Amazing Women to Watch in the Magazine World
Dr. Pasha Carter
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VIP Global Magazine
“It’s my pleasure to introduce six powerful women in the business of publishing magazines with content that informs, inspires, and entertains. These change-makers are motivating and equipping others to rise above their fears and leave their marks on the world. Follow these amazing women on social media. Celebrate them. Stand with them. We collaborate, not compete, while setting an example for the next generation of female entrepreneurs.”
Find and Forge Your Own Path with Dr. Jessica Mosley
Steward-Owner of MizCEO Magazine
“One piece of advice that I would give to a woman that is in business is to let business be business! Always conduct business on the highest level of integrity! Put people in contracts and when appropriate, an NDA.”
Dr. Jessica Mosley is a serial entrepreneur with no plans to stop any time soon. A talented and dedicated media professional, Jessica, has more than decade plus of experience helping organizations communicate more effectively. She has developed strategic communications plans, garnered extensive media coverage, produced marketing materials, coordinated special events, and a host of other communications activities. She is regularly invited to speak to female business owners and industry leaders on a variety of topics, including the business benefits of social networking, how to effectively run a successful business, and strategic management of communications activities.
Her background as a VP in banking, extensive knowledge in health care and municipal environments brings a well-rounded perspective to her work with her entrepreneurial clients and organizations. Her clients have been featured in multiple media affiliates such as Huffington Post, Sheen Magazine, and Forbes, Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony.com, Beautifully Said, Rolling Out Magazine, Good Day Charlotte, MSNBC, FOX, People, Source, Yahoo Finance, just to name a few.
She has interviewed authors, celebrities, and high achieving men and women from all around the world. Jessica is also the Steward-Owner of the MizCEO Entrepreneurial Media Brand, Sovereign Care Home Care, Sovereign Care Home Medical Transportation, and Sovereign Care Medical Training Center. She is also Steward Owner of Deborah’s Place for Battered women, children, and nonviolent ex-offenders.
Face your Giants with Dr. Shekina Farr Moore
Chief Executive Officer, Formidable Woman ®
“To run your business like a business, you will need a supporting cast—an A-Team. A chartered professional accountant, a publicist, a social media manager, an attorney, a bank business consultant, an insurance agent, and assistants. In my line of work, I also have writers, stylists, photographers, board members, webmasters, and coaches. Your supporting cast is key as they help to keep you focused on your main thing—working on your business. I learned from many failures that I am only as strong as my team. So, fire fast and hire slow so that you can work with those who are truly about this life.”
I run Formidable Woman®, an international confidence and women's empowerment brand whose mission is to champion confidence in women. Our ideal client is the woman who looks great on paper but who hasn’t yet accepted her greatness. She needs an usher like I did. What sets us apart is our holistic approach to building and equipping women with confidence. Confidence is such a key factor in personal, social, emotional, and professional development. It literally transcends all areas of our lives and can make or break both our success and access. With this in mind, we have built and continue to offer products, tools, courses, and services that build this confidence in women—Business, Image, Mindset, Finances, Relationships, Health, Education.
Having been a woman who has struggled with confidence, my journey to gaining it made me want to see every woman experience it. It completely alters how we show up in the world. It opens doors and rolls out carpets. I moved to Atlanta with a 9-month-old baby on a wing and a prayer. I was unhappy, overweight, had lost friends, and was overwhelmed with feelings of failure. Five years later I was named among Atlanta’s Power 25 and lauded by the Mayor, Georgia House of Representatives and President Barack Obama. I became a Formidable Woman® by simply making a decision. I share this story not to brag, but to echo to anyone in similar circumstances that you are one decision away from a 180-degree turn-around.
Create Your Seat at the Table with Dr. Ashley Little
Chief Executive Officer/Founder Ashley Little Enterprises, LLC
“There is power in networking and collaborating. Please get rid of the scarcity mentality and understand ‘We Can All Win’ at the end of the day.”
Dr. Ashley Little is the CEO/Founder of Ashley Little Enterprises, LLC which encompasses her Media, Consulting Work, Writing, Ghost Writing, Book Publishing, Book Coaching, Project Management, Magazine, Public Relations & Marketing, and Empowerment Speaking. In addition, she is an Award-Winning Serial Entrepreneur, TV/Radio Host, International Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Media Maven, Journalist, Writer, Host, Philanthropist, Business Coach, Investor, Advisor for She Wins Society and 12X Best Selling Author. As seen on Black Enterprise, Sheen Magazine (Print and Online), Voyage ATL, Fox Soul TV, NBC, Fox, CBS, BlackNews.Com, Vocal, Medium, Hustle and Soul, BlackBusiness.com and many more.
She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega. She is very involved in her community, organizations, and non-profits. Currently, she is the Co-Founder of Sweetheart Scholars Non-profit Organization 501 (c) (3) along with three other powerful women. This scholarship is given out annually to African American females from her hometown of Wadesboro, North Carolina who are attending college to help with their expenses. Dr. Little believes it takes a village to raise a child and to never forget where you come from. She is a strong believer in giving back to her community and knows our young ladies need vision, direction, and strong mentorship.
Dr. Little is the CEO/Founder/Visionary of The HBCU Experience Movement, LLC the first Black-owned company to launch books written and published by prominent alumni throughout the world who attended Historically Black Colleges & Universities. As authors, they share a powerful collection of stories on how their unique college experience has moulded them into the people they are today. Our company’s goal is to change the narrative by sharing Black stories and investing financially back into our HBCUs to increase young alumni giving and enrolment. Dr. Little is also the Editor and Chief of Creating Your Seat At The Table International Magazine and Writing and Publishing Coach for the WILDE Winner’s Circle.
Stand Up and Stand Out with Cheryl Polote Williamson
CEO of Cheryl Polote Williamson, LLC & Williamson Media Group
“Surround yourself with women business owners who are five to ten levels above where you are currently in your business. Also enrol in as many free courses from the Small Business Administration as possible.”
Nationally acclaimed multi best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker and executive producer, transformational speaker, and certified life coach, Cheryl is a global leader who has successfully ushered 435 individuals into entrepreneurships.
Williamson is the CEO and Founder of Williamson Media Group, LLC, and Cheryl Polote Williamson, LLC, where her knowledge, expertise, and resources connect others to their purpose. She has received multiple national and international media features and several leadership awards including the 2020 African American Literary Award for Self-Published Author of the Year, and she’s one of the 2021 Texas Women’s Foundation Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leadership Award recipients.
Williamson is also the Founder and CEO of Soul Reborn, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that has supported more than 4500 disenfranchised, under-served, and previously incarcerated women through lectures and conferences. Through a widely supported Housing Development Initiative, Soul Reborn also educates individuals and communities on crime statistics, employment opportunities, business creation and a variety of resources.
Build Your Brand with Pam Perry
President of PamPerryPR.com | Publicity Strategist | Publisher | Podcaster
“Know that all money ain't good money. Know when to say ‘no’ and walk away. And only work with clients you love -and those that have the same values as you do. Stay consistent - and remember your calling!”
Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications and on more than 100 radio and TV programs. She also has a 20-year career expertise in marketing, public relations, and journalism in Detroit. She is the publisher of Speakers Magazine.
After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.
Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar.
Get Up and Win with Telishia Berry
Publisher of Courageous Woman Magazine
“I’ve learned that entrepreneurship is not always easy. There may be challenges on your journey. But success is possible with perseverance. Technology is consistently changing, so take the time to acquire new information and learn new skills to stay ahead of the rest. Be resilient when adversity arises. Losing is also part of the game of winning. You must keep going and don’t quit no matter what.”
Telishia Berry is the publisher of Courageous Woman Magazine and its spin-off publications, Courageous Men Magazine, and Authors Who Launch Magazine. The year 2021 marks ten years of publishing, over 1,000 stories and articles, and 100+ cover stories, including Vanessa Bell Calloway, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Vikki Winans, Jody Watley, Claressa Shields, Oleta Adams, Vivica Fox, and more. Telishia is the author of The Baptist Junkie a Christian-friendly drama. She has published over 160 women in anthologies, with the most recent being I am My Sister’s Keeper.
Telishia is the recipient of numerous awards, including the WIP (Women in Power) Award, Phenomenal Woman Award, Resolution Award, Publishing Excellence Award, and Best Media Platform Award. She is happily divorced and the mother of 4 adults, Kendre' Berry, a film and TV actor, most known for his role as “Jabari” on the TV sitcom Girlfriends, Tisha, photographer and film director, Toi, a fashion model and entrepreneur, and Kennedy, a stylist, and one grandson, Ezra.