She’s Got Drive launches at #WOWApollo EP1


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In this episode, five wonderful women with five different professions join a panel at WOW Apollo 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 Post and Design Sponge columns, in both national and international press. 


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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 Negotiations journal 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.  She has just published her fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding.  She is the author of The Mocha Manual series.  The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy was nominated for a NAACP Image Award. The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit and The Mocha Manual to Military Life. 



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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 ExplorerSpongeBob 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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She’s Got Drive is produced by Cassandra Voltolina and music by Blonde. Artwork by Natasha Merrifield 

 Listen on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher and Google Play and SoundCloud 

You’re invited to visit  for a free download of ebook ‘3 Top Tips on How to be a Woman with Drive’

To connect with me and the She’s Got Drive community 


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