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Thursday June, 22, 2023, Philadelphia, PA
Wordeee Book Hub
Become A Published Author NOW!
Meet Marva Allen, CEO & Patrice Samara COO of Wordeee,
an innovative media and publishing company
Benefits of Publishing a Book
A book sets you apart from everyone else in your field.
A book can give you immediate credibility.
A book gives you authority and highlights your expertise.
A book can be a multi-purpose marketing tool.
A book gets you attention and helps people find you.
A book helps with word-of-mouth and gets people talking about you.
A book raises your visibility and can get you media coverage.
A book can help recruit employees to work for you and your company.
A book can be a conduit to sell an Information Product or video course.
A book can launch a consulting or coaching company.
A book can lock in your legacy.
Come meet the experts from Wordeee!
An entrepreneur since the age of 24, Allen has led many companies to success. A thought leader, technologist, author, publisher, bookstore owner and Business School University Professor, Allen brings pedagogy, vision, and experience to leadership teams. She was born in Jamaica, West Indies.
Ms. Allen was president and co-owner of USI, a multi-million-dollar technology firm that was thrice nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Award. She is the recipient of numerous business awards, including the IBM & Kodak Excellence Awards, and was named a Crain's 40 Under 40 Award for significantly achieving in business before her 40th birthday. Allen, a nominee of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan.
She joined the famed Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem as a majority partner and became CEO in 2004. Under her stewardship, Hue-Man gained worldwide brand recognition. Allen is an on-air Book Contributor and commentator for Arise TV and on the faculty of Touro University’s Graduate School of Business, where she teaches entrepreneurship and often consults with entrepreneurial organizations in need of restructuring.
A national speaker and lecturer on entrepreneurship, Allen's influential footprint spans multiple disciplines. She holds a BSN from SGI in England; a B.S in Biology from the University of Michigan; and an MS in Health & Business Administration. She was a past member of the University of Michigan’s CSP Board, Eastern Michigan Hospitality Board, the IBM Great Lakes Region Board, the General Motors Diversity Board, a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Hope Leadership Academy founded by NBA player Kevin Johnson, and LitWorld, an organization concerned with literacy around the world. Allen is also a trustee of the Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem, and an Advisory Board Member of Asia Initiatives. A recipient of the 2008 New York Urban League Frederick Douglass Award, Allen has received myriad proclamations and citations from the community of Harlem.
As a noted book subject matter expert, Allen has been the "go-to" person for books for NPR, NBC, and has been featured in the New York Times, NYSE Diversity Magazine (she rang the closing bell for Wall Street), Time Out, Sister to Sister, Black Enterprise, PGW Magazine, Amsterdam News, among others. She also appeared on Good Morning America as a spokesperson for her technology company USI.
Allen is the author of two acclaimed books, Protégée (1993) and Camouflage (2000), the sequel. She was a contributing writer to Open a World of Possible, (2014, Scholastic). Her latest novel, If I Should Die Tonight, was published in 2019 using her nom de plume, C.C. Avram.
As a partner in the imprint Akashic/Open Lens, she has expertise on all fronts of the publishing industry. Allen has been instrumental in guiding the success of many authors' books by creating one-of-a-kind events that have enjoyed success worldwide. She spearheaded the First Literary Festival in Anguilla and hosted major events for Toni Morrison, President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Maya Angelou among many others. She consults with celebrities and high-profile authors who want out-of-the-box thinking on marketing, promoting, and selling their books. Today, as the dynamic CEO of Wordeee, a media and publishing firm, Ms. Allen works with myriad authors, artists, and contributors. Ms. Allen is dedicated to mentoring entrepreneurs and writers of color and has an "open-door policy" in helping others to reach their goals.
Emmy award-winner Patrice Samara has over twenty years’ experience as a Global Strategic Communications Advisor, Documentary Producer, and a lifelong entrepreneur working with Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations in over thirty countries.
She is an accomplished author, publisher, and editor. She has produced numerous large-scale global events and significant anniversaries including the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Coming to America, the 100th Anniversary of American Express, the opening of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and The Exploring the Future of Global Learning Symposium at the University of Seattle.
An innovative, passionate change agent committed to meeting the rapidly evolving needs of an increasingly integrated, information-driven economy, her ability to provide thoughtful, unerring direction and creative strategies earned her a reputation as one of the world’s top event management leaders as President of Triumph Communications Group based in New York and Miami.
Well-known for her vision, integrity, and commitment to excellence, Ms. Samara has been honored with over fifty international awards for creativity and excellence, including thirty Cine Golden Eagles and two Parent's Choice Awards. She has twice been a NGO Representative to the United Nations and received the Orphans International Global Citizenship Award for Leadership in Helping Humanity.
Ms. Samara has been a Strategic Communications Advisor for several high-profile global leaders including the 61st President of the United Nation’s General Assembly. She is the author of seven multi-cultural and S.T.E.A.M. children’s books in the Alphabet Kids Series as well as producing music, developing characters, toys, and curriculum. Ms. Samara tours widely speaking on the topics of publishing, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and bullying.
As a committed humanitarian, she dedicates time and resources to global education and women’s rights. As COO of Wordeee, Samara is committed to supporting new and established authors to help make their dreams come true.