The 5th Annual International Women’s Day Tea Celebrates Women Business Owners and Influencers in Michigan

For the 5th consecutive year, Super Woman Productions and Publishing presents the International Women’s Day Tea to celebrate women business owners and influencers in Michigan.

For the 5th consecutive year, Super Woman Productions and Publishing presents the International Women’s Day Tea to celebrate women business owners and influencers in Michigan. Nominees are selected by their peers via an online form, and those that are selected are honored at the event. This is the only official International Women’s Day event in Michigan.
Celebrated globally on March 8th each year, IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
From the International Women’s Day Website…
2017 and beyond

The world has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation may feel that all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970’s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. However, great improvements have been made.
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In 2016, Super Woman Productions and Publishing honored the following 4 women for their work in business, philanthropy and community:
Cassy Jones-McBryde (Features Editor at DailyVenusDiva.com and Founder of the International Fuller Woman Network), Theresa “T.Rose” Randleman (CEO and Founder of T. Rose Inc. and Producer of the Idlewild Music Festival), Tiffani Danyelle (CEO of the BodyShopExperts) and Romester Ushery (Lupus Survivor and Advocate). 2017 honorees TBA.
Along with the opportunity to network, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious sushi, as well as tea provided by the official event venue Socra Tea a woman owned establishment located at 71 Garfield St. Detroit, Michigan 48201. Additionally, participating vendors are women-owned businesses. This years event will be hosted by Angela T. Jones, CEO of Super Woman Productions and Publishing and Lacretia Rogers, Publisher of Detroit CEO Magazine.
The 2017 IWD theme is #BeBoldForChange, a call on the masses (or yourself) to help forge a better working and more gender inclusive world.
Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available for the 5th Annual International Women’s Day Tea. For more information, call 313-427-9772 or email superwomanproductions@gmail.com.
About Super Woman Productions and Publishing
Super Woman Productions and Publishing LLC is a diverse digital and visual media brand with a focus on entertainment and communications. The goal of The Company is to make a positive impact on today’s media using creative instruments and a “think outside the box” mentality. For more information, visit http://www.superwomanproductions.com.

From the Editor’s Desk

This is not a new reality for us, but it is not a time to let fear cause us to become paralytic. Our stories are what will deliver the message. Don’t be silent.

The unrest that the entire country is experiencing right now makes Black america tense, and for good reason. Any progress that activists and civil rights leaders have orchestrated on our behalf feels like 20 steps forward and 10,000 steps backward. For all of the strides that have been made for us to live fearlessly and without apology, we currently live in fear for the men in our lives. Our black men. Our kings. Our fathers, uncles, sons, cousins, God-sons and nephews. It is truly very saddening.

The recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile has re-opened a corporate wound that never has the potential to fully heal. Their lives have been snuffed out by individuals who were operating under the guise of those that have taken an oath to serve and protect us. They are terrorists of the worst kind. Despite their heinous acts of open murder, they have been allowed to retreat to their homes, in some cases, on paid “administrative leave”. In other words, they get to take comfort in being free to wake up again with their families…a gift that the men that they killed will never experience again. Their mothers, wives and sisters of these men in blue can enjoy laughter and a good meal in the comfort of their homes. One more thing that the victims of their rogue behavior cannot experience ever again.

Will there be justice served? Wait. The better question is; has justice ever been served? Ponder that. The Sterling and Castile families join the grieving collective of the mourners who have preceded them  over the injustice of our people. We ache for them all, while we hope to never personally experience their level of heartache.

This is not a new reality for us, but it is not a time to let fear cause us to become paralytic. Our stories are what will deliver the message. Don’t be silent.

#BlackLivesMatter

 

Christian Hip Hop Sensation BleSseD Takes Center Stage

Christian Hip Hop artist BleSsed gives an exclusive interview to Detroit CEO Magazine

It’s a great experience to talk to a fellow creative who uses the platform of music to bring people closer to God through song. I had the pleasure of obtaining a candid interview with BleSsed, a Christian Hip-Hop artist that shared some intimate details about his musical journey and spiritual beliefs. Here’s what he had to say during his exclusive interview for the Detroit CEO Magazine music issue.

Tell me how you got the name BleSseD.

I started out as a secular artist, and I gave myself the name BleSseD. My mother told me that she thought I was called to do something bigger…something for the Lord, but at the time, I wasn’t interested in that. The secular genre didn’t pan out the way that I wanted it to, in the beginning. When things took a turn in the direction that I thought they should go in is when I got saved, so I decided to make a shift in which I kept the name, but as a Christian Hip-Hop artist.

What was your inspiration behind the song Erryday? That song is actually one of my favorite songs by you!

Just being dedicated to the Lord and living for Him everyday. A lot of people attend church on Easter or Christmas, or, they want to go to God when they have a problematic situation or when something is going on and they need His help. This song emphasizes the fact that not only is it OK, but it’s ideal to live for God everyday.

For your fans, followers or people that may not know you, what do you want to share about your ministry through music?

If i had to just focus on one thing, the most important thing that I would like to share is that God is a God of restoration. My personal testimony explains that further. I’ve been through just about anything and everything a person can go through. I’ve truly reached a point where I feel like the things that I have gone through are things that He didn’t put me through, but He allowed me to experience. That has put me in a position where I’m able to relate to people who have experienced some of the same things, first hand.

Being a Christian is not a boring thing. A lot of people don’t come to Christ because they feel like it will involve a life of restriction and it’s not like that at all.You can turn up for Christ just like you turn up in the world, it’s just about living right and doing things the right way. I really just want to encourage people that if they don’t have a relationship with Christ to establish one, and if you do have one, continue to grow in Him.

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Photos by: Shawn Rochelle Photography

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

My biggest accomplishment to date was getting to the point where I completely surrendered my life to Christ. It was getting beyond myself and getting beyond what my flesh wanted and truly surrendering to His will for my life. I started out as an atheist. I didn’t believe in God. When I started to make the shift towards Him, there were people who judged and persecuted me because of doing so. Initially, that turned me off from the idea of church. As I grew, learned and began to seek God for myself,I had to understand that (wow) sometimes Jesus can have some horrible PR people, but that doesn’t fall back on Jesus. Satan will use what God meant for good and try to tear you down and it can come through other people. The key is to make sure that your identity and your contentment comes from Christ, alone, and not the people who say they are representing Him.

What is the biggest goal you have for your music career?

To introduce people to the same God that saved my life, and to win as many souls for Him as I can. It’s not about money, fame, glitz or glamour. I just want to minister the word effectively and show people that God loves them and is waiting for them.

BleSseD will be performing live at the Obedience CD Release concert Friday August 5, 2016 at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit. Tickets for this family friendly event are $25.00, which includes food and a signed copy of his new CD Obedience. For more information, contact B.S.D Entertainment at 313-279-8608. Follow BleSseD on social media: Instagram (@blessedboiq), Facebook Fan Page (@MC BleSsed). He can also be contacted via email at bsdmovement@gmail.com.

 

 

International Women’s Day Tea Detroit Honors Exceptional Women

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Super Woman Productions and Publishing will host the 4th Annual International Women’s Day Tea Detroit. This year’s International Women’s Day Theme is #PledgeForParity. Professional women are invited from various industries across Metro Detroit to enjoy networking, live entertainment, fresh sushi, vendors and a variety of tea selections provided by SocraTea in Midtown. This year dessert will be served in LOLIWARE, which is a woman owned business that was seen on Season 7 of the ABC hit show “Shark Tank”.

The event is hosted by Angela T. Jones, CEO of Super Woman Productions and Publishing along with Lacretia Rogers, Founder/Editor of Detroit CEO Magazine. During the event women in Metro Detroit who have made extensive contributions in business, philanthropy and the community will be honored. These women were nominated by other women in the community. The 2016 honorees are:

BUSINESS:

Tiffani Danyelle (Body Shop Experts, LLC)

COMMUNITY:

Cassy Jones-McBryde (International Fuller Woman Network)

PHILANTHROPY:

Theresa TRose Randleman (T. Rose Foundation and WINGS)

PHILANTHROPY:

Romester Patrice Ushery (Lupus activist and Survivor)

Tickets for International Women’s Day Tea Detroit are on sale now for $40. Sponsorships are also available. To purchase tickets in advance click here.

About LOLIWARE

LOLIWARE is a revolutionary new drinking and eating experience. The first and only edible disposable cup, it is 100% all natural, non-GMO, gelatin-free, gluten-free, plastic-free, BPA-free, non-toxic, and FDA approved.

About SocraTea

SocraTea Detroit is a locally owned and operated tea house and artist gallery nestled in the hubs of Detroit’s museum district and medical center, just a quick hop from bustling Midtown and the Wayne State University Campus. The unique tea house opened on Noel Night 2012 with the mission to serve exceptional tea at fair prices in an inviting environment. All teas are USDA certified organic and fair trade.

About Super Woman Productions and Publishing

Super Woman Productions and Publishing is a diverse digital media brand in Detroit, Michigan. Products and services include a radio show, merchandise, media training, motivational entertainment and book publishing. Super Woman Productions and Publishing promotes, produces and hosts empowering events throughout the year in Metro Detroit.

 

Boosting Online Brand Awareness | Smart and Effective Internet Marketing Tips

The internet has redefined how people conduct business, making it very easy to set up shop without the hustle associated with brick-and-mortar businesses. However, you still need a customer base to succeed, and this will depend on how well you market your business online. Here are some smart and effective internet marketing tips for increasing brand visibility.

• Optimize your website

According to research, 86% of people who use search engines to surf the web do not bother to access the second page. To this end, websites ranked at the first page and at the top tend to attract more traffic and make more revenue. As such, optimize your website in aspects such as design, loading speeds, ease of navigation, and mobile-friendliness, among others.

Additionally, ensure you add value to your visitors rather than focusing solely on selling to gain though command and with it loyal, long-term clients. For this, you will have to develop articles that teach all about your products and services and everything users may need to know – remember to be honest. This will also give you a chance to optimize popular keywords, boosting your chances of a higher ranking.

• Utilize the social media

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook go a long way in increasing brand visibility – they allow you to meet potential clients directly. As such, it is important to create relevant social media pages for reaching out to your fans on these sites and increasing awareness among potential clients.

Make sure they are informative and engaging in order to catch and retain the interest of visitors and increase your business’ popularity.

• Network

Competitors can be an inconvenience and an advantage as well, especially when your business is still new. By connecting with other similar and relevant businesses in your niche, you get to know more about how to succeed online while also making you visible their clients and visitors.

Additionally, network with other businesses that may offer complementary products and services and they may in turn channel their traffic your way.

• Short videos for a visual impact

In addition to reaching a wide audience, TV adverts are also efficient owing to the professionalism they portray – they are, unfortunately, very expensive. However, you can now make short videos marketing your business at almost no cost thanks to YouTube. Unlike written content, videos are fun and entertaining and as such are guaranteed to catch more people’s interests – keep them brief, professional, and informative with a touch of fun and personality.

These are some of the latest and most effective online marketing tips, and when boosted with quality products and customer service, they will go a long way in increasing brand visibility and traffic flow to your online business.