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Gary Coichy is the founder and head of partnerships for Pod Digital Media. He obtained his bachelor’s from Berkeley College in White Plains, New York, and has an executive certificate from Cornell University. Coichy has worked for some of the nation’s largest media agencies and brands, including WPP Mediacom, Omnicom Resolution Media, Verizon, BMW and…

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Lenée Voss, radio talk show host, writer, blogger and activist, has been in choice social media circles since bloggers were the only change agents challenging traditional media. Her alter ego, @DopeGirlFresh, Lenée’s most public voice, has emerged on Twitter as a vicarious lionheart who speaks the people’s truth.  Fearless in the way she manages to exert…

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Ivy Box has coined the phrase Go Get H.E.R.S because she is a woman who connects business, marketing, multimedia, entertainment and philanthropy with purpose. She is the chief executive officer of her nonprofit, Voice T.H.E. Movement Inc.  Her passion is to encourage and inspire women and young girls. Ivy Box is also the author of The 365 Go Get H.E.R.S.® and…

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Dr. Jazz Sculark

Often in the midst of turbulence, tragedy, technology and trends, most wouldn’t deny that our world is ever-changing — nothing remains the same. One thing is for sure, women are on the rise like never before. Back in the mid-’70s, Gloria Gaynor released the iconic hit “I Will Survive,” which set women ablaze across the…

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On day two of the inaugural RIDE conference, Shalya Forte hosted a panel about the music industry and music economy as a whole. The panel featured Reggie Rouse, VP of urban programming and CBS Radio; Catherine Brewton, VP of writer/public relations at BMI‘s Atlanta office, and Vince Phillips, music and television attorney. They shared their…

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