Network News

NETWORK NEWS shares announcements and any breaking-news pertinent to our Networks, mission and membership body.  Visit this page often for bulletins as well as a constant view of what's happening in the NABFEME membership community. 

As a member, you can add a post or tell us and we'll add it for you! Let us know what's happening in your world!  New promotion? An event, book release, new job... maybe you're planning something fabulous, or you have an opinion about some of today's currents events and topics ... share it! Post your thoughts, comments, experiences... tell us what's going on.   Respond to another member's comments!  This section is private... it's just us, be respectful and feel free speak out!  Some commentary may reveal shared opinions regarding success and equality for women in the workplace, while others may reflect just being a woman ... balancing lifestyles both personal and professional.  

Tell us about you, your business and what we can look forward to.  Got a question??? Ask it!   Someone is sure to have an answer!  This is your community  and your NABFEME speak space!   

  • March 21, 2015 1:47 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    Join the NABFEME San Francisco Network for an evening of "Cocktails & Conversation" with strategist, Attorney Kevin Nichols. The focus of the evening will be Reinventing Yourself - Staying Relevant and Professional Marketability.

    Having earned the title, "The Social Politician," Kevin is a known expert in three (3) distinct areas… Legal, Diversity, and Social Networking. He has worked in multifaceted capacities in some of the most prolific international law firms in the USA, he has developed diversity programs for a variety of top firms and is the Executive Director of the African American Wellness Project, which addresses the African health disparities of African Americans. Kevin has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN Money and many other top journals.

  • March 15, 2015 9:40 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    Popular psychologist, AKA "America's Psychologist"… Dr. Jeff Gardere is Coming to NABFEME.  Dr. Jeff is guest speaker at NABFEME New York's "Your Healthy Self" seminar on April 13th!

  • March 15, 2015 9:33 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    NABFEME San Francisco Seminar presents the GAME CHANGERS in Technology.  A Must attend… full details on the Events Page!

  • March 15, 2015 9:22 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    NABFEME Detroit introduces the "Youth Masters Class"… a Partnership with Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME).  Top executives bring "real-time" music industry education into the classroom. Get more info on the Events calendar.

  • February 14, 2015 1:21 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    As NABFEME continues in its quest to be recognized as the nation's most respected organization for women in music and entertainment, we are excited to announce the addition of two (2) new Operations Managers.

    Dr. Renee Matthews is at the helm in Chicago and Cynthia Tyre leads the empowerment charge in Wilmington, DE. Click on their respective networks in the menu to the left and find out more about these amazing ladies!

  • September 13, 2014 12:06 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    Here's the lowdown on the Women Who Jam! Showcase happening at Farafina Cafe & Lounge in Harlem, September 20th at 10pm! Comedian/MC Del Harrison will keep you in stitches! Prepare to be blown away via a powerhouse set from Chicago's Tarrey Torae! Rollin' in from Norfolk, Joselyn Best is your Saturday night "Rhythm 'N Blues" chic, while your ears get a total massage from the Neo-Gospel sounds of Ebony Baskin! Percussionist and Courtnee Roze: The Musical joins us with a set of chillin' beats that we promise will raise the roof! Special Guest appearance by impressionist Sylvia Traymore Morrison

  • September 12, 2014 11:04 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    Domestic Violence is everyone's problem and we can no longer be silent! It is very likely that you know someone, or you may be someone who is in an abusive relationship. The only way we can break the cycle of domestic violence is to speak out and speak up ... BREAK THE SILENCE!  NABFEME and Women Who Jam! have partnered with the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and will present "Breaking The Silence in Song" ... Oct 26th at Lavish! Information, education and more will be provided plus you'll enjoy an evening in song with the Divas of Women Who Jam!

  • July 17, 2014 11:51 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    Here's a feature from that covers NABFEME President Johnnie Walker moderating the Future of R&B Seminar at this year's Essence Fest.

    Recording Academy: The Future of R&B

  • June 30, 2014 4:31 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    We snatched this directly from JOYA's Facebook page following Detroit's SISTERS BEHIND THE BEAT!  Do you understand social media yak?? Well, Read on .... :-)

    @iamladyceo #beastmode thank you so much for your hard work and dedication! You did that! @ebonycochran @twanatells @chaneldomoniquemgt thank you ladies so much for showing you were simply phenomenal! Chanel, thank you so much for the gift bag. We love our shirts @mbthelight thank you Monica thank you so much presence was much needed and as always you were amazing! @pipercarter i'm so proud of you! Thank you so much - u truly spark the light! @toya Hankins thank you so much Toya❗️ your dedication is crazy! @belizeangyrl ur a sweetheart thank you so much for showing up U ROCK!! @bijouglamstar straight in from the radio station! And we were so glad you made it @search4herexist I found you! ReeJade Ur a powerhouse! We were so blessed to have you all and thank you so much for your contributions! @drudada U ROCK BRO!! With your help we were able to pull it off thank you so much Drew @thewrightgram A huge thank you to Megan Pouncy! Yeah hey rockstar! TU MISH -#DetroitCHE AND THE SQUAD TY Taylor Desiree #WSI @chilepeppa_ecj TY love -- feel better special thanks to DJ HENHOUSE DJ STARRSTRUCK TY you both so much! @pam_perry #thewright  Thank you and we appreciate you!  TY #PVlounge for the afterglow! TY #Ogletreats for donating your delicious cheesecake bites! We loved them! TY Eryka @thewrightgram and a huge HUGE TY 2 @nabfemeprez WORK IT LADY!! We thank you for being such a great inspiration, and a great mentor. TY 4 believing in Detroit! Our city has so much to offer and you saw the vision! S/o to DJ #PROOFS MOM 4 coming out and supporting us! #SALUTES TO EVERYONE!

  • June 21, 2014 8:49 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    In 2005 when the NABFEME Summit was in Chicago I made it a priority to attend because I have always dreamed of working in the entertainment industry. At this conference I met Karen Taylor Bass and her assistant Wendy Robinson.  Meeting these two ladies was the beginning of who I am today.  After spending the weekend with Karen, she  learned that I was a medical doctor and she gave me some advice that changed my world ...  she said “from now on you will introduce yourself as Dr. Renee.”  From that moment forward every person I met, I introduced myself as Dr. Renee.  At the NABFEME Showcase at the Harold Washington Center I saw a talented, young female rapper, Lady Te who is from my hometown of Detroit.

    Wendy encouraged me to ask her for her package and contact information.  I told Wendy I was just getting started and felt I needed more experience. I was not sure if I wanted to go in the same direction as her with my career in the entertainment industry. Although I wasn’t sure I took the chance and introduced myself to Lady Te and her parents.  After having the package for two weeks, I finally opened it to discover she was more than just talented but also professional and passionate about her music career.  Immediately I contacted her mother to learn more about Lady Te’s project and her mom was so impressed she was ready to sign the contract right away!  I remember when I sent my first press release/email blast Johnnie Walker emailed me and gave me a critique and I couldn’t believe that someone of her caliber took time to reach out to me.

    August 2005 Matthews Entertainment Group & Associates was born and from our work with Lady Te more notable artists started calling. Karen Taylor Bass is now my mentor/sisterfriend and she has emailed and called me after every major milestone in my career. Now in 2014 we are managing Steven Russell Harts lead singer of TROOP who is also a Grammy winning songwriter and producer.  My company could not have been successful had it not been for the contacts I made at the NABFEME Summit.  Those ladies introduced me to a world of people that I would have never known.  Most importantly, I would never have been known as Dr. Renee had it not been for my interaction with NABFEME.

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