In A League Of Their Own
March 22, 2015 5:08 PM   Subscribe

In honour of Women's History Month*, Vibe has been doing brief interviews with "a woman who has made her living by doing exactly what she wants."

The list so far:

Laurel Richie: WNBA President.
Soledad O'Brian: CEO, Starfish Media Group & Reporter.
Karen Civil: Hip Hop culture writer, karencivil.com.
Misty Copeland: Ballerina.
Miss Diddy: Brand consultant & event planner, The Brand Group.
Massy 'Mankofit' Arias: Fitness trainer.
Cari Champion: ESPN host.
Aisha Tyler: Comedian.
Taraji P. Henson: Actor.
Catherine Brewton: Vice President, BMI.
Jeanette Jenkins: Personal trainer.
Damali Elliott: Founder & CEO, Petals-N-Belles.
Tricia Clarke-Stone: Founder & CEO, Narrative marketing.
Janelle Monae: Singer & Founder, Wondaland Records.
Egypt Sherrod: Real estate expert and television host.
Anna Maria Chávez: CEO, Girl Scouts of America.
Tia Mowry-Hardrick: Actor.
Tammy Brook: CEO, FYI Brand Communications.
Alicia Quarles: E! News Correspondent.

*Except Canada, which celebrates it in October. Long story.
posted by Lemurrhea (3 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
I was curious:
October was chosen to coincide with the celebration of the anniversary on October 18 of the decision of the court case Edwards v. Canada, more commonly known as the Persons Case, in which it was established that Canadian women were eligible to be appointed senators and in general had the same rights as Canadian men with respect to positions of political power.
posted by dumbland at 5:39 PM on March 22, 2015 [2 favorites]


[Monae's] first single “Tight Rope” [...] her stellar debut ArchAndroid in 2010

Oops, someone is wrong on the Internet. Her first single was Violet Stars Happy Hunting!!! from the Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) EP, released in 2007, and the video for her Grammy-nominated third single Many Moons from 2008 was quite popular at the time.

Tightrope is from 2010 (but alright, that was when mefi first wrote about her).

(and yeah, Suite I wasn't even her first album, btw, she made an "unofficial studio album" back in 2003...)
posted by effbot at 7:33 PM on March 22, 2015 [8 favorites]


Sort of on-topic: Today's Google Doodle is on Emmy Noether's 133rd Birthday.
posted by Joe in Australia at 9:00 PM on March 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


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