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Rhonesha Byng: “From Ambition to Achievement: Using the Power of Storytelling to Advance Your Career”

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In this SUMMIT Signature Speaker Series talk, Rhonesha Byng, founder and CEO of the digital media platform Her Agenda, will discuss how the power of storytelling can play a transformative role in your career. The tools we use to connect and communicate are ever-evolving but the core of creating a connection remains the same: storytelling. People are drawn to well-told stories; it’s embedded within our nature. A well-told story has the power to move someone to take action. So when it comes to achieving our goals, why are we often compelled to keep it a secret or wait for the “right” moment to tell it? To become successful at doing what we love, we must share our stories in order to get our community, our tribe and society to take action toward helping us to achieve our dreams. Instead of building “brands,” we need to create stories that our community can rally behind.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 
7:30 p.m.
Agnes Scott College
Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall
Event Contact: Cassandra Lawrence, clawrence@agnesscott.edu
Sponsored by the Center for Digital and Visual Literacy, this event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. 
Complimentary parking is available in the West Parking Facility on S. McDonough Street. Directions to campus.
 
About Rhonesha Byng
Rhonesha Byng first discovered the power of storytelling through journalism at the age of 16. She became a reporter covering local news, music and culture for online publications. By the time she entered college, she interviewed celebrities and politicians and won an award for her journalism. She created a narrative around her ambitious spirit and passion for journalism with a simple motto: No one Ever Slows Her Agenda. From that concept, developed her company Her Agenda, which has been featured in Essence, Forbes, and NBC News. The digital media platform, HerAgenda.com, gives millennial women information and inspiration to help them get started or to move to the next level of their careers.
Byng is part of the 2017 class of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in both the media and dorm room founders categories. Previously, she was named one of 28 Under 28 by NBCBLK and one of 29 People To Know by BET. She has spoken at The White House and The United State of Women Summit. She has also received awards from the Associated Press and the New York Association of Black Journalists for her work in journalism. Early in her career, as a field producer with NBC New York (WNBC-TV) she earned an Emmy award as part of team coverage for a breaking news story.
Byng is a Posse Scholar alumna and attended DePauw University on a full-tuition leadership scholarship.