Meet our contributors
We would like to thank our awesome contributors, whose efforts make She Owns It what it is.
We are proud to have some of the best and brightest minds in the industry sharing their knowledge and experience with our community.
My name is Abimbola Balogun. I’m a Lawyer, Entrepreneur, HR professional, Business Coach and Mentor.
I’m the Co-Founder of So Fresh, the leading healthy food chain in Nigeria established in 2010. We have multiple branches across Nigeria with over 100 employees and a high impact board.
I’m the Principal Partner at AB Moore Consulting Firm, an online HR platform where I help ambitious, struggling and overwhelmed entrepreneurs achieve business productivity, continuity and lifestyle freedom by teaching them how to build great teams that can deliver profitable business growth.
I was listed among the 100 most inspiring women by Ynaija in 2017 and in 2019, and was also recognized among Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women by Leading Ladies Africa.
I’m a Goldman Sachs scholar and a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach, Mentor and Trainer.
I am passionate about Human capital development and I actively empower my team to leas their lives with meaning and purpose.
As a conference speaker at both corporate and religious events, my impact story have been featured on several great platforms.
I’m a proud member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, an alumnus of Enterprise Development Centre, PAU and has several professional certifications in Operations Management and leadership.
I am happily married to my soulmate and business partner, Olagoke Balogun and we are blessed with two vibrant sons.
Allison De Meulder
As founder of Invitation Consultants and Matrick and Eve, she was a pioneer in the online invitation and stationery industry. As owner and CEO of the Ecommerce company, retail store and wholesale greeting card business, she managed, directed, created and collaborated. Building company culture, mentoring and empowering teams, and developing products are her passion. Allison sold her startup after 18 years and now through speaking engagements, consulting, writing a book, and hosting the podcast Emerson Built That, she has taken her experience, passion and challenges and built a voice that resonates with others who are aspiring to start a business, thinking about selling a business, and all of the fun times in between.
Angela Kambouris built a high-level career as an executive in the field of vulnerability and trauma. A global leadership consultant and founder of Evoluccion Consulting Agency, she helps organizations to increase the abilities of their operations, improve the performance of their employees and build a stronger company culture. Angela writes for large publications, coaches, and trains on the power of leadership, executive presence, cultivating high performing teams and leading people-centric cultures. Let’s connect through my website, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
When I see the potential of an ‘idea’, & believe in it, I put my heart & soul into it.
The adventurer in me seeks the unknown & pushes me to go on new experiences and take my readers, my community with me.
Somewhere along my journey I freed myself from fear of uncertainty, “what if” and failure and drifted away from a traditional career, even though I truly love the business, corporate workspace, and moved towards sustainable community work.
I love to be presented with a great challenge or a bigger cause, this often brings the best of me. I am also known for my tenacity, perseverance & capacity to work tirelessly.
Aziza Isaack Godana
Aziza is a Field Officer for the BOMA Project. At BOMA, Aziza helps women in Northern Kenya impacted by climate change start new business, provide a better future for their children and evolve into successful leaders in their communities. Aziza holds a diploma in Community Development and Social Work from the Technical Institute of Kenya and has a certificate in pharmaceutical technology. Most recently she was a Community Mobilizer with BRICS (Building Resilience in Civil Society).
Creator/Owner of B. Fabeautique
Encouraging every woman to feel fabulous, know that you are beautiful just the way you are, and celebrate what makes you unique.
Be fabulous, beautiful, unique!
Blair Kaplan Venables
Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. As a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients, which include global wellness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Blair has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards and more. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including CBC Radio, CEOWORLD Magazine, She Owns It and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 best-selling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments.
Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation.com which provides online legal filing services for entrepreneurs and businesses, startup bundles that include corporation and LLC formation, registered agent services, DBAs, and trademark and copyright filing services. You can find MyCorporation on Twitter at @MyCorporation.
Donna Amos is passionate about helping Solopreneurs grow their business using everything digital and publishing. She has 30 years experience in sales and marketing for small business. She believes the best gift you can give another is a word of encouragement.
Dr. Colleen Batchelder
As a Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and Consultant, Dr. Colleen Batchelder helps leaders create companies where Millennials want to work. Her doctoral background in leadership and global perspectives gives her an added edge because she approaches generational dissonance from all directions, including from an anthropological, theological, sociological, and ethnographic lens. Connect with Dr. Batchelder on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Elaine Slatter is a Small Business Expert, founder of XL Consulting Group and author of the popular book, “Fabulous Fempreneurship”, a complete business guide for women. XL Consulting Group helps entrepreneurs with market planning, strategy, branding, web design and social media. She has over 30 years of executive business and marketing experience and is ready to help you rocket your business to success. Elaine is passionate about mentoring women to become successful women entrepreneurs. To find out more, visit XL Consulting Group or join the Fabulous Fempreneurship mastermind.
Jessica Strull is a freelance writer who works with leaders looking to drive employee engagement and increase customer satisfaction. Jessica is passionate about bringing awareness to the working female perspective. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. When she’s not writing you can find her binging bad movies, reading great books, or hanging out at Walt Disney World. Find Jessica on jessicastrullwrites.com or LinkedIn.
Kay Dewar is a systems strategist for businesses. Bringing her organisation geekiness and logical skills to structure and streamline the way they operate to save them effort, time and money. She has helped businesses 5x their monthly income with these strategies.
Laura Gatsos Young
Laura Gatsos Young is a digital content writer based in Toronto. A former PR Director-turned-solopreneur, Laura writes digital content for female entrepreneurs with BIG dreams. Interested in more digital marketing tips and insight? Check out her blog at lauragatsosyoung.com.
International Educator, Speaker, Author, and Business Coach, Lori helps entrepreneurs and organizations focus on foundational tools needed for sustained success. As a Curriculum Designer and Business Professor, Lori has helped grow hundreds of organizations organically to build a true, long-lasting purpose. Lori has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, & various regional markets. She has authored / co-authored several books and works globally to support literacy, cancer research, young entrepreneurship, and military programs. Helping raise over three million dollars for literacy, Lori was awarded the Lifetime Presidential Service Award for her work. For more info visit www.lorimcneil.com.
I am a writer, a storyteller, and lover of a great cup of coffee. I have directed media for global projects and managed social media for small businesses. After editing an online newspaper for four years, I knew it was time to pursue my passion to help others tell their stories. I have a heart for creating social spaces for non-profit organizations.
Mardi Winder-Adams is a Divorce Coach, Credentialed Distinguished Mediator and a BCC Executive Coach. She has a background in management, education consulting, and professional training and is the founder of Positive Communication Systems, LLC.
Mella Noir – Entrepreneur Success Stories & Inspirational Profiles
Mella‘s great love of the English language began her adventures in journalism, with a side passion for sales and marketing. She segued into advertising, and her fascination for both people and Champagne propelled her flute first into event and party planning. Many soireés, fêtes, and galas later, she’s still popping corks, clinking and chatting her way through life. She was an original “Champagne Sister“, and hosted *Clink, Chat & Catch Up!*, where she profiled inspiring and passionate entrepreneurs and shared their story of finding and following their dreams. Along with her fellow international hosts, she created over 130 Bubbly Talk Radio Network podcasts, interviewing Kathy Ireland, Richard Simmons, Rex Pickett, Heather McDonald, Charles Stiles, Simon Majumdar, Nico Santucci and more. Mella produced “Inspire And Influence with Bri Seeley”, “The Flute Enthusiast”, “Life in the Lady C Lane”, and “Clink And Chat Real Housewives” and is proud to have been featured in the book “The Inspirational Woman Project”. Mella is a huge twitter advocate and besides curating entrepreneurs @BubblyTalkRadio, she shares social media content @ClinkAndChat and spreads bubbly love at @ChampagneChat. She enjoys travel and writes reviews for The Bespoke Black Book. For over a decade, she’s been trusted to run social media accounts including celebrities Winsor Harmon (Bold And The Beautiful), Peter Madrigal (Vanderpump Rules), and Eliza Roberts (Animal House) as well as many premium brands, restaurants and individuals. She’s well known on the red carpet circuit, live tweeting and interviewing celebrities like Ryan Gosling – and, most recently the Emmy award winning “The Bay” with publicist partner Jackie Lewis Media. Nowadays, Mella focuses on all aspects of PR as a digital media strategist…need help online? Send her an email: MellaNoirPR@gmail.com
Michael launched Your Money Geek to make personal finance fun. He is passionate about personal finance, side hustles, and all things geeky.
Michelle Griffin is a branding and marketing strategist for boutique service providers, with a preference for women experts and consultants. She’s also a StoryBrand Certified Marketing Guide and founder of the branding and marketing agency, MarketingWorks. Using the power of story, she helps her clients convey their expertise so they attract and engage the right audiences and build brands online.
Shane Barker is a digital marketing consultant who specializes in influencer marketing, content marketing, and SEO. He is the co-founder of Attrock, a digital marketing agency. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities.
Do you feel you are living your life on purpose? Or has life become mediocre, living one day after another, without actually achieving anything? Life coaching can help you get in touch with yourself by helping you audit your current condition and then helping you focus in on how you want to change and grow moving forward. But unless you take the time to give it some thought, your life will just keep playing on repeat. And for most people, that’s all life is to them. They live, they die, and nothing extraordinary happens in between. But if you want to experience more, feel more, be more, and have your life matter, come Create Your Legacy with Life Coaching with Stef. You can join the free supportive Facebook group or book a complimentary coaching session to explore what is possible.
Stephanie is an online course launch strategist who helps female entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses by launching online courses. She’s also the founder of TrainQuarters, an online course platform which makes it easy for entrepreneurs to create and sell their online courses.