She’s Launching

She’s Launching is a celebrates the power of female entrepreneurship and new ideas.  The event, recorded on Sept. 15, 2021, focused on new endeavors and product launches.  Speakers include Dr. Jane Shomof, Kymberly Stewart, Jacquelyn Bell, Victoria Medina, Isabel Bailin, Christina Gamache and Jean Marie Keevins.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Times and Guests Subject to Change

  • 11:00 am Welcome
  • 11:10 am – Jacquelyn Bell – Keynote address
  • 11:30 am – Amelia Robinson and Kymberly Stewart ~ “Making Bold Decisions and Taking Action Through Your Art”
  • 12:00 pm Victoria Medina ~ “5 Tips to be Confident and Shine On-Camera”
  • 12:30 pm 30 Min.  Lunch Break
  • 1:00 pm Tatiana Ridley ~ “4 Steps to a Fearless Fall: Digestion, Self Care, Movement & Sleep for
    • Health Optimization”
  • 1:30 pm – Isabel Bailin ~ Launching into a new world with MarcoJames
  • 2:00 pm – Liz Kitchell ~ “How does your emotions and mindset play a role in how much you make and keep”?
  • 2:30 pm 15 min. Zoom Break ~ Take a walk, rest your eyes, just stand for a minute! We’ll be right back.
  • 2:45 pm Dr. Jane Shomof
  • 3:15 pm Jean Marie Keevins and Malik Yoba “Taking Care of Your Spiritual Practice” ~ Introduction by Christina Gamache
  • 3:45 pm Wrap Up and Raffle Awards

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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Isabel Bailin is stepping out! She is a Barnard 2017 graduate most recently working at NBCUniversal as a TV Development Coordinator! Her team was responsible for acquiring, developing, and producing comedic short-form animated content across all SYFY’s platforms– on-air and digital. Previously, she was the Executive Assistant to Dave Howe, President of Strategy and Commercial Growth. Before joining NBCUniversal, Isabel worked at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) as an assistant to a TV Agent. She was also a Writers Research Intern at SNL from 2016-2017. Isabel performs standup at Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and West Side Comedy Club. She has a passion for comedy, late night, and improv. Now, she’s adding to her resume as a representative for Marco James! Same great woman. New great roll with a STUNNING product.

Jacquelyn Bell just launched Bell Arts Entertainment! She is a native Floridian who relocated to New York City in 2014 to grow her already budding career in theatre management. While there she became immersed in the local soundscape and enraptured by the breadth of artistry. Jacquelyn  founded Bell Arts, a commercial theatre and live event producing entity in 2015. Ms. Bell is currently a producer of the original new musical Emojiland the Musical, a Drama Desk Nominated, New York Times “Critics’ Pick”. She is most known for the critically acclaimed productions of Broadway for Black Lives Matter #Bway4BLM, and Summertime. She is a founder of Broadway Advocacy Coalition, the 2018 Commercial Theater Institute Fred Vogel Scholar, and was a Fellow of the Broadway League. Jacquelyn stands firmly for Equity and Inclusion throughout the industry and advancing political discourse through theatre. Notable collaborations include Broadway: The Band’s Visit, King Kong, The Prom, and Moulin Rouge (Foresight Theatrical); and Off-Broadway: Life Sucks and Curvy Widow. In Development; Chasing Gods. Jacquelyn has been featured in Forbes, NBC News, PBS, and Black and Making It.

Christina Gamache founded Audax Wealth Management, LLC (AWM) in 2020 as an answer to the ever-changing economic, social and political landscape – dedicated to giving business owners and families access to modern financial advice and resources. AWM works with hard-working business owners and individuals with the goal of helping them build wealth that may positively impact their communities. She believes that being a steward of wealth means having the privilege to drive change and make the world a better place. Christina is a wealth advisor in Anchorage, AK. She is passionate about helping women business owners increase profitability, pay themselves and save for the next chapter. She has lived all around the world and enjoys spending time outdoors, volunteering and traveling. She serves as a board member of the Alaska Women’s Leadership Forum (AWLF). Christina earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of California at Irvine. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida as well as a Master’s Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning and is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor with the Exit Planning Institute.

Photo by Matt Dilg Photography

Jean Marie Keevins is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning creative executive and entrepreneur who has balanced the majority of my career life between the entertainment world and working with C-Suite executives in the financial world.  As a multi-passionate, multi-hyphenate professional, she is known for looking at challenges from a different perspective.  With over 20 years experience in storytelling, through her coaching, she helps her clients craft their new narrative. Her first e-book, “52 Simple Weekly Mediations to Guide You Through Life’s Transitions” launches on September 15th.

Liz Kitchell, president of SheMoolah, has worked in the financial industry over 25 years, as an advisor, top-rated trainer and coach of financial professionals. On her journey, she realized that while the financial products were solid, companies did not want to train professionals on how to manage emotions that arise during selling. She saw that many women would not have access to these tools because they wouldn’t be able to overcome the emotional triggers and created a consulting firm to uncover the emotions and stories behind the money. 

She has helped thousands of women balance the emotional, experiential and logical side of money so smart women can open up to amazing possibilities today and always. She has worked with people of all walks of life, helping them forge their own unique path to relieve financial stress fulfilling financial goals becoming the SheHeros of their own financial journey.

Victoria Medina is the founder of Image Power Formula, empowering your on-camera presence. She is a NYC photographer, videographer, and filmmaker, in addition to being an Off-Broadway writer, producer and director, as well as being an actress and stand-up comedian.  Working in these arenas both in front of and behind the camera for over twenty years, Victoria’s skills and strategies have helped her clients transform from being afraid of being on-camera to confidently seizing opportunities to scale their business locally, nationally, and globally.  As well as helping to expand their client and influencer base, they never again miss capturing those special moments with family and friends.

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Amelia Robinson is a Brooklyn-based performer and educator who facilitates collaborative music-making experiences that inspire positive change and authentic learning social emotional learning. Through live shows, albums, and her Messy Music curriculum,  she finds innovative, inclusive, and accessible ways of bringing people together towards a non-violent, empathetic, and creative global community. 

Dr. Jane Shomof, PMH-C, LMFT is the founder and CEO of Bloome and Bloome Recovery. She is a licensed psychotherapist, perinatal mental health specialist, substance abuse & addiction specialist, and a doctor of clinical psychology. Before delving into the world of perinatal mental health, she spent her time focusing on substance abuse and addiction treatment.

As a mother and a clinician, Dr. Jane Shomof is so excited to be able to provide this incredible service at a time when mothers need it most. She loves getting to know her clients and understands that every mama’s needs are on a case-by-case basis, with no two treatments being exactly the same. She takes her time and works closely with her staff to make sure all her clients are receiving the utmost in care and support – personally and meticulously training her team and being involved in all of the client care from the start, Dr. Jane hopes to make each mother’s journey smoother, more enjoyable, and significantly more supported. No one wants to go through this transition alone, and team Bloome is here to ensure that no one should have to!

Kymberly Stewart is a dynamic singer/songwriter, musician, and actress from Los Angeles, CA who has been providing quality music for children and families for a number of years. Upbeat and interactive, her original songs promote positivity and early childhood learning over a soundboard of jazz, gospel and soulful pop sounds.

Kymberly has released two children’s CDs and a number of singles. Her most recent contribution has been to All One Tribe, a compilation album comprised of 24 Black artists in the children and family genre. Kymberly’s song, Beautiful Brown Babies, is especially unique as it speaks directly to black children, praising them from their hair to their skin tone, and reminds them that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. 

In 2020 Kymberly launched her YouTube channel, Kymberly Stewart Music. The channel showcases videos created by Kymberly, that educate and entertain children. Her most recent show, Miss Kym’s Music Place, combines her original music and sketch comedy to promote learning, growth, and diversity to preschool aged children. 

Kymberly is a voting member of The Recording Academy as well as an active member of Family Music Forward, an organization that amplifies and supports black artists, children, and communities, and the Children’s Music Network.

The three time NAACP Image Award Winner is probably best known for his roles as an actor in the 1993 Disney classic, Cool Runnings, and the hit Fox television series Empire and New York
Undercover. Malik Yoba has proven himself to be much more than what first meets the eye. As an actor, writer, director, producer, musician, activist, educator, inspirational speaker,
entrepreneur and author, Yoba tackles his quest to live a purpose filled life and not only entertain but also educate young and old alike in communities across the world on the value of
accountability, integrity and leadership. Born in the South Bronx and later raised in Harlem NY,
Yoba lives his life as an example to young people across the country and abroad that those very streets, which breed, apathy, hatred and violence, can give birth to positive ideas and upward
mobility. Shot by a stranger and left for dead at the age of 15, Yoba had already realized he had a passion and gift for moving others and raising consciousness. That near death experience in high school solidified his belief in personal and social responsibility and spurred him toward a life of service, creativity, volunteerism, community activism and entrepreneurship. He has made it his life’s mission ever since to use the arts as his weapon of choice.
A Hollywood veteran of almost three decades, fifty films and thirteen network/cable series as a lead, Yoba was last seen weekly in 2017 on the ABC drama Designated Survivor as FBI Deputy Director Jason Atwood and the host of TV One’s true crime series Justice By Any Means. Other past series include Alphas, Defying Gravity, Bull, Trinity, Kingpin, Raines and Thief. He has enjoyed recurring roles on Revolution, Arrested Development, Girlfriends, Single Ladies and has appeared in numerous guest-starring roles including Justified, Blue Bloods, Limitless, The Good Wife, Person Of Interest, Law and Order and Nikita. There are 40+ film credits to his name including, but not limited to Copland, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I
Get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too, Smoke, Blue in the Face, Soul Food, Ride, Bad Dad Rehab, Criminal and Betty and Coretta where he says he had the “great honor” of portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. opposite Angela Basset. International productions include the Danish film Oh Happy Day, the BBC film Turks and Caicos directed by David Hare and a Korean action film currently entitled P.M.C (Private Military Company) for CJ Entertainment slated for worldwide release in 2018 when he also appears in Jordan Peele’s TBS’ comedy with Tracey Morgan The Last OG and the drama series Seven Seconds on Netflix ,God Friended Me for CBS and just wrapped his newest series The First Wives Club for BET.
At the age of thirteen Yoba was a member of The Metropolitan Opera Children’s Theater Guild and at sixteen years old worked with The Negro Ensemble Company. His recent stage appearances include The Atlantic Theater Company’s The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner, The New Group’s production of Everythings Turning Into Beautiful with Daphne
Rubin Vega and The Delaware Theater Company’s The Piano Lesson. In 2003 he established, The Malik Yoba National Theatre (MYNT) Company to create, acquire, produce and distribute
content for the urban theatre market. He has co-written two successful touring musicals for stage, What’s on The Hearts of Men and Acoustic Chocolate, which have also been adapted for
screen. Next on stage in February 2019 at the Apollo Theater is developmental presentation of his one man show Harlem to Hollywood, a musical-autobiography set in a therapist office co-
written and directed by Broadway veteran Kevin Ramsey showcasing Yoba’s original music and character work in which he portrays over twenty characters.

In 2010 Yoba began creating and producing branded digital content with a webseries he wrote, directed and starred in which launched on BET.com entitled ShopTalk for Gillette. This led to a
distribution deal with AOL and his current work in branded entertainment and marketing where he has written, produced or directed content for the fashion brand NESH NYC, The American
Cancer Society, The United Negro College Fund and AARP. Finding this work extremely exciting and creatively satisfying, in 2013 he co-founded iconic32, a content, brand strategy and
marketing firm that uses pop culture to promote social good for clients with a focus on CSR platforms. His responsibilities include but are not limited to business development, strategy,
commercial writing /directing and event production. Before his acting career took off Yoba was actively pursuing a career in music and was co-musical director for the Jim Henson
Productions/ABC produced Saturday morning show CityKids. He also wrote the theme song for the Jamaican bobsled team in the movie Cool Runnings. He has been a guest on numerous talk shows including Oprah, Inside The Actors Studio, The Wendy Williams Show, Charlie Rose and has performed as a musical artist at Carnegie Hall and New York’s Theatre at Madison
Square Garden among many other venues nationally and internationally.

Respected among his peers in education and community activism, as a teenager he tutored kids in Harlem and taught theater. From the ages 19 to 24, starting first as a volunteer and then being hired as a full time educator, Yoba worked with the City Kids Foundation, a multicultural youth leadership organization that used performing and visual arts to educate and promote social change. In 1987 at the age of 20, Yoba worked in 13 New York City Public High Schools with a
program called AIDP (Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention), in which he and his City Kids Foundation team assessed students, faculty and parents needs in order to improve the quality, content and form of education, thereby improving attendance which was then presented to the Board of Education in a proposal for reform. By the age of 23 his work had not gone
unnoticed as he was appointed vice president of the organization and served from 1991-1993. In 1989, he co-founded the City Kids Foundation branch in Los Angeles. Yoba designed and facilitated workshops on leadership, diversity and inclusion, community organizing; conflict resolution, team and self-esteem building and occasionally performed with the City Kids Repertory Company. Over the years Yoba has worked with tens of thousands of young people all across America and around the globe. From Yale to Rikers Island High School and Spafford Detention Center in New York to students at Johannesburg Secondary School in South Africa to young people in Toronto, Jamaica, Korea, Ethiopia and Belize, Central America to name a few.
For his dedication to youth, Yoba has been recognized by or worked with US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, The Congress of the United States, The Mayor of New York City,
NYPD, UNICEF, McDonald’s Black Achievers, Hale House, The Ethiopian Children’s Fund, The Conference of Black Mayors, The Congressional Black Caucus and more. He is also a well sought after inspirational speaker and presents workshops to corporations, prisons, colleges, universities, churches and community organizations around topics ranging from Diversity and Inclusion, leadership, team building, mass incarceration reform and more. In 2011 the title “Professor” was added to his list of accomplishments as Yoba completed his first semester
teaching a course he developed called “The Working Actor” at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.
In 2006 Yoba became a published author when he co-wrote a book with his sister Akoshia Yoba, titled “Please Return My Phone Call! Preventing the Demise of Personal and Professional Relationships”, a handbook for business and interpersonal relationships that challenges the thought processes of students, individuals, business owners and billion dollar corporations as it pertains to interpersonal communication, integrity, accountability, leadership, and proper follow through. Yoba has travelled extensively facilitating workshops based on the
book. Previous clients include, Edward Jones, BNY Mellon, Citrix, Columbia University Film School, Yale University and Morgan’s Hotel Group. Yoba also sits on the boards of The Center For Social Innovation, a co working space for social impact entrepreneurs in NYC and Boston Arts Academy Foundation, which supports the only performing and visual arts High
School in the city. Cited by the New York Times Magazine as “An artist who will most likely influence American culture in the next thirty years…” (Nov 1994) Yoba is truly multifaceted and likes to refer to himself as a “Swiss army knife”. Aside from currently creating, producing, acting in and directing numerous projects, his storytelling passion extends to community and real estate
development and in 2017 after a ten year apprenticeship with NYC based La Cite Development he established Yoba Development with active projects in Baltimore MD and NYC.

For more information on the book, seminars, workshops, appearances or keynotes please contact his manager Kieran Maguire kmaguire@arlookgroup.com or BigSpeak.com/MalikYoba

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