Saturday, April 30, 2005

April 27 "Lisa Tolliver Show" broadcast celebrates Mother's Day and National Poetry Month

Guest Jen Gross (author of A Visit Up & Down Wall Street), Dee Hargrove (Lisa's mother and an educator), Norman Smalls (theater producer and one of the "Business of Creativity Conference" organizers) and Ramona Wiley (founder of New Day Women's Services) helped Lisa Tolliver celebrate Mother's Day and National Poetry Month.

Here are some Mother's Day resources:

Here's the Mother's Day poem Lisa composed to honor Dee:
You're five foot six and I'm five foot two
But that's not why I look up to you.
Yours is the face that one should see
When looking up "love" in the dictionary.

Friday, April 29, 2005

April 27 "SCORE Radio" broadcast features author Jen Gross

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY - Last Wednesday, it was my turn to host "SCORE Radio" on WVOX AM 1460. The show is sponsored by SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business, Chapter 306 and hosted by a team of volunteer business experts. We broadcast every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 1:00-1:30 pm, Eastern Time. Listeners outside of broadcast range online can listen live online at or hear and share by phone at 914.636.0110.

My guest--mother, children's book author and Wall Street trader, Jen Gross--helped celebrate the United Nations Decade of World Literacy (2003-2012), National Take Your Child to Work Day (April 28, 2005) and Mother's Day (May 8, 2005). She discussed her book, A Visit Up & Down Wall Street, the process of co-authoring it with gal pal, Jen Hoch, and the illustrations by her mom, Margaret Gross. The attractive, colorful, hardcover book is the first of a series to be published by Harry and Stephanie Books and is targeted for kids aged 4-10. Younger kids (like Jen's 3 year old son, Harry) enjoy it too, when someone reads it to them. I daresay older kids (like I) also find it enjoyable and informative.

Here are some useful resources for writers and small business owners:

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

April 13 "Lisa Tolliver Show" broadcast celebrates Poetry Month and the business of creativity

Today's guests:
Cheryl Dixon, Entertainment & Media Professional and co-founder, DC Film Society
Rocco de Giacomo, Editor-in-Chief of
Fred C. Rutherford *
Jessica Nyel Willis *

* Co-organizers of MCNY's MBA in Media Management Program conference on April 26--The Business of Creativity--and founding member of the Graduate Media Association.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Lisa Tolliver wins 2005 Emmis Communications/98.7 KISS FM Phenomenal Woman Award


Receiving award from KISS-FM Radio Host Kesha Monk

  • With fellow Phenomenal Woman, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino

NEW YORK, NY - On April 7, 2005, Emmis Communications/98.7 KISS FM celebrated Women's History Month by introducing its first annual salute to Phenomenal Women. I was honored to be among those selected. As Emmis Communications puts it, the luncheon-awards ceremony was:

"An empowering event saluting Phenomenal Women throughout the tri-state area who are breaking records in business, education, the community & family, technology, the arts/entertainment, medicine, local politics, etc. Women who inspire and empower...NOW THAT'S PHENOMENAL....ordinary women doing extraordinary things....NOW THAT'S PHENOMENAL.....women making positive change....NOW THAT'S PHENOMENAL.....women that anchor our communities...NOW THAT'S THE KISS PHENOMENAL WOMAN!"

Here's the complete list of winners:

Adonica Harrison
Adrienne Wheeler
Alleyne Fraser
Allison J. Davis
Amy Barnett
Andrea Lunkins
Audra McDonald
Beryl Clark
Brenda Blackman
C. Virgina Fields
Capathia Jenkins
Carla Harris
Cheryl Marrow
Chrisena Coleman
Cissy Houston
Dara Richardson-Heron,
Deborah Williams
Dedra Tate
Denise Howard
Dr. Donna Mendes
Elaine Edmonds
Elaine Flake
Erica Ford
Erika Ewing
Fantasia Barrino (American Idol – Winner)

Fantasia Goodwin
Faye Wattleton
Gayle King
Joi Gordon
Jonelle Procope
Judith McRae
Kathryn E. Gibson
L. Marilyn Crawford
Leah Wilcox
Lisa Tolliver

Mamie McDonald
Maria Davis
Marilyn Francine Braxton
Mary Smith
Miriam Raccha
Olivia McClurkin
Pamela Price
Patricia Sweeney
Rachel Lloyd
Rolonda Watts
Ruth Hunt
Sandra Parks
Sharon Goodine
Shawn Lawson-Cummings
Shirley Madhere
Shon Gables
Susan Taylor
Tai Murray
Travia Charmont
Wincey Terry Bryant
Valerie Simpson
Vy Higginsen