2 Powerful Entrepreneurial Millennial Women share their take on what it means to navigate entrepreneurship, health & wellness, and personal development. Inviting a special guest for every other episode, the ladies dig deep into the lives of other entrepreneurs to inspire listeners to support the movement of independent African American entrepreneurs. These 2 women aim to motivate, captivate, and educate their listeners on each of their personal experiences that lead them through everyday experiences as African American millennial entrepreneurs.
Alicia Watson is a Maryland-based cinematographer and photographer. A passionate storyteller, she started as an actor and playwright and evolved into owning and operating Ali Watson Media, a boutique digital media company focused on helping small business and entrepreneurs brand visually and authentically. Through being a writer, filmmaker, playwright, speaker, and now author, Alicia draws on her gifts of empathy and optimism to connect visionary, purpose-seeking believers to the truth we have in Christ.
Keniysha J. Watts is the owner of Serenity's Lavish Events, Simply Natural Grace and Keniysha J. Watts LLC located in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a 28 years old wife and mother of three and a full time entrepreneur. She is also healing from stage 3 breast cancer holistically at the present time. Keniysha was diagnosed on December 31, 2019 and have taken on a journey some wouldn't imagine they had the option to do so. She coach women on how to heal their dis-eases naturally and how to start their creative business debt free. She is also a luxury event planner which has been in business for a little over three years, and now during the pandemic have partnered with her husband to bring an all natural skin care line Simply Natural Grace LLLP.
Ajai is a Radical Self-Love Motivator and Coach with a purpose to spread love and light to everyday folks on how to self-love from where you are, how to love you first and to know you are not alone through motivational affirmations, coaching, and strategies. Self-love is individual work and Radical is collective work. We need each other to radically love ourselves. She is a God girl and her work is for you to love, celebrate, and embrace all of YOU first while still keeping others at the forefront. Ajai's favorite three words are Love. Light. Laugh.
In this episode, the hosts got to discuss the Georgia runoff election and policy change around paid sick leave with the political advocate Duncan Kirkwood. Duncan Kirkwood is an author, a speaker, and a global resilience advocate. Duncan has been recognized nationally for leading the organizing and advocacy effort to pass the Alabama School Choice and Opportunity Act in 2015. Among many awards and recognitions, Duncan is a recipient of the National Game Changers award from Policy Innovators in Education.
Donna is a Learning and Development Strategist and a healthcare management professional. She help individuals and organizations bridge the gap between vision and outcome. She is passionate about personal development and strategic planning. She is a avid reader and a traveler. Donna stopped living life on everyone's term, and instead looked deep inside her self and to learn that she had hidden skills and interests.
RaQuita Weathers, MBA is a experienced full-time Corporate Financial Analyst and owner of Belle Rouge Photography. RaQuita is recognized for her creative works of art and business knowledge. She has been an entrepreneur for the past five years, all while maintaining a full-time career. Outside of professional achievements, RaQuita is a loving wife and mother to a three year son, and two month old daughter. Throughout her entrepreneurship journey, she has made it her mission to help women and fellow business owners create content that captures the eye and entices conversation through photography. For her debut powershoot "Lifestylish" in January 2019, RaQuita made $1,000 in sales within a week after launching her new experience for clients. Most recently, RaQuita has co-partnered with Shanicka Roberts and opened the Photography BAE Studios for photographers and clients in the Atlanta area. She is also the creator and co-host of the Photography BAE Podcast created specifically for Beginner Photographers where B.A.E. is Business, Advice and Education.
Alicia is the creator of Flora’s Angels, a handmade skincare company. Alicia graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences. Currently, Alicia is leading the Performance Analytics team at an award-winning digital advertising agency as well as being SuperMom to her nine-year-old son, Evan.
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Monica Makeda, our favorite Cousin, is the owner of the empowerment brand Conscious Kingdom and host of the award winning podcast FREADOM! #FREADOM is a LITerary podcast that explores knowledge, culture & all things BLACK! Knowledge is Power & we obtain it effectively through reading, comprehension and sharing our stories. Oratory narration has been a part of Black culture since the beginning of time, the podcast is her love letter to amplify the Black voice and share true, authentic stories. She discusses all things encompassing the Black Experience with an emphasis on highlighting fellow creatives!
Tasha Wilson also known as Tasha W: The Messenger of Hope, is a published author and transformational speaker. Her life's mission is to inspire millennial women on how to rise from a place of pain to a posture of promise. She uses her life experiences and educational background to help millennial women unlock the treasure that's within, confront pitfalls from the past, and explore the power of fearlessness.
Nic Hyl helps to make women feel beautiful in the skin that they are in, because they believe that all women are beautiful, no matter the portrayal that they are typically fed from the world. She grew up in Florida and was raised by Jamaican parents. A travel inspired life is in her soul. As she was working in NYC’s fashion industry under various designers and brands, her desire to express her opinion on fashion grew, until she finally launched my own brand.
Brittiany Cierra is a storyteller with over a decade of experience, especially in the digital space. Her areas of expertise are full service marketing and culture critiques. She is currently the senior manager of Audience Development at BET while running her marketing agency Cur8ted Media, which has been in business for a year.
Jasmine is a Jesus Girl, wife, mom, Occupational Therapist and the creator of the Covered Planner. Her brand Covered is a community for the woman who is juggling wearing many hats to help her find the tools needed to gracefully carry out all of responsibilities while keeping her relationship with God first and while taking care of herself. She has sold over 500 planners since her brand launched in 2019.
Greg and Aries met in 2012 at Clayton State University. They had an instant attraction, began dating and got married two years later. They enjoyed three years of married life before they were blessed with their oldest daughter Brave (3). One year and a few months later, another blessing came in the form of their youngest daughter Wish (1 1/2). Greg enjoys cooking and gaming. Aries loves everything beauty and making the Kirk house a home. Brave and Wish love the outdoors, reading, and their pets Beatrix, Loola, and Booba. You can catch the Kirk family on YouTube. They have recently began vlogging. Search JustTheKirks.
Davida Roach, is a Charleston, SC native who moved to Atlanta August 2019. She is a serial entrepreneur and Wellness Influencer. Her first business is the Hair Bakery Boutique and she specialize in making custom closure wigs. As a Criminologist and past law enforcement officer, she is very passionate about women's safety so she created Dear Deanndra Inc., a nonprofit organization to prevent victimization for crimes targeting women that she named after her beloved sister Deanndra.
As a Wellness Influencer, she is the Creator of Davida's Diary, a blogging platform that she use to empower men and women to be secured in her 6 pillars of security: spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, financial and sexual. They put the cure in secured which helps prevent both men and women from toxic relationships and behaviors. To expand her reach, she created the Secure Yourself Magazine to highlight different levels of security and wellness tips.
Davida is also the author of "How I Turned My Misery Into My Ministry" which will give you the background on her experience with toxic relationships and how it prepared her for my purpose to help others go through what she did. It will also include a step by step guide to entrepreneurship and how to build your business. After reading the book, readers will feel empowered to turn THEIR misery into THEIR ministry.
Throughout the last month, a bunch of protests, riots, and police brutality has occurred across America. This was prompted by the murder of George Floyd. This has left many Blacks to bring attention to the injustice we suffer. The 21 Minutes or Less Podcast was no different! This episode is dedicated to Breonna Taylor, who just had a birthday this past week, and was wrongfully murdered by the police in her home.
The ladies talk about how they procrastinate during the recording process of the 21 Minutes or Less Podcast, but appreciate the beauty of having a team for accountability. Charisma discusses how parenting can cause procrastination, while Keysha Milana and Nakiea describe how perfectionism stunts their productivity.
As the ladies switch up their recording style, one of the hosts joins from afar this episode! The 21 Minutes or Less women discuss all things health! Physical health is related to every other type of health (mental, emotional, sexual, etc) so the ladies discuss there health in great detail.
The ladies start this episode talking about the misconceptions of dating and end with the juicy details of a threesome...or two. Find out which of the ladies had a threesome and who might be down to invite their husband to have a threesome!
This episode continues the juicy chatter about relationships. Charisma details her dating her man when she was broke, Nakiea talks about paying for dates. Keysha discusses why she asked her ex for a break. It was so much gossip, the girls had to make a part 3!
Episode 3 gets intense as the girls dive into relationships do’s and don’ts, managing finances, and who’s relationship goals. Nakiea talks about being single until marriage, Keysha Milana talks about who she’s dating and explains her take on gender roles, and Charisma talks about a breakup with her and her husband. Tune in to hear all the juicy details!
Charisma talks about her baby shower being cancelled, as Coronavirus strikes Atlanta. The ladies detail the personal experiences about how their lives change as a result of the pandemic. Keysha Milana gets into future investments, and Nakiea describes her fear about the future...
Opening with talks of the Coronavirus, the 3 women detail how lives have changed as a result of the pandemic. The ladies describe each of their businesses and how they balance the daily tasks that come up along with entrepreneurship. A question is posed for audience members to dwell on: “If you had 21 minutes to live, how would you spend it?” The 3 ladies: Charisma, Keysha Milana, and Nakiea detail what health & wellness, entrepreneurship, and generating wealth means to each of them. Closing with Keysha Milana’s Mantra of the day, we give you enough food for thought to leave you feeling empowered and ready to tackle any tasks! All within 21 minutes or less.