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|

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|

GRAMMY® Award Winning Louisville Orchestra

In a resounding crescendo of triumph, the Louisville Orchestra has made history by clinching its first-ever Grammy Award. Under the baton of Music Director Teddy Abrams, the orchestra secured the prestigious accolade for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” at the 2024 GRAMMYs, marking a monumental milestone in its illustrious journey. The winning masterpiece? The groundbreaking collaboration with world-renowned pianist Yuja Wang on her album “The American Project.” Crafted with visionary brilliance and artistic ingenuity, “The American Project” stands as a testament to the Louisville Orchestra’s unwavering commitment to musical innovation and excellence. This ambitious album, released [...]

By |2024-02-29T18:53:52-05:00February 29, 2024|Career, Community, Digital Exclusives, Entertainment, Events, Events, Life & Style|


TANELLE SAWYER PRESIDENT OF YPAL Tanelle Sawyer is a visionary leader with a keen focus on innovation, engagement, and empowerment, particularly through education. As the Associate Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development at The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), she works tirelessly to enhance partnerships that bridge opportunity gaps and boost economic mobility across Kentucky. Sawyer also serves as the President of The Young Professional Association of Louisville (YPAL), where she champions the development of young professionals, recognizing their crucial role in the city's vitality. Her work intersects education, workforce, and economic [...]

By |2024-02-29T18:28:46-05:00February 29, 2024|Community, Digital Exclusives, Who's That Girl|

Champions For Childcare – Cover Story

Mommy!” “Mommy!” “Mommy!” The tiny voices echoed throughout the small studio, followed by an assortment of anxious responses “no hitting,” “don’t touch that,” “stay on the carpet,” “let’s share.” MFive women, each dressed in polished business professional attire, gracefully navigate the organized chaos of a toddler photoshoot. As the camera’s shutter clicks in the background, the women skillfully balance their roles as both working professionals and loving mothers. With a collective sense of camaraderie, they share knowing glances and supportive smiles, forming a united front in the art of corralling their lively toddlers for the [...]

Who’s That Girl? Marita A. Willis

Marita A. Willis is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She and her husband, Robert E. Willis, grew up together in the Park Hill neighborhood, married 48 years ago, had two beautiful children, and built their life here in the bluegrass state. She attended the University of Louisville and has built a career in the banking industry and the non-profit sector. She is a champion for her community and is dedicated to removing barriers, cultivating a sense of purpose and empowering people to rise above their circumstances. She worked at PNC Bank as the Vice President [...]

By |2024-01-26T13:47:17-05:00January 26, 2024|Community, Digital Exclusives, Who's That Girl|
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