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Award-winning journalist and founder of inspirational website for women named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

INSPIRATIONAL: Rhonesha Byng

INSPIRATIONAL: Rhonesha Byng

THE FOUNDER of a digital media platform for millennial women has been named on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 “young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” list.

Rhonesha Byng is founder and CEO of Her Agenda, a site that serves as an information and inspiration hub for millennial women.

The 27-year-old also won an Emmy award as part of team breaking news coverage for while she was a field producer with NBC New York, and has also received awards from the Associated Press and other organisations.

HP and Clutch Magazine named her one of the top African American Women to follow and dubbed her a ‘Tech Tastemaker.’

After the news was announced, Rhonesha wrote on Twitter: “Grateful to be included in ‪@Forbes‬’ 2017 ‪#30Under30‬ list!”

This year’s list was more competitive than ever saysForbes, with over 15,000 applications and just a 4% acceptance rate – making it harder to get into than any ivy league in the country.

The leaders on Forbes 30 under 30 are socially driven, business minded, and entrepreneurially savvy.

Over 50% of those listed included founders or cofounders of companies.

The majority of those founders started their company to solve a problem.

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