The Strong and Resilient, Tarana Burke #TWT

Tarana Burke is a New York native who is the founder of the “Me Too” movement, which she actually started in 2006. However, it did not become worldwide until 2017. When Tarana started the “Me Too” movement she was working at Just Be Inc., which was a nonprofit she founded to focus on the wellbeing of women of color. She has heard of many young girls’ stories of being sexually assaulted. Hearing those stories drove Tarana to make a difference and was also a three-time survivor herself.

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Tarana had no idea that many other women and girls would resonate with the “Me Too” movement and thankfully because of it, many girls found the courage to speak up and come forward about their experiences. Tarana gave many women a platform to comfortably express how they feel and bring more awareness to sexual assault and harassment.

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Tarana’s mother is the reason she got the confidence to be involved in her community and speak out about her personal experiences. She was raped and sexually assaulted during her childhood and teenage years. Her mother supported her and believed that this issue had to be fixed and talked about.

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I believe Tarana is one of the strongest women out there who is really making a difference and getting people to talk. I so admire her resilience and determination to help thousands of women and girls. Tarana Burke is truly a girl with beauty and brains.

 

Constance Orlando #TWT

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Our terrific woman this Tuesday is Constance Orlando. She has been working at BET since 2007 as the VP of Original Programming and was recently promoted to EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy.

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She is the executive producer of all events including the BET Awards, which is a top 10 award show amongst all viewers, and the Black Girls Rock Awards, which celebrates outstanding black women.

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Before BET, Constance launched CMO productions, her own production company in 1995. Her company specialized in the development and execution of full productions. CMO produced “The Streets is Watching” with Jay Z, along with producing other projects.

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Aside from production, Constance formed a nonprofit foundation named, ‘Just The Girls’ in 2006. Its purpose was to advocate and support women and children in need.

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Constance is such an inspiration and is the epitome of a hard worker. She has worked her way to the top, and uplifts and helps other women while doing so. I am proud to know her myself and I consider her a role model for me. Constance Orlando is a girl with beauty and brains!

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The Lady Behind One of the Most Popular Social Media Sites #TWT

Don’t underestimate women entrepreneurs. There are women behind almost every high power organization. Sheryl Sandberg is an example of a powerful business leader. She is the chief operating officer of Facebook and she is our terrific woman this Tuesday!

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Sheryl went to Harvard for her bachelor’s degree in economics and graduated summa cum laude. She then attended Harvard business school and immediately received a job in the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the Clinton administration.

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In 2000, Sheryl worked for Google for seven years. She was Google’s vice president of global online sales and operations. That means Sheryl was responsible for managing online sales of advertising and publishing products. She worked for Google until 2008 and was considered one of the top executives in the country. That recognition showed that she doesn’t work any less than a man. Sheryl works just as hard and proficient, and maybe a little better.

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After the Google chapter in her life came to an end, Sheryl joined Facebook as the company’s chief operating officer. She oversees Facebook’s business operation, sales management, business development, human resources, marketing, public policy, and communications. I find it so inspiring how she started off with a high position when entering Facebook, but it get better! In 2012 Sheryl became the first female member of the company’s board of directors. Wow!

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Sheryl is also the author of a bestseller, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which has more than one million copies. Her book inspired what is now a global community group, LeanIn.org, which Sheryl founded to support women striving to reach their goals and ambitions. Sheryl is a wonderful role model to have, because although she is a powerful business leader, she also aims to help other women so they can be just as successful as her. Seriously, what is better than women supporting each other!?

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Terrific Woman Tuesday: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Kung Fu Panda 2 and it’s sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 were two fantastic movies. Perhaps it was because they were directed by a woman! Jennifer Yuh Nelson is our terrific woman this Tuesday. Jennifer was the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major Hollywood studio.

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Jennifer was born in South Korea and then immigrated with her parents and sisters at the age of 4 to California. Jennifer’s childhood consists of watching martial arts and drawing. She went to college at California State University, where she received a BFA in Illustration. Jennifer then followed her sisters into the animation field and joined DreamWorks Animation as a storyboard artist. She got to work on films such as, Madagascar and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. When Jennifer got the opportunity to direct Kung Fu Panda 2, it became the highest grossing film ever directer by a woman. That is such an amazing accomplishment!

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Jennifer became the first woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and to win the Annie Award for Best Directing in a Feature Production. She broke many boundaries and showed that having hard work and dedication really pays off. Jennifer may have first been seen as just an immigrated woman from South Korea, but now she is seen as a successful South Korean woman who directs film for major companies!

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Terrific Woman Tuesday: Jane Bolin

Happy Terrific Woman Tuesday! Women are so powerful and sometimes they go unnoticed which is why I think it is important for us Beauties to take some time out of our day to recognize and learn about a woman with many accomplishments. This educates us, but also can motivate and inspire us to continue reaching our goals and dreams.

This Tuesday we are shining some light on Jane Bolin. She became the first black female judge in the United States and served for New York’s Family Court for four decades. Jane advocated for children and families even outside institutions as well. She also became the first black woman to serve as an assistant corporate counsel for New York City.

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Jane graduated from Wellesley College where she received her Bachelor Arts degree and was recognized as one of the top students in her class. She then went to Yale Law School and became the first black woman to earn a law degree in that institution. Through her time in college, Jane faced a lot of racism and social isolation, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her education and achieving what was seen to be impossible at that time.

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Jane set a pathway for the girls who want to be judges and aspire to work in law. She showed girls that if you really want to achieve something you can’t back down, and you can’t let people’s negativity make you wanna give up. Instead, their negativity should be your fuel to push harder. She unfortunately passed away at age 98, but we continue to acknowledge her accomplishments. Thank you Jane for breaking boundaries. This Black History Month we honor you! #TerrificWomanTuesday

January: My Fabulous Confabulation with Rachel Reiss

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This is my Fabulous Confabulation with Rachel Reiss! In this chat, she talks about what it is like to be a casting director, and she also explains the do’s and don’ts all actors should know before coming into an audition. This Fabulous Confabulation was so informative and if you are an aspiring actor, then you should definitely watch this!

 

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December: My Fabulous Confabulation with Essynce Moore

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Before 2018, I wanted to post one more Fabulous Confabulation! This one is with Essynce Moore. You might’ve seen her on social media or read about her in many different articles. She is only 15 years old and has so much going for herself! Essynce is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, writer, actress, motivational speaker, and so much more! She has written 3 books that are mandatory readings for several school districts; wow!

In this chat, Essynce talks about what inspired her to be an entrepreneur, fashion designer, and writer. She also gives tips and advice on how you can start. You can support her and learn more about her on her website, http://www.essyncecouture.com/

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Also, a shout out to Sun Tavern in Roselle Park, NJ for allowing us to have our interview there! I love their pizza!! 😁😁😁

December: My Fabulous Confabulation with Audrey Moore

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This is my Fabulous Confabulation with Audrey Moore! I had so much fun doing this interview! In this chat, Audrey talks about her brand, Spice Grove, and her product Roselle beverages. We even did a taste testing of her drink!

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