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 info@heragenda.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: info@heragenda.com.

TEAM

 

Rhonesha 'N.E.S.H.A.' Byng

Founder
HerAgenda.com was inspired by the personal motto of the founder, Rhonesha Byng, of “No one Ever Slows Her Agenda.” A girl with dreams that stack much higher than her petite 5-foot-2 inch frame, Rhonesha knows a thing or two about getting things done. Balancing journalism and entrepreneurship this young professional seems to already have her hands full, and she's only just beginning to embark upon her agenda. Her philosophy in life is established by her acronym of N.E.S.H.A. – No one Ever Slows Her Agenda--which was also the inspiration for her first venture, HerAgenda.com. It's a site that serves as an information and inspiration hub for millennial women. With experience in magazines, TV, radio, and fashion, she's working towards growing as a multi-platform journalist in addition to developing her entrepreneurial endeavors. She's won awards both as a journalist and an entrepreneur from The Associated Press, Youth Venture, The Kauffman Foundation, NYABJ and more. Hewlett Packard and Clutch Magazine named her one of the top African American Women to follow and dubbed her a ‘Tech Tastemaker.’ Seventeen Magazine thinks she's "Pretty Amazing" naming her a "Pretty Amazing Girl of the Week" (July 2011).  For more visit about.me/neshasagenda.

Contact: Info@HerAgenda.com

Interns:

Shanell Peterson, Public Relations

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Shanell Peterson is a small town South Dakota girl with big dreams.  As an upcoming sophomore at South Dakota State University, she majors in Advertising and minors in Spanish.  Although she has not pinpointed exactly what career she is heading toward, she does know that she wants inspire people to be the best they can be as well as help them see their infinite worth.  When she’s not working as Her Agenda’s Public Relations intern, she likes traveling, watching fashion and beauty videos on YouTube, and spending time with her friends and family.

Contact: Shanell.Peterson@HerAgenda.com

Masani Bailey, Editorial

masani Masani Bailey is a senior at Florida A&M University, majoring in Public Relations. This summer, she is interning for Cumulus Radio in Tallahassee. Also possessing an interest in journalism, Masani has published articles in The Famuan, Journey Magazine, and the national publication, HBCU Campus Magazine. When she's not running her show on WANM 90.5, you can find Masani writing about the latest in entertainment on her personal blog.

Contact: Masani.Bailey@HerAgenda.com

Mecole Hayes,  Social Media

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Mecole’ Hayes is currently a senior studying Print Journalism with a minor emphasis in speech communications at Texas Southern University. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school where she will study luxury fashion merchandising in hopes of one day, becoming a noted fashion journalist. Mecole’ is very active on campus and in the community and enjoys volunteering her time with several local organizations. She has won a number of awards for her skills in journalism and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of her university’s student newspaper.

Contact: Mecole.Hayes@HerAgenda.com

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Contributors:

Asha Boston

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

Contact: Asha@HerAgenda.com

Erica Buddington 

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

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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.

Ndidi Obasi

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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.

Tiffany Patterson

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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.

Sydney Love

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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

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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

Keiana Smith_McDowell 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.  

Anulekha Venkatram

Anulekha Venkatram 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

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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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Christen McCluney, Washington D.C.

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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 Akanegbu, Chicago

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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.

Kristen Gallagher, Portland, OR

kgallagherKristen 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.

Melissa Kimble, Digital Events

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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, Hartford, CT

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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 Petty, Denver

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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.

Alyssa Reid, New York City

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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.

Masani Bailey, Tallahassee, FL

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Masani Bailey is a senior at Florida A&M University, majoring in Public Relations. This summer, she is interning for Cumulus Radio in Tallahassee. Also possessing an interest in journalism, Masani has published articles in The Famuan, Journey Magazine, and the national publication, HBCU Campus Magazine. When she's not running her show on WANM 90.5, you can find Masani writing about the latest in entertainment on her personal blog.

 Vishakha Gupta, San Jose, CA

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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.

Irma Enriquez, Albany, NY

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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.  

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