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Social Entrepreneur & Empowerment Coach, Shelly Bell, is among the nation’s most sought after writers, community organizers and motivational speakers in the Washington, DC Metro area. Excelling as a truly dynamic force in the local (Washington, DC), national and now international media, her work as a performance poet has led to an arts partnership with the Northern VA Fine Arts Association, an interview with NerdWallet, a performance with the world renowned Washington Metro Philharmonic Association, and serving as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Alexandria, VA. As the Hustle Coach her mission is to expose clients to economic independence via entrepreneurship and side hustles. Her objective is to make you successful NOW!

Her brand “Made by a Black Woman (MBABW)” has taken the world by storm doubling as a marketplace and a movement. She and her pop-up team are dedicated to placing the stamp “MADE BY A BLACK WOMAN” proudly on as many chests as possible via t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, and more! MBABW’s mission is to invoke a sense of pride in apparel created and curated by women of color. For more info visit http://www.madebyablackwoman.com.

Shelly Bell is the founder of Black Girl Vision (BGV), a business development and empowerment community built on entrepreneurship, collective economics and partnership. BGV’s mission is to expose women of color to economic independence via entrepreneurship. Women of color gather, donate to a fund, pitch ideas and one woman walks away with seed funding for her business. Shelly envisions a global women’s entrepreneur community built on collective economics, partnerships, and think tanks.Black Girl Vision (BGV) hosts networking events, social gatherings, and business pitch events. For more info visit http://www.blackgirlvision.com.

Shelly Bell is unquestionably an extraordinarily gifted speaker mixing uncommon honesty with a populist style. Her unflinching desire to remain honest to herself and her aspiration makes her personal motto entirely true. “Regret Nothing Write Everything!”

POEM: One Black Woman by Shelly Bell

One black woman got tired of being marginalized.
Got a little Harriet Tubman uneasy.
Got tired of the being cornered into kinky edges.
Got Sarah Breedlove creative.
One black woman got sumthin to say.
Got “ain’t I a woman” loud.
Gots’ta feel more free.
Got Mum Bett finger pointed at the law.
One black woman got license to write.
Got to startin’ this blog.
Got you readin’
One black woman got an opinion.
We got’sta live mo free!

For more information on how to book Shelly to speak at your next event email iamshellybell@gmail.com.


Shelly Bell is the creator/founder/energy behind:

Made by a Black Woman (MBABW)
MBABW is a specialty retailer dedicated to using fashion to balance the communication of which bodies are beautiful. Our product offering includes clothing, accessories, and home goods created and curated by women of color.

MsPrint USA
MsPrint USA is a custom apparel & merchandise printing shop with a educational component dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs globally. The fashion industry has evolved to a place where clothing stores are manufacturing and printing their garments overseas. Instead of outsourcing jobs, we print on U.S. soil then donate a portion of the proceeds to support women entrepreneurs globally. We are dedicated to supporting women workers on U.S. soil and beyond.

Black Girl Vision  is a micro-grant program built on collective economics. Women of color gather monthly, donate to a fund, pitch ideas and one woman walks away with seed funding for her business.

Education and Experience:

Mantra: Regret Nothing | Write Everything™


Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science (North Carolina A&T State University)
Certified Virginia Teacher (Computer Science)
Adobe Certified Associate (Dreamweaver & Flash CS3)
Certified American Red Cross CPR Instructor

Professional Experience:

Founder/Director, Women Writers Rock
Creative Writing Instructor, Writopia
Program Manager, Career Team DC
Program Manager,  Seven City Art Society, LLC
Educator,  Department Chair, Alexandria City Public Schools, TC Williams High School
Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Media Specialist, Prince George’s County Schools, Longfields Elementary
Educator, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Systems, Sedgefield Middle

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