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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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
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Interim Managing Editor
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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Dalia Saavedra, Instagram/Community Engagement
Bushra Naqi, Instagram/Community EngagementI never know how to start bios! I am a 16-year old writer living in Harlem. I'm 4'8, it's pretty ridiculous at this point. I am involved in out of school activities such as being the junior editor of my school's magazine and being part of the Teen Leadership Council at the Studio Museum in Harlem. I am from Pakistan! I speak Urdu and Balti (a language unheard of). When I'm free, I'm either reading, writing, or arguing with my siblings.
Shirley Ariza, Instagram/Community EngagementShirley is a recent graduate from NYU Shanghai with a multidisciplinary degree in Global China Studies and a minor in Gender Studies. She founded and worked as the head of E.R.A, a club dedicated to unveiling the importance of race on a global scale and promoting healthy discussions among the student body. At E.R.A, she worked heavily on the club's social media outreach and is excited to be a part of an organization that works to highlight women entrepreneurs. In her spare time, you can catch her watching foreign soap operas or reading dystopian novels.
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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.
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.
An Atlanta Native -
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.Ndidi Obasi is the politics writer for Her Agenda. 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: @NLObasi.
Tiffany Patterson is an Educator and Writer trying to navigate the alternate universe some like to call New York City. Going confidently in the direction of her dreams you can follow her on twitter @writethev.
Tiffany is someone you would describe as a media enthusiast. This particular enthusiasm led Tiffany to St. John's University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts and then on to The New School where she completed her Master of Art degree in Media Studies. Her ultimate goal is to be an on-air journalist but until then you can read and watch her work on her YouTube series, "As Told By Tiffany," music/entertainment blogs such as TheShopBlog and MusicXclusives and Her Agenda, of course! Follow her on twitter: @astoldbytiffy.
After starting a business her third year at Allegheny College, Anulekha fell in love with the startup world. An entrepreneur and technical marketing graduate of Startup Institute, she's excited to get involved in New York City's startup ecosystem. In her free time, she enjoys reading Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, blogging her fitness adventures, and listening to (mostly) Bollywood music. Follow her on Twitter: @AnulekhaV
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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