Community Updates

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December 2017

Aaja Corinne Magee celebrated her one-year anniversary of being a full-time entrepreneur. 
Aaja is an image and personal brand development expert and owner of Aaja Corinne The Brand

Anna Valencia was hosted the Inaugural "Women at the Forefront: A Celebration of Fierce Females Leading the Change" event.
Anna is the City Clerk of Chicago

Chelsea Farkye was promoted to supervisor at Maxus.
Chelsea is a media planner at Maxus

Colette Ghunim was featured in WTTW for her award-winning documentary The 'People's Girls'.
Colette is a videographer, editor, storyteller, and owner of ColetteGhunim.com (+ story director of Let's Vibe)

Jude Martinez was interviewed by The Filipino American Woman Project.
Jude is the founder and ceo of I{N}HERSHOES

Karen Spears was featured in Teen Vogue's "Obama Summit Attendees Are Proof Young People Can Make a Huge Difference".
Karen is the co-founder & coo of Let's Vibe and owner of Kareracter

Morgan Malone was appointed as the Commissioner of Innovation for Cook County.
Morgan is the Cook County Commissioner of Innovation

Tamika Maria Price facilitated a Standout Style workshop at Deloitte.
Tamika is the  owner of Standout Style Boutique

Taylor Shaw founded and launched Black Girls Animators Collective based in New York.
Taylor is the founder of Black Girls Animators Collective

Theresa Stewart was a featured feature for AIGA Chicago "Women @ Work" event at Morningstar.
Theresa is a designer and cultural consultant

 

November 2017

Anna Valencia was featured as a speaker at TEDx Chicago: Come Together and shared the importance of women, especially women of color, taking over the political scene as leaders in our country.
Anna is the City Clerk of Chicago

Diamond Greer and Karen Spears, our co-founders, were honored at the City Clerk of Chicago's Inaugural "Women at the Forefront: A Celebration of Fierce Females Leading the Change" event on November 29.

Kiara Byrd has been accepted into the StartingBloc Fellowship Institute in Los Angeles, CA. She will be attending in February 2018.
Kiara is a program manager at Project Exploration

 

October 2017

Elena Valentine and her co-founder, Abby Cheesman, will be speaking at the Management Association on the future state of Virtual Job Previews on October 24. Elena was also featured in DisruptHR's "Top DisruptHR Videos" for her talk titled "Your Job Are Dynamic. Your Job Postings Are Lame".
Elena is the co-founder and ceo of Skill Scout

Noor Hasan will be published in an anthology by NYU Press in 2018 for her essay on colorism among South Asian women communities in social and digital marketplaces.
Noor is pursuing her law degree at Berkeley Law

Karen Spears is the featured speaker of the Chicago Scholars Onsite Luncheon on October 24. She was also named as an Obama Foundation Fellow.
Karen is the co-founder & coo of Let's Vibe and owner of Kareracter

Kwyn Riley is hosting A Night of Kwynology - Poetry Reading and Open Mic on November 8. She was also named as an Obama Foundation Fellow, and recently got engaged.
Kwyn is a poet, writer, and creator of Kwynology

Valencia Seuell was named an Obama Foundation Fellow.
Valencia is the founder of Elite

Vincetta Dunnell is currently working on the second issue of her magazine that explores the intersection between poetry and photography and started a Kickstarter to raise funds for this Poems & Light Issue.
Vincetta is a communications consultant and specialist

 

September 2017

Colette Ghunim's award-winning documentary The 'People's Girls' is now available online.
Colette is a videographer, editor, storyteller, and owner of ColetteGhunim.com (+ story director of Let's Vibe)

Diamond Greer recently began her master's program in Product Design and Development Management at Northwestern University's Segal Institute of Design.
Diamond is the co-founder and ceo of Let's Vibe

Elena Valentine recently spoke at General Assembly's Women in Tech Breakfast. She was also a featured speaker in New Leader's Council 2017 First Annual Conference, to which her company Skill Scout sponsored tickets for Let's Vibe members to attend. Skill Scout has also been named Chicago Inno's 50 on Fire.
Elena is the co-founder and ceo of Skill Scout

Jesseca Rhymes and her organization, Never Go Without. are being honored by Global Girls Inc.
Jesseca is the founder of Never Go Without. and an assignments coordinator at DePaul University

Karen Spears was featured in Black to Business's Facebook Live Chat, where she spoke about how to develop an unforgettable brand.
Karen is the co-founder & coo of Let's Vibe and owner of Kareracter

Katie McAuliffe finished her master's in Journalism.
Katie is a journalist

Keisha Howard was featured in ESPN's Undefeated and hosted Reality Revolution: The Future of Tech and Entertainment.
Keisha is the founder of The BlazeBreakers and SugarGamers

McKensie Mack's two essays, "The Curious Case of Badmouthery" and "Is It Power or Is It Pain" will be part of the Writing Acceleration curriculum for the Pathways program at NLU. Her essay, "'Hella Blows': An Essay About Sucking D*** - We Must Stop Shaming Black Women About Oral Sex" was published in Afropunk.
McKensie is the creator of The Monthly Show with McKensie Mack, a multi-linguist, singer, and anti-oppression strategist (+strategic thriving director of Let's Vibe)

Tiara Starks recently graduated from the University of Chicago, and also launched membership for her organization, The Society for Black Brain and Behavioral Scientists. The organization's goal is to increase diversity in the brain and behavioral sciences by creating awareness and knowledge of these fields within the black community and providing access to programs, resources, knowledge, career advice, funding, and networking to black scientists in these fields. She also finished her master's thesis. Tiara also recently got engaged!
Tiara is the founder of The Society for Black Brain and Behaviorial Scientists

Saumya Pandey recently got promoted. 
Saumya is the director Chicago Women Who Code (+ product development director of Let's Vibe)

Shawnee Dez was recently featured in the Chicago Defender as The Modern Face of Soul.
Shawnee is a singer and is also known as Day Child

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