Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wonderful Women Entrepreneurs: Cynthia Good

March is Women's History Month. Because of this, I'm highlighting wonderful women entrepreneurs.

This week, it's all about Cynthia Good.

Before she became an entrepreneur, Cynthia Good was as a journalist, working at TV stations across the nation, anchoring and reporting the evening news. While she was anchoring for WAGA-TV in Atlanta, the station became the top Fox affiliate in America. After this, Good created her own TV show, Good for Parents and began syndicating TV news stories on issues that women and families deal with.
Good, who is also an author, won the Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2001 for her book, Vaccinating Your Child and has written six books in all. She also launched Atlanta Woman Magazine in 2002.

In 2005, Good launched PINK as a website, event series and national women's business magazine. It shares stories of remarkable individuals, provides expert advice, cutting edge data and rising trends to help women gain more financial independence, more equity and more opportunity in the workplace. According to Good, it's "a movemement acknowledging all that women are today and will be tomorrow, each deserving the chance to realize her fullest human potential; to have a beautiful career and a beautiful life." PINK has won several awards including 11 GAMA awards and three Folio Awards.
PINK shut down its print magazine in 2009, but that didn't stop Good or PINK's mission. She redirected resources into its digital and event properties. Now, the online publication is known as Little Pink Book and has been called the "No. 1 online resource for America's working women." There is also a daily e-Note that provides career and life-enhancing tools, tactics and strategies to help women find greater success at work and more joy in life. Little Pink Book was named as a "Top 100 Women's Website 2010" as well as a Yahoo! "Top 10 Women's Business Sites.
Additionally, PINK has donated more than $700,000 to nonprofit organizations that support women and girls and reaches women in the U.S. and 126 other countries to assist them in achieving a beautiful career and a beautiful life. Good also mentors young women through her company's internship program.

Good describes herself as a "famillionaire"; she and her husband live in Atlanta with their two sons, their two miniature horses, their giant cat and their lovebirds.

"[Success] has more to do with who you are than what you do, more to do with your values and sense of self worth than your paycheck. It also has to do with asking for and getting what you want-- out of your work, your relationships and your life."
- Cynthia Good

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