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Ndidi Obasi

About Ndidi Obasi

Ndidi Obasi is the politics writer for HerAgenda. She is a native of Northern Virginia and a recent graduate of Temple University with a degree in Media Studies and Production, with dreams of working in the media industry. For more up to date info, follow her on twitter @NLObasi.

Women Don’t Have It All, We Do It All

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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Call For Writers For Our Political Column: We, The Women

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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11 Year Old Mandi Simon Is Proof That You’re Never Too Young To Make A Difference

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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Just Graduated: Mastering The Interview

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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Elise Stefanik Is The Youngest Congresswoman Ever

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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We, The Women | Dianne Feinstein Stands Up To The CIA, Obama Appears On ‘Between Two Ferns’, And More News You Need To Know

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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We, The Women | Hillary Clinton Advancing Women, 2015 Budget, Pussy Riot

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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We, The Women – Barack Obama, Shirley Temple, Equal Benefits, Stand Your Ground

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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Millennial Women Closer Than Ever To Closing The Wage Gap, But Worry About Roadblocks Ahead

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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Every Article You’ll Ever Need To Read To Understand The Government Shutdown

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

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