As we all know (thanks to the 2002 box office hit film Spiderman) with great power comes great responsibility and this saying finds itself being extremely applicable when it comes to a certain superhero that is alive and walking in the flesh amongst us humans on earth. The superhero which I am referring to is the Chief Executive Officer of Super Woman Productions and Publishing, Angela T. Jones; who also is a published author, motivational speaker, movie producer, blogger, radio show host, contributing writer and play narrator.
I recently was granted the opportunity to chat with this extraordinary visionary and entrepreneur, picking her brain on several topics including the purpose of Super Woman Productions and Publishing, what the company has in store over the next few months, Jones’ work in other realms and much more.
Jones was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where she became fascinated with writing at a very young age. Shortly after learning how to read Jones began to write short stories herself thanks to being a huge Dr. Seuss fan from there her love for creating literature only grew once arriving at Ann Arbor Trail Middle School. While in attendance there Jones began the school newspaper and received the confidence to write thanks to her teachers’ encouragement. That encouragement and support is a direct cause of Jones becoming this phenomenal person which she is today; that along with a ton of other life lesson’s and experiences.
I asked Angela what exactly is Super Woman Productions and Publishing along with its purpose and she responded with, “(it is) a diverse media brand to enlighten, educate and entertain women of the world”. The Super Woman Productions and Publishing company is constantly expending to offer more products and services for women of all ages and has recently added the FabLife Radio Show and FabLife Apparel and Accessories to their already impressive list.
One of the more impressive services that Super Woman Productions and Publishing offers is the I Feel Good Mind, Body and Soul Conference which will be held for the second time on August 16, 2014. Last year during the inaugural event which was held at Wayne State University in Detroit, 100 young women attended and were educated on a variety of things such as health issues, self worth and host of other important lessons.
This year Jones and company hope to double the amount of participants and will offer workshops and classes including similar ones to last year as well as others that will focus on educating young women on the importance of what they do online via social media and other outlets while enlightening them that their online decisions now could play an impact on the life down the road.
Another one of Jones’ major accomplishments recently was being the named the narrator for the Six Brown Chicks produced play “The Black Social Network” which was written by Zondra Hughes, where she did a wonderful job according to several critics who viewed the production. When asked about the entire experience of working on this project Jones replied, “very interesting” and also said that the most memorable moment of working on this play for her was meeting Zondra Hughes. “I imagine it would be like what meeting Oprah would be like…… it was very overwhelming and definitely the highlight of the evening for me, said an ecstatic Jones in response to what the entire experience was like for her.
Jones relationship with Hughes and Six Brown Chicks has only continued to grow from the play as now Hughes has selected her to become a corresponding blogger for the Six Brown Chicks website, www.SixBrownChicks.com, where she will have a monthly blog published.
Jones also has a book set to be released in July titled “Breaking Through the Black Ceiling” which touches on the importance of black people supporting black owned businesses and these black owned businesses doing what is needed to be done to provide consumers with a tremendous buying experience with the black owned businesses. The book is dedicated to the memory of Mark England and portions of the sales will be donated to the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.
It is clear that in order to successfully juggle everything that Jones has on her plate it is imperative that she has a strong work ethic and she credits her role models in life for that. “(My) Grandparents (were my role models), they thought me work ethic. That was very instrumental in me being the type of person that I am now; working long hours and losing sleep to accomplish my goals”, said Jones in a jovial tone. Her grandfather was served as a member of the US Army in World War II and grandmother was a clerk at the Harper Hospital in Detroit.
During the little leisure time that this very eventful and inspiring woman has she spends it traveling, dining and watching a good action movie; which are all great for recharging her battery so she can step back into the phone booth and transform back into the superwoman that she is. One thing is for certain Angela T. Jones has all the makeup for a great role model herself for young women to look up to and her tireless efforts will certainly pay off with every girl, young woman and even older woman’ s life that she could possibly touch.