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Hot Topics shares announcements, quick views 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!   

  • July 21, 2013 1:59 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    The NABFEME expansion continues! We are excited to welcome our newest team leader, Ms Victoria "Vicki" Wayne.  Vicki joins us as our WebMistress managing all internet related details and interests.

    While we love to call her Vicki, Victoria Wayne is an experienced Information Technology Specialist, and she brings a wealth of knowledge to NABFEME. Vicki specializes in web design, writing, research, digital imaging, digital photography, programming, and application development. Vicki holds a BA in Media Communications and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Educational Technology from Webster University. She has performed as a promotions and on-air assistant with several Clear Channel Communications radio stations in the St. Louis area, as well as served as the freelance director of photography and St. Louis Liason for Interscope, Gaffen, and Universal Records. Vicki also assists with projects for a media company based in Germany.

    Vicki has worked with Lunix, Mac, and Windows environments in higher education, public K-12 education and in businesses. She worked for 4 years at Washington University in the area of library and technology. In addition, our WebMistress Ms Vicki Wayne has worked for 7 years in Special Education and in K-12 education. Her current projects include authoring children's books and developing apps for children. 

    Victoria resides in the Mid-west with her Fire Captain husband and their son.  Welcome Vicki!!!
  • July 21, 2013 1:44 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    Please join us in welcoming Gwendolyn D. McClain, MBA to NABFEME. Ms McClain joins the organization as our Operations Manager in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms McClain brings extensive expertise in marketing, communications and community outreach to NABFEME. After spending more than 20 years working in the non-profit sector as well as corporate, Small Business and government agencies in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, the Virgin Islands and Tennessee ... Ms McClain started J. Haynes Enterprises. J. Haynes Enterprises provides personalized and innovative strategic consulting to organizations and individuals. The firm serves clients who require a strategic approach to reaching their internal and external communications, media relations, market research, social media, fundraising, marketing and community outreach goals.

    As NABFEME continues to expand, we believe a strong opportunity for growth exists in the Bay area.  In this new era, our goals extend farther than music and entertainment, and our outreach will target career oriented, ambitious and progressive women! We believe that regardless of the career choice, most women travel on a professional journey that crosses the paths of other women and NABFEME strives to be the leader in connecting those crossover paths. We have been developing several plans for the organization’s strategic growth; Ms McClain’s experience, knowledge, and keen understanding of the non-profit sector will help to fuel that growth.

    Feel free to give Gwendolyn a call to welcome her to NABFEME, or to utilize her services. Ms McClain can be reached at her office, 510-470-3515.

  • May 01, 2013 1:35 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    The NABFEME Team continues to grow and expand!  We're excited to welcome Attorney Charlotte Anderson-Bedford as our Operations Manager in New York!  Serving as General counsel for the Law Offices of Charlotte-Anderson Bedford, Charlotte leads the NABFEME charge in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and surrounding areas. Attorney Anderson-Bedford represents entertainment, individual and corporate and related clients. She handles contract negotiations, estate matters, other civil matters. Charlotte is also the Co-Founder of Three J Entertainment, managing the day to day operations of the clients signed to the company’s roster. You can contact the Law Office of Charlotte Anderson-Bedford at 315 Madison Avenue, Suite 901 in New York, or call (212) 537-6827.

  • April 30, 2013 10:56 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    Legendary "All-Girl" band KLYMAXX will headline the 2013 Family SoulFest at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta and Women Who Jam! opens the show! 

    Through an exclusive partnership with Atlanta's R&B KISS-104 FM, Women Who Jam! will host the "Opening Act" portion of the stage. Artists who perform as a part of the opening act will be selected via two (2) Women Who Jam! Showcases held at Do At The View, 955 W. Marietta Street at Entrance #7 in downtown Atlanta. Showcase dates - May 2nd and May 16th. There is NO obligation and nothing to buy! To participate in either showcase, log onto and click SoulFest 2013, READ THE RULES, get ALL the details and sign up!

    MC: KISS 104's Cynthia Young

    Avery*Sunshine - R&B sensation, singer/songwriter/pianist
    Cappriccieo Scates - Executive General Manager, Arrow Records
    Peniece Le Gall - Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC Atlanta

    EVENT HOSTS: Zina Brown, Jennifer Nash and Janesa Brown

    For more information call: 678-591-3717
  • March 01, 2013 9:58 AM | Tammara Tillman

    Unfortunatley, I've missed the last two Connect sessions due to situations and emergencies beyond my control. Thus, through all the mock blessings are being bestowed upon me with opportunities to expand my services as a Publicist and/or Consultant.

    On Monday, I was invited to a business dinner with a team of Brand Management and the Manager of a Artist's from Jamaica West Indies. This particular artist's is quite big in Jamaica however, the management wants to expand the leverage in the United States. Commencing in New York now in order to create a brand, publicity and  video shoots, adequate time needs to be alotted for fruition.

    How would one go about obtaining a Visa for this particular situation?  

  • January 13, 2013 11:09 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    Don't miss NABFEME Connect this Wednesday, January 16th at 9PM EST. By joining us on the call you’ll take advantage of a fun, effective and FREE way to meet others and achieve your networking goals. NABFEME Connect can also help you to create your own strong and supportive network of business professionals.

    NO parking, NO cover charge, NO traffic, NO problem!  You do not have to RSVP … just dial in. Join NABFEME Connect from anywhere in the USA and Canada by calling (559) 726-1000. Access Code: 357302#

  • January 02, 2013 2:22 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)


    As we start a brand new year, I wanted to take a moment to thank you... our members for your support and for being a part of our vision.  Your constant encouragement and feedback kept us on track and moving forward throughout the year.  If our operations in 2012 taught us anything, it was there is a strong desire and need for the services that NABFEME provides.

    As we roll our sleeves up in preparation for the job ahead, we know 2013 won’t be much different.  As companies continue to outsource and the demand for professional services increase, there’s no doubt that more women will be looking to insulate their careers and businesses by improving their professional networks.  Building stronger contact lists and power relationships coupled with aggressive collaborations will be the direction for most in the New Year ahead.  And, NABFEME will be here with open arms to welcome and embrace those colleagues.

    We will persist in working hard to maintain your trust and your membership.  We will proceed with the type of events, meetings and seminars that you want and those that merit your attention.  Our “open-door” policy remains steadfast for 2013 and we always welcome your questions, comments and concerns.  We look forward to working with you during your career journey in 2013 and of course, in the years to come. 

    On behalf of the entire NABFEME management team, we wish you a very happy and prosperous 2013 ... and may it be as abundant for you as we hope it will be for us.

    Johnnie Walker

    NABFEME President

  • December 17, 2012 10:42 PM | Charlotte Anderson

    Thanks to all of you who made it out on Friday evening and if you didn't make it, you really missed a special evening.  But not to worry because this is only the beginning.  We are regenerated and just getting revved up.  Hope to see you all soon.



  • December 09, 2012 1:44 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    ATTENTION:  We have made a few changes to the NABFEME Member profile. These changes are minor, however, they are important in helping us to get to know you better. They will also give us better direction when planning meetings and/or events. Please update your profile so that your information will be consistent with the changes we have made. The changes are listed below.

    1. We changed Industry to: Profession/Industry
    2. We updated the list of Industry Professions
    3. We changed Skill Sets to: Job Description
    4. We changed Interests to: Professional Goals
    5. We changed Awards to: Career Achievements
    6. We added: How did you hear about NABFEME
    7. We added: My Motto.
    8. We added: Member Type
    9. For our student members, we added: College/University 
    10. For our student members, we added: Major Course of Study 

     If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the NABFEME office. 
  • December 09, 2012 1:09 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

    Welcome to our New Members!!
    Hello Everyone!  Please join me in welcoming our newest members to the NABFEME 360 Member Experience.  Make a connection!  Email them, call them... let them know they have made a sound choice,  make them feel at home!  You'll find their contact information in the Member Directory.  From Atlanta, DC, Philly Memphis and other areas... our newest members are:

    • Jasmine Speights
    • Peniece LaGall
    • Colethea Jenkins
    • Carlee McCullough, Esq.
    • Tomeka Tiller
    • Kim Wilson
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