Fearless diva Kenya Bryant captivated the world by never settling for anything or anyone. I was so inspired by Kenya's story because she is living proof to always follow your intuition and step out on faith no matter what. It is so difficult to tell someone to do that, but Kenya is proof that it is possible. Be true to yourself and everything will fall into place. Here is Kenya's story.
My professional background is media marketing and advertising. I’m extremely passionate about girl’s leadership and empowering young people globally to achieve their full potential.
I think it’s super important for women to take chances and to explore for themselves A handful of us spend so much time seeking approval and avoiding failure that we forget to let go of expectation, step out on faith, and start LIVING. I’ve struggled with this in my professional life. Having committed nearly four years to the media industry, I felt a strong lack of fulfillment in my work. I left my former advertising roles at ESSENCE as the Ad Sales Coordinator, and SiriusXM Radio as the Ad Sales Marketing Manager, eager to explore my passions for girl’s leadership and women/youth development.
Newly funemployed, I’ve since moved to DC to get a taste of a new city and start fresh. My family and former colleagues supported my decision although none of them fully agreed with it or understood it. I’m grateful for every opportunity I’ve had that’s gotten me to this point of exploration. But following my heart and refusing to settle was probably the best thing I could’ve done.
My goal is to empower young people globally to achieve their full potential. I’m currently transitioning my career towards these areas, and continuing to explore the intersection of business and social impact.
Something for young professionals to look into:
StartingBloc Institute Fellow (2015) It's a 5-day institute centered around social impact and innovation. How can we fuse business principals for social good? It is a mixed crowd of social entrepreneurs, activists, business leaders etc. The fellowship kickstarted my transition into the social sector. Really great network as well! http://startingbloc.org/
Thank you Kenya for never settling for less and always being FEARLESS
Follow Kenya's journey on her Instagram page at @Kenyalikethecountry
Sarita Nauth is a traveler, a social media junkie, pop culture gal, and lover of makeup! She is currently a Social Media Coordinator at VH1 and has been there for a year.
"I started out as an intern and transitioned into one of the most amazing jobs I have ever had. Since my time here, I've worked with celebrities from Ellie Goulding, JoJo, Miguel, Jordin Sparks, various VH1 talent and more. I've also worked on major tentpole events such as Big Music (You Oughta Know), Big In 2015, MTV Video Music Awards, Streamys -- just to name a few! I've always wanted to work in celebrity entertainment and with the various opportunities I have through work; let's just say I can't wait to see what the future holds for me."
I had the pleasure of meeting Sarita while I was working at VH1 and I can attest to how driven she is. She over exceeded the expectations of her job duties as an intern and landed her dream job at VH1. The entertainment industry looks fun and glamorous but it is not easy. Fear had no place in Sarita's success and she realized that early on.
"Being in the entertainment industry is not as easy as it looks. With this job comes late nights, early mornings, traveling, and always being innovative and on your toes. But if you truly love what you do it's less of "work" and more of an opportunity to grow. Something I do, to not only empower myself, but others, is always making time for me. It's so easy to be lost in work, especially when you're young, but showing that you can have a work-life balance inspires others to do the same."
Sarita has traveled the world for work and for her own leisure. She also has an amazing blog on saritanauth.com that features makeup tips, and the behind the scenes of her pop culture career on red carpets and at events.
"One piece of advice for all my hard working millennials out there is to ALWAYS make time for a good time -- travel far, eat well, spread positivity, and never let anyone tell you that you can't do anything you put your mind to."
Thank you for being FEARLESS!
You can follow Sarita's journey using the below links.