Milan Mobley C.E.O of Umanagement Entertainment Inspires Local EntrepreneuHERS through brunch and business talks
What can one say about Milan Mobley? She is currently the CEO of Umanagement Entertainment, founder of the EntrepreneuHERS brunch and creator of the BOSS B.A.E Brand. Milan is a graduate of Bowie State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Public relations and has her masters of professionalism degree from George Washington University in Strategic Public Relations. Through her studies at Bowie State and George Washington University Milan was able to prepare herself for the beauty and the struggles of entrepreneurship by creating her own brands. The 23 year -old EntrepreneuHER started Umanagement Entertainment, a Public Relations agency upon leaving her seven-year tenure at the United States Department of Agriculture. Throughout her career Milan has been able to succeed in a plethora of public relations platforms which include but are not limited to radio, television and public speaking.
Milan is most notably known for her EntrepreneuHERS brunch “an event for female entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to network, educate and inspire each other.” This year’s brunch was held in Atlanta, Georgia during St. Patrick’s Day weekend where there were well over 50 guests, vendors and speakers. For the EntrepreneuHERS brunch Milan was able to assemble women from Washington D.C, Memphis, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois to discuss business, branding, beauty and how to elevate one’s self to turn her network to her net worth. The third annual women’s brunch featured panelist Tara Gates Anderson celebrity interviewer and Public Relations specialist, Lindsey Walker founder of PR Girls Do It Better and Nicolby Clay women’s hair stylist and owner of Royal Romance Hair Company. The event began with singer RAE Muze gifting us with her wonderful rendition of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” then transitioned into an entrepreneur mix and mingle session where the women were encouraged to get to know one another. Each girl boss was challenged to get at least 10 business cards from an EntrepreneuHER and learn a little bit about the owner, her brand and her brand goals. Upon the completion of the mixer, panel was started and Public Relation powerhouses Tara Gates Anderson, Lindsey Walker, Milan Mobley and virgin hair business owner Nicolby Clay were able to give background on how they got started in their respective industries and how they have continued to have longevity in a field that can often be short lived.
As mentioned earlier the women’s brunch was held on St. Patrick’s Day weekend at a hotel on Peachtree Street where a St. Patrick’s Day Parade was taking place. Unbeknownst to Milan the St. Patrick’s Day Parade would limit access to the hotel preventing guests and panelist from attending the brunch. One of the most notable points made during the interview was when Milan discussed how she gives herself certain girl get yourself together talks to keep herself focused and pressing forward. According to Milan life nor business gives you time to be in a funk because things didn’t go the way they were supposed to. Milan’s suggests that each girl boss puts on a happy face, recite positive affirmations and have a girl get yourself together pep talk when things don’t go as planned.
In having several companies and being the C.E.O of the Public Relations firm Umanagement Entertainment Milan was asked what the lowest point in her career was and how she was able to recover. One of the lowest points in her career was when she took a leap of faith and decided to quit her job at the United States Department of Agriculture after seven years. Milan knew that the leap of faith would be daring due to the fact that leaving a career to pursue entrepreneurship does not guarantee that one will be successful or make enough money to maintain the life that he or she is accustomed to living. Milan also experienced so much frustration in the initial stages of Umanagement Entertainment that she began to hate it because “being a publicist requires dealing with so many emotions from clients”. Milan has now learned that she must protect her peace in order to be of service to herself and to be of service to her clients.
Milan is also the proud owner of the BOSS B.A.E Brand home of custom tee shirts and BOSS B.A.E Fuel travel mugs. While the tee shirt industry is a major industry Milan explained how she was keep her creativity going by “looking at trends”. For example, one of today’s major trends is women using the social media Instagram app to brand themselves as a public figure in their Instagram bios. Milan decided to capitalize off this trend by creating a BOSS B.A.E Brand tee shirt that says, “Public Figure” crosses the words out has the words “Instagram Model” beneath it then crosses those words out and has the words “BOSS B.A.E” at the bottom of the shirt connecting the Instagram trend of being a public figure to her BOSS B.A.E Brand. Milan was additionally asked where she sees her company going five years from now? According to Milan five years from now she sees herself “running her company and not being the publicist” her ultimate goal is to “train and give people opportunities to be a publicist and to start their own company”. Milan’s ability to gather women from all over the United States to empowHER one another is a testament of her drive to see other women succeed. The BOSS B.A.E Brand owner will host the third annual EntrepreneuHERS Brunch in Brooklyn, New York on April 4th to network, educate and inspire another group of EntrepreneuHERS.