BLACK BLOGGERS CHICAGO LEADERSHIP TEAM
Our Founder & President
Black Bloggers Chicago Founder and President, Danielle Sanders is a devoted mother of three, entrepreneuer, blogger, writer, Domestic Violence advocate and spoken word recording artist. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thoughts on life, love and relationships. She is the owner and founder of two websites, “Black Widow’s Web”, a website dedicated to the Chicago Music Scene and Culture and “The Sum of Many Things”, a lifestyle, personal development and advocacy blog for Black Women.
Known musically as Black Widow, her artistry can be heard on house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. Both reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse chart in the year of release. She is also featured on the Terry Hunter Retouch of the song, "Fenix" by Emmaculate. In May 2018, she released her first solo debut, “House Is” produced by Mike Dunn, which reached #2 on the Soulful House Charts and is currently blowing up dancefloors all around the world. As a Music Blogger, she covers music events and parties around the city and interviews some of Chicago’s rising stars. She currently serves as the official blogger of the Chosen Few Picnic & Festival and the Summer Oasis Music Festival held every summer in Idlewild, MI.
Her passion for women’s rights and issues important to women of color is expressed on her other website, The Sum of Many Things. The Sum of Many Things focuses on lifestyle,advocacy, growth and personal development. Her thought provoking series entitled, The Survivor Series, focuses on telling the stories of women of color who have survived and thrived. She is an active domestic violence advocate who frequently speaks on life after Domestic Violence.
She is passionate about community building, networking and impacting the culture positively.
Our Vice President & Branding Expert, Audrey Woodley
Audrey Woodley- a woman of power, charisma and influence; uses her platform to speak, teach, and coach women around the world.
Serving as a Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, and Brand Therapist; Audrey applies principles from her own life as a native of Chicago, Illinois, a single mother, a successful entrepreneur, and co-author of two International Best Selling Book to help women entrepreneurs reach success. Faith, she often tells her life coaching clients, is one of the most valuable tools and building blocks of any woman’s success when applied persistently and consistently.
Audrey is best known as the Brand Therapist- in helping women identify solutions to brand challenges. She uses new-age problem solving tactics, proven social media strategies, effective marketing communication, and customized brand identity coaching. Audrey’s own brand has seen great success including features in several magazines that focus on women entrepreneurial ventures and has been invited to speak at various functions including several workshops presented by Senator Kimberly Lightford. Audrey was a guest speaker at the highly acclaimed GHGF Prayer Breakfast, a Life Coach speaker for “Make-Up & Martinis” event, and keynote speaker for Changing Oasis, Inc. events.
When it comes to speaking, coaching and consulting women entrepreneurs Audrey Woodley delivers!
BLACK BLOGGERS CHICAGO ADVISORY TEAM
Robert Walker, Social Media Marketing and Brand Strategist
Robert “Koko” Walker is the owner and operator of Koko’s Music Room. A DJ, Sound Engineer and Event Promoter for over 20 years, he is skilled in creating the perfect atmosphere for your next event. From Private parties, weddings, corporate events, school dances, and dance parties, Koko is committed to the client’s complete satisfaction. An industry veteran, he has the skill and technical expertise to help to make your event a success.
Anthony Roberson, Contributing Writer, Official Photographer and Visual Branding Expert
Anthony Roberson is the owner and operator of AP Roberson Photography. A lover of all things beautiful, he is an expert in helping others in branding themselves visually to build their blogs and brands. He will serve as our official photographer and visual branding expert.
Who am I? I'd love to woo you with some dashing story, but the reality is I'm simply a husband, father, and all around Renaissance man who loves photography, exquisite necktie knots, and the occasional off-color joke.
How did I become interested in photography?
Well, it all started back when I was a kid. My dad owned a 35mm Canon that he would never let me touch. I mean he guarded it with his very life and NEVER let me even get close to it. The years went on and every time I would ask, it was always the same answer. Fast forward several years, I'm a senior in high school and continue to plead. My dad finally thought about my request and challenged me that if I brought him an awesome report card, that not only would he let me touch it, but he would GIVE the camera to me. Needless to say, I brought home stellar grades, and he looked at me and smiled and gave me the camera. I felt the weight of it in my hands and I have had a camera in my palms every since.
By the way, I do still have that 35mm Canon. I can't bear to let it go...
JOIN THE BLACK BLOGGERS CHICAGO LEADERSHIP TEAM!
We are currently looking for individuals who specialize in the following to join our leadership team:
Blogger Education Director
Web Design and Blog Design (we are looking for someone skilled in working with bloggers to create cohesive websites)
Analytics and SEO
Legal and Financial
If you are interested in joining our leadership team, send a email to us today at info@BlackBloggersChicago.com.