In celebration of Women’s Month, here is the second of a two part series where we introduce you to PRofessional women you should know!
The head of her own urban entertainment blog, its lifestyle offspring, the web channel BitchieTV and a forthcoming apparel line, Necole Bitchie is far beyond a working woman. She began building her brand as a small child by finding out who she was and becoming comfortable with herself. After her parents died, Necole decided to start fresh and move to Detroit where she became an intern with a radio station. Six months later she was hired as the assistant marketing director and promotions coordinator where she was introduced to marketing and brand strategizing and how important it is to build a branding platform.
Necole eventually moved to New York, but her lack of experience kept her from getting a job. She vowed to never send out another resume and she never did, but she found herself broke and moved in with an aunt in 2008. After getting her hands on the book The Secret, she decided to no longer slump around in self-pity, but take action again. She moved to Atlanta and discovered a lack of job in the industry and a lack of coverage in urban entertainment.
Necole Bitchie was birthed when she began reporting on the world of celebrity entertainment and new music while blogging some of her personal experiences as well. Within a year, Necole Bitchie was one of the leading urban gossip sites on the web.
Necole’s accolades include the Black Enterprise’s Black Blogger of the Month, Soul Train Music Award for Best Soul Site, the Black Weblog Awards Best Gossip Blog and Blogger of the Year honors, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, and being the first blogger to appear on BET’s 106 and Park. Shes’ been featured in Sister 2 Sister, The Source, Honey, Essence, J’Adore, Rolling Out, The Huffinton Post, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and much more.
Gretchen is an author, blogger and motivational speaker. She attended Yale University and is the author of the best selling book, The Happiness Project and her follow up book Happier at Home.
Gretchen was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and won the Edgar M. Cullen Prize. She clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court for Sandra Day O’Connor and served as a chief advisor to the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt. She has also been a lecturer at Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. She currently lives in New York City and is the daughter-in-law of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
Heather is the founder of “Pinky Promise,” an organization that promotes honoring God with your life and body, whether single or married. She is also the creator of her own Pinky Promise Boutique. The organization was founded in 2012 and has grown to more than 10,000 women strong, who make pinky promises to honor God with their life.
Heather challenges many teens, young adults and women to not succumb to worldly pressures and to stay determined to life for Christ regardless of their circumstances. The ladies receive advice and personal experiences from Heather through her blog, monthly studies and emails sent directly to from her to members.
Heather is the author of two books (Pink Lips & Empty Hearts and A Perfect Recipe). She and her husband, Cornelius Lindsey, are ministers at their Atlanta-based church, The Gathering Oasis.