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Shanthi Blanchard

About Shanthi Blanchard

Shanthi 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. Pitch Shanthi: shanthi@heragenda.com

This Former Uber Engineer’s Blog Post About Sexual Harassment Is The Most Important Thing You’ll Read Today

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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Did You Know There Are Two Women’s Strikes? Here’s What You Need To Know

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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Yale Renames Residential College After Renowned Female Mathematician

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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Grammys 2017: From Girl Power To Womanhood To Resistance, Six Moments From Last Night That Inspired Us

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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Fashion Week Is Here And It’s All About White Bandanas and Humanity

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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Black History Month Got Even Better Thanks To This Newly Discovered Harriet Tubman Photo

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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#LetLizSpeak: Why Elizabeth Warren Was Silenced By Republican Colleagues

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 65 Years Of Rule, A Look At Her Barrier Breaking Rise To Power

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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Partisan And Vocal, Chelsea Clinton May Have Finally Found Her Voice

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

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