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Influential Atlanta women share their stories: Hyundai Smarter Living

Rashan Ali (media personality), Myleik Teele (founder, Curlbox), Marshawn Evans (motivational speaker),  Shantis Das (CEO,Press Reset Entertainment/author, 'Hip Hop Professional'), Christine White (attorney and tech investor), and panel moderator Tenisha Taylor Bell (CEO, Perfect Pitch Media)

Rashan Ali (media personality), Myleik Teele (founder, Curlbox), Marshawn Evans (motivational speaker),
Shantis Das (CEO, Press Reset Entertainment/author, ‘Hip Hop Professional’), Christine White (attorney and tech investor), and panel moderator Tenisha Taylor Bell (CEO, Perfect Pitch Media)

“We are living in a time where technology and culture collide,” says James Andrews, founder of True Agency, during opening remarks at the Hyundai #SmarterLiving event he hosted in Atlanta. These remarks came moments before Andrews introduced the panel of five Atlanta ambassadors chosen to share their personal story of how they are living smarter.

He adds, “My smarter choice is marrying a woman who is well read. I have a quote that sets everything up. It’s a quote from Maya Angelou that says ‘Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.’ I really like the way these women do what they do.”

The ambassadors are Rashan Ali, media personality; Myleik Teele, founder of Curlbox; Marshawn Evans, reinvention strategist; Shantis Das; CEO of Press Reset Entertainment and author of Hip Hop Professional; and Christine White, attorney and tech investor. They shared their personal stories before an audience of more than 200 attendees. The discussion was moderated by Tenisha Taylor Bell (CEO, Perfect Pitch Media).

Here’s what the ladies shared about living smarter:

  • Ali is living smarter by having people around who are smart, and knowing smart choices begin with giving back.
  • Teele is living smarter by being impeccable with her word.
  • Daniels is living smarter by listening to herself, being guided and driven by her passion.
  • Das is living smarter by always remembering that people are watching, being smart and dressing the part.
  • White is living smarter by helping people optimize their earning potential and preserving their assets.

Hyundai Motor America also introduced the newly-designed 2015 Sonata and Zafar Brooks, director of corporate social responsibility and diversity inclusion at Hyundai Motor America presented a $5,000 check to Spelman College.

R&B Diva and Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Price closed the presentation with several hits including her single “It’s My Time” (which is featured in the Hyundai Smarter video series) and the Shirley Murdock classic “As We Lay.”

Zafar Brooks (Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Inclusion at Hyundai Motor America), Kelly Price, Clifford Franklin (Fuse Advertising)  and James Andrews (True Story)

Zafar Brooks (Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Inclusion at Hyundai Motor America), Kelly Price, Clifford Franklin (Fuse Advertising) and James Andrews (True Story)

The Hyundai Smarter campaign celebrates the lives and accomplishments of everyday women, who are living life on their own terms and achieving success by making smart choices. This new campaign is part of Hyundai’s ongoing commitment to diversity inclusion.

For more information visit www.HyundaiSmarter.com. Continue the conversation at: @HyundaiSmarter | #SmarterLiving #Smarter