Women in Media Speakers
Few people would argue that the use of media isn’t powerful, especially in shaping cultural norms. For years, women have been defined (and even stereotyped) by images portrayed in popular media. But how do we, as young people and adults, look at media’s role - and responsibility - in creating a complete picture of women? And, in light of changes in our world today, how can media help create a new portrait of women? GBS has a range of speakers who concentrate on women in media and can add value to events around social norms, gender roles and media’s use. To learn more about speakers available to discuss women in the media, see the list below.
Emmy Award Winning Actress
Lynn Whitfield Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lynn Whitfield first watched the likes of Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Bette Davis in “All About Eve” from her grandmother’s lap. She loved classic movies and with child-like confidence, she could see no reason she could not become an actress and some day play those same types of roles. Over the course of nearly three decades, the talent of the little girl wh...
Author • International Speaker • Media Commentator • Race & Gender Empowerment Expert
- Alpha Kappa Alpha, Association, Black History Month, Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Commencement, Diversity, Martin Luther King Day, National Urban League, Professional Development, Race Relations , Women in Business, Women in Media, Women in Society
- $5,000 - $10,000
- District Of Columbia
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever Dr. Avis is the President of the Incite Unlimited, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm and the Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm that specializes in helping women of color successfully navigate the challenges of race and gender at work in order to push through to next level career success.Her expertise and perspecti...
Author • Journalist • Nonprofit Board Chair • Madam Walker descendant. Blends current events, entrepreneurship & history into entertaining, informative mix.
A’Lelia Bundles A’Lelia Bundles is at work on her fourth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties and arts patronage helped define the Harlem Renaissance. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walkerwas named a New York Times Notable Book.She is chairman of the board of the National Archives Foundation and a vice chair of Colu...
Beauty Queen Turned Corporate Attorney
Marshawn Evans As one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist™, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, women’s empowerment, leadership and peak performance strategies. She is founder of ME University® - The Ultimate Business & Branding Bootcamp, the industry’s premiere summit for ...
4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and American Record Holder, Television Star, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Sanya Richards-Ross Sanya, star of Sanya’s Gland and Gold on WeTV, is the fastest American woman in history at 400 meters. She became the first American woman in 28 years, and only the 2nd in history, to be crowned Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London. Surging past her competitors in the last 50 meters of the race, Richards-Ross claimed her crown as 400 meter queen in dramatic fashion. The London games also set the st...
- Association, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black History Month, College Orientation, Commencement, Constitution Day, Domestic Violence, Emancipation Proclamation , Family, Homecoming, Law School, Martin Luther King Day, Women in Law, Women in Media, Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Youth Motivational
- $10,000 - $20,000
Judge Karen Mills-Francis Judge Karen has a colorful and engaging style that is as distinctive as her black robe and her bright blonde hair. As quick to aid the helpless as she is to dismiss the hare-brained, Judge Karen confidently dished out justice to a national television audience. She has a half-hour syndicated courtroom series, "Supreme Justice with Judge Karen" founder and executive produced by Byron Allen.People are fasc...
Political Strategist and Author of Black Women Redefined
Sophia A. Nelson Sophia is "redefining" the rules for 21st Century living and success. The award-winning author, journalist, political commentator and former House of Representatives committee counsel is working to change the game for a new generation of Americans in academia, the workplace, interpersonal relationships, and overall persona development. Prior to becoming a freelance journalist and former White House correspon...
Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others.
Tai Beauchamp A media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspirati...
Star Actress of The Game, Producer, Director, and Entrepreneur.
Wendy Raquel Robinson Audiences know Wendy as the sexy and feisty sports manager ‘Tasha Mack’ on BET’s #1 rated scripted series, The Game. This groundbreaking role has earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” and three nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” With another record-breaking premiere and continued rating success, “The Game” has shown its stay...
Former Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County Georgia Juvenile Court and star of The Judge Hatchett Show.
Judge Glenda A. Hatchett A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she represented Delta in labor/personn...
Multi-media personality, Social Media/Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker as well as the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Nikki Woods Multi-media personality, Social Media and Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker and Voice-over artist, NIKKI WOODS is the CEO of Nikki Woods Media where she utilizes her highly specialized skills in social media, content marketing and platform building to serve her clients. Nikki is also the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history reaching m...
Goldie is sought after motivational issue driven speaker! Over her 25yr award-winning career, this journalist, opinion writer has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse.
Goldie Taylor Over the course of her 25-year career, award-winning journalist and opinion writer Goldie Taylor has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse. Today, she is a political analyst and on-air contributor at MSNBC where she focuses principally on social justice issues. Best known for her take-no-prisoners style, Taylor has become one of the nation’s preeminent thought leaders on gun control, domest...
Best Selling Author, Custodian of the Cultural Consciousness Award recipient, inducted into Black Hall of Fame in 1998
Phyllis Yvonne-Stickney Phyllis has longevity and staying power in the industry. She has been at the vanguard for many of the improvements to the Theater and Arts Festivals that are presented annually such as THE NATIONAL BLACK THEARER FESTIVAL THE ANTIONAL BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL THE SHADES OF BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL THE URBAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL among other contributions. She is a born leader. An ...
Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee.
Deborah J. Mitchell Most recently Deborah was the Executive Producer of Arise On Screen, a 30 minute weekly socially interactive movie review show on Arise TV. The network airs nationally and internationally via SKYTV. Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee...
Award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer.
Farai Chideya Farai has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She was also a spring 2012 fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking abo...
Allison Samuels Allison has spent the last 18 years as a writer for Newsweek magazine and now also writes for its sister site The Daily Beast. For nearly two decades Samuels has covered sports, entertainment, fashion and politics for the weekly publication and continues to focus a great deal on the impact of race in the worlds of sports, politics and Hollywood. Samuels has interviewed and written extensively about the likes of First Lady ...
Award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism.
Luvvie Ajayi An eleven-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a respected entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to travel, race and life’s random adventures. Luvvie is a columnist for TheGrio, has contributed her writing to XOJane, EBONY, Clutch Magazine and Uptown Magazine, and has been featured by the Chicago Sun-Times, Africa.com, Essence, AOL.com, ...
A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven is known for talking technology in plain English.
Corvida Raven A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven is known for talking technology in plain English. Since the age of 19, Corvida has consistently captured the tech world's attention with her award-winning blog, SheGeeks.net. Translating the value of social media services and how to utilize them in tandem with innovative devices and mobile apps is a natural passion for this...
Founder & CEO of YFS Magazine
Erica Nicole Small Business Influencer • The Voice of Small Business • Influential Women in Digital Media Erica Nicole is making headlines as a small business expert source by serving up fresh, provocative and insanely addictive behind-the-scenes business know-how.One of the most dynamic, young female serial entrepreneurs of her generation, Erica Nicole is the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-Employe...
ESSENCE Magazine’s Relationships Editor • National Love & Career Coach • Creator of BossBride.com
Charreah K. Jackson Charreah knows that love, success and happiness are possible for today's women and men. As ESSENCE Magazine’s Relationships Editor, she provides love and career insight for the publications 11 million readers and hosts events nationally including at the annual ESSENCE Festival. She is a certified family life educator and featured expert on CNN’s Headline News, VH1, WEtv and ABC News. The National Associa...
Award Winning Producer and TV Network Executive
Karen King, B.A., MCATD Karen is an instructional designer and dynamic keynote speaker and facilitator helping companies maximize their leadership potential. King shares the unique opportunity today’s market presents to enhance their bottom line while fulfilling the human need to make a contribution to our society and the groups in our lives. Helping teams enhance their communication, conflict resolution, creativity and inclusion skills w...
A businesswoman, Nomalanga serves as the Principal and founder of NOMA UNlimited where she offers success and personal development programs.
Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses Nomalanga is Mrs. Botswana Earth 2012. She was honored to place as the second runner up at the Mrs. Earth international pageant in August 2012. She is also the first ever Mrs. Botswana World and held the title from 2010 to 2011. Nomalanga describes herself as a home-schooling blogger wife and mother who is also a social commentator and life strategist. A prolific blogger, Nomalanga is a Sr. Editor and co...
Television Producer, Writer, Esteemed Journalist and Author.
Nika C. Beamon Nika is a veteran television journalist working in New York. She published her first memoir: Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House in 2014. Misdiagnosed is the tale of her 17 year quest to find the correct medical diagnosis and treatment for a rare autoimmune disorder. It also provides tips to help readers avoid the same fate.Beamon has begun writing a series of articles in the Huffington Post teaching others how...
Model, Designer, and Mastermind behind POSHGLAM
Kimberly E. Stone Kimberly, Founder of POSHGLAM.com, is an entrepreneur with a knack for recognizing creative talent and pinpointing successful lines. POSHGLAM started out as a side venture while Stone attended school. During the growth stages of POSHGLAM, Stone worked as a weekend entrepreneur while working as a Relationship Manager for an IT Staffing Augmentation Firm. Stone pushed forward with the development of POSH...