As with any artistic endeavor, Women Interactive is a collaborative Creative Technology Festival. Below are the event curators.
Sabrina Harvey is the Chief Creative Officer at Friday Girl TV, Art of Genius Creative Technology Series and Girl Genius Productions, which produces media content for web, TV and film including, webstation for women, Friday Girl TV. Sabrina has worked in the field of communications, marketing and project management for over 10 years and has worked on campaigns for Loreal cosmetics, Citizens Trust Bank, Grady Hospital and Stedman Graham.
Ashia R. Sims, MBA is the Chief Content Manager at Friday Girl TV and the Chief Transmedia Offier at Art of Genius Creative Technology Series and Girl Genius Productions, which produces media content for the web, tv and film including the web station for women, Friday Girl TV. Ashia has worked in the field of television and film production for over 8 years. She has worked on television projects for BET, Fox, Peachtree TV, Starz in Black and NBC as well as several feature film projects. Ashia is also the Chief Content Creator of Clueless Fashionista, a lifestyle blog.
Women Interactive has a board of Curators who help to define programming, tracks and education as it pertains to the 2012 Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival.
2012 Women Interactive Curators
Writer and Digital Doyenne Lauren Brown Jarvis is a 2012 graduate of Spelman College and produced the highly successful Digital Doyennes: Wisdom from Women who Lead in Social Media and Digital Innovation. Her ability to make any event “social” has allowed her to work with the National Visionary Leadership Project, Atlanta Public Schools,Black Women’s Film Network, All Women’s Media Alliance, Women in Film and Television, All Women’s Media Alliance and the Office of Communications at Spelman College where she served as the school’s first Social Media Coordinator.
Felicia Pride is a writer, content strategist, and educator with more than ten years experience working in media. She provides story and content strategy, develops creative content projects, and manages media and web production through her firm Pride Collaborative. She recently finished co-developing media-based educational materials for the PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name and is working on developing the curriculum for a NPR radio show. Additionally, she is the founder of The Create Daily, a daily resource for content creators.
Lauren Thomas is a digital marketing strategist with a passion for connecting with people through social media, storytelling, and travel.
She has developed social media strategies, launched influencer outreach campaigns and conducted social media training seminars for a variety of organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She also speaks about new media and social media marketing and has spoken at events including the Atlanta Food Blog Forum, Digital Atlanta and BarkWorld Expo.
Nicole Garner, a product of Georgia State University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, is the principle of the high profile events planning, fashion and lifestyle, public relations and marketing firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Beginning her career under the guidance of some of the industry’s most noted entertainment and celebrity publicists, Garner soon realized her passion for the glitzy and glamourous side of PR. With clients ranging from the Jaguar Luxury Brand, New Era Cap, Ciara, Estelle, Strength of Nature Global, MillerCoors, Amar’s Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns), Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Porsche, Adidas, Xbox and more with efforts appearing on MTV, BET, E!, VH1, NBA TV and on the glossy pages of many of today’s most well noted magazines and blogs. this author, instructor and practitioner has asserted herself as an authority on this mysterious field of publicity. At only twenty eight years of age, Nicole Garner’s agency represents corporate brands and unique clients in raw, rich, and unconventional territories.
Candace Bazemore is reaching new heights as a highly creative and multitalented business and community leader. Candace is the President of J. Lane Media Company, an Atlanta-based graphic design firm. Candace is also the Publisher of Sister Girl News, a web magazine and radio show that focuses on giving all women a voice and sharing news and information by providing a closer look at real people, entertainment, politics, lifestyle, and social issues from a woman’s perspective. Candace is a sought after speaker and she conducts trainings, seminars and speaks to youth, business executives and women leaders about success, branding and social media. She has had the opportunity to bring her message to audiences including those at United Way, Metlife, Bronner Business Institute, ActionCoach, the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, the Association of Black MBAs, the Consulate of the Republic of Liberia, the Campaigns Academy and Usher’s New Look Foundation.
Margaret Kargbo is an advocate of social good + literacy through the Arts with over a decade of experience in relationship building and strategic thinking to a mix of corporate, nonprofit and freelance entities. Margaret has always focused her efforts to projects and people whose work make a difference in the lives of others, particularly through the scope of media education, experiential marketing and community building. Her strong desire to see good things happen through collaborative partnerships and shared experiences prompted her in Spring 2010 to jumpstart a creative boutique agency – iWonder MediaGroup. Focusing on the Arts & humanities, iWonder MediaGroup supports local artists, businesses and nonprofits to produce special programming and events while providing media education through panel discussions, cultural exchanges and documentary series. Currently, Margaret splits her time managing the strategic direction of iWonder MediaGroup while providing consulting services to San Francisco based -integrated marketing company, Ryan Partnership. She is actively involved in several arts, entertainment and community outreach organizations both local and otherwise that include WRFG 89.3 FM Board of Directors; City of Atlanta/OCA Contract for Arts Services Advisory Panel; Idea Capital steering committee; C4 Atlanta Board of Directors; The Ladies Board and Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families (SURREF).