Author, Podcast Host + Chief Encourager
Ahyiana is a traditionally published author, Podcasting Educator and Host of the Switch, Pivot or Quit podcast. She is affectionately known to many as the Chief Encourager. However, by design, Ahyiana is a creator. Creator of a buzz worthy jewelry line featured by Vogue magazine and worn by Pop Icon Beyoncé, creator of a debut novel worthy of traditional publishing, and creator of a stellar career in publicity having worked with one of the top sports entertainment leagues, the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ultimately, one of her proudest accomplishments is creating an environment where others find encouragement as a result of her positive energy, skill, and fearless attitude.
Ahyiana is a seasoned executor who eventually blocked out the world’s ideas of success, quit her highly coveted position at the NBA, moved to London and traveled the world for a stint, then followed her passion in writing to find her purpose in encouragement. Mastering the art of note-worthy ideation, Ahyiana taps into her more than 12 years of professional business marketing experience to lend her thoughts on professional development, digital marketing, contemporary brand styling, personal development and more.
Ahyiana created the Switch, Pivot or Quit podcast, which is the #1 podcast for women’s empowerment in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has extensive experience in the podcasting space having developed and instructed a podcasting course for Media Bistro, produced and edited more than 85 shows, and interviewed dozens of professional women in less than a year. Ahyiana has also hosted three live sold out podcast tapings, with two having been held at the Spotify offices in San Francisco.
In addition to her vast professional background, Ahyiana has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Long Beach.
In our panel discussion, we will talk about the power of Black communities online (Social media/podcasts/other platforms). How we deal with conflicts and racism online. How do you build online communities out from online to offline? How do you collaborate with others in the same space?