Fearlessly Building Your Media Empire (with Rhonesha Byng)
How I Got Here with Dreena Whitfield
In this episode of How I Got Here, Dreena welcomes Rhonesha Byng, a publishing boss, Emmy award-winning journalist, speaker, and the Founder and CEO of Her Agenda. Rhonesha and Her Agenda are incredible resources of inspiration, information, and community for millennial women looking to reach their next level of success, both professionally and personally.Rhonesha reflects on her early passion for journalism, back when she attended press conferences as a teenager, and explains how she came up with her motto, “No one ever slows her agenda.” Rhonesha explains how she landed high-value, paid internships with top media companies in high school, as well as how she made her own TV and radio shows and interviewed celebrities, like Lupe Fiasco, while studying communications in college. “When you declare and set your mission, your community will hold you accountable to it and it will help you to manifest your goals and attract opportunities.”- Rhonesha ByngRhonesha is a powerhouse that fearlessly shoots her shot, time and again. Stay tuned to learn how to advocate for yourself and receive the recognition that you deserve as a boss female, along with why Rhonesha decided to take the path of entrepreneurship seriously and start her own media platform. Plus, she talks about Hurston House, her private social club and dedicated co-working space for gifted and creative women, and how she’s pivoted in business as a result of the major unrest in 2020.“You can’t tell yourself no before anyone else tells you no.”- Rhonesha ByngResources Mentioned:The Emma Bowen Foundation: www.emmabowenfoundation.com Her Agenda on Instagram: www.instagram.com/HerAgenda Her Agenda on Twitter: www.twitter.com/HerAgenda Hurston House on Instagram: www.instagram.com/HurstonHouse Hurston House on Twitter: www.twitter.com/HurstonHouse Connect with Rhonesha:Visit her website + Subscribe to her monthly newsletter: www.rhonesha.com Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/NeshasAgenda Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NeshasAgenda Text Rhonesha: (917)-634-4667About the Host:Dreena Whitfield has a proven ability to create tangible outcomes that helps clients exceed expectations. Her diverse career has led her to spearhead the communications and marketing efforts for leaders in the nonprofit, corporate and political sectors, as well as small businesses internationally.With more than a decade of experience, Dreena and the WhitPR team have a proven ability to spot opportunities for our clients to grow their brand recognition in saturated markets that are in alignment with their overall objectives.The Huffington Post listed Dreena as one of their “Top 25 African American Millennials in PR to Watch.”Follow Dreena & WhitPR on all the socials:@Dreenawhitpr & @whitprJoin The WhitPR Collective: www.whitprcollective.com
Rhonesha Byng, founder and CEO of Her Agenda is helping Millennials comeback to home ownership! We also talked about her journey as a digital media platform owner. The curated monthly grant roundup you must subscribe to. And her grant from Beyoncé?! Be sure to attend “Property and Power Virtual Event: How Homeownership Can Be Achieved” THIS Thursday January 28th 5pm EST! Register through HerAgenda.com
Rhonesha Byng is the founder and CEO of Her Agenda. Her philosophy in life is represented by her acronym of N.E.S.H.A. – No one Ever Slows Her Agenda, which was also the inspiration for her company – HerAgenda.com. The site is a digital media platform that bridges the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. During this episode, we hear more about Rhonesha’s journey and explore how women today are creating their own space despite the many obstacles they might face. Visit HerAgenda: https://heragenda.com/
Rhonesha Byng, CEO, and Founder of Her Agenda, on Seizing the Power You Have Over Your Destiny, Focusing on What You Can Control, and Lifting Others While You Climb
LEAVE YOUR MARK
Rhonesha Byng is an Emmy-winning journalist and the Founder and CEO of the award-winning website Her Agenda and the founder of the soon-to-be Hurston House, a work and community space centered on women of color. Before age 30, Rhonesha was named 50 Founders to Watch By ESSENCE Magazine, 28 Under 28 by NBCBLK, and one of 29 People to Know by BET. In this episode, you will learn Rhonesha's motivating story of true grit and ambition. She will share her secrets to getting in "the room" even when the doors were closed, why you can't be what you can't see, and how important it is to tell your story over and over again. One of Rhonesha's mantras is "No One Slows Her Agenda." Rhonesha believes that you don't get what you deserve, you get what you ask for, but it's essential to lift others while you climb. *** This episode of LEAVE YOUR MARK is brought to you by one of my all-time favorite brands, Stuart Weitzman! Stuart Weitzman shoes are designed for high fashion and high function. Known for over 35 years for its artisanal Spanish craftsmanship and precisely engineered fit, the luxury footwear brand inspires women around the world to shine with confidence with every step. Stuart Weitzman has always been my go-to footwear brand for when I have things to do but want to look and feel great. I love my heels, but comfort is key. Plus, I know I'm always on trend without even giving my shoes a second thought. Your next pair of fabulous shoes await you. Use LEAVEYOURMARK15 to enjoy 15% off full-priced styles on stuartweitzman.com. Some exclusions may apply.
Episode 061: Setting Your Own Agenda with Rhonesha Byng
She's Off Script
In today’s episode, we meet Rhonesha Byng. Rhonesha is the founder and CEO of Her Agenda. A digital media platform that tells the stories of professionally ambitious millennial women of color. In 2017, Rhonesha was honored on the Forbes 30 under 30 list and before transitioning to run Her Agenda fulltime, she also received an Emmy award for her work as a journalist.While a platform like Her Agenda is a great way to expose women to the possibilities of a career in different industries, its greatest selling points take place behind the scenes especially with its forums where women of color can access the hidden job market.During our conversation, Rhonesha takes us on her journey to building Her Agenda into the media powerhouse it is today. It took Rhonesha 8 years to build Her Agenda into a standalone and profitable business. Next time you start to feel like you should be further along with your side hustle or business, I want you to come back to Rhonesha’s story because she is a testament to the fact that good things come to those who persist!Go Off Script as we learn to set our own Agenda with Rhonesha ByngListen on Apple PodcastsYou'll learn about: Her journey to launching Her Agenda Using revenue as an alternative to fundraising The value of mentorship The impact of in-person eventsMentioned in this episode: Personal Instagram: @neshasagenda Business Instagram: @HerAgenda Website: heragenda.comAnnouncements: We want to share YOUR Off Script moments on the podcast and hear where your off script journey has taken you. Whether you’ve changed careers, ended a relationship, started a new business, moved countries, or significantly changed your mindset, we would love to share your story. If you would like to be featured as the Off Script listener of the week, send me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org If you’re looking for a community of supportive women who are looking to Go Off Script with their careers, lifestyles and businesses join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShesOffScriptCommunityThank you so much for listening!Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, join our Facebook community, and follow us on Instagram! If you have any general questions or comments for the show, click here.
Rhonesha Byng. Mentorship, Information and Empowerment: Episode 29
Driven Society Podcast
C.E.O of Heragenda.com Rhonesha Byng talks about building a cultural mainstay and professional resource for millennial women of color through mentorship, information and empowerment. Like, Follow, Subscribe @Drivensociety /--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/drivensocietypodcast/support
142: Rhonesha Byng: CEO of Her Agenda is Empowering Millennials and Celebrating Businesswomen as the New Beyonce
Support is Sexy Podcast with Elayne Fluker | Interviews with 500+ Successful Women Entrepreneurs!
Rhonesha Byng considers herself a "self-starter," which is an incredible understatement. A high achiever who has been giving out her own business cards since the time she was 16, the Brooklyn native has always known two things: That she loved to write and was soon smitten with journalism, and that connections and relationships are crucial to one's success. So events, workshops, progrmas, scholarships, internships with media companies -- Rhonesha did it all, and it's paid off since she was in high school!Fast forward to her dorm room at DePaul University in 2008, and Rhonesha decided that she would start her own media business, Her Agenda, which is a business platform that aims to bridge the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women and, most importantly, provide access to the types of connections that she had been cultivating since an early age. Today, Rhonesha has moderated panels at the White House and recently appeared on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30 in Media" List. But what's important for Rhonesha isn't her own shine, it's that of her members and the women she features on Her Agenda."The same way people look at Beyonce is the same way I look at these women who are accomplished and amazing and who are just doing their thing," she says.On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Rhonesha shares how she's helping millennial women get access to the room and giving a seat at the table, how she's nurturing the next generation of leaders on college campuses, and why she's determined to shine the light on a different type of role mode; -- one who isn't necessarily a celebrity.On this episode you'll learn:Why you have to put yourself in the spaces and places that will allow you to meet potential mentors.Be completely unapologetic about who you are and what your goals are.Why follow up is everything -- and why most people don't do it.What your social media bio should say bout who you are.Make it easy for people to support you and get clear on what your ASK is.Learn to anticipate people's needs before they even articulate them.Surround yourself with people who see more for you than you see for yourself.How to turn those "nos" into a "yes."What Rhonesha learned about running a business.How she learned to close the gaps in what she needed to learn about business.How crucial programs, workshops and other opportunities are to your success.Why she says that just because you don't have the right network, doesn't mean you shouldn't have a chance at success.How one outreach to a contact landed her an opportunity to speak on a panel at the White House, and later as a moderator one of the United State of Women Summit panels.What entrepreneurship teaches you about your own power. Subscribe to Support is Sexy podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher Radio! Thank you for listening! And hey, if you love it, please click here to leave us a Rating & Review on iTunes! Show notes, links, contacts and resources for this episode may be found at supportissexypodcast.com. [Music: “Easy” by SPCZ] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sam sits down with Rhonesha Byng who recently made Forbes' 30 under 30 list. She the founder and CEO of Her Agenda, a media platform for millennial women. She shares about how starting starting in journalism in high school really made her stand out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices