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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Philanthropist Bisila Bokoko is Ladybrille Woman of the Month, January 2015

Sacramento, CA (January 2015) -- Ladybrille Magazine, the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West’ and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur is pleased to announce it has named Bisila Bokoko as its Ladybrille Woman of the Month for January 2015.

The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month’ is a monthly feature on the magazine’s podcast show ‘Ladybrille Woman Podcast Show and website, that celebrates outstanding women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to society.

Bisila Bokoko is the Founder and Chairperson of ‘’The Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project’’ (, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy among the African people. She has been the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce US-Spain in New York for almost seven-years, which is dedicated to fostering trade, investment and institutional relations between Spain and the United States. Prior to join this organization, she had six-years tenure with IVEX New York.

Nowadays, with expertise in business development; Bisila Bokoko helps companies to successfully enter international markets in Europe, U.S. and Africa. Considered one of the ten most influential Spanish women in the business world of America for its ability to develop and cultivate relationships with foreign Heads of State, Ministers of Commerce / Economics and International business leaders.

“It is a huge for me to be Ladybrille Woman of the Month,” said Bokoko on being named Ladybrile Woman of the Month for January 2015.

“Bisila is a serial entrepreneur and strong pillar in America, Spain and Africa’s business community who has supported hundreds of businesses, including Ladybrille,” said Uduak Oduok, Founder of Ladybrille. “It is an honor to celebrate her.”

Bisila interview is now available on the Ladybrille Woman Podcast show at

About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® is the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

ASCAP's Mir Harris Makes Appearance on The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak

Mir Harris, a former A&R executive for Ne-Yo’s Compound Entertainment Record Label who is now Associate Director for ASCAP’s Urban/Rhythm & Soul, joins Ms. Uduak on the twenty-sixth (26) episode of The Africa Music Law Show.

In this episode, Ms. Harris shares her commentary on pop culture and politics from the Eric Garner “chokehold” case to J.Cole’s assertion in his new music Fire Squad that “White people have snatched (black) the sound.” She also delves into the music business discussing Lil’Wayne’s current dispute with his record label Cash Money Records owned by Birdman, women in music, the upcoming Grammys and her work at ASCAP.

Finally she shares how African artists can register with a performing rights organization like ASCAP in the USA.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2014 OWL Awards Nominees Announced!

SACRAMENTO, CA (October 8th, 2014)
– The National Association of Women Business Owners Sacramento (NAWBO-Sac) has announced the nominees for the 2014 Outstanding Women Leaders Awards (OWL Awards).

The OWL Awards is a tribute to key women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in the Sacramento Valley region who have advanced the status of entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.

Nominations were announced in seven (7) categories and selected by NAWBO-Sac’s Voting Committee comprised of a group of respected women business owners in the Sacramento Valley region. Hosted by KFBK’s radio personality Kitty O’Neal, the event will be held on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.

“We are excited about this year’s nominees,” said Anne Staines, NAWBO-Sac’s President and Founder of Proprose Social Marketing Solutions. “We congratulate all nominees and look forward to celebrating them.”

The 2014 OWL Awards is sponsored by Bank of America, UC Davis Community Relations, Sacramento Business Journal, SMUD, KBFK News Radio, The Party Concierge, Comstock’s Magazine, Union Bank and Graphic Focus.

The complete list of nominees for the 2014 “OWL Awards” are:

 2014 Outstanding Women Leaders Awards Nominees 

 Bridgette Collins
S.H.E. Sisters Health Education

Judge Bunmi O. Awoniyi
Superior Court of California

Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan
PTI Solutions

Christi Black-Davis
Edelman - Sacramento

Eva Molina-De Vilbiss
Molina Service Center

Gina Lujan
Hacker Lab

Loretta "Inez" Whitlow
Chicks in Crisis, Inc

Kachet Galena Jackson-Henderson
The Lipstick Giraffe

 Laura Hansen
GoldVision, LLC

Lynnis Woods-Mullins
PrasieWorks Health and Wellness

Marcelle Annette Flowers
Armstrong Plumbing

 Molly Sue Brown
Sun and Soil Juice Company

 Patricia Gacutan
FunSchway Sensei

PheOnix RuachShaddai
LEAF Global Education

Reverend Tammie Denyse
Carrie's TOUCH, Inc.

Sara Arbabian
The Rind

Sara Woo
Sara Woo Media

Susan Rueppel

 Teresa M. Higgins
Capital Confections

Tina Reynolds
Uptown Studios

For further press inquiries and/or for interviews with Anne Staines, President of NAWBO-Sac, about the OWL Awards, please contact Uduak Oduok, Esq. at

Uduak Oduok, Esq.
Chair Media Relations, NAWBO-Sac
(916) 538-4249


The Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards was established in 1997 to recognize and celebrate outstanding women business owners in the Sacramento Valley region. The event is a tribute to women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who have advanced the status of entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.

The OWL Awards recognizes women nominees in seven categories: Woman on the Way Award (Up and coming business owner, less than 5 years in business), Woman Innovator Award (Successful business owner in a non-traditional business), Luminary Award (An individual lighting the way for others), Executive Woman Award (Senior level corporate woman), Vision Award (An organization whose vision provides opportunities for girls or women) Wise Woman Award (Business Woman of the Year) and Achievement Against All Odds (Success despite unfavorable circumstances).

ABOUT NAWBO Sacramento Valley

NAWBO-Sacramento is the region’s premier organization and voice for women business owners. Our goals are to provide women business owners with appropriate educational, social, economic and political programs to assist them in making effective changes in their business culture, including, building strategic business alliances and affiliations, influencing opinion makers and strengthening the wealth building capacity of our members. We value and seek a diverse and inclusive membership no matter how large or small your business. Follow NAWBO-Sac on | | or visit

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Friday, September 26, 2014

HURRY! BUY Your Tickets to the 4th Annual United Colors of FashionGALA to be Held October 8th, 2014 at the Historic Lexington Avenue Armory!

“UCOF Annual Gala on October 8th, 2014 – Paper Dreams: Writing New Runways.
Event: United Colors of Fashion (UCOF) is asking you to help us empower youth through fashion education, by joining us at the 4th Annual UCOF Academy Gala in New York City at the historic Lexington Avenue Armory on the evening of October 8th, 2014.
UCOF Academy is the first registered 501(c)(3) organization in the U.S. to offer FREE Fashion Education to under-resourced youth. The organization is registered with New York Department of Education, NY Charity Bureau, NY Department of State and the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) organization under the name of United Colors of Fashion, Incorporated.
Since inception, UCOF Academy has actively nurtured the dreams of 350 youths from the tri-state area by exposing them to the “behind the velvet ropes” experience of the fashion industry. Click here for a word from our students:
We highly encourage getting tickets as soon as you can, the early bird special gives a 20-25% discount to the first 150 guests, on a first come basis.
UCOF has a clear and compelling mission. We are counting on you to purchase a ticket to the gala, to help with UCOF Academy’s mission of offering FREE Fashion Education to under-resourced youth. If you cannot attend, you have the option to sponsor the event or give a donation to support the mission.
The Gala will commence with an intern exhibition and a cocktail reception, which includes an open bar. A subsequent award ceremony and an entertainment line-up will follow. The annual gala brings NY/NJ elites, celebrities, Wall Street bankers, and fashion and lifestyle media from different parts of the world.
Your support is greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing you on October 8th (#UCOFGala).” – Michael Palladino | Co-Chair UCOF 4th Annual Gala
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Uduak Oduok to Judge the Miss Sacramento County Pageant, Official Preliminary to Miss California USA® Pageant

Miss Sacramento County 4X6 FLYERFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ladybrille’s Uduak Oduok to Judge the Miss Sacramento County Pageant, Official Preliminary to Miss California USA® Pageant.

Sacramento, CA (September 22, 2014) - Uduak Oduok, journalist, fashion and entertainment lawyer, publisher of Ladybrille Magazine and ex-fashion model has been selected to judge the Miss Sacramento County USA Pageant.

The Miss Sacramento County and Miss Sacramento County Teen is an official preliminary to the Miss California USA® and Miss California Teen USA® Pageants. The Miss Universe®, Miss USA® and Miss Teen USA® Pageants are a Donald J Trump and NBC Universal joint adventure.

Hosted by Karla Gordy Bristol of the legendary Motown Records, The Miss Sacramento County Beauty Pageant Finals and the Miss Sacramento County Teen will be held on September 28th, 2014 at the Hilton Garden in Elk Grove, California.

Oduok will judge alongside other judges including Justin Bird, MBA Bravo Television Millionaire Matchmaker, Jeff Maher, News Broadcaster, ABC Channel 10, Sara Pinnell, Publisher Ardent for Life Elk Grove Magazine, among others.

“I’m honored to judge the Miss Sacramento County Pageant event,” said Oduok “I am a firm advocate and believer in empowering young girls and women, a philosophy the pageant also shares. I am excited and look forward to having a great time.”

The Miss Sacramento County and Miss Sacramento County Teen Pageants is founded by Mykesha A Robinson, a local of Sacramento. Robinson brings her passion for empowering girls and women to Sacramento. She was an Advance Staffer for The White House and Obama for America in 2012, worked along side with U.S. Secret Service, mainstream media such as CNN, NBC, CBS and more in event planning.


For further press inquiries and/or for interviews with Uduak Oduok, contact or call (1-424-625-8197)

About Ladybrille
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® is the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur. The fashion portal also offers features on Fashion Business and Fashion Law for the fashion industry.

About Ms. Uduak
A self proclaimed “Certified Game Changer,” Uduak Oduok is a recognized visionary and trailblazer, especially for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets. Uduak also has a passion for entrepreneurship and is the co-founder of EBITU LAW GROUP, P.C., a law firm with offices in Sacramento and the Bay Area, providing legal services to businesses and individuals including those in the fashion and entertainment industries.

She pioneered the first Fashion Law seminars in Northern California, and is a recognized name within the growing niche practice of Fashion Law in the USA. Uduak has been quoted and has authored numerous published and syndicated articles in national and international magazines and newspapers.

Follow Uduak on Twitter at @uduaklaw.

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