In celebration of BHN's Herstory Week, Ken McCoy will interview two dynamite businesswomen who became successful against all odds
As a powerful close to the Black Headline News (BHN) Virtual Event Herstory Week, tonight, March 31, 2023, at 4:00 PM PST/7:00 PM EST BHN news anchor, Ken McCoy will host live forum, Innovative Women Making a Difference featuring guests, coach/writer/speaker, Eleanor (Elle) Oliver-Edmonds, who is the key lead copywriter for Mattel, and successful, media, technology, guru, Farah Allen, who is the CEO of The Labz.
People can chat live on the BHN Virtul Event Center platform or text-in their questions and comments to: 559-242-6788.
As this year's National Women's History Month theme for 2023 is, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” BHN has been honoring “Herstory Month” by celebrating a week of live forums in the BHN Virtual Event Center under sub theme, “Speaking up about Things.”
About Farah Allen
The first 25 minutes of the program will feature innovative, technology CEO, Farah Allen.
The Labz is a web platform that allows companies to build socially engaging interactive websites and metaverse experiences. In the past year alone, The Labz has seen a 90 percent growth in users. Labz CEO, Allen, was named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Woman of the Year for Technology.
After working as an IT management consultant, Allen knew she wanted to be in the creative, fast-paced tech world. She started The Labz in 2018 as an app that music and film producers could use to protect their content. Then, during the height of COVID-19, she took the company in a new direction, running interactive events for film premieres and conferences.
After raising $3 million in funding in 2022, The Labz now creates entire metaverses and runs interactive online experiences for mega-brands like Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce.
"If I can progress women, have us be the norm in technology, then it's not about me. It's about what I've been able to contribute to the next person coming up." - Farah Allen
About Elle (Eleanor) Oliver-Edmonds
The next half will feature dynamic speaker, Elle (Eleanor) Oliver-Edmonds, who is an author, speaker and transformational coach for women. After 25 years identifying trends in her role as a creative strategist and copywriter for the iconic Barbie brand, she leveraged Covid quarantine to pivot and prioritize her dream.
As a coach (Coach Elle in Coachella) Edmonds helps women over 50 overcome extreme burnout, career malaise, and deferred dreams so they can prioritize what matters and find fulfillment in their next chapter.
Edmonds's chapter titled, "How to Get in Alignment with Your Purpose" appears in the latest volume of The Change, Insights for Self Empowerment book series; she shares the transformational process she developed after a series of life-changing setbacks and losses.
She is also a contributing writer for Brainz Magazine; her articles focus on leadership, mindset and women's empowerment. Today, Edmonds embodies the cornerstone of her messaging: "it's never too late and you're never too old to elevate your dream."
About the BHN Virtual Event Center
The BHN launched the virtual event center this past February to cater to its online audiences to connect to Black publishers nationwide through innovative technology. The platform is available 24/7 and is free to the public; the platform includes virtual technology where people can click on "info eggs" of information about Black historical information or watch live streamed town halls.
About Black Headline News
The Black Headline News Channel is a 24/7 live stream to inform viewers of the latest news headlines featured in Black news outlets from across the world. These news headlines include breaking news, elections, sports, world, national and regional news, and special feature reports.
The channel also broadcasts docu-stories, talk radio news shows, and trending syndicate shows.
The channel is managed and distributed by Info Media Distribution, a media production and online distribution company that produces and provides original news content and docuseries from a Black perspective.