And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places.
The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.
Well here are the five women that are making the difference in faith Entertainment.
Holly is the CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment, one of the premier management and production companies for family and faith inspired content.As a producer of television and film, her credits include the groundbreaking faith-based feature film ‘The Gospel’ (Sony ScreenGems) starring Idris Elba and Boris Kodjoe, ‘In the Mix’ (Lionsgate) starring Usher Raymond, ‘Mama I Want to Sing,’ starring Lynn Whitfield, Hill Harper and R&B hit maker, Ciara, and ‘A Beautiful Soul,’ starring Deitrick Haddon and Harry Lennix. She created and executive produced BET’s ‘106 & Gospel’ and packaged the hit Nickelodeon series ‘Lil Romeo.’ During her tenure, she has also helped to develop the careers of award winning artists Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Cece Winans, Mary Mary, Kierra Sheard, and Deitrick Haddon, among others. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry from the Southern California School of Ministry. She is a native Los Angelean, a wife and mother of two.You may not know the name but, know that she is changing the game!
You are the best at displaying passion when you have suffered some type of adversity. When you have come from a certain side of the tracks, it intensifies the passions behind the words that you preach, because you know what if feels like to have fallen.
Now she has the biggest nighttime shows with the Preachers Franchise, L.A. Hair, Fix My Choir and The Sheards. Holly is proof you can believe and do it.
Tina Campbell is known as on half of Mary Mary, but there is more to her. First she stepped out on faith and revealed real struggles. Now Tina is c-producer of hit show Mary Mary, which has entered its fifth season. Add to that, she is now the face of survival of forgiveness. Her book “It’s Personal’ is a real time real life guide to surviving darkness and coming through to the light.
“One of the biggest problems in our entire culture, especially American culture, I believe, stems from a sense of entitlement. I’m entitled to a good life, I’m entitled to success. When we have a sense of entitlement in our own life, we can’t stop to think about what somebody else needs, because we’re too busy being upset about our own unmet expectations. I think it all comes down to a change in perspective, when you instead ask yourself, ‘What can I do’ instead of ‘what can they do?’ ”
Erica Campbell has been super busy lately. She is launching a hairline. The fifth season of Mary Mary just started on WeTV starts in March. Things are going to be great! She describes herself as a child of God, strong, confident, friendly, Warryn’s wife and Krista, Wozy & Zaya’s mommy. Her solo album killed the game.
The truth is that she is doing charity work as First Lady of her church. Yes, you heard that right.
She encourages the community to rise above challenges and keep going.
Take a moment. Breathe, regroup, reset. Now keep going. It was just an obstacle, you can overcome that! Keep going!
Quiet as it is kept, she is ministering in her own community. Being a First Lady makes you focus on women’s issues, just by th nature of th position.
Many of you may know her. I stumbled upon her by accident one afternoon. Her story is interesting. It is interesting because she is by far the most authentic radio host I have found in Generation X. She pulls absolutely no shorts when it comes to calling out people for their ignorance of the faith community.
Her bestselling memoir, Something Other than God, was a finalist in the “Best Memoir and Biography” category in the Goodreads Choice Awards, and her ebook collection of humor essays, Like Living Among Scorpions was a #1 bestseller in its genre on Amazon. She’s been a guest on variety of national television shows, and was the subject of the reality show Minor Revisions. She lives with her husband and six young children in Austin, Texas. Her unique (and often surprising) perspectives and her sharp sense of humor combine to make the ‘Jennifer Fulwiler Show’ an exciting addition to the afternoon talk radio world. She is the mother of six children. She talks candidly about home schooling them. She just challenges you unapologetically as a woman to affect your world and be better.
You can listen to her on Sirius Channel 129 each day. I guarantee you will laugh out loud and look in the mirror.
All the women above are moving the needle to say something to women, fight for women and engage women!