Mica Wilson

Mica is a strategic Marketing and Communications professional with over 30 years of experience.  She has worked for Fortune 100 companies in consumer goods, media and entertainment, financial services, and non-profit organizations. She has held a variety of roles including traditional brand and multicultural marketing, and global health development. Every step of the way there was a learning experience that helped build her expertise.

Mica is a mid-westerner and a diehard Big 10 fan, having gone to Indiana University for a B.S. in Business, and the University of Michigan for an M.B.A. However, New Rochelle, NY is home. She’s been in the area for over 25 years and considers herself a New Yorker. Mica is also a fitness enthusiast. She believes that staying in shape gives her the mental and physical endurance needed to be successful in her professional life

Recipient of the Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange Fellowship included going to Rwanda to help expand a mentoring program for girls.

Dame Talk is Mica’s brainchild. She wants a platform where 4 generations of women can help other professionals through challenging situations based on our experiences. Mica believes in helping people make smart decisions as they navigate their career journey. “If you can learn from me and my fellow Dames’ successes and failures, then I’ve achieved my goal”.

Mica lives with her husband who has been a great supporter of her career choices. He is a professor at a college in the Bronx. Her true passion is traveling all over the world and meeting new people. Learning new cultures gives her a fresh lens through which to look at life and appreciate the diversity of woman/mankind.

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Arnisha Hallett-Jones

With over three decades of experience in the personal care and beauty industry, Arnisha continues to produce hard-hitting Marketing campaigns year after year.  Appointed the Chief Marketing Officer at Kiss My Face, a leader in the natural personal care market in January 2016, this industry maven remains a driving force, increasing organizational value through innovative, brand-building initiatives. 

  

Arnisha joined the Kiss My Face team following her time at Continental Consumer Products, a haircare company, where she was the Brand President.  She drove brand strategy, new product development, commercialization, and sales. She ultimately helped to lead this private-equity owned company to a sale.

Prior to Continental Consumer Products, Arnisha held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Dr. Miracle’s, an ethnic hair care company, where she led business strategy, marketing strategy, new product development and commercialization. She helped to lead this private-equity owned company to a merger.

Prior to Dr. Miracle’s, Arnisha was the Vice President of Marketing at Carol’s Daughter, a multi-cultural hair and skin care company, where she drove the strategy for and development of all marketing initiatives including new product development, sales promotion, and more — while building the marketing capabilities of the organization itself.  Combined with her instinctive talent to understand and interpret her target consumer, Hallett-Jones possesses a proven ability to enhance the reach, revenue and impact of brands.

Prior to Carol’s Daughter, Arnisha held the title of Executive Director of Global Treatment Marketing at Clinique, where she collaborated on global strategy and new product development plans for the Dermatological Concerns brands.  Her motivational leadership style and insight-driven approach to advertising campaigns, has garnered her significant praise and accolades. Her work experience also includes time with NIVEA, MAC Cosmetics as well as Revlon.

While honing her professional repertoire, Arnisha is also a Director for FCC Girls Academy, a faith-based girls mentorship program in New Rochelle, N.Y. whose, mission is to guide and empower girls to know their worth. 

Arnisha is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  She resides in New Rochelle, N.Y. with her husband and son.

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Molly Uxa-Chakravarty

During and after college, Molly got her start in a mix of restaurant, retail, and clerical work before moving on to the non-profit sector. With more than a decade of experience, Molly has spent time at organizations focused on international development, girls’ leadership, refugee and humanitarian aid, anti-human trafficking, and women’s empowerment. Molly’s a bit of a ‘Jill of all trades’ and has filled roles in fundraising, marketing, event planning, partnerships, logistics, and communications – everything from financial reporting to public speaking to photo and video shoot production.

 

Currently, Molly works for B Lab, the non-profit behind Certified B Corporations, whose mission is to redefine the role of business in society and create a new economic system that puts people and the planet ahead of profits.

 

She’s a serious history and politics nerd and received a Bachelor’s degree in history from Truman State University and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Webster University – in a program that involved traveling and studying in five countries over the course of a year. She lives in Brooklyn with her new husband and puppy, Oreo, and is trying to make the world a better place for her 3 nephews and niece and their entire generation.

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Bianca Bowman

Bianca is a recent college grad from William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She studied English Literature and Environmental Science & Policy and is hoping to start a career in the environmental field. During college she tutored at the writing center, did research for the Biology Dept. and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and had internships with the Nature Conservancy in the DC area and at a National Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is currently working as an AmeriCorps member this year getting a variety of environmental field experience in Massachusetts, and feels very lucky that she gets to "play outside" for a job!

 

Bianca grew up in the Washington, DC area, but her family has recently moved to Miami, FL. Bianca loves all kinds of outdoor activities, from scuba diving to hiking, but can also be found indoors reading apocalyptic novels or watching science fiction. In college, she was involved in a cappella, and she has been singing in a choir since she was four years old. One of Bianca’s main passions is food. She will travel anywhere in the world to try something new, and dearly misses her study abroad program in Thailand where she ate Thai food every day.

 

Bianca joined Dame Talk as the “Gen Z” member after meeting Mica and hearing about all the interesting subjects the Dames discuss on the podcast. She is excited to talk with the other dames about women’s empowerment and knows she and listeners will learn so much from the conversations on the podcast.

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