Once upon a time, there was a bookish little girl named Kellye. Given free reign to all the books she could handle thanks to her mom the librarian, she wrote, and wrote, and wrote. She became an award-winning editor – One of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Media Voices of 2015 (and 2016) among other accolades – blogger and content strategist with a penchant for large, gold hoop earrings and a passion for skincare…
Fairy tale intros aside, I’m a journalist, social media voice, an interviewer, a relationship builder, content curator and all around creative. I’ve covered a variety of industries including: business, education, diversity, talent management, music, entertainment and more. I rock in B2B publishing, corporate and independent project environments. I run magazines, blog, speak at events, am a romance novelist under a secret pen name – no I won’t tell you what it is – and I love animal prints.
I have a BA in news-editorial journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, I never hesitate to offer my opinions on things within the pages of this blog, and I live in Chicago.
Let’s see…what else? Of course! Work.
A Life Not Grey began in 2008 with the launch of Diversity Executive magazine, an award-winning publication I helped start. The print magazine shuttered in 2014 after earning a lot of love and respect from a large community of inclusion-minded stakeholders. But the diversity in the workplace theme continues via this blog as well as my social media.
I’ve also started a YouTube channel to help working women succeed – and be happy – in the workplace.
Welcome to the dialogue. Please join me in living a life not grey.
Chief Creative Officer