Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when two powerhouse women come together to chat? Now is your chance! Joining us will be Kwanza Jones, founder and CEO of SUPERCHARGED, and Dr. Meta DuEwa Jones, professor, creative scholar and poet. Tune in to “overhear” their conversation about all things life and work, recount their personal stories, and explore what is in store in the time of COVID-19. You get to listen, laugh and sip on the hot stuff with them. There’s no telling where this conversation might go. And yes, you’ll get to ask your questions at the end!
Kwanza and Meta are not only sisters, they were roommates at their alma mater, Princeton University, and they are #boostfriends. They’ll bring the energy and discuss how to stay SUPERCHARGED during a slow down, and how the power of positivity can boost your immunity.
About Kwanza Jones, founder and CEO of SUPERCHARGED:
You probably have a best friend. But do you have a boost friend? Now you do. Kwanza Jones is like your best friend and your smartest mentor rolled in one. Think of her as your billionaire boost friend. Hey #boostfriend.
Kwanza is on a mission to impact a billion lives for the better. And, she’s well on her way. Through her philanthropic grant-making and investment organization, the Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative, she invests in individuals, organizations and early stage/growth ventures. Kwanza has committed over $50 million to women/diverse founders and $25 million to education/empowerment.
Kwanza is also the founder and CEO of SUPERCHARGED by Kwanza Jones, a lifestyle and personal development brand that boosts people to be better and improve the world, together.
Fun fact: Kwanza is a multi-hyphenate, a sought-after speaker and an accomplished artist (top 10 on the Billboard music charts). Her music does more than make you move. Her songs are anthems of empowerment. Get a preview of her upcoming release, Queen Moves Only. Watch as she goes behind the lyrics to tell you what it means to be a badass boss who makes Queen Moves Only.
Connect with Kwanza: @thekwanzajones
About Dr. Meta DuEwa Jones:
Meta earned her Ph.D from Stanford University. She is a researcher, grant writer, creative scholar, poet, and professor. Meta believes writing and teaching transforms lives. She currently researches and teaches courses focused on African American literature, music, visual art and graphic novels in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Meta has published poems, essays and articles in numerous national publications. She has received prestigious fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, the Rockefeller, Woodrow Wilson, and Mellon Foundations, the Stanford Humanities Center and the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia.
Meta’s first book, The Muse is Music, was recognized by the MLA William Sanders Scarborough Prize. Her upcoming book, Black Alchemy, explores how writers and visual artists remember their experiences living or traveling throughout Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas.
Connect with Meta on Twitter: @museismusic