Welcome to the First Anniversary of She’s Got Drive Podcast and this week I take you back to our first episode recorded live at the Apollo in May 21017. I am so proud of hosting this podcast and am grateful to all my guests and you for listening and supporting She’s Got Drive. I hope you enjoy listening to this again or for many of you it will be for the first time.
In this episode, five wonderful women with five different professions join my panel at Women of the World Festival at the Historic Apollo in Harlem NY to have a conversation about their own experiences of success.
They share their personal stories and talk powerfully about how:
- you can create your success as your life changes and that you are the architect of your life
- being motivated by their upbringing and family commitments
- to meet a new version of yourself
- Negative motivators can be a positive motivator
- your access to success is to keep moving
- success can also be a burden
- knowing can be an obstacle
- life is about learning lessons
- important is self-care
Information of the Panelist and Social Media information
Malene Barnett Studio B – Award winning Interior designer
Malene is Founder and Design Director of Malene B, a company specializing in handcrafted custom carpets, inspired wallcoverings and artisan tiles. Her luxe creations have enlivened premier hotels, iconic office buildings, and sophisticated private spaces. , She has been featured in Huffington Postand Design Sponge columns, in both national and international press.
website : https://www.maleneb.com
Dr. Shalei Simms, Assistant VP of Academic Affairs at Suny College at Old Westbury.Her work has been featured in such publications as Group Decisions and Negotiationsjournal andInternational Perspectives of Social Entrepreneurship Research. She sits of the Board of Managers on the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA. She was also a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Teachers Federal Credit Union one of the largest credit unions in the country.
Kimberly Seals Allers, Award winning Journalist, Author, Speaker and communications consultant advocate for breastfeeding and infant health.A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine. Last year She published her fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and FeminismUndermine Breastfeeding. She is the author of The Mocha Manual series. The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancywas nominated for a NAACP Image Award. The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profitand The Mocha Manual to Military Life.
twitter : https://twitter.com/iamKSealsAllers
Tanique Blair, – VP of Business Operations and Planning at Nickelodeon. Tanique is a 17 year Nickelodeon veteran, has overseen the Preschool Toy, Amusement, and Musical Instrument businesses, working on mega hits like Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and managed relationships with top industry leaders including, Mattel, Fisher Price, Matchbox and Power Wheels.
Regina Fleming – Award winning Photographer, CEO of Regina Fleming Photography
Regina is a former model and actress, a motivational speaker, and a marathon runner. Over a 20 year span, she has appeared in hundreds of publications including, O Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Forbes and Essence. Regina was first place at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Awards of Excellence Print Competition for both her wedding and portrait photography. She is a graduate of the distinguished Tory Burch Foundation and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.
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