Women in PR (Part One)

In honor of Women’s Month – here are some PRofessional women you know! This is part one of a two part series.

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Karen Civil

The Civil Life movement is in full effect. Karen began as a “super intern” for Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 by primarily creating an online presence for clients. Years later, she sprang up and juggled professional roles as a consultant, publicist, reporter and quasi A&R for some of hip hop’s top names, include Clipse and Young Money!

Karen is the online marketing coordinator for Young Money Records, the marketing manager for Beats by Dre and also finds the time to run her own marketing company – Always Civil Enterprise . Her clients include J. Cole, Mack Maine, Lil Wayne, Clipse, Marc Ecko and Nicki Minaj.

Karen is the epitome of young PR success. This 20something also manages her own clothing line and website.

Follow on Twitter and Instagram!

Angela Lee

In you’re Team Yee, you already know about this woman’s success! Angela began working at Wu-Tang management as an intern right after college. After that she worked for Eminem’s clothing like, Shady Limited. Through her contacts, she was able to get an interview at Sirius Satellite Radio’s marketing department where they were looking for a female on-air talent for the morning show. Angela got the job.

As a result, Angela has been able to host many shows on Eminem’s radio station including Lip Service and The Morning After with Angela Yee. In 2010, Angela left Shade 45 and moved to Power 105.1 and began hosting the very successful Breakfast Club with DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God. The show is one of the top radio shows in the country.

Angela is also MTV’s correspondent for Sucker Free, a countdown of the popular hip-hop music videos of the week. Angela also has a recurring appearance, along with other successful bloggers, journalists and hosts on the VH1 reality show, The Gossip Game.

Follow Angela on Twitter and Instagram!

 Krystal Harrell

Krystal Harrell started her own business at the age of 13. Right before her 21st birthday, she sold her first company to a private organization and used the funds to start a youth marketing agency called Create Exposure. Ten months later, she was featured in Fortune Magazine as “The Next Generation Female Entrepreneur.” This reassured Krystal that she was on the right track in life.

Krystal has a blog, Miss Business, where she interviews women from all around the world who embody drive, ambition and determination. Her mission is to help build female business owners through her blog.

Follow Krystal on Instagram and Twitter!

Gabrielle Burgess-Smith
Vice President of Public Relations
EMU PRSSA
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