It’s time for our #MemberSpotlight! This week we’re excited to introduce you to one of the very first people to tour The Mill Coworking & start their journey with us, Jameka Whitten!
Jameka S. Whitten owns and operates JSW Media Group, a boutique brand management and public relations firm focused on the entertainment, fashion, music and publishing fields. JSW Media Group is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with satellite offices in Atlanta, DC and New York City. JSW Media Group current and former clients include professional athletes, celebrities, Emmy and Grammy Award winning music artists, well known charitable organizations and other community groups. JSW Media clients have been seen in a wide variety of local, regional and national media platforms including Essence Magazine, Heart & Soul Magazine, Redbook, TV One, VH1 and Black Enterprise.
Prior to working at JSW Media Group full time, Jameka served as the Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director for SOTAC (State of the Arts & Culture) Magazine and worked in digital media and events at ESPN, Inc. Jameka is also a lifestyle blogger and freelance writer with 18+ years of experience.
In addition to owning JSW Media Group and serving as CEO, Jameka was the National Communications Director for The Red Pump Project®, a national nonprofit that educates women and girls of color about HIV for close to 10 years.
Because of her efforts as a member of Team Red Pump since its inception in 2009, Jameka received the 2015 Red Ribbon Leadership Award from Regional AIDS Interfaith Network for leadership and service in Charlotte’s HIV/AIDS community. Another notable honor includes being named one of the “Emerging Leaders” in the 2017 Edition of Who’s Who in Black Charlotte.
She holds a bachelor’s in Communication Studies with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix. She is the vice president of the Northwestern University Alumni Club of Charlotte, president of the National Association of Black Women in Music and Entertainment’s Charlotte chapter, and a member of Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists, an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Believe it or not, Jameka is afforded spare time occasionally. And she uses every second wisely by catching up on a good book, writing or investing her time back into the community. She is committed to philanthropic causes and esteems the idea of making a significant difference in the lives of others. She is an avid coffee drinker who believes that a night out on the town is not complete without a properly chilled bottle of champagne on the ready.