Women’s History Month: Amy Dubois Barnett

6 03 2009

In honor of Women’s History Month, I will introduce you to some of the women (past and present) I admire most.

Amy Dubois Barnett amy_dubois_barnett

(One) Claim to fame: Being the first Black woman to head a major mainstream magazine, Teen People.

What else she’s done: An award-winning journalist, fiction writer and television commentator, Barnett is also the author of one of my favorite inspirational books, Get Yours!: How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of and More.

She got her B.A. from Brown University and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Colombia University. 

Her other work includes:

  •  Editor-in-chief at Honey magazine
  • Deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar
  • Weekly pop culture commentator of CNN’s American Morning
  • Regular panelist on National Public Radio’s (NPR) News and Notes
  • Featured on many national TV shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Early Show.

Barnett continues to make regular radio and TV appearances as an expert on social issues, pop culture and professional growth. Additionally, she’s an active member of Girls, Inc. of New York and is a motivational speaker at professional and educational organizations across the U.S.

Her book,  Get Yours!  was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Instructional Literary Work category.

For more info about Amy, check out her site: www.amyduboisbarnett.com.

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