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Interview Date: 8/29/2016

Corporate affairs executive Isisara Bey was born on July 18, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York to Shirley Jones and Eustace Jones. She attended St. Peter Claver School in Queens, New York, before transferring to St. Pascal Baylon School in Queens, New York from fifth grade to seventh grade. In 1970, she graduated from the Academy of St. Joseph in Brentwood, New York with honors. Bey received her B.A. degree in theater and M.A. degree in media communications from Antioch College at the satellite Washington D.C./Baltimore, Maryland campuses, in 1976.

Bey’s career started in Baltimore, Maryland, as an award-winning news writer and producer for WJZ-TV and on-air personality for WEAA.FM at Morgan State University. In 1988, Bey began working at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, California. She was one of ten candidates selected for Sony’s two year Management Associates training program, and upon completion, was promoted to Director of Corporate Affairs in 1992. She was promoted from Senior Director of Corporate Affairs to VP of Corporate Affairs at Sony Music Entertainment in New York. She retired from the position in 2007 and became the Vice President of Programs for the charitable organization, Count Me in For Women’s Economic Independence. She is the founder of her own consulting company, Journey Agent Productions, where she acts as a keynote speaker and “journey agent”. Her clients include Apollo Theater, Tupperware, and the Global Women’s Business Initiative. She has been featured on CSPAN and at an independent TEDx talk at Barnard College in New York.

Bey has served on many corporate boards and was the secretary for the Congressional Black Caucus board. She organized the Congressional Tri-Caucus retreat, a consortium of the Congressional Black, Hispanic, and Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus members. Bey has served on the advisory council for the eWomen Network Foundation, and she was a board member of the National Book Foundation, Exploring the Arts Foundation, and Rhythm & Blues Foundation. She also serves as the executive producer for the March on Washington Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

While a news producer for WJZ-TV, Bey’s team won a National Unity Award for reporting on social issues and Maryland’s Associated Press award for best investigative/documentary. She was also awarded the Outstanding Radio, Producer, Short Form award from Associated Press, NE Region.

Bey lives in New York, New York, and has a daughter named Makara.

Isisara Bey was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 29, 2016.

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