THE EVENING WILL FEATURE KAREN CIVIL & RHONESHA BYNG, DISCUSSING HOW THEY TURNED THEIR BUSINESSES INTO SOUGHT AFTER BRANDS.
KAREN CIVIL: HOW SHE BUILT HER BRAND THE "CIVIL" WAY
This is a unique opportunity to hear from a kick-ass influencer and AlleyNYC is very excited to be hosting this event.
Let's show Karen Civil how we rock, NYC style!
Her Agenda and Karen Civil will discuss her unique career story including:
Insights into the decisions that helped land Karen Civil where she is today
Lessons Karen Civil has learned along the way from working with major brands like Beats by Dre and major artists like Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and more.
Describing Karen Civil in three words would go something like: relentless, open and forward-thinking. Starting out with humble roots Civil quickly rose to the top by hustling and networking. In 2008, after she lead the hip-hop record label Dipset’s online takeover,Civil decided to venture out for self creating KarenCivil.com.
Today, Civil’s sphere of influence is continuing to spread. She is the co-creator of Lil Wayne’s now famous blog www.weezythankxyou.com, the online journal for Weezy and his fans during his eight-month stint at Rikers Island. Flex also reached out for Karen’s services again when he looked to launch his now popular www.inflexwetrust.com.MTV named her one of 2010’s Hip Hop MVPs. XXL, The Source, and Vogue Magazine has even featured her in their pages.
Her philosophy in life is established by her acronym of N.E.S.H.A. – No One Ever Slows Her Agenda – which was also the inspiration for her first venture, HerAgenda.com. She's won awards both as a journalist and an entrepreneur
from the New York Association of Black Journalists, The Associated Press, Youth Venture, & The Kauffman Foundation. HP and Clutch Magazine named her one of the top African American Women to follow and dubbed her a 'Tech Tastemaker.' She also won an EMMY award for her work as a field producer with WNBC.
Entertainment the Civilized Way
Founded in October of 2008, KarenCivil.com is a site dedicated to the readers every need as it offers an industry insider look into hip hop. Unlike many other hip hop sites and publications, one of KC’s goals is to introduce the world to those up and coming in the industry. With rising stars such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, and J.Cole, who were first featured on KarenCivil.com, the site has helped to usher in a new generation of lyrical phenomenons.
KarenCivil.com offers exclusive interviews with some of the most stylish, trendsetters, rappers, artist and entrepreneurs in the industry. With civilized talk the fans are given the opportunity to delve into the lives and artistic brains of their favorite hip hop heavy weights. Its backstage passes to some of NYC’s best concerts, parties, and elite events, KarenCivil.com leaves out no star studded event. ractical insights to create user habits that stick.
Assata Rhodes, founder of AssataBAKES uses baking as a means of self-expression. Throughout the year she bakes cookies and various seasonal pies.During the winter holiday season, she bakes peach cobblers and, her signature dessert, sweet potato pie bites, using a recipe that her New Orleans bred grandmother passed on to her. For more info or to place an order, contact Assata directly at Baked@AssataSays.com
Discounted rides for attendees courtesy of UBER