Who’s That Girl? Eden Bridgeman

EDEN BRIDGEMAN OWNER, CHAIRWOMAN & CEO Of EBONY JET #image_title Eden Bridgeman Sklenar is an entrepreneur, media proprietor, and marketing executive who is currently the owner, Chairwoman and CEO of the iconic brands EBONY and Jet since their acquisition in 2021. She also serves as the CMO of Manna, Inc., which is the parent company that incorporates over 500 restaurant franchises that include Wendy’s, Fazoli’s, Golden Coral, Jimmy Johns and Mark’s Feed Store, and has led in this capacity since 2016. Eden was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Louisville, [...]

By |2024-04-09T17:24:08-04:00April 9, 2024|Community, Digital Exclusives, Who's That Girl|

Publishers Blog April 2024 | Embracing Transformation: Derby Inspired: from Cocoon to Splendor

How many times have you found yourself in the cocoon stage, ladies? You know that phase of transformation where you’re prepping for the grand reveal? As we step into the vibrant season of the Derby, it’s impossible not to draw parallels between our Derby fashion frenzy—from selecting the perfect hat to the finest shoes—and the constant metamorphosis we undergo in the various stages of womanhood. Just as we meticulously plan our Derby Day ensemble, we, too, craft and recraft our identities and dreams with each new season of life. The journey from caterpillar to butterfly [...]

By |2024-04-09T17:15:19-04:00April 9, 2024|Digital Exclusives, Publisher's Blog|

How She Derby’s

PENNY CHENERY Paving the Way for Women in Horse Racing and Beyond It was May 5, 1973, a perfect Saturday—partly cloudy, 67 degrees.  A woman gazes onto a fast track. Her focus narrowed on a gorgeous chestnut trotting to the gate. Emotions are high as she watches the thirteen-horse field being loaded into the gate one by one. The 99th running of the Kentucky Derby was about to begin, and Penny Chenery was hungry for her second Kentucky Derby win with Secretariat. The gates open, the horses charge, and history is being made once again [...]

Who’s That Girl? Adria Johnson

ADRIA JOHNSON President & CEO of Metro United Way Adria Johnson embodies hope, integrity, humanity and has focused her career on lifting some of society’s most vulnerable populations and being of service to others. She is a dedicated and well-respected servant leader with almost three decades of hands-on experience in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Johnson’s proven ability to lead efforts toward reform and work collaboratively across a wide range of stakeholders have served her well not only in her current position of President and Chief Executive Officer for Metro United Way, but [...]

By |2024-03-26T16:52:57-04:00March 26, 2024|Community, Digital Exclusives, Who's That Girl|
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