Author Archives: Sakita Holley

Podcast: If You Drop the Ball, Pick It Up

Podcast: If You Drop the Ball, Pick It Up

After a long Summer hiatus, I’m back with a new episode of the #HashtagsandStilettos podcast! On this episode, I talk about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to and address a topic that’s been weighing heavily on my mind. It’s about all of the unnecessary pressure and stress that we put on ourselvesContinue Reading

Podcast: TGIN’s Chris-Tia Donaldson on the ‘Crawl, Walk, Run’ Philosophy She Applies to Life and Business

Podcast: TGIN’s Chris-Tia Donaldson on the ‘Crawl, Walk, Run’ Philosophy She Applies to Life and Business

Chris-Tia Donaldson (@TGINCEO) is the founder and CEO of Thank God It’s Natural (TGIN), a company that manufactures all natural hair and skin care products that she launched in 2013. A few years before she launched the company, she wrote her first book called ‘Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair,’Continue Reading

Podcast: How Demetria Lucas D’Oyley is Writing Her Way to a Life on Her Own Terms

Podcast: How Demetria Lucas D’Oyley is Writing Her Way to a Life on Her Own Terms

  Demetria Lucas D’Oyley is an award-winning journalist and author who got her unofficial start in the world of journalism when she launched her first blog, ABelleinBrooklyn in 2007 which was all about the ‘misadventures of a single Southern woman living too far above the Mason Dixon.” Demetria’s hilarious stories, straight-to-the-point advice and wit earnedContinue Reading

Podcast: Shea Moisture Problems and 10 Tips for Marketing Consumer Products to Diverse Audiences

Podcast: Shea Moisture Problems and 10 Tips for Marketing Consumer Products to Diverse Audiences

About a week ago, Shea Moisture, a company that specializes in organic hair, beauty and body products designed to meet the hair and skincare needs of multicultural consumers across the diaspora who traditionally have been ignored by mass market companies, released an ad on Facebook focused on “Hair Hate,” that immediately caused a firestorm of controversy.Continue Reading

Podcast: Adenah Bayoh on Using Real Estate Development and Franchising as a Path to Entrepreneurship

Podcast: Adenah Bayoh on Using Real Estate Development and Franchising as a Path to Entrepreneurship

  Adenah Bayoh  is the founder and CEO of Adenah Bayoh and Companies, which is the parent corporation that owns IHOP franchises in Paterson and Irvington, NJ and a real estate development portfolio with more than $225 million dollars in urban redevelopment projects. Because of the success of her flagship IHOP restaurant in Irvington, a consistentlyContinue Reading

Podcast: Be Your Motherf**king Self

Podcast: Be Your Motherf**king Self

  Recently, I asked myself a question that changed everything. I asked: Is there a prize that you’ve received from purposely being less than who you know yourself to be that you still have today? The answer was no. Listen to this episode to learn more about this moment and how I plan to showContinue Reading