“I believe in Black Girl Magic because our presence in media has and still continues to impact the world. As a woman in media, I love seeing stories about women who are before me, so I can be inspired and share my story to those after me. Media companies are giving the public what they want but not giving us [young girls and women] what we want,” says the beautiful and talented, Radio co-host of the top-ranked and nationally syndicated "The D.L. Hughley Show," Jasmine Sanders. Recently, I was at the Sistahs in Business Expo in Newark, NJ. Sistahs in Business Expo consisted of panel discussions focusing on business, entrepreneurship, financial freedom and women empowerment. What made the experience of being there completely dope is when Jasmine Sanders and I engaged our ourselves in deep conversation about various topics such as women empowerment, black beauty, women in media, love, self-awareness and sistahs grinding to make their dreams come true. The impact of the recent METOO movement definitely left a huge impact on both men and women nationally. At the peak of our sista-bonding, I asked Jasmine why is it important that women should represent women in media.
During our conversation, Jasmine truly made me feel very welcomed. She is a rare gem in the entertainment world. The entertainment world can be full of inflated egos and superficiality, but Jasmine is a diva with a beautiful smile, with undeniable talent and is so down-to-earth. And my heart was filled with joy when she said to me that "as a Black woman, she is sooooo proud of me becoming an Emergency Physician (ER Doctor) and a media personality. Women are smart. You, I and all the other young girls and women that dare to dream are forces to be reckoned with. Don’t you forget that.” I told Jasmine about my wonderful experience of interning for Wendy Williams at her former radio show at WBLS many years as a college student and what I learned about her as a woman in media; what it takes to be the Queen of All Media. She was excited to hear that I am happy to host a podcast brunch on this topic.
With over 15 years of media experience, Jasmine has persistently made a name for herself. She has interviewed celebrities including Beyonce, John Legend, Shaquille O’Neal, Jamie Foxx, Laurence Fishbone, LeBron James, Steve Harvey and countless other A-list celebrities. When she is not working at the studio, Jasmine speaks to and works with young women in an effort to to give hope to those who may had lost faith and constantly encourage us to believe that we can accomplish of our heart’s desires.
I am über excited about my upcoming podcast brunch going live on 04/22/18 from 12p-3pm at the Loft in Flatiron in New York, NY! Join us to chat with two Emmy Award winning journalists, Sukanya Krishnan from Fox 5 NY and Nicole Johnson from WPIX-11 news because these ladies certainly have a lot to say about their experiences as women in media. Save the date! Purchase your tickets at http://tiny.cc/brunchwithdrmollette. Each ticket includes unlimited mimosas, brunch and a valuable discussion. Let’s have some girls talk!