Shawn: I am a NYC resident with both a Bachelors and MBA in Marketing. I am a strong advocate for the empowerment of women, especially women of color. Out of concern and frustration due to the one dimensional images depicted of African American women in mainstream media, I created Bronze Magazine where I also serve as Editor-in-Chief. Bronze Magazine is a weekly online magazine created to symbolize the balanced strength of today’s African American woman. Bronze celebrates her lifestyle, highlights her accomplishments, embraces her beauty, and applauds her values for spiritual growth, love, wellness and family.
Sylvia: Success is…
Shawn: An awesome journey to be shared with others along the way.
Sylvia: How do you give back to your community?
Shawn: Through my magazine I consistently spotlight “everyday” women who are performing inspiring deeds in business and within their communities. Also, I am an appointed Advisory Board member with The National Association of Women Who Influence, an organization that motivates, inspires, and empowers women who are leaders on the same mission to better the world by “paying it forward.”
Sylvia: How do you create work/life balance?
Shawn: In addition to being a business owner I am also currently pursuing a second Masters Degree. I manage my time between work, school, and home by remaining focused only on what I can control.
Sylvia: What tips can you share with women business owners?
Shawn: Here are 3 tips that I would like to share with other women business owners:
- Stay constantly informed of current trends within your industry.
- Take advantage of any and all networking opportunities, not just within your own industry.
- Share your business knowledge by “paying it forward” to other professionals.
Sylvia: Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with our members and subscribers. How can we get in touch with you?
Shawn: You are welcome, my contact information is below: