Kickfannie's BIGThinking w Akia Garnett - Guest Kim Gandy, NNEDV

Episode 12 - Corporate Responsibility and Domestic Violence -Join Akia Garnett this week as she interviews our special guest Kim Gandy CEO/President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. With the NFL in the news, American corporations are reviewing their policies in regards to domestic violence issues effecting their employees and how it reflects on their bottom line. LISTEN NOW

The Akia Garnett Show - Guest Obidi Orakwusi

Episode 12 Akia Garnett, CEO for Brandbuilder and one to the top marketers on twitter to follow, interviews Obidi Orakwusi about his Kickstarter campaign, The Mega Bar, by Gym Supreme. Obidi, a Nigerian native, is a graduate of The University of Maryland. He has patented his product, and is using it to support the needs of young professionals and also people underserved communities who lack access to healthy living. LISTEN NOW

Kickfannie Video Spotlights and QuickTips

Emily York

Emily York is the CEO and Managing Partner of Sade Wellness. Sade Wellness was founded in 2008 by Ms. York, and Co Founder Lolly Edgerton. Additionally, Emily launched Drew Consulting, a firm specializing in strategic and tactical marketing consultation. Emily graduated from Auburn University, 2003, then earned a MBA from Pace University – Lubin School of Business, 2007. She was selected to be a part of the 2013 class for MindShare, an exclusive organization designed for CEOs of the most promising high tech companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Candidates for MindShare are typically first-time CEOs for companies under $10M, although the expectation is that they won’t be there for long.

About Sade Wellness

Sade Wellness is dedicated to creating workplace wellness programming with high levels of engagement coupled with complementary rewards and incentives that ultimately motivates individual employees to achieve their best health—physically, emotionally and mentally. The mission is simple. Sade Wellness combines fundamental health practices through state-of-the-art mobile technology that results in healthier employees and cost savings to your bottom line. Healthcare costs have and will continue to rise, further ‘eating’ into a company’s after tax profits.

The Bottom Line: Traditional Wellness Programs don’t deliver. The Sade Wellness solution helps bring focus to wellness, resulting in decreased healthcare costs that deliver results.

The company is based in Washington, DC

Industry: Health, Wellness and Fitness



Events This Month

  • Two Kickfannie favorites: Ellevate and Startup Grind, both groups are helping to foster and promote entrepreneurs. Through their events, they are providing access to some of the great business minds around the globe.


    A Professional Women's Networking Organization, which commits to the economic empowerment of women. Ellevate is a membership organization.

    The Regional Chapters are run by members of the network, who believe in the value of investing in smart women. Target Membership: Female professionals from all industries, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and women who are alumnae and students of the world’s leading institutions.

    Note: In May of 2013, Sallie Krawcheck, former CEO of Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, purchased the business from its founder, Janet Hanson.

    Learn more about this dynamic group of women, membership and meetings near you by visiting

  • Startup Grind

    A global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Chapters host monthly events in more than 75 cities, 30 countries for over 40,000 entrepreneurs. Events feature successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. The group is designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

    Target Audience: Startups, Entrepreneurs, Investors

    Paid Events – Monthly Fireside Chat Interviews, Mixers and an Annual Conference

    NOTE: Founders Derek Andersen and Spencer Nielsen launched the community February 2010 in a small office in Mountain View California. Anderson and Nielsen continue to ignite a global fire.

    Learn more about Startup Grind

  • Selected Upcoming Startup Grind Events

Upcoming Events