By Ashley Broadbelt
On September 29th Lincoln University hosted its annual Women in Leadership Luncheon, in Dickey Hall.
The recent luncheon featured guest speaker Sheila Brooks CEO of SRB Communications and Emmy- Award winning journalist.
“It’s an ongoing series bringing in high-level people to talk to college students. We create one or two every year and we would love to have more in the future with more student participation,” said Andre Dixon Interim Vice President of Development.
The focus of the luncheon was to encourage students to build strong leadership skills and to prepare them for success beyond Lincoln University.
Brooks shared many experiences with the students and staff who were in attendance and also expressed the importance of having a mentor throughout ones school career.
“I think it is very important for young people to meet professionals and role models. You always have to come back to what you are,” said Brooks.
Brooks also added, with new media becoming more prevalent, it good to re-invent yourself, and make sure you are familiar with all different types of media, print, online and video editing.
“Never compare yourself to anybody else, always compete against yourself,” Brooks said in an issue of Essence Magazine.
Brooks has been successful in the Communications field for over 33 years. She started her own multimedia communications company SRB Communication 21 years ago. Brooks’ company specializes in advertising, marketing and public relations. Brooks received her bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has worked as a reporter, news director, and anchor for various networks such as NBC, CBS and PBS. Brooks has also received numerous Communication industry awards including two Emmy Awards numerous Telly awards. She also received entrepreneurial awards.