Selena Hill is an award-winning, multi-media journalist with a passion for social justice, women’s empowerment, and politics. She currently works as the Digital Editor for Black Enterprise magazine, where she covers trending news related to African Americans and the black business community and conducts on-camera interviews with celebrities and business luminaries like Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, and Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African American woman to build a billion-dollar business.
Infusing her passion for journalism and social justice, Selena created “Let Your Voice Be Heard!,” a radio show and podcast that addresses current events, politics, and social issues from a diverse Millennial perspective. The award-winning talk show broadcasts on WHCR 90.3 FM “The Voice of Harlem” and is streamed via Facebook Live Sundays at 11 a.m. ET. A number of high-profile speakers have appeared on the show, including Sen. Cory Booker, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Russell Simmons, and former MSNBC host Toure. The show has been covered in The Guardian, The Source, and Woman Around Town.
Selena also works as a TV correspondent and assistant producer for “What’s Eating Harlem,” which airs on PBS local affiliate station NYC Life. On the show, she books and interviews prominent entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and movers-and-shakers in Harlem like restaurantuer and celebirty chef Marcus Samuelsson and playwright Vy Higginsen.
In 2012, Selena worked as the Special Election Coverage Reporter covering the 2012 presidential election at Russell Simmons’ GlobalGrind.com. In addition, she freelanced for the New York Amsterdam News, one of the nation’s longest running historically Black newspapers, and has worked at NV (New Vision in business) Magazine, where she’s landed on-camera interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Angela Simmons, and Big Sean.
Selena was honored by The New York Association of Black Journalists Award for Best Blog Commentary in both 2017 and 2016. “Let Your Voice Be Heard!” won a New York Press Club Award for Best Commentary in 2016. Selena has made appeances on WNYC (NPR) and Bold TV, where she was a frequent guest correspondent and co-anchor in 2017.
Connect with her via LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
Our World Hour of Power with Special Guest – Brendez Wineglass (Social Broker)
A native New Yorker and Howard University graduate, Wineglass is a dedicated and proven leader with 10 years of professional experience in the healthcare, tech, and events industries. Upon graduation, Wineglass elected to expand her horizons launching a
diverse career excelling in the areas she was most passionate; community advocacy, social engagement, and event production.
After earning her Sports Medicine degree at Howard, Wineglass began her professional career climbing the ranks in the healthcare field. She rose from volunteer to Manager of Patient Transportation at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in an impressive four-year timespan in which she was the youngest person in a management role at the hospital. Brendez was trusted by the Center’s Senior Executive and Executive teams to revise hospital policies, implementing effective healthcare practices to improve the overall quality of the hospital. Wineglass’ drive to expand her career brought her to Black Enterprise, holding a pivotal role as Events Producer independently coordinating events and working with top brands like Nationwide, State Farm, AT&T, Morgan Stanley, FedEx, and PepsiCo. She also worked with celebrities and important community leaders including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Judith Smith, Don Thompson, Susan Taylor, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Audrey Smaltz, Don Thompson, Michael Lee-Chin, Steve Harvey and Mellody Hobson to name a few. These successful experiences strengthened her capacity to build relationships and connect leaders, companies, and consumers through life-changing events across the nation. Since 2017, Wineglass has held the impressive position of Project Manager at the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, leading the community of Jamaica in New York to one of strength and stability through several impressive initiatives. She has secured several hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and donations from some of the nation’s top companies – Goldman Sachs and Con Edison respectively – and has leveraged those funds into large scale small business improvement projects and neighborhood revitalization programs.
Wineglass serves on several boards including the executive board of the Howard University Alumni Club of Greater New York , Community Mediation Services of NYC, Is a 2018 Art Commissioning Producer with the Queens Council, a 2018 Innovative
Cultural Fellow, and a member of influential organizations such as For (bes) The Culture, Google Partners, BWOI (Black Women of Influence), ColorComm, Silicon Harlem, and Black Tech Women. She has been a thought leader and advocates in the areas of
community engagement, arts & culture, fiscal equity, entrepreneurship, leadership & development, and technology. Wineglass continues to build her legacy of giving back to younger generations and contributes to improving the world around her.
Interview with Beth L. Goldberg District Director of US Small Business Administration
Beth L. Goldberg District Director of US Small Business Administration lets the public know what services are available to them. For more information visit SBA.gov