrien Alshabasy, Social MediaShrien Alshabasy is a current undergraduate at the State University of New York at New Paltz, majoring in English and Digital Media Studies Production with a minor in sociology. Shrien is especially interested in creating inclusive spaces in education and the workplace - as a future educator and writer, she is passionate about studying the ways which voices are illuminated and silenced in media and institutions.
Her passion and commitment to writing has led her to be a content creator for Penny and Mary and Statistic Brain as well as a contributor for the Huffington Post. She has also interned with the Do Something organization. Along with writing, she is also fascinated with film and production and hopes to gain experience in documentary film making. She is also skilled and loves digital communication - including the powerful tool of social media. After graduation, Shrien hopes to work at a nonprofit organization focused on education or remedying social issues. She lives in Brooklyn with her black and white cat named Tiger and has a problematic love for coconut ice cream.
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Laiza Padilla, Community Engagement
My name is Laiza Padilla. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York. Currently attending The City College of New York in pursue of my bachelors in communication studies, with a focus in advertising and public relations. I aspire one day to write and draw my own graphic novel and work for a media agency. I enjoy practicing yoga, reading and playing with my dog, Monk. I also love to personally seek for the best tacos and ice cream in the city.
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Social worker to-be, Isabelle is pursuing her Master's in Social Work and aims to educate on the importance of wellness through written word. You can follow her on Twitter at @OrganicIz
Tieara is a Bay Area based public relations and marketing communications professional. With an ambitious spirit and hunger to learn more about the digital landscape and content creation, she's ready to leave her mark on the world. Tieara has always wanted to pursue writing as a career and actively contributes her work to various online communities and publications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with an academic focus in Radio-TV-Film from San Jose State University. Follow her self-discovery journey on her personal blog, ambitiousgirlworld.com.
Jessica Thiefels has been writing for more than 10 years, is a content and social media marketing professional, and now does small business consulting. She's also a personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist and owner of Honest Body Fitness. She's been featured on Forbes, Bustle and Market Watch and has also shared business and fitness insights on StartupNation, Manta, Shape, Reader's Digest, AARP and more. Follow her on Twitter @Jlsander07, Instagram and Facebook.
Victoria "Vix" Reitano
Victoria "Vix" Reitano is a Speaker, Content Creator, Social Media Expert, Content Strategist, and Digital Content Producer and Editor. She is the Founder and CEO of CreatiVix Media, a boutique digital agency based in Manhattan. She manages the digital content and social media strategy for e-commerce and editorial brands, influencers, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, and on-air talent. She also shares her knowledge as an on-air expert, discussing the ins and outs of social media for brands, content creators, journalists, entrepreneurs and job seekers. To learn more, follow her on Twitter @vixinthecity and Instagram @vixinthecity.
Whitney L. Barkley
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.
Aman Basra is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia where she studied International Relations and Economics. She aspires to study law and work in the Canadian judicial branch in the future. She is avid reader and particularly enjoys classics by Fitzgerald. She also enjoys long distance running and has completed 6 marathons and counting. She considers her writing a side hustle and writes extensively on her blog (http://thehardlifeofawriter.blogspot.ca/) and for online publications such as Thought Catalog, Her Agenda, The Financial Diet and Elite Daily. You can reach her on Twitter @ameecbasra.
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
Cassie Bizzaro is a digital content creator based in New York City. With a passion for organizing and productivity, she can be found giggling in the aisles of The Container Store. She is a fan of kind people with big dreams. Tweet at her @casscakey.
Victoria (Tori) Glaude
Tori is a recent graduate of Penn State University and majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business & the Liberal Arts. During her Penn State years, three of her greatest accomplishments include becoming a Peer Mentor, receiving the Multicultural Resilient Student Award and being the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Penn State radio station. Her passion for media and public affairs are the reasons why television producing is her career goal! She is inspired by success stories of people and of those who share a common interest in humanitarian work. A Washington, D.C. native and dog lover, Tori enjoys writing, working out, trying new things and making people laugh!Be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn!
Courtnie is a native of Richmond, Virginia, an alum of the College of William & Mary, a graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law, a Cheetah-Print enthusiast, and a Beyonce fanatic, that has decided to use her powers for good. A lawyer by trade and an avid world traveler by passion, she has worked and traveled everywhere from Nairobi, Kenya to our nation's capitol, dedicating my life to international and human rights. She runs her own blog, "From the Desk of Courtnie Gore" which was created to share career advice, encourage discussion, and promote motivation. Every Monday, she promotes a heavy dose of #GirlPower by featuring women making great strides in their communities. She sincerely enjoys helping young women discover their passion and calling, and helping them make the necessary steps to achieve their goals, while she works to do the same.
An Atlanta Native -
Liz Lazzara graduated from the University of Rochester with Honors in Creative Writing and Distinction in English. She works as a contributing writer for Ravishly and The Liberty Project, among others. She is currently working on her first novel, and can be reached @LizLazzara on Twitter, or LizLazzara.com.
Sarah Landrum recently graduated from Penn State with degrees in Marketing and PR. Now, she's a freelance writer and career blogger sharing advice on navigating the work world and achieving happiness and success in your career. You can find her tweeting her agenda@SarahLandrum.
Allyssa Munro is a 24-year old Digital Media Professional and Personal Development Writer who truly enjoys partnering with various businesses and professionals across the New York Metropolitan Area. She is passionate about producing and promoting engaging content across all digital platforms and is best known for her articles that foster self-development and personal growth within millennial women. Allyssa graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Manhattanville College and is a certified Google Advertising Professional.
Kristiana Monterosso is a writer in New York City, where she currently resides. She is a recent graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ where she received her B.A in English Literature. Kristiana hopes to contribute more to "women-empowering-women" movements and eventually publish her own book.
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.
Jordyn Short is the CEO, Founder and Creative Director of Pretty Girl Movement, LLC. and Indigenous Complex. The 24 year old fitness enthusiast is an active duty soldier and college senior majoring in cyber-security at the University of Maryland University College. She is currently stationed in Washington, DC.
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.
Local Event Curators:
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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.
Victoria Clark, NYC
Victoria Clark brings specificity, focus and clarity to social media and content strategy as a content strategist. She works with solopreneurs, career transitioners and creatives to craft their ideas and content to break through the social media clutter in a way that's authentic and impactful. Victoria is also membership and event manager for In Good Company, a community and workspace for women entrepreneurs in NYC. During her downtime, she loves discovering new businesses, talking to business owners, watching classic movies and hot yoga. She can be found on Twitter at @vclark2012 and @thursinterview.
Erin Duncan, San Francisco
As a Bay Area native, Erin is always on the lookout and exploring what the region has to offer. For work Erin is a communication associate for IABC managing social media, email marketing and overall communication planning. In her spare time loves to travel, read and find the best tea in random coffee shops around the bay area. Erin also blogs at bellametaphor.com covering music, books and other random happiness. Tweet Erin @bellametaphor for tweets about music, reality shows and current events.
Asta Druskinyte | Stockhom, Sweden
Asta is a young professional who has been nurtured in global waters. Asta has a B.A. degree in finance and accounting. She brings couple years of experience in finance, market research, sales and marketing across industries such as advertising, technology and banking. The last couple of years, Asta was spearheading LUXIDLAB bringing best of minds, conversations and technology when it comes to Lucid Dreaming. Currently exploring oceans of marketing and studying the Swedish language. In her free time Asta is a true dance addict, undoubtedly passionate about salsa and kizomba. Above all she loves networking sessions, reading books and learning from personal development guru’s such as Brendon Burchard, Louise Hay.
Vanessa is a Southern California native currently residing in Hermosa Beach. Through her Bachelor's degree in Communications from Cal State Fullerton, she has obtained various media skills and experiences within Entertainment, Sports and Fashion industries. She is constantly striving to broaden and enhance her career skills, such as Marketing, Event Management and Social Media Marketing by networking and discovering new local events. She strongly believes that with her own optimism and encouragement it can create a domino effect to empower women, inspire and motivate them to work their way up to great heights, which is what she desires to accomplish. Fun Facts: Full time foodie, loves salsa dancing & taking spontaneous adventures.
Trinity Furtick, Charlotte, NC
Trinity Furtick is a rising Senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majors in Communication Studies with a minor in Public Health. She enjoys all things writing and social media, and has even done freelance jobs where she enhanced websites and social media platforms for small businesses. Trinity hopes to work in the Non-profit sector with a healthcare organization as well as start her own Public Relations consulting firm. In her spare time she enjoys relieving stress with Zumba as well as an occasional Yoga session.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.
Deja Jones, NY
Deja L. Jones is a digital content writer who's work has been featured on Madame Noire, Upscale Magazine, The Huffington Post Black Voices, and Saint Heron. She is an inspirational lifestyle blogger and a life skills educator for teen girls in Northern New Jersey.
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
Nikida Levy, Washington D.C.
Nikida Levy is a native of the multicultural city of Brooklyn, New York where she learned how to connect with people of all different backgrounds. Nikida is passionate about the advancement and achievement of young entrepreneurs and her ultimate mission is to inspire. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, Nikida now serves as the Manager of Research & Marketing at a non-profit in Washington D.C. where she is responsible for producing the association’s marketing collateral and informational materials. In addition, Ms. Levy provides support in the planning and execution of her company’s annual conference.
Christine Louis-Jacques, Washington D.C.
Just a few words to describe myself: passionate, team player and persistent. I am an administrative professional working within the non-profit sector in the heart of Washington, DC concentrating in the areas of community awareness, and project management. On my personal time, I blog about all things hair, fashion and embracing your authentic self. My interest lie in continuously strengthening my skills in social media marketing, brand management and content planning. I am a keen believer in always going after your passions. You can't go wrong!
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.
Andrea Walker, Philadelphia
Andrea Walker is a Mompreneur, HIV/AIDS Activist, Philanthropist and Author who crawled out of the depths of abyss to being one of Philadelphia’s reigning women of entrepreneurship. Walker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iROC, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. The new Author penned her first novel, A Beautiful Struggle while just a teenager as a means of coping. Currently Andrea serves as a mentor to young girls, curates events for several organizations in Philadelphia, and advises many of the top millennial minded, thought leaders in the tri-state area. Follow her @iamAndreaWalker.
Martha Frances Williams, NYC
Martha Frances Williams is A NYC based creative entrepreneur and a graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a volunteer performer with the Art of Elysium, a member of: SAG-AFTRA, NYWIFT, and several independent organizations geared towards the creation of new work. When she is not acting and producing for film,theatre, and the web, she is working as a webcast producer at a digital marketing agency, live tweeting events, and blogging. Her focus is on the support of female creative entrepreneurs and sharing new and engaging stories that explore universal vulnerabilities. You can contact her at MFOW2488@Gmail.com and Follow her on Instagram/ Twitter @MarthaFrances.
Krystal Leaphart, D.C.
Krystal Leaphart exemplifies what dedication to community justice look like. She stands at the unique intersections of organizing, advocacy and facilitation. As a leader and servant, Krystal uses her skills and networks to meet the needs of her community. During the day, she works for IMPACT, a nonprofit that fosters Civic Engagement, Political Involvement and Economic Empowerment for young professionals of color. As a longtime leader of her NAACP units, she has lead protest against the execution of Troy Davis, vigils on behalf of Trayvon Martin and led successful campaigns to register thousands of her peers at Howard University to vote for the 2012 Presidential election. Recently, she has been appointed to YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Council and the Advocacy Committee. With both bodies, Krystal is the lead for advocacy, specifically in the areas of racial justice, intersectionality and safety for women and girls of color. In addition to her hands on work, Krystal has spoken at events around the city on numerous topics. Some examples include the National Black United Front #JusticeOrElse next steps event, the African American Policy Forum Breaking the Silence: A Hearing on Girls of Color in DC, and Young and Power Emerging Leaders Power to the People event at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference.
Robyn Young , ATL
Robyn Young is a Human Resource professional working in the recruiting field. She received her bachelor’s in Business Administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, her Human Resource Management Certification from Atlanta Technical College and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University. She’s been a keynote speaker and facilitator for industry and community events, she provided voiceovers for corporate leadership meetings and conferences. If, she isn’t running 5ks, 10ks or half marathons she may be jumping out of airplane at 15-20 thousand feet! Yup…SKYDIVING! She has a boutique consulting business providing services ranging career coaching to marketing strategies. Robyn’s mantra is to “Live Your Best Life NOW!”
Dana Zillgitt is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a strong love for caffeine, rescue animals, and the written loved. She’s always loved putting on events for others – whether it’s a movie night, a dinner party, or just a coffee date – and she loves the technological space as well as the financial. She currently works at an insurance firm as an underwriter and blogs over at www.earlgraytimes.com. If she’s not working, you can probably find her curled up with a book or exploring the neighborhood she calls home.
Chelsey Bentley, Durham, NC
Chelsey Bentley is a marketing and public relations maven from Raleigh- Durham, North Carolina. She currently wears many hats, serving as the Director of Marketing for NC's Art of Cool Festival, consultant for Bad Arts Consultant, and along with maintaining her freelance marketing and design business, Nakoma Marketing + PR. She's worked with clients such as UNC-Chapel Hill, Bell Biv DeVoe, and the Carolina Music Awards. She loves attending area events to network, mingle and learn from others.
Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Chelsey is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she double majored in Public Relations/Marketing and Religious Studies. She is a caffeine enthusiast, and lover of books, trap music, elephants, and sunflowers. The quote which she seeks to embody is: "The sun does not shine upon us, it shines within us."
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