"I've been put down, laid off and shed an extensive amount of tears. I don't allow failure to control me. I am FEARLESS because I learn from my failures and I don't give up."
Robin Toussaint has a heart of gold and stops at nothing to get what she wants. Despite her set backs along her journey she was able to overcome boundaries and become a powerhouse digital media and fashion specialist.
She is a Maplewood, NJ native and a St. John's University graduate with a degree in Public Relations. She found her career in the digital world by following her passion in digital media and fashion blogging. She is currently an Advertising Operations Coordinator at Discovery Communications handling all of the advertising needs for the prestigious networks TLC, Animal Planet, and OWN.
Robin's goal is to create an app that will combine her two passions of digital media and fashion.
You can follow Robin's journey on Instagram at @sunshinero_
Thank you for being FEARLESS!
I am fearless because I do not allow "NO" to discourage me. It makes me push harder. - Alyssa Wilson
Alyssa is a FEARLESS queen who continuously pushes to be the best version of herself. She never settles for an opportunity that won't fulfill her passion. I am truly inspired by her journey and her dedication towards empowering the black community. Here is her story...
Alyssa is a graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts where she studied film and television production. Alyssa has been active in all facets of storytelling whether it be through writing, directing, acting or producing.
She has studied television production at the BBC in London, produced several student films, and can be found playing Joey Bada$$’s love interest in his latest music video, “Like Me.”
Alyssa currently works as a production management coordinator for Viacom’s Music and Entertainment group where she assists with the execution of several Comedy Central’s web series and short form content—many of which have premiered on Snapchat’s discovery page.
Alyssa ultimately aspires to create meaningful stories that will unite, uplift, and educate the black community through documentary filmmaking and narrative storytelling.
You can learn more about Alyssa at our upcoming panel discussion event on June 11th! Follow her journey by following her on Instagram.
Shirlyn has the drive of an unstoppable conqueror who thrives to help and inspire others. I am so inspired by Shirley's journey and how she continues to grow in her craft. Here is her story...
Raised in Newark, Shirlyn Cesar was a theater kid that performed in a troupe called the 'Peppermint Players.' With them she was able to perform locally in elementary schools, colleges, and even a short run at NJPAC. In high school and into college, Shirlyn was the 'intern queen,' interning at the Mayor's Office of Film, a celebrity public relations firm, and Viacom's VH1.
A Rutgers University graduate, Shirlyn received her bachlors degree in Communications and went on to receive her masters in Television, Radio, and Film at Syracuse University. It was there in a television production class, she and her fellow classmates developed "Limelight" a six-episode television series that won the 2010 College Television Award for Outstanding Narrative Series, the category's first appearance.
She is a recipient of one of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation's Programs, and also went on to be selected for the Foundation's internship program that same year in the episodic series category working on AMC's "Mad Men." Those pivotal beginning moments provided Shirlyn the opportunity to move forward and work on such shows as 'Blue Bloods,' 'Daredevil,' and most recently 'Shades of Blue' on NBC.
Shirlyn currently works to meet the unique needs of each show as assisting the producers in various strenuous production tasks.. She is currently working hard to lay the groundwork that will launch her to the next step of her career. Shirlyn wants you to know, if she's not working she's likely hanging out with friends, or binge watching something great (or not).
You can meet Shirlyn at our Unleash Your Inner Boss Panel Discussion & Networking Event on June 11, 2016. She will be among our amazing panelists providing amazing advice on how to become fearless and reach your goals.
Follow Shirlyn's journey by following her on Facebook!