We love Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and even Beyonce Knowles — as each woman established her brand and continues to serve as a role model for young African-American women. But there are countless other women who are not recognized for setting examples on a smaller scale.
The purpose of Queen to Queen, Inc.’s Woman of Royalty Wednesday’s is to spotlight former HBCU Queens and African-American professional women who embody our definition of a Queen: an exemplary Black woman gracefully showcasing her beauty while making an impact from a professional standpoint as well as in her community.
Our first Woman of Royalty Wednesday spotlight is Teneshia A. Warner, a former HBCU Queen at and marketing professional. She is the Founder and current Chief Creative Officer of Egami Consulting Group, a woman-owned, marketing firm with an expertise in linking corporate brands to urban consumers. Egami serves as the diversity marketing partner to the MSL Group, which is the third largest communications firm in the world. Together the dynamic force has created award-winning client work for some of the world’s largest brands including P&G Bounty and My Black is Beautiful, Verizon Wireless, General Motors, Western Union and more.
Not many people can say that they were mentored by media mogul Russell Simmons, but Warner established a close professional relationship with the industry- proclaimed Godfather of Hip Hop through her work at RUSH Communications before she started Egami in 2004. During her involvement there, she was a part of marketing projects that raised awareness about social initiatives including the ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign and ‘Hip Hop Reader,’ a literary initiative.
Warner’s presence can be felt in the community as well as in the media world.
In March 2013, Warner and the Egami Consulting Group hosted The Dream Project Symposium, which was an empowerment conference to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners with resources and contacts that can help propel their business.
Warner is also a motivational speaker and published author of the book, “Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Deliver Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences.” The book guides readers through the process of creating purpose- driven marketing strategies around causes that they are passionate about and initiatives that extend beyond the products or services they provide.
Warner won several business awards including Black Enterprise 40 Rising Stars 40 and Under in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and the Network Journal 40 Under 40 Award for U.S. African-American achievers.