Can you believe November is already here!?! It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating our January Boss Chick and now, we’re already almost at year end. As the months have passed, we’ve introduced you to some awesome women that continue to inspire us and this month is no different.
The internet, more specifically apps like Instagram and Twitter, have opened us up to discovering awesome people around the world. Shavone Charles is one of those ladies that empowers by simply being herself. This Cali girl brings a love of sneaks, a penchant for the flute (she plays professionally) and a serious resume as she promotes positivity and shows us all how to make your passion your paycheck as the Head of Music and Youth Culture PR at Instagram.
So, why exactly is Shavone our November Boss Chick? We’ve got three reasons why she inspires us in the BOSSiest way possible. Let’s get to it.
She Created Her Own Lane
After completing impressive internships with Google, BET Networks, Capitol Hill and The Department of Justice, Shavone hit the proverbial ground at a full sprint as she lept into a full-time gig at Twitter in San Francisco. The San Diego native not only spearheaded the company’s global music and culture communications, but became the first-ever African American woman to be hired onto their public relations team. Straight. Outta. College.
She then curated a position that allowed her to merge her love of music into the mix (she's a trained flutist, FYI) in a move from Twitter to Instagram - no big deal. Currently, Shavone leads all of Instagram’s music and youth culture communications out of the Facebook office in Los Angeles, California.
She's a Fellow Sneaker Lover
We have a distinct love for any woman who is living her best life and embracing her ability to walk in a purpose greater than herself. When that woman also happens to be a fellow sneaker lover, well, then she's family. Not only did Shavone catch our eye with her love for laces, but with a style that is classic, eclectic, sporty, chic and, most importantly, true to herself and her everyday life.
She's Paying It Forward
Utilizing platforms and reach to help others achieve is the mark of a true Boss Chick. Pouring into others with time, opportunity, and knowledge is essential to not only better them but, to better yourself. Shavone gets this. During her time at Twitter, she made significant moves to aid people of color in tech and helped found Blackbird, Twitter’s first-ever employee resource group for African American employees. In addition, we're always spotting Shavone, posted up in front of her favorite IG wall, shouting out young creatives of all backgrounds and taking time to bring them into her world. That, ladies and gents, is the mark of someone who is utilizing her position to pay it forward.
Want more? Be sure you keep up with Shavone and her adventures by checking out the links below.