April 3, 2020

Featured Women of the B* Word Book

Featured Women Inside The Book
Take a look at some of these inspiring women mentioned inside I’ve Been Called the B*Word… Now What Do I Do?13 Rules for the “New-Age” Professional Woman by Dr. Kay Green, and get inspired!

Ana Cortes is a Personal and Business Coach, Writer, Radio and Television communicator, Businesswoman and Leader of Women. Ana is committed to changing the lives of Latin American through financial education and the transformation of scarcity mentalities into an abundance state of mind.

Her accomplishments have earned her various distinctions, such as the ´40 Leaders Under 40’ award’ and the ‘Bank of America Neighborhood’, both obtained in 2008. She also hosted “La Vida Más Allá del Dinero” (Life Beyond Money), a business and personal financial radio show.

Ana is also the author of Cruce el Puente de Sus Finanzas (Cross Your Financial Bridge), which includes a prologue by Kim Kiyosaki, best-selling author of Rich Woman and Raising Time and the wife of world-renown Robert Kiyosaki. Backed by her accomplishments in the United States and Latin America, Ana is experienced in imparting trainings and workshops in Financial Education, Business, Investing in Real Estate and the Entrepreneurial Mindset.

Ana Cortes

Bobbie Kelsey-Grayson   Bobbie Kelsey-Grayson is in her second season as head women’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin. The Decatur, GA native was a four-year letterman at Stanford and was a part of the 1992 national championship team. From Stanford she went on to assistant coach at Virginia Tech then back to her alma mater where she was made assistant coach. Through her inspirational attitude and contagious enthusiasm she built a powerhouse program at Stanford and has been brought on to the University of Wisconsin to do the same.

Dina Marto is a woman on the front lines of the music business. She co-founded the record label, Twelve Music Group, with Simon Guobadia. She produced Ken Ford’s album, State of Mind, which reached #3 on Billboard.

Marto started her career under the tutelage of LA Reid as Chairman of Island Def Jam. She has worked with several big name artists including, LL Cool J and Rick Ross and has been a member of the Recording Academy, Atlanta Chapter since 2009.

Dina Marto

Drexina   Since beginning her career as a photographer, Drexina has had the privilege of capturing some of the most beautiful and talented people in the world of fashion and entertainment.

Her recent clients include Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group, Jezebel Magazine, Senses Magazine, Vogue, Nike NY, Gospel Today Magazine, Mami Magazine, Click Models, Elite Models, Major Models, recording artists & producers: Ludacris, Kanye West, and Bravo among others. She works not only to produce great images, but also to inspire future generations through photography.

Erica Diamond is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WomenOnTheFence.com, Women’s Success Coach, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Media Personality. Her business journey has awarded her The Profit Hot 50 Award – One of Canada’s 50 Emerging Growth Companies.

Erica Diamond is the author of the book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business. Erica Diamond was also recently been named to the coveted lists, THE TOP 20 WOMEN IN CANADA and FORBES Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Women In Business on Twitter. Diamond is now the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and a contributor to The Huffington Post.

Erica Diamond

Juliette Brindak   In 2005 Juliette Brindak started the website MissOandFriends.com, based off characters she drew when she was younger. The website was a haven for young girls to network with each other and play games to take a break from the hustle and bustle of school, drama, and boys. Brindak also penned a Miss O and Friends book, which sold over 120,000 copies. After Proctor & Gamble invested in the company in 2008, it was valued at $15 million, Brindak was just 19 years old.

Kanini Mutooni, is a chartered accountant who had spent her entire working life in the US and UK in the Risk Management and banking sector. Her career spans 3 continents over the last 12 years. She discovered microfinance during the financial crisis and decided that this truly was the “new good face of banking”. She then founded myAzimia.org which provides technology and consulting solutions to the Peer to Peer lending sector. She also founded www.inuka.org which is an online microfinance portal dedicated to matching female owned businesses in Africa with social investors in Europe who provide them with loan capital. Kanini has had the fantastic honor of being nominated and shortlisted for two global awards in 2010: The Barclays Woman of the City Award, and the Shell 2010 UK Woman of the year Award.   Kanini Mutooni

  Kyle S. Smitley is the owner and founder of Barley & Birch, a USA-made 100% certi?ed organic clothing line for children, which pledges to give over half its pro?ts to environmental and social causes around the globe. To date, barley & birch has given funding to small groups to support everything from sustainable agriculture education in El Salvador to providing shelters to victims of abuse in Haiti.

Prerna Gupta is CEO of Khush, a start-up company that develops intelligent music apps, like the #1 hit app Songify, which turns speech into music. Prerna led her start-up to profitability, with her company’s apps receiving over 10 million downloads and 200 songs created to date.

She is also responsible for producing viral videos for her products that have reached over 180 million views. Khush was recently acquired by Smule, the leading developer of social music apps. Prerna was voted one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology 2011, and her writing has been featured in the New York Times and TechCrunch.

  Prerna Gupta

  Rachel Hollis is the founder of Los Angeles-based event planning firm, Chic Events. In 2009, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30.” At 28, she has already designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Al Gore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Marcia Cross, Jamie King, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Most recently, she planned the nuptials of actress Sara Rue’s wedding, which garnered national coverage in magazines such as People and US Weekly. In addition, Rachel is a lifestyle expert for EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, KTLA Morning News, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and Celebrations.com.

Savannah Britt is the 18 year-old socialite turned entrepreneur who is taking the entertainment industry by storm. In 2005 Britt decided to develop a website for teen girls, www.girlpez.com.

Accompanying the site, Girlpez became a hard copy magazine entitled Girlpez Fashion Magazine, The magazine has been seen and endorsed by some of the top people in the industry such as Amy Astley, the editor in chief of Teen Vogue.

Britt is rapidly becoming a red carpet favorite and has been seen reporting from fashion shows, red carpet events, and different concert venues for some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment.


  Tai Beauchamp is a journalist, editor, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

A graduate of Spelman College with a B.A. in English Literature, she began her career interning at Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, which led to a position as beauty editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, Suede, and Seventeen Magazines.

These jobs paved the way to an editor position at VIBE Vixen and style contributor to www.iVillage.com.

Today, Tai is the National Correspondent of InStyle and is a spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful Movement as well as serving as a correspondent to a number of television programs and talk shows.