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March/April 2018

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Karen Spears will be representing Let's Vibe at Design*Sponge's launch event for their new magazine, #GoodCompany on May 9th!

Karen is the co-founder and coo of Let's Vibe and owner of Kareracter.

Aaja Corinne Magee was featured in April 2018 issue of MADE Magazine alongside Ayesha Curry, La La Anthony, Luvvie Ajayi, and Val Warner.
Aaja is an image and personal brand development expert and owner of Aaja Corinne The Brand

BallotReady was invited to ring the Nasdaq bell.

BeBe Jones has partnered with Nike Chicago and Dick's Sporting Goods as a Nike "Go-Getter" influencer. She will be hosting a Fun Run on May 21st from Dick's Sporting Goods (New City) through Lincoln Park.
BeBe is a wardrobe stylist, social media influencer, philanthropist and the creator and founder of RowASeat1

Bie Aweh launched #Brought2UbyBie. Her goal is to support professionals navigating difficult situations in their career journeys. Her #30notunder30andkillingit list was also published in Ellese & Co Magazine.
Bie is the creator of #Brought2UbyBie, a learning and development professional, and a speaker

Colette Ghunim celebrated International Women's Day with Rutgers University as they screened The People's Girls بنات الناس, relating sexual harassment in Egypt to the U.S.'s current events.
Colette is a videographer, editor, storyteller, and owner of ColetteGhunim.com (+ story director of Let's Vibe)

Dolly Nguyen's (also known as Dolly Avenue) pilot called Sellouts will be featured in the Chicago International Television Festival.
Dolly is a videographer, photographer, and owner of Dolly Ave

Jessica Williams started a new role at General Assembly.
Jessica is the owner of Tech Biz Gurl, LLC

Kearia Coleman completed her masters in Human Resources Management.
Kearia is a graduate open to opportunities in Human Resources #employable

Keisha Howard and her organization, Sugar Gamers, were featured in Voyage Chicago. She also was a featured speaker at the #gamesbeatsummit.
Keisha is the founder of The BlazeBreakers and SugarGamers

Kiara Byrd will soon launch her website for her vlog BYRDSeeds. It will be a platform to help encourage women and men to read more self-help books, while living with anxiety and depression, through lessons learned from the books and storytelling.
Kiara is creator of BYRDSeeds and program manager at Project Exploration

Kwyn Riley accepted a full-time offer as an Academic Advisor at Ramussen College. 
Kwyn is a poet, writer, and creator of Kwynology

Taylor Shaw was featured in Teen Vogue, Essence and Blavity for making history as she creates space for Black women in animation.
Taylor is the founder of Black Girls Animators Collective

Vickee Yang was featured in Loni Swain's Small Business Spotlight for her work as a style therapist and wardrobe consultant.
Vickee is a style therapist/wardrobe consultant and owner of VickeeVee.com

 

January/February 2018

Aaja Corinne Magee accepted the position of Media Communications Director at Brown Former Media Group, Inc.
Aaja is an image and personal brand development expert and owner of Aaja Corinne The Brand

Brittany Croone launched BCIVL.ART and aims to illustrate the beauty of Blackness mainly through bold- and bright-colored portraits. She creates by the mantra, "Only you can make your art, so make it."
Brittany is a manager of teacher leadership and development (MTLD) at Teach For America, an artist, and owner of BCIVL.ART

Elena Valentine and her co-founder, Abby Cheesman, celebrated the official certification of Skill Scout as a Women Business Enterprise. Skill Scout humanizes and transforms hiring through video.
Elena is the co-founder and ceo of Skill Scout

Hollie Davis recently graduated from Denison University. 
Hollie is a women's studies researcher, activist, and artist

Luckey teamed up with the owner of FruVe xPress Juicery and kicked off the new year with an event, #HealthyBae101 focused on the basics of clean eating, strategic grocery shopping, healthy alternatives to your favorite and staple meals, and the benefits of juice cleansing. 
Luckey is a vegan lifestyle and wellness influencer + Owner of LuckLifeMagic.com

McKensie Mack was awarded the Safety Pin Box's Black Women Being Fund financial award  to create resources for anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy.
McKensie is the owner of Toxic Copy, creator of The Monthly Show with McKensie Mack, a multi-linguist, singer, and anti-oppression strategist

Taylor Morrison accepted the position of Employee Engagement Lead at Arity.
Taylor is a creative brand strategist, a business coach, and owner of Jubilant

Vincetta Dunnell is recently released her webseries, Talks With Strangers. The series features Vincetta and her team interviewing complete strangers from all walks of life and providing them with the opportunity to share their stories, lessons, and journey. The series hopes to spread the true meaning of humanity and uncover the common threads that connect us all.
Vincetta is a communications consultant and specialist

 

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.
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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