Ini Augustine is the CEO of SocialWise Media Group. She is Aspiring Businesswoman of the year 2013 for NAWBO, The National Association of Women Business Owners.  Using platforms like Pinterest, Facebook, Blogging, and Twitter, SocialWise helps small businesses generate more sales, and stronger customer relationships.  SocialWise Media Group specializes in social media management and training, as well as Public Relations/Reputation Management.

She started her career with Dun & Bradstreet at the age of 15, and became the youngest Financial Data Consultant in the history of the company. She has worked for Dell Computers in commercial sales, Qwest Communications in E-commerce, and American Income Life in Public Relations. In 2006, Ini Augustine was named Businesswoman of the year for her work on the Business Advisory Council to Congress She received a Congressional Medal of Distinction for her contributions to that same council.

Ini Augustine is the host of a weekly podcast, Mad Businesswomen’s Radio. Mad Businesswomen’s Radio focuses on issues important to professional women, like career development, work/life balance, business growth strategies, and strategic marketing. Ini Augustine also serves on the board of the Friends of Iowa CASA program, a non-profit that supports foster families in Iowa.

She is the author of A Smart Grad’s guide to Social Media and the Jobsearch, and the Editor for The Social Wizard blog.
Ini Augustine has been a keynote speaker for the Iowa Chiropractic Society, the Iowa Caregivers Association, The SBA and Score, the Women’s Business Center, on the subjects of social media and fundraising, social media marketing, and social media for public relations. She has appeared on Channel 5 WOI TV to discuss social media and fundraising. She is a digital media expert who has contributed articles for and SocialWise Media Group has been featured on, Virtual Strategy Magazine,, 9 & 10, and other media sites.

You can follow her on twitter @mrsmadbiz, and like her page at

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