North Austin Influencers' February Mixer

Join members of the North Austin Influencers™ for our February Networking Mixer

Meet business professionals and executives, business owners and entrepreneurs from a diverse group of industries. 

Event hashtag is #Influencers

We look forward to seeing you at Zed's Restaurant.

COST: $10 prepaid or $15 at the door. Prepaid rate is until 4:00 PM on February 6th. 

This month's highlighted Influencer will be native Austinite, Damita Miller-Shanklin.

Damita Miller-Shanklin is founder and publisher of Ujima Magazine. The foundation of the magazine is to come together for a better community and be responsible for the future of it. Ujima Magazine highlights and promotes positive images in the Black Community and stories of “everyday” heroes. Ujima Magazine has spent the last five years providing resource information, collaborations, and connections to help improve the lives of their readers. In 2012, Damita Miller-Shanklin was honored with Business Woman of the Year Award by the Williamson County African American Chamber of Commerce.  

She is also the host of Ujima TV and joined KAZI. FM 88.7, as a co-host of The Breakfast Club on Friday mornings. She recently launched Ujima Sistah Radio Show on Blogtalk Radio. 
The word Ujima is one of the seven Kwanzaa principles meaning collective work and responsibility. 

Damita Miller-Shanklin will share the importance of Black History Month (recognized in February) as the reflection upon the accomplishments and sacrifices that inspires her to document stories of people in our communities that continue the fight and struggle for equality, justice, and inspiration as an influence for empowerment and inspiration.

We will also be joined by, Doris McDonald, President of  Williamson County African-American Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Damita

    I enjoyed last night so much. I enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • Angel A.

      It was awesome to see you! I hope we can connect soon.

      February 7, 2014

  • Angel A.

    I can't say enough about the special group of people who attend these mixers. Everyone is friendly, open, and eager to share what they do. There's never a dull moment and I learn something each time I attend. I have recommended this mixer to everyone I know!

    February 7, 2014

  • Bill M.


    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Kathy S.

    Thanks Monica for making my first meetup such a nice experience. You have a gift of making everyone feel welcome.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Ruth G H.

    Another great evening of networking and informative event!
    Do you ever wonder why some Meetups are more
    successful than others? In this scenario its got to be Monica Pena! Monica seems to have a special Karma that draws us to her events.
    What brings you to her events? Let her know if you have not had the opportunity to say so.
    Thanks Monica .

    2 · February 7, 2014

  • shawn u.

    It was great to meet so many new faces last night! Can't wait until the next one!

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Leslie A.

    I had a great time! Everyone was so down to earth.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Monica P.

    Thank-you for all that came out last night. A few of the door prize give aways last night were $10 gift certificates to Zed's. Please let me know if you need any more information from me to redeem them.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Brian W.

    Great- a wonderful opportunity for professionals to interact in a relaxed setting.

    And really great to honour a wonderful lady and professional- Damita is an Austin treasure.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Cindy G.

    Great event. Will do it again!

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Doris M.


    2 · February 7, 2014

  • Dr. Tina Balderrama K.

    This meet up is the best! Every meeting brings new faces, friends and valuable information. Monica knows how to host and connect people!

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Jay H.

    Met some great people!

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Monica P.

    Check out this month's issue of TODO Austin with last month's highlighted influencer, RJ's story, Damita shares her inspiration, and Meagan Tull's professional development information on Own Your Value Earn Your Worth. Lisa Rodriguez also shares about the upcoming Go Red for Women Summit with keynote speaker, the former New York City homicide prosecutor & Emmy-nominated TV host/best-selling author, Star Jones. #Influencers

    2 · February 4, 2014

    • DJ-RJ

      Monica, you are sooo awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to write the article about me and also for getting all the facts straight too. I look forward to working with you more in the future in business.

      2 · February 4, 2014

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