Top 8 Women In Business You Need To Know About

Over the years, I have been able to encounter many amazing women in business in different occupations. Today, I would like to share with you my top 8 who have been consistent and successful growing their business!

Here are my Top 8 Women In Business You Need To Know About:

Desiree McKinneyDesiree’ Kinney- Director, Marketing Consultant, and Media Correspondent 

Desiree’ Kinney has 7 years of experience in business and financial services specializing in marketing, business development, and operations. Her passion is the development of individuals to build the best brand possible. Her areas of specialty include connecting you to the right people for your business, building your personal brand, and getting noticed in a competitive industry. She supports the Board of Women in Insurance and Financial Services.

As part of her efforts to give back, Desiree’ is a Special Committee Member of Savvy Ladies and a Career Panelist for Rutgers. Desiree’ has a passion for giving back to the community and currently is an active member of the MassMutual New Jersey-NYC local charity Bikes 4 Kids.

Desiree’s media features include SEI Investments “Why Your Firm Needs a Full-Time Marketing Professional”, “From Rutgers to Wall Street” on NJ Money Help and most recently, a feature on Investment News. Desiree’ is also a regular co-host on Brooklyn Savvy TV and Princeton TV and hopes to infuse media into the practices of her clients to build their personal presence and ensure their voice is heard.

Kimberly Isis ThomasKimberly”Isis” Thomas- Author, Speaker and Media Professional

Kimberly is an author,speaker,and media professional who strives to push women to activate their true purpose.  She is a dedicated advocate for positive representation of black women.  She seeks to provide a platform for open discussions and positive female images, while crushing the stereotypes. She conducts speaking sessions with a focus on self­-evaluation, forgiveness, acceptance, and overcoming.  These aspects, according to Kimberly, are the necessary tools to give women the power they need to satisfy purpose for their lives.

Sally MorganSally Morgan- Vocal Trainer 

Sally Morgan has been an innovator in the field of vocal training for the past 30+ years, author of Sing Like You Speak, Accent Modification for Dental Professionals, and 125 Secrets to Help You Speak Like a Pro. Sally trains singers, speakers and medical professionals to achieve unshakeable confidence, expert status and establish credibility through clearly understood English that promotes direct communication with a powerful voice of success.

Krystal GarnerKrystal Garner- Model, Actress, & Host

Krystal was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. Growing up in a neighborhood that only focused on drugs and violence, Krystal has become “a rose from concrete.” She has always dreamed of becoming a model, but had no resources to pursue it. Krystal started to make goals for herself, she did not want to become a product of her environment. Krystal went to Borough of Manhattan Community College, she played NJCAA Basketball and was Student Government Association President. As President, she was awarded the opportunity to deliver a memorable graduation speech at Madison Square Garden. Then she attended SUNY College at Old Westbury, where she was a Resident Assistant, Captain of NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball and Cross-Country Teams, and made into a sophisticated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Something was still missing, her dream. Everywhere she went, people asked; “Are you a Model?” Inspired by her mother’s childhood dream of being a model, Krystal decided to make it a reality. Now when people ask that same question, she replies; “Yes…..I am a model.” Her family members are her #1 support group and she feels without them, this would not be possible. “I just want every young person to be inspired by my story! Remember that dreams are real, all you have to do is just believe!” -Krystal G.

Kendra WilliamsKendra Williams- Singer/Songwriter/Entrepreneur/Mother

Ms. Kendra Williams, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, business women and mother stormed  the scene captivating audiences with her strong vocal ability telling her story about her past through her music with her latest Album Portrait Of A Woman. She struggled with the disease Lupus which forced her to fall back due to difficulties with her lungs and joints. Struggling with pain from this disease, she then decided to invest her earning from music and working an 8 to 5 into her new boutiques Rose Beton Boutiques and Pow Cosmetics where it all goes back to her music. The name Pow Cosmetics comes from her latest album Portrait of A Woman and Rose Beton is lyrics from her single Portrait of A Woman meaning concrete rose.

With her love for music, she wanted everything she does to always go back to her 1st love music. She worked hard in promoting her new stores where she started from online to opening 2 retail stores in less than one and a half years. Her goal is to have stores within 7 states in the U.S. These stores will be a woman’s sanctuary, where you can get your makeup done with her brand Pow Cosmetics and have fashionable clothing ,shoes and more. She has other goals with helping young woman to achieve their dreams and goals. She brings a few young women aboard teaching them how to invest in their own, establish customer service skills and how to have a hard work ethic. Support the movement Portrait Of A Woman: Music, Beauty & Fashion.

Marie DrivenMarie Driven- Entertainment Publicist

Marie Theodore is bonafide media powerhouse. She has worked with the likes of Sparkling Nuvo, Richard Harris/American Chang, gone on the road to several trade shows like Magic Las Vegas, Project NY, and Pool to name a few, and ended a position as a Account Executive at Mark Ecko / G-Unit. Her dream of learning to run a successful business was starting to come to fruition. After a year with Ecko, Marie obtained a coveted position as Sales Director for VP Records clothing line Riddim Driven. While Marie increased sales for VP by 80 percent, she decided in 2010 to start her own PR and Sales consultant firm. She has consulted with brands such as, Faith Clothing, Dolo Clothing, and other independent companies looking to break into the fashion industry.  After 2 years of fashion consulting MarieDriven transition into the entertainment industry. Her current & Past clients includes:Hip Hop Artist Papoose, Remy Ma, Fabian Marley,MTV Tanyka Renee, Vh1 Tough Love Elizabeth, Oxygen Brooklyn 11223 Kelly Linton & Angelina, Oxygen Loves Games Casey Cartel & Greg,Reggae Artist Serani ,Mavado &Mr Lexx, Hot 97 DJ Magic, Irie Jam DJ Calli B, DJ Fugi Slim, Celebrity Stylist Kidear Youmans, and Singer and Producer Ricky Blaze, R&B Artist Razah, Lady Saw, & more. With business flourishing Marie is ready to show the world why she is called Ms. Driven

Lay PicL’ay Green- CEO of Projex Society LLC, SheTek Conference and Hot Play Radio

L’ay Green is the CEO of Projex Society LLC. (established in 2012)  a multi-media entertainment company, which focuses on music, film and media projects. As an executive producer of independent film and television projects, L’ay connects with screen writers and film producers to create content that addresses social problems. Such projects include independent film Big Boys Don’t Cry and upcoming drama series Lies & Loyalty. Big Boys Don’t Cry is a realistic depiction of some of the circumstances that arouse bullying and helps to understand and identify some of the signs that children and young adults exhibit as victims of bullying, even when they are the aggressor. Lies & Loyalty, is about the everyday lives of people and how they deal with happiness, love, pain, greed, and corruption.

As the founder and executive producer of the SheTek Conference (established in 2013), L’ay brings together a collective of professional women to highlight the careers, experiences, and insight of women in entertainment. Discussion panels are exclusive to women guest speakers as a way to empower and push forward our relevant roles in entertainment. As a radio personality, producer, and host of internet radio show Hot Play Radio (established in 2014), L’ay has a platform that brings you up close and personal with some of the most talented and influential people around the world.

Sabine K. Franco- Principal at Franco Law Firm

Sabine K. Franco is the Principal at FRANCO LAW FIRM, P.C. Her practice is strategically focused on Business and Entertainment, Real Estate transactions; and Matrimonial Law. Mrs. Franco prides herself on unparalleled customer service, and working closely with clients to achieve the best possible outcome.

Her business experience includes drafting and negotiating business contracts, including protecting the interest of individuals and entities in business relationships; creating business organizations and obtaining required tax statuses; obtaining trademark registrations and overcoming complex office actions; addressing the needs of non-profits, including formation and obtaining the necessary status and classifications with the IRS and Department of State. Mrs. Franco has also successfully represented authors, playwrights, public speakers, fashion designers, and more.

Mrs. Franco’s Matrimony and Family law experience includes drafting and negotiating separation and settlement agreements, Pre and post nuptial agreements, divorce negotiations and settlement, child support hearings, child custody trials, drafting and arguing motions and various other civil practice.

Mrs. Franco’s Real estate experience includes representing client’s interest in various real estate transactions, including short sales; condominiums and cooperative developments; residential and commercial transactions; and real estate litigation, including foreclosure.

Prior to entering private practice, Mrs. Franco worked at Leeds, Morelli and Brown, P.C. where she gained extensive experience in litigation. Mrs. Franco also worked for the Nassau County Legal Aid Society in the Family Court Bureau; Fink & Platz dealing with Medical Malpractice, construction law, and Mass torts; and the Law Office of David H. Faux dealing with various Arts & Entertainment law issues.

Mrs. Franco has over 5 years of pre-law experience working in the Mortgage industry and Real Estate Transactions. In addition, she has several years experience in venture finance. Mrs. Franco is well equipped to utilize her business acumen across all boards.


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