BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
Lillie Mae PR / GlamBoss.orgSmyrna, Georgia
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:Through Lillie Mae PR and GlamBoss.org, I provide business resources and exposure opportunities to entrepreneurs of all facets! My ultimate goal is to help visionaries around the world reach their goals more quickly and profit from their purpose. Lillie Mae PR specifically helps business owners by providing full hands-on media campaigns and special event production. GlamBoss.org is an entrepreneur's one-stop shop for a variety of à la carte business services, speaking opportunities and creative marketing tools.
THE STORY:Having emerged from very humble beginnings in Winston Salem, North Carolina, I graduated from the University of NC at Chapel Hill. While in college, I had the privilege to intern in the PR departments of Universal-Motown Records and Atlantic Records. This is where my interest in the Public Relations industry began. A few years later, I relocated to Atlanta and hit the ground running as an entrepreneur! I started as a media correspondent, covering events including the MTV VMA's, BET Awards and Soul Train Music Awards. I also had the pleasure of interviewing some of my favorite celebrities, including Wendy Williams, Russell Simmons and Meagan Good. Once my PR agency was created, I switched gears a bit, and have since confirmed client placements with major media platforms around the world -- including “Black Enterprise,” “Huffington Post,” “Billboard” magazine, MadameNoire.com, “USA Today,’ “The Hollywood Reporter,” Yahoo News and more.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:I am very proud to have awarded two business grants to deserving entrepreneurs through GlamBoss.org so far. Below are a few other exciting recognitions:
2018 Seminar Presenter at "Black Experience & Expo" | Atlanta
2018 Bold Favor Award Recipient
2017 Atlanta Power Player Honoree
2017 Presenter at "Purpose Diaries" Seminar | Turks & Caicos
2016 "Women on The Rise" Keynote Speaker | Atlanta
2016 ACHI Magazine Entrepreneur & PR Of The Year Nominee
2015 Who's Who In Atlanta Honoree
2015 BE Magazine Cover Honoree
2014 Kontrol Magazine Awards "Author of the Year" Nominee
ROADBLOCKS AND CHALLENGES:Achieving a work/life balance was a primary challenge for me during my earlier years in business, but I have since built a solid team which allows me to step away from the business for important family/friend moments.
CHILDHOOD YEARS:As a child I was extremely energetic, loved academia and had quite the sense of humor. I was involved in tons of church activities, school groups and local pageants as well. Although I grew up in a very poor community, I was very ambitious from an early age and embraced the mindset that “now is not my forever.” The late great Maya Angelou was a member of my hometown church and her presence gave me glimpse of my own magic as a kid; showing me that life could get much more grand outside of our city limits.
CONTACT INFORMATION:www.LillieMaePR.com - www.GlamBoss.org
@LillieMaePR / @GlambitiousIAM (on all social platforms)