As a company with long-standing brand awareness and a loyal consumer base, we want HoneyMag.com to continuously be a destination of empowerment, growth, encouragement and self awareness for our young readers.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
HoneyMag.com , synonymous with engaging beauty, fashion and lifestyle content, is pleased to announce a joint partnership with WEEN (Women In Empowerment Network) to create an online destination for young women seeking useful and empowering career information. As a go-to resource aimed to inspire and inform young women, HoneyMag.com created the Honey Internship Placement (HIP) Program to help the most talented, ambitious, and resourceful of their readers break into their "dream" industries of Music, Entertainment, Fashion and PR. As of this date, HoneyMag.com has placed 17 interns with major corporations such as Martha Stewart Omnimedia, MTV Networks, Universal Records and many more, whom all agreed to host interns in various departments during the summer of 2009.
"We are very excited to partner with WEEN to offer a careers portal for young women as they enter into the workforce," says Philmore Anderson, CEO of Sahara Media Inc, parent company to HoneyMag.com. "As a company with long-standing brand awareness and a loyal consumer base, we want HoneyMag.com to continuously be a destination of empowerment, growth, encouragement and self awareness for our young readers."
In conjunction with WEEN, HoneyMag.com held its first Intern Orientation Day on June 10th, where the HIP placed interns were able to hear the wise words of encouragement and empowerment from several leaders in their own perspective fields: the witty and outspoken WEEN board member, lawyer, TV Personality and designer from HGTV's "Spice Up My Kitchen," Lauren Lake; celebrity makeup artist and Founder of Color Cosmetics, Cynde Watson; and other special guests including Philmore Anderson IV, CEO of Sahara Media, Inc., and Silvia Alvarez, the Spokeswoman for Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 Campaign.
"Honey Magazine helped pave the way for women's empowerment and we are excited to join forces to provide career opportunities for young adults during troubled economic times," states Valeisha Butterfield, WEEN Co-Founder and Chair. "Now more than ever, young women are taking leadership in their own lives by seeking financial independence. WEEN's career center, with Honey, will serve as the go-to online destination for career development."
In addition to an ongoing partnership with WEEN through various career initiatives, HoneyMag.com will also serve as a media partner for WEEN's National Empowerment Tour. During the WEEN NYC "Don't Judge Me, Empower Me" initiative in Harlem, NY on September 19th, Courtney Willis, Features Editor of HoneyMag.com, was a speaker on the Careers Panel along with Celebrity publicist and film producer, Marvet Britto; EVP of Marketing at Universal Motown and WEEN board member Shanti Das; Executive Assistant to BET President Stephen Hill, Antoinetta Hairston; Celebrity Hair Stylist & Salon Owner, Tippi Shorter; and Sirius Satellite Host and Celebrity Blogger, Angela Yee. Speaking to a rapt audience of over 300 young women, the Careers Panel focused on topics such as "How To Create and Build Your Brand", "Finding Your Passion", and "Mastering Your Trade", amongst others.
As a media partner for the first annual WEEN Awards held in DC on September 25th, HoneyMag.com provided its readers inside access as WEEN honored exceptional individuals in entertainment with a proven commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide such as award winning actress Vivica A. Fox; actor/author Hill Harper; actress/philanthropist Malinda Williams; Chief Global Diversity Officer of McDonald's Corporation, Pat Harris; EVP of Urban Marketing for Universal Motown, Shanti Das; and HIV/AIDS activist Maria Davis. The WEEN Awards also serves as an annual fundraiser to support the on-going non-profit, educational programs for women of all ages and races.
HoneyMag.com originated from the highly successful Honey Magazine, which first hit newsstands in 1999. To date, Honey is the largest selling magazine in the 18-34 African American female demographic, having reached a readership of 1.5 million through Honey's loyal consumer base, brand awareness, foundation of advertisers, and proven editorial formula. The first magazine to feature the largest array of multi-cultural cover models including Beyoncé, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lil` Kim, Boris Kodjoe, LL Cool J, Lisa Left Eye Lopez and Aaliyah, HoneyMag.com is designed to fill a necessary void in the way beauty, fashion and lifestyle content is delivered online to its readers. Serving as a how-to-guide on four key areas in young women's lives: communication, community, career and connection, HoneyMag.com is organized by key topics such as "the buzz", "the look", "your life", and "love&sex." With a finger planted firmly on the pulse of today's young woman on a mission, HoneyMag.com celebrates and empowers their audience to draw inspiration from the break-through moments of Honey girls everywhere. http://www.HoneyMag.com
The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network is a coalition of women of all ages and races committed to supporting, promoting and defending the balanced, positive portrayal of women in entertainment and in society. The WEEN network consists of women and men in entertainment dedicated to improving the quality of life of women and young ladies throughout the world. As trendsetters, we are utilizing our impact and visibility to effect positive social change in the following areas: healthcare, financial literacy, personal development and professional development through corporate social responsibility, media impact and grassroots programs. http://www.WEENONLINE.org