002: Just jump with Eboné Bell from Tagg Magazine, and learn about “everything lesbian, queer, and rainbow”

Eboné Bell is the founder and Managing Editor of Tagg Magazine. A print publication, website, and podcast show dedicated to serving "everything lesbian, queer, and rainbow." Tagg Magazine was recently named Top 20 LGBTQ-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal.

Eboné is a former board member of the Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, as well as a LGBT certified business with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to running Tagg, she also speaks at conferences about Marketing to the LGBTQ community. She is known as the “go-to girl” for LGBTQ marketing and queer women-focused events, resources, and advertising.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Eboné Bell?

·      What does her business do?

·      Why is she most excited about niching her business?

·      How does she leverage her LGBTQ identity to grow her business?

·      What is her best advice to inspire you?

·      How can you get in touch with Eboné?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Eboné Bell’s Contact: ebell@taggmagazine.com

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·      LGBT Business Certification Information

·      National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Conference

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.