Sheryl’s event programming and management services


Sheryl is an experienced producer of illuminating and informative discussions featuring experts, newsmakers and achievers. Over the years she has engaged in every aspect of facilitating live and recorded discussions.

The event-related services she provides include:

  • live event programming and production
  • broadcast talk-format production
  • live stream programming
  • talent recruitment and production
  • event moderation and panel participation
  • speaker pitching and preparation
  • script writing
  • preparing talking points
  • editing speaker bios
  • editing and managing production of event brochures
  • event promotion through invitations, content and social media
  • packaging ancillary multimedia content from live discussions

Events Sheryl has programmed over the years include, but are not limited to: The Deadline Club’s “Outsmarting Fake News and Alt-Facts” panel in March 2017; The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female Series from 2010-2012, and in 2016 (Los AngelesAtlantaNew YorkPhiladelphiaWashington, DC); The Root/WURD’s Our Power, Our Promise panel luncheon with lawmakers (including Rep. Terri Sewell, D, Alabama), media and civil rights leaders coinciding with the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia; Davenport University’s 2014 Teach-Off for its College of Urban Education; and the Nia Enterprises Leadership Summit Series (2002-2005) hosted at the Kellogg School of Management.

Other events for which Sheryl has provided communications, content, moderation and project management support include: the State of HIV in Black America 2016; The Root 100 Ball (2011-2013); The Root’s Focus on Obesity conference in 2012 hosted at The Washington Post headquarters; The Root’s  2011 “Open for Questions” live stream session at The White House with Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett and Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes; and the 1997 Fortune 500 CEO and CIO Forums.

Additionally, Sheryl developed Season 1 of The Root Live webcast on business and money hosted by Harriette Cole, with guests including Mellody Hobson (president of Ariel Investments and chair of Dreamworks Animation); Portia Wu (special assistant to President Obama on labor and workforce issues); and Marc Morial (president of the National Urban League).


Sheryl is also an experienced speaker at live events. Examples of her live and broadcast appearances are here.


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