Exciting stuff! We’ve been fans of Randa Quraan for a minute (you might remember seeing her name back in August when she launched her Raw & Real webinar series – more on that in a minute!) and today we’re passing along the good news that she’s put one more bit of goodness into the world: her new podcast “An Empowered You”, which shares the name of her organization that empowers womxn through education, celebration and events.
The first episode, out on November 1st, is an interview with historian, author, advocate and activist Blair Amadeus Imani, and covers topics like race, power dynamics on social media, being “enough” and the importance of self-love, feminism, radical entrepreneurship, becoming a social media educator in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, and identity. There is so much to unpack in this conversation, and we can’t wait to see what’s ahead for this pod! Check it out here, or wherever you get your episodes:
And while we’re here – Let us be the first to tell you that registration is now open for the third installment of Randa’s “Raw & Real” series. There are opportunities for education and mentorship for a brighter 2021, as well sponsoring families who’ve had a particularly difficult year. The event is on December 10th which is perfectly timed to end 2020 on the best possible note and march into the new year motivated, empowered, and giving.
Moderator: Randa Quraan is the founder of An Empowered You and Socially Loud. She is obsessed with everything marketing and bringing the magic sauce back to your life. Randa is a mom of three, a serial entrepreneur, and has turned parts of her life that were messy into a positive message to empower others. She is passionate about empowering women on their journey to self-love and care.
Panelists: EbonyJanice Moore is a womanist scholar, author, and activist doing community-organizing work, most specifically around black women’s body ownership as a justice issue, black women’s access to ease, joy, and play, and Hip Hop as a tool for sociopolitical and spiritual/religious movement making. She has created curriculum for leadership development for high school-aged girls in Kenya and South Africa, developed programming for teenagers in housing projects in Decatur, Georgia giving them exposure to culture, STEM programs, and the arts. She supports the tuition of several girl students at PACE High School in Nyahururu, Kenya – towards her passion for ensuring gender parity in spaces considered “the least of these.”
Meet Angie Lee. Your hilarious & wicked smart bestie who’s obsessed with helping you create a business you love & start before you’re ready. You know that friend with unshakable optimism that makes you laugh & motivates the heck out of you? That’s Ang.
A college and corporate dropout, Angie turned a $100 podcast mic into a seven-figure empire. An expert at social media marketing, she now inspires women to turn their idea into action & their dreaming into doing. Her superpower? Helping women make friends with fear & make money doing what they love.
Jillian “JJ” Simmons is a veteran radio, TV host and author from Cincinnati, Ohio. JJ has captivated listeners from major cities across the country, including her hometown Cincinnati, Dayton and New York City (where she worked alongside “The Queen of All Media,” Wendy Williams). In addition to being a positive influence on people she meets through her community work, JJ is a proud mother to a beautiful daughter. JJ uses her passion for the “mommy experience” to motivate other single mothers through her a network she created called Single Moms Rock. Although she has always had an innate desire to empower others, raising a daughter has deepened her desire to foster change in the lives of young girls and inspired her to give birth to JJ’s I’m Me Foundation.
Karissa Kouchis or “KK” is a national speaker, corporate trainer, host, entertainment personality and performance strategist with the Tony Robbins companies. With a master’s degree in organizational influence, KK blends communication theory with human psychology to guide clients in advancing leadership, negotiation, psychology of achievement, sales mastery, and what KK calls overall badassery.
She’s brought her high-energy training to over 1,000 events for companies like Fox Sports, Salesforce.com, The NFL, Zoom Video Communications, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ace Hardware, Keller Williams, BeautyCounter, Equinox, New York Life, Marriott Hotels, and Barre3 Fitness.
Trap Yoga Bae® is bridging the gap between self-care and cultural relevance. Britteny aka Yoga Bae is a passionate certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor, twerk aficionado, and serial entrepreneur. She created her yoga persona Trap Yoga Bae® as an answer to feeling unwelcome in standard yoga studios and classes. Certified in Rishikesh, India, she now tours the world spreading Trap love to those who lack acceptance in wellness spaces.
Angelina Petraglia knows a thing or two about what it takes to build yourself up from the ground up. She has worked in fine-dining restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, managed high-end catering companies and event venues throughout Tampa and New Jersey areas. After moving to Miami, Florida, in 2009, she landed a job as Director of Marketing & Events for Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort and their restaurant/lounge Kitchen 305 in Sunny Isles Beach. A serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping others thrive.