NABFEME News & Updates

NABFEME Member News & Updates reflect what happening in our membership community, who we are ... both personal and professional. It represents the NABFEME network of women performing in various capacities of entertainment and other workplace categories.  News & Events is a collection of your thoughts and what's going on in your world!

So... what's happening in your inner circle?  NABFEME event, a new book, new job... promotion, maybe its a NABFEME reflection,,, you're planning something fabulous, or you have an opinion about some of today's currents events and topics ... so, share it! Post your thoughts, comments, experiences... tell us what's going on.   Respond to another member's comments!  This section is private... it's just us, be respectful and feel free speak out!  Some commentary may reveal shared opinions regarding success and equality for women in the workplace.  While others may just reflect being a woman ... balancing lifestyles both personal and professional.  

Tell us about your business and what we can look forward to.  Got a question??? Ask it!   Someone is sure to have an answer!  This is your community  and your speak space!   

  • November 02, 2013 5:18 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    We added a new page to the site called "The Birthday Club." On this page we will list "Happy Birthday" wishes to our members and remind everyone else to greet members on their special day.

    I noticed some of you did not indicate a birthdate on your profile (can this be just a girl thing??)... please update this (and ... you don't have to give us a year :-).  Once you update the profile we can add your special day to the page and salute you on the date God blessed us with your arrival!  We will check the page periodically. 

    "The Birthday Club" will be updated weekly, however, our volunteer staff is limited, so if we miss yours ... feel free to remind us!" :-) Jump in... if you have some ideas you'd like to share that will make the Birthday Club extra special... let us know!

  • August 19, 2013 3:39 PM | Patricia A. Saunders
    So I am reflecting on life and not sweating the little things. I was talking with my sister on the fear of getting older and life balance. 

    I said I noticed that we are the backbone to the household. We take care of everyone and the last person is always ourselves. 

    She retired 3 years ago and had problems breathing. Being persistent with her doctor who kept dismissing it they found that she had lung cancer. She had surgery and a portion of her lung was removed. She thought it was cut out, gone, that's it. Her frustration over being tested, going for follow up appointments finally hit home that you're not clear yet. 

    It made me think that we all should take better care of ourselves, get all preventive care, and to lean on each other for support. Also be persistent with your doctors for testing. 

    I wrote a poem for my sister called "C" I Hate You and published in my book "Loving Me" . I read it to her while she was in the hospital and again when she recovered. She smiled at her little sister and a tear ran down her cheek. 

    Be Blessed

    Patricia A. Saunders
  • August 16, 2013 3:24 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    We are excited to announce the addition of our newest team member, Ms Sharon Frederick! Sharon joins NABFEME as our National Membership Director! In her new position, Sharon will be available as a direct link between the national office and the membership body.  She is your voice and is available to address your questions and concerns regarding NABFEME Membership.

    Well versed in many areas of corporate business, Sharon Frederick has performed in professional capacities for over a decade in positions at music giants such as PolyGram, Island Def Jam Music Group, DreamWorks Records, EMI and the Universal Music Group.  In addition, as an entrepreneur, Sharon currently provides business consultant services, project management and legal administrative expertise to a variety small businesses and production companies.

  • July 21, 2013 1:59 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    The NABFEME expansion continues! We are excited to welcome our newest team leader, Ms Victoria "Vicki" Wayne.  Vicki joins us as our WebMistress managing all internet related details and interests.

    While we love to call her Vicki, Victoria Wayne is an experienced Information Technology Specialist, and she brings a wealth of knowledge to NABFEME. Vicki specializes in web design, writing, research, digital imaging, digital photography, programming, and application development. Vicki holds a BA in Media Communications and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Educational Technology from Webster University. She has performed as a promotions and on-air assistant with several Clear Channel Communications radio stations in the St. Louis area, as well as served as the freelance director of photography and St. Louis Liason for Interscope, Gaffen, and Universal Records. Vicki also assists with projects for a media company based in Germany.

    Vicki has worked with Lunix, Mac, and Windows environments in higher education, public K-12 education and in businesses. She worked for 4 years at Washington University in the area of library and technology. In addition, our WebMistress Ms Vicki Wayne has worked for 7 years in Special Education and in K-12 education. Her current projects include authoring children's books and developing apps for children. 

    Victoria resides in the Mid-west with her Fire Captain husband and their son.  Welcome Vicki!!!
  • July 21, 2013 1:44 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    Please join us in welcoming Gwendolyn D. McClain, MBA to NABFEME. Ms McClain joins the organization as our Operations Manager in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms McClain brings extensive expertise in marketing, communications and community outreach to NABFEME. After spending more than 20 years working in the non-profit sector as well as corporate, Small Business and government agencies in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, the Virgin Islands and Tennessee ... Ms McClain started J. Haynes Enterprises. J. Haynes Enterprises provides personalized and innovative strategic consulting to organizations and individuals. The firm serves clients who require a strategic approach to reaching their internal and external communications, media relations, market research, social media, fundraising, marketing and community outreach goals.

    As NABFEME continues to expand, we believe a strong opportunity for growth exists in the Bay area.  In this new era, our goals extend farther than music and entertainment, and our outreach will target career oriented, ambitious and progressive women! We believe that regardless of the career choice, most women travel on a professional journey that crosses the paths of other women and NABFEME strives to be the leader in connecting those crossover paths. We have been developing several plans for the organization’s strategic growth; Ms McClain’s experience, knowledge, and keen understanding of the non-profit sector will help to fuel that growth.

    Feel free to give Gwendolyn a call to welcome her to NABFEME, or to utilize her services. Ms McClain can be reached at her office, 510-470-3515.

  • May 01, 2013 1:35 AM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    The NABFEME Team continues to grow and expand!  We're excited to welcome Attorney Charlotte Anderson-Bedford as our Operations Manager in New York!  Serving as General counsel for the Law Offices of Charlotte-Anderson Bedford, Charlotte leads the NABFEME charge in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and surrounding areas. Attorney Anderson-Bedford represents entertainment, individual and corporate and related clients. She handles contract negotiations, estate matters, other civil matters. Charlotte is also the Co-Founder of Three J Entertainment, managing the day to day operations of the clients signed to the company’s roster. You can contact the Law Office of Charlotte Anderson-Bedford at 315 Madison Avenue, Suite 901 in New York, or call (212) 537-6827.

  • April 30, 2013 10:56 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    Legendary "All-Girl" band KLYMAXX will headline the 2013 Family SoulFest at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta and Women Who Jam! opens the show! 

    Through an exclusive partnership with Atlanta's R&B KISS-104 FM, Women Who Jam! will host the "Opening Act" portion of the stage. Artists who perform as a part of the opening act will be selected via two (2) Women Who Jam! Showcases held at Do At The View, 955 W. Marietta Street at Entrance #7 in downtown Atlanta. Showcase dates - May 2nd and May 16th. There is NO obligation and nothing to buy! To participate in either showcase, log onto and click SoulFest 2013, READ THE RULES, get ALL the details and sign up!

    MC: KISS 104's Cynthia Young

    Avery*Sunshine - R&B sensation, singer/songwriter/pianist
    Cappriccieo Scates - Executive General Manager, Arrow Records
    Peniece Le Gall - Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC Atlanta

    EVENT HOSTS: Zina Brown, Jennifer Nash and Janesa Brown

    For more information call: 678-591-3717
  • March 01, 2013 9:58 AM | Tammara Tillman

    Unfortunatley, I've missed the last two Connect sessions due to situations and emergencies beyond my control. Thus, through all the mock blessings are being bestowed upon me with opportunities to expand my services as a Publicist and/or Consultant.

    On Monday, I was invited to a business dinner with a team of Brand Management and the Manager of a Artist's from Jamaica West Indies. This particular artist's is quite big in Jamaica however, the management wants to expand the leverage in the United States. Commencing in New York now in order to create a brand, publicity and  video shoots, adequate time needs to be alotted for fruition.

    How would one go about obtaining a Visa for this particular situation?  

  • January 13, 2013 11:09 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
    Don't miss NABFEME Connect this Wednesday, January 16th at 9PM EST. By joining us on the call you’ll take advantage of a fun, effective and FREE way to meet others and achieve your networking goals. NABFEME Connect can also help you to create your own strong and supportive network of business professionals.

    NO parking, NO cover charge, NO traffic, NO problem!  You do not have to RSVP … just dial in. Join NABFEME Connect from anywhere in the USA and Canada by calling (559) 726-1000. Access Code: 357302#

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