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Wednesday
May232012

Speaker Spotlight: Mananya Soobhawan, Digital Supervisor @ Weber Shandwick

 

Mananya Soobhawan, Digital Supervisor at Weber Shandwick, has seven years of experience in integrated marketing communications in developing programs that encompasses both traditional and emerging media for consumer clients. Her expertise includes general advertising, social media, blogger engagement, community management, brand positioning and development. Mananya has a strong knowledge and love for strategizing, planning, and executing genuine social media programs to help brands connect and build long lasting relationships with consumers and influencers. Read Mananya's blog MananyaCooks.com and follow her on Twitter @Mananya.

Mananya is a featured speaker at Blogging While Brown in Philadelphia, June 1-2, 2012 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, on "Blogs & Brands" panel.

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Tuesday
May222012

Speaker Spotlight: Wayne Bennett, The Field Negro

Wayne Bennett is an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He acts as a magistrate for the first Judicial District’s Domestic Relations Division and has his own private criminal defense practice. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania. Wayne Bennett has written articles on child support and the state of urban families, and is involved with various civic charities, community organizations, and various boards in the Philadelphia area. He is the founder and publisher of the Field Negro which has received numerous awards, honours and has been featured in publications such as GQ Magazine, Essence, the New York Times; and the Los Angeles Times. Wayne Bennett has appeared on NPR’s News & Notes, the Eric Dyson Show, The Walter Olney Show, and various other news programs. Wayne is married and resides in Northeast, Philadelphia. Follow Wayne on Twitter@fieldnegro.

Wayne is a featured speaker at Blogging While Brown in Philadelphia, June 1-2, 2012 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, on "The Brothers of Blogging: Making it in a Woman's World" panel.

Research indicates that women are more active on social media than men.  The social media age

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Monday
May212012

John S. Knight Fellowships @ Stanford Gives BWB Attendees a Chance to Revitalize Journalism 

 

The John S. Knight Fellowships gives 20+ journalists a shot at creating something that will revitalize journalism — and journalists. They spend a year at Stanford, leveraging the resources of the university and Silicon Valley as they pursue their own proposals for improving journalism, nurtured by the program’s focus on journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Director Jim Bettinger will be attending the Blogging While Brown Conference, June 1-2, 2012 in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Stop by the Friday evening Mix and Mingle

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Friday
May182012

Speaker Spotlight: Kathryn Finney, The Budget Fashionista

When Kathryn Finney started her wildly successful site The Budget Fashionista  in the summer of 2003, she had no idea she was creating the “Budget Fashion” movement.

Kathryn’s frank advice and Midwestern charm turned a small site about looking fabulous on a budget into one of the top fashion sites on the Internet, with over 10 million unique visitors a year. In 2010, Kathryn joined Maria Shriver and Elizabeth Warren on AOL’s list of the Top Ten Women in Money.

The release of her Amazon best-selling book

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Friday
May182012

EDEN BodyWorks & Afrobella BWB Scholarship Giveaway!

 To enter and for more details visit EdenBodyWorks.com.