Meet Dan Klamm, a person who knows a thing or two about personal branding. Dan is the current Director of Young Alumni Engagement at Syracuse University and works to support young alumni in the NYC area. Dan loves blogging and social media, and has figured out how to use these platforms not just for personal enjoyment, but also for building credibility around his personal brand. Since graduating college in 2008, Dan has been able to use these tools to develop a strong online presence and his writing has been featured in publications like Mashable, US News and The Syracuse Post Standard. He has also been named a young career professional to watch.
College students certainly understand budgets. As a graduate student at the University of Miami, Rochelle Boreland understood the importance of maintaining her hair while still remaining on her budget. Through a little creativity and determination, she taught herself different techniques and quickly grew to become a hair consultant on campus. During her time as a student, Rochelle transformed her hobby and personal brand into a business, Rochelle Yanique, Inc. Her site, IamRochelle.com, seeks to educate women on how to create celebrity inspired looks on a shoestring budget. The hair care techniques and style suggestions outlined on the site are backed by simple do-it-yourself tutorials and affordable hair product suggestions. Learn more about her.
We met Ms. Rhonesha Byng, founder of HerAgenda.com, at our Boss Moves Networking Mixer in December and were just loved the energy and drive that was packed in a petite 5-foot-2 inches. HerAgenda.com was inspired by the personal motto of the founder, Rhonesha Byng, of “No one Ever Slows Her Agenda.” The site serves as an information and inspiration hub for millennial women. With experience in magazines, TV, radio, and fashion, she's working towards growing as a multi-platform journalist in addition to developing her entrepreneurial endeavors. She's won awards from The Associated Press, Youth Venture, The Kauffman Foundation, Hewlett Packard, Clutch Magazine and Seventeen Magazine. Meet Nesha at the Her Agenda Mentors, Milestones and Motivations Panel in NYC on January 31, 2013.
Isa Adney is a Community College Superstar and has been able to transform what she considered to be a negative situation into a life-changing one. Isa began community college crying in the advising office, but by the end of it, she had won the $110,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship. Her journey during that time inspired her to share her secrets of success with other eager students looking to find direction in their lives. Her book Community College Success was published in March of 2012 and she is now a full-time speaker, author, and consultant.
She was the first in her family to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree and has her Masters of Education from the University of Illinois and has gone on to write or national publications, make television appearances and speak to groups of students and education advocates nation-wide.
Tiffany Bender is the founder of Y.U.N.G. Harlem and winner of the 2012 Black Girls Rock Making a Difference Award.
During the summer of 2008 she put her knowledge of writing and persuasion to work by creating Y.U.N.G. Harlem; a campaign targeted to end gun violence in the lower income community of New York City. Three years later, it has grown to an organization dedicated to rebuilding a community of people.
In addition to her non-profit, Ms. Bender also works in the media industry with the likes of Sway and The Wendy Williams Show. See her at the #BossMoves NYC Networking Mixer co-hosted by Y.U.N.G. Harlem on December 22, 2012.