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July 2021 #CommsMom: Shaqueria Howard

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June 23, 2021

Shaqueria Howard at work


NAME:
Shaqueria Howard or “Tudy”  

AGE: 25

JOB TITLE: Publicist/CEO 

YEARS WORKING IN COMMUNICATIONS: 5+

CHILDREN: Indigo, 1

 

Shaqueria Howard of 5 STAH Media

Shaqueria when 5 STAH MEDIA, LLC launched

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Since graduating in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Florida A&M University, I have been working in PR for over five years. I have interned and taken on positions with companies like Midori Star Media Group, The Lip Bar, Slip N Slide Records, GoodGirlPR, and etc. 

 

With that experience, I was able to build a trustworthy company for potential and current clients. I founded 5 STAH MEDIA, LLC, a remote boutique branding company. This business is special to me because it has been a dream that I assumed would be halted by my parental duties. Although 5 STAH MEDIA, LLC started during the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision I made to turn this dream into an operating business is paying off! It is my passion to provide resources for new business owners and I want to continue to help others feel a sense of completion with their goals! 5 STAH MEDIA, LLC is fully operational. Although for now, it’s my passion and side hustle, it will not remain that way for long. 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CAREER SUCCESSES OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

Each and every internship or job opportunity I left in the PR field had nothing but nice things to say about my work ethic. It’s what has inspired me to create my business. Even connecting with each of the companies now, they share nothing but nice things! I also love that my company is doing so well with clients and responses to pitches. It makes me feel so confident that I can also pitch for them and build my own media lists. 

 

DID YOUR CAREER GOALS AND/OR OUTLOOK CHANGE ONCE YOU HAD A CHILD? IF SO, HOW?

YES! I gave up on the dream. This is my story. I was not going to create my business because I thought the demands of being a parent were too much to handle. However, I structured my business to fit my needs as a working mom and to benefit my clients. It’s a win-win!

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING IN COMMUNICATIONS AND WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S A GREAT INDUSTRY FOR MOMS?

It’s great for moms if it’s what they enjoy doing. I love the creativity of it all! It is so unique and allows so many open spaces for people to grow. Now more than ever, people are realizing the power of communications and media. I am here for it!

 

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY, AS IT RELATES TO MOMS? 

I don’t like how fast-paced it can be; one day goes by or even a few minutes and you find yourself out of the loop. Good thing there are groups like Women in PR! I found that joining this sisterhood keeps me on my toes.

Shaqueria Howard and Indigo

Shaqueria and Indigo doing what they love most… dancing!

 

WHAT ARE YOUR THREE TO FIVE BEST PIECES OF ADVICE FOR MOMS WORKING IN COMMUNICATIONS? THESE CAN BE CAREER-RELATED, MOM-RELATED, BALANCE/FOCUS-RELATED AND/OR LIFE HACKS. 

  1. Listen to podcasts! They have all the best tips and keep you updated. Check one out for the industry you are in, or listen to one for mental health tips! Super beneficial. 
  2. Buy an Alexa Echo Dot! Let her do the work for you. You don’t have to write it down or misplace it. Just add it to the list, or let her set a reminder for you, ask her how to spell something while your kid is bouncing around in front of the tv, tell her to find your phone! Alexa is the best. 
  3. Take a break! Relax, go outside, have a sip of wine, or watch your favorite show. Naptime doesn’t always have to be work time. 
  4. Get the kids involved in some extracurricular activities. It will pay off! Try dance class or a local sports/cheer team in your area this will give you a few hours of much-needed mom time.

 

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO AS A FAMILY?

We love to dance and play outside! Most specifically to some of my daughter’s favorite shows or songs. She loves, “Baby by Justin Bieber” and whenever it plays, she runs to get her dad or she yells, “DADDY WHERE ARE YOU?” Just so we can all dance together! Pure bliss!

Shaqueria with her fiancé and Indigo’s father at Indigo’s baby shower. 

 

MORE ABOUT SHAQUERIA:

Shaqueria TeyCora Amanda Howard (S.T.A.H.) is the founder of 5 STAH MEDIA, LLC, a remote boutique branding company. She graduated with honors (magna cum laude) from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. In her current professional role, she works for the Florida Lottery in their Brand Division. Over the past 5 years, she has been dedicated to perfecting her skills in public relations and graphic design in the corporate and freelance world. Her love for helping others and producing results built the foundation for starting 5 STAH MEDIA, LLC. It has always been her dream to be a business owner of a public relations firm and provide resources and employment opportunities for other public relations professionals.

Shaqueria currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida where she loves to play, dance, teach and sing with her best friend and daughter, Indigo Myrick and her godson, Dominic Jones. When she is not wearing her super mommy cape, Shaqueria enjoys reviewing movies and TV shows, making people laugh, hanging out with her friends, meeting new people, and listening to music. She is known for her bubbly/outgoing personality, her willingness to help others, and her dedication to serving her community!


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  1. Cora Brown says:

    What a beautiful story about this beautifully talented young lady! I am glad to know that there are young respectable women who are striving to make something of themselves! She gives me hope for the future generations to come. With all the challenges in this world and distractions, she’s managed to be a great asset to her company and made great strides as well as beginning to develop a start that could be something for her beautiful child to work with and help put her through school and run her family at the same time.

    • Cora, thank you for the wonderful comment and we were just as blown away by Shaqueria! Her daughter, Godson and future children will be inspired by all that she has accomplished–definitely an inspiration!

  2. Nettie Walker Palmore says:

    Congratulations 🎈 Shaqueria I Have
    Been One of Your Biggest Cheerleaders 📣 From Day
    From Day One You Did It And You Are
    Doing It When You Have A Dream Wake
    Up And Bring It To Life Because You Are
    Real Auntie Nettie Love You Like An
    Eagle 🦅 Continue To Soar !!!

  3. Ciera says:

    Shaqueria sounds like an awesome woman and mommy. She seems to have mastered being able to juggle an one yr old and all of her daily tasks. Future looks bright for her. Congrats on all your many accomplishments and future endeavors!!

  4. Evan says:

    OMG ! It’s so amazing to see a friend work so hard and gain the recognition she deserves ! Such an inspiration to never give up on your dreams no matter what life throws at you because your dreams are for you and can be accomplished no matter what ! I hope a mom who needs that extra push see’s this and is inspired to continue and achieve the dreams she’s had for herself! Wishing much success to you and your career path ! Thanks for sharing 🥳🥳

  5. Warren Cave says:

    I’ve known Shaqueria since she was a toddler. From early years, to high school college until this very day, I have seen a young girl grow into a wonderful young lady. She has always been determined to achieve her goals and dreams. I’m so proud of her and her best years are ahead of her. Congratulations Shaqueria

  6. Wow!! What an amazing young woman and what a refreshing story and example of sheer determination, fearlessness, and tenacity! Shaqueria is wearing many hats as a nurturing mom, entrepreneur, caring daughter, soon-to-be wife, and young business leader! I love it! Keep growing and glowing Shaqueria! The best is truly yet to come for you and 5 STAH Media!

  7. Ethel M Wooten says:

    I am very glad to know this young lady is was the best thing to that know of being who she is. I am so happy that I was a part of her getting a very large scholarship support and she took it an ran with. I thank the organization that provided it. She adopted me to be her God Mom and her baby Indigo who is so beautiful. I encouraged her when she asked for help along with her mom she is the apple of my life. I am so very proud of her accomplishment. There is so much to say about this young lady growing up in church and having the desire for God to lead her. I love and pray for much more to here about her. ” Goddy Granny “

  8. Antony m Miller says:

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments as I watched grow from a little girl into a beautiful young lady as a kid you had a special gift that bought a smile to everyone you keep exceeding all expectations and surpassing all the goals that are set before you I’m proud of the person you have become continue to keep pushing and doing great things in life and being the great role model you were destin to be

  9. Chenell Lee says:

    Shaqueria, you have always exemplified your giving spirit for and at many church functions. I knew that you would take wings and fly. Many blessing to you and your family. Press on my young sister!

  10. Wanda Merrick says:

    I have had the privilege of watching Shequeria mature, from a teenager, into the beautiful young woman she is today. I am proud to say she exemplifies all that she stands for. It’s not just lip service-she puts action behind her words. I praise God that she is one of many young people using her gifts and talents for good and not for evil. During the dark days, she helps us to realize hope is still alive. Proud doesn’t begin to describe my feelings regarding her accomplishments, but it will have to do for now!

  11. Anna says:

    Congratulations Shaqueria!!!

  12. Anthony Terry says:

    Congratulations Shaqueria,
    I can’t think of a more deserving person to have been featured. Your intelligence, determination and fortitude is a wonderful example for true success. You are proving there are no limitations on a child of God. You are an inspiration.
    Anthony Terry

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