A millennial on a mission, journalist and entrepreneur Rhonesha Byng launched a website based on her personal motto "No one Ever Slows Her Agenda" called HerAgenda.com to inspire and empower other young women to follow their dreams.
Her Agenda was listed in Forbes as a "Top Website for Women" and won an NYABJ award for the "Peek Inside Her Agenda" series that spotlights successful women across various industries. Byng's entrepreneurial work earned her awards from The Kauffman Foundation and Youth Venture. She was part of the 2013 inaugural class for the Mobilizer Academy, a leadership development program for millennials with social ventures. To date, Byng has hosted and moderated four sold out panels targeted towards millennial women, career development, and leadership. She spoke as an expert on "Millennial Women in Social Media" during Chicago's Social Media Week.
Byng was recognized by Clutch Magazine and Hewlett Packard as one of the top 50 African American women to follow on twitter and dubbed her a ‘Tech Tastemaker.’ As a journalist, Byng won an Emmy award as a field producer with WNBC. She currently works as a freelance multi-media journalist contributing to sites including The Huffington Post and Madame Noire. In the past, she's covered various topics ranging from breaking news, to music features, tech and culture stories for outlets including NBC New York, NBC News, The Grio, AOL Black Voices (theBVX), Mass Appeal, and Ebony.com.
Byng is an alumna Posse scholar. Through the Posse Foundation, she attended DePauw University on a full-tuition leadership scholarship.
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