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5 Successful Black Business Women We Should All Know with Jennefer Witter | 224

5 Successful Black Business Women We Should All Know with Jennefer Witter | 224

Don't miss this conversation I'll be having with the amazing Jennefer Witter of the Boreland Group, as we close out #BlackHistoryMonth 2021 discussing and highlighting 5 Successful Black Business Women that we should all know.

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Jennefer Witter is the chief executive officer and founder of The Boreland Group Inc. (TBG – www.theborelandgroup.com), an 18 year old boutique public relations firm headquartered in New York City. The agency specializes in women-led and minority owned businesses as well as grassroots non-profits. It was selected by TheStreet.com as one of five national, black owned businesses “making a buzz”. Jennefer was named one of the nation’s “10 most successful black CEOS and entrepreneurs” by MadameNoire Magazine, and her company was recently recognized as one of 12 black-owned businesses to be “loved by its community and beyond” by ThriveGlobal (https://tinyurl.com/y7k4a6hw).

Jennefer is an active public speaker, with presentations to military, trade and academic organizations on implicit bias; gender-based workplace conversation; and public relations, communication and professional growth topics. Venues include: TedX Albany: The Pentagon; The Brookings Institution; Pennsylvania Conference for Women; the Virginia Business Conference; The Sea Service Leadership Association’s Annual Symposium; Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program; The Durst Corporation; Ellevate Network; Columbia University; American University and Fordham University. Jennefer was the keynote speaker at Brown Brothers Harriman’s “Women’s Summit” and Women in Cable Telecommunications DC/Baltimore Chapter. She is a featured speaker with Never Stop Learning, a boutique speakers bureau.

Jennefer is the author of “The Little Book of Big PR: 100+ Quick Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed,” published by HarperCollins. She has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, the Associated Press, TheStreet.com, Bloomberg Radio, MarketWatch Radio Network and WJLA. Her articles have appeared in Forbes, Business Insider, Medium, HuffPost and numerous small business publications. Previously, she was the public relations expert for Inc.com TV and a contributor to AOL Small Business.

Jennefer is a passionate advocate for women in the workplace. She is an active member of Ellevate Network, a global networking organization for professional women, and serves on the advisory board for Women inPower, a 92nd Street Y led venture that seeks to support and promote senior level professional women to C-level positions. She is a mentor to many women in various professional fields.

Jennefer was formerly a vice president at Ketchum, an award-winning global communications firm. There, she launched a sub-practice that generated one million dollars in revenue in its first year. She represented numerous corporations from Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, including IBM and FedEx.

Jennefer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Print Journalism) from New York City’s Fordham University. While at Fordham, she worked at WFUV Radio, which was then student run. She produced and hosted the weekly black public affairs program, “Out Front.” Jennefer received a Regents Diploma from Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the country’s premier STEM schools, graduating with an A average.

 

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Questions To Ask & Answer BEFORE You Start A Business | LIVE

Questions To Ask & Answer BEFORE You Start A Business | LIVE

Before you commit to starting a business, here are some thought provoking questions that you should absolutely answer.

To help bring the magic to this topic, we've invited David Moody back to TrailblazersFM to share some wisdom with our community.

OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: DAVID MOODY JR

Mr David Moody Jr first appeared on the podcast back on episode 11 way way back in 2016.

Mr Moody is one of the most inspiring people I think I’ve ever featured. He’s got two degrees from Morehouse and Howard. He went on to start his own business, CD Moody Construction. And his company has gone on to help build several amazing landmark sites in the Atlanta area including the Olympic Stadium and Tuner Field, Atlanta History Center, Morehouse Leadership Center and many many others.

David Moody has been listed for one of Black Enterprise's top 100 companies and CEOs for many years, meaning he built one of the largest black owned businesses in the country. But what I really love and appreciate about Mr Moody is his wisdom, his humility and his passion for business and the things beyond it also.

 

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It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

 

 

Dare To Bloom with Zim Flores | 220

Dare To Bloom with Zim Flores | 220

All anyone has to do is say the year and it can elicit an emotion. In a few words, this year has been everything from unpredictable, to traumatic, scary, exhausting and bizarre. But, there have been moments of joy as well, despite the pain. For those who are hurting, who need the hope that an opportunity to start over provides, debut author Zim Flores has some thoughts. Flores’ new book, Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful Endings and New Beginnings (Dec. 8, 2020, Thomas Nelson Gift Books), shows people how to find hope and discover opportunity, even when circumstances and endings are hard and uncertain.

OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: ZIM FLORES

Named a leader using her voice and talent to elevate humanity by Oprah Winfrey, Zim Flores (née Ugochukwu) is the founder of Italicist, an online styling service that helps women discover modest clothing they love, without the time commitment. Previously she was the CEO of Travel Noire, a boutique travel company reaching millions of travelers each month. In 2017 she sold the company to pursue Christ. A serial entrepreneur, Zim is aForbes“30 Under 30” awardee who has been featured in theNew York Times,TIME,ELLE,Glamour,The Nation,Essence, and NPR, among others. She often writes in faraway places and lives with her husband in Illinois. Connect with her atwww.zimism.com and @zimism.

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Today’s episode of the Trailblazers.FM podcast is brought to you by Brand You Academy.

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It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

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Living Corporate with Zach Nunn | 219

Living Corporate with Zach Nunn | 219

OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: ZACH NUNN

Based out of Houston, TX, Zach Nunn is a “Big 4” Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant and thought leader, with over 9 years of experience leading cultural and organizational transformation in a variety of industries. As the CEO and founder of Living Corporate, LLC, Zach amplifies and centers marginalized voices at work by interviewing Black and brown executives, activists, educators, elected officials and influencers which provides practical insight and that reaches over thousands majority Black and brown Millennial and Generation-X listeners a week. Despite all this work, his biggest passions are his wife, Candis and daughter, Emory.

So many gems packed into today’s episode. Grab a pad and a pen, or open your fav note taking app and get set to receive today’s mission fuel from Zach Nunn. Enjoy!

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Website:       Living Corporate, LLC
Instagram:   @revnunnwisdom
Twitter:        @revnunnwisdom

 

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Today’s episode of the Trailblazers.FM podcast is brought to you by Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy

It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

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How to Get Media Coverage for Your Business with Pam Perry  | 218

How to Get Media Coverage for Your Business with Pam Perry | 218

You've heard the advice to reach out to individual journalists …. but should we work to build rapport with journalists BEFORE we need them? I ask this and several other questions that I wanted more insights on in this conversation with the PR GURU, Pam Perry.

OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: PAM PERRY

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE.

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

So many gems packed into today’s episode. Grab a pad and a pen, or open your fav note taking app and get set to receive today’s mission fuel from my friend, the PR Guru, Pam Perry. Enjoy!

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Website:     pamperrypr.com
Instagram: @pam_perry
Twitter: @pamperry

 

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Today’s episode of the Trailblazers.FM podcast is brought to you by Brand You Academy.

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It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

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