Advisors

Anie Akpe

Business Strategist & Global Investment Advisor

Anie Akpe-, IBOM LLC Founder/Innov8tiv magazine publisher and of IBOM LLC, is a business professional and entrepreneur with more than 17 years’ experience in the banking industry. As founder of IBOM LLC, Akpe aids small businesses around the world, particularly those owned by African entrepreneurs in the Diaspora, guiding business development and strategy and leading…
Kandia Johnson

Communications Strategist Advisor

Kandia Johnson is a Communications Strategist, Author and Writer with a sweet spot for empowering women to create their own rules and carve their own path to success. As the founder of the Kandid Agency, a strategic communications firm, Kandia helps individuals and businesses discover, market and monetize their superpowers. Known for her passion, creativity…
Renee Ward

Digital Marketing Advisor

K. Renee Ward is a lifestyle marketing expert, a facilitative consultant, and soon-to-be-author who fired her boss after 12 years in Corporate America. Within that time as a successful sales and marketing leader at a Fortune 50 telecommunications company, she launched a blog to support, consult, and network with emerging female entrepreneurs, transferring experience-based knowledge…
Nicola Styles

Creative Director Advisor

Meet Nicola Styles, Creator, and Editor in Chief of The Trend’N Female website, #TTFMagazine the first digital magazine that updates every other day; and The B.Word which is an anti-bully movement encouraging those that are being bullied to look beyond the bullying because there is a future. To never give up on life nor their…
Allison Valderia

Legal Advisor

Allison specializes in helping professional women protect and present their brands, products and services. With extensive entrepreneurial and legal practice experience, Allison is passionate about helping professional women reach their professional goals and make informed decisions. Allison believes that those who protect their brands, confidently (and profitably) present their brands. Having a proper legal foundation…
Edwina Kulego

International Business Development Advisor

Born and raised in Sweden, Edwina Kulego manages International Business Development at UBM Fashion Group. She began her career working for Zara / Inditex Group, as a Sales Manager in Copenhagen, Denmark. She moved to New York in 2007 where she interned at various companies such as Essence Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger and PROJECT Trade show.…
La-Toya Lalaa Comrie

Content Strategist Advisor

Words By Lalaa is a full service content marketing firm that starts with a strategic approach to content and delivers creative and practical execution that gets results. Our energetic team applies our talents in marketing strategy and planning, branding, content development, SEO and social media to a wide array of clients. We work closely with…
Tamala Baldwin

Brand Strategy Advisor

Tamala Baldwin, MBA, is an International Performing Artist + Inspirational Speaker + Content Producer + CEO of Innovate Your Brand, a marketing company based in New York where we focus on branding the VISION. At Innovate Your Brand, we believe each of is here to create something magnificent in our lifetime and that we can…

Contributors

Shay Davis

Social Media Management

Shay has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. She loves traveling and exploring new places and keeping up with the lives of Olivia Pope and Associates is a close second. Most recently Shay began developing her brand, The Bronze Hustle for black millennial women focused on their career…
Elle Russel

Email Management

Elle, recent entrepreneur, launched RunBikeSew Studio in September 2015 offering a women’s active bag line that includes yoga mat totes, the “drop-in” fold over clutch bag and the leather “carry it all” shoulder tote as well as the ElleRussSew Beginner Sewer Series.
Shanelle Frazier

Social Media Management

Shanelle (@shadiofraz) is a God chaser, a natural lover of people, and communications is her life! She was born and raised in Clarksdale, MS where she currently resides and serves at the local community college. An HBCU graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, Frazier always knew that she would make the field of Communications a…
Annette Burgess

Writer

Mother | Network Marketing Professional | Co-host, Bring The Noise Podcast | Runner | Writer | Kicked cancer's butt
Danielle Procope

Newsletter Editor

Danielle Procope specializes in helping her clients to make their best impression with their writing! Mertina Writing Services takes her clients’ ideas and refines them so that their writing is never an obstacle to achieving their academic or professional goals. She has assisted clients worldwide and has personally worked in the United States and England,…
Winstina Dakers
As Founder and President of FreeLyfe, Winstina Dakers, best known as Stina works with business owners and professionals to identify challenges and develop creative communication programs to increase business. Stina has many years of experience in strategic communications and she works actively with major media outlets as well as regional trade publications. Stina and the…