The panel features some of the industry’s most revered executives including Alita Carter, Michelle Joyce, Crystal Whaley, Lajoyce Brookshire, Kymberlee Thornton, Dedra N. Tate, Tracey Moore, Stone Love and Gwendolyn Quinn.
‘Women Behind The Mic’ are gearing up to release their first book in June, 2018.
“The world needs to know-especially our daughters – need to know that an elite group of women who were and still are sisters by love, sweat and tears contributed in significant ways to popular music and culture,” cofounder Michelle Joyce says of the book. “This book is for every woman whose story has never been told…we see you…we respect you…and we value you and the contributions you made.” Michelle Joyce
“The Book will be a collective of conversations, personal stories and photographs with the ‘Un-Sung Sheroes’ and History Makers of the Music Industry. Together we not only developed and made stars, but our joint efforts led to the sale of billions of records World-Wide!” LaJoyce Brookshire adds.
These phenomenal women have shaped the culture and the gems they will be dropping on the panel will be priceless.
About Women Behind The Mic
Co-founded by Joyce (former Director of Marketing for Bad Boy Entertainment) and La Joyce Brookshire (former Director of Publicity for Arista, Women Behind the Mic is a powerful movement designed to empowering women, in particular Black women, how to succeed in the business of entertainment with successful women executives in music, film, radio and TV — the culture creators of the Hip-Hop and R&B Golden Era.
Michelle’s career began in music when she worked alongside Sean Combs as the Director of Marketing for Bad Boy Entertainment.
Michelle conceived, developed, planned & executed the marketing blueprints for the label for artists like The Notorious BIG, Craig Mack, Faith Evans, Total & 112 who combined have generated more than 30 million in album sales to date. She has worked as General Manager & Director of Marketing at ByStorm Entertainment and has held Vice President of Marketing positions at both Sony Music & MCA Records working with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Babyface, Charli Baltimore, Jaguar Wright, & more. Today, she is the Chief Experience Officer of Digital Chick Consulting and considers herself to be a change agent of the new millennium in marketing platform innovation.
Michelle is the Co-Author & Co-Creator of The Women Behind The Mic Book and Docu-Series.
Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire will tell you she is a full-time wife and mother and a part-time everything else. That includes being a Naturopathic Doctor and a six-time bestselling author and a New York Times bestselling author of the novel based on the smash hit movie Soul Food with five concurrent bestselling books.
LaJoyce was a high-powered entertainment publicist to the STARS. As Director of Publicity at Arista Records in the mid-90s, artists such as The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Toni Braxton, Kenny G, OutKast, Monica, Deborah Cox, Craig Mack, Total, Faith Evans, 112, Usher, TLC, Whitney Houston, and The Notorious B.I.G aka (Biggie Smalls) to name a few. Due to her efforts as Director of Publicity her artists sold over 100 million albums worldwide. LaJoyce is the Co-Author & Co-Creator of The Women Behind The Mic Book and Docu-Serie