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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Marketing Chief Executive
Publisher

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Near The Ocean
Favorite Quote:
What Someone Else Says Or Does, Is A Reflection Of Who They Are And What You Say Or Do, Is A Reflection Of Who You Are.

Birthplace

Born:
9/20/1961
Birth Location:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Marketing Chief Executive
Publisher

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Near The Ocean
Favorite Quote:
What Someone Else Says Or Does, Is A Reflection Of Who They Are And What You Say Or Do, Is A Reflection Of Who You Are.

Birthplace

Born:
9/20/1961
Birth Location:
Winston-Salem
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Biography

Marketing chief executive and publisher Sheila A. Robinson was born on September 20, 1961 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from Parkland Senior High School in Winston-Salem in 1979, and went on to receive her B.A. degree in pre-law/political science from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina in 1986. Robinson later received her Masters of Entrepreneurship (M.S.E.) degree from Western Carolina University in 2011, as well as a Chief Learning Officer Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. In 2012, she entered the Chief Learning Officer Ed.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has also completed Stanford University’s Professional Publishing Program.

From 1987 to 1989, Robinson worked for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as a market research assistant. In 1990, she was hired by DuPont, where she went on to serve as a marketing director with the company’s apparel division. When her division at DuPont was sold in 2004, Robinson established Robinson & Associates Communications, LLC and became founder and publisher of North Carolina Career Network magazine. In 2007, Robinson expanded Career Network nationally and launched Diversity Woman magazine, where she served as chief executive officer and publisher. Robinson also hosted the Diversity Women's Business Conference and founded Iamaleader.org, the nonprofit extension of Diversity Woman in 2012.

In 2009, Robinson was honored with a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Image Award for her career achievements and for being a positive role model for young women. She was named in 2009 as one of the Top 50 Women in Magazine Publishing by Publishing Executive. Robinson was also the keynote speaker at the 2008 wives luncheon at the NFL Pro Bowl, and was honored as the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Person of the Year in 2011. Her Diversity Woman magazine was nominated for The 2011 North Carolina Small Business of The Year.

Robinson is a member of the National Association for Female Executives and the National Association for Women Business Owners, and serves on the boards of Women in Periodical Publishing and Business and Professional Women. She is the author of Lead By Example: An Insiders Look at How to Successfully Lead in Corporate America and Entrepreneurship, which was published in 2014.

Sheila Robinson was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 15, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Sheila Robinson's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Sheila Robinson lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Sheila Robinson describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Sheila Robinson describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Sheila Robinson talks about how her parents met and their personalities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Sheila Robinson lists her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Sheila Robinson describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Sheila Robinson remembers her neighborhood in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Sheila Robinson recalls Jefferson Davis Diggs Elementary School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Sheila Robinson describes the sights and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Sheila Robinson remembers her favorite elementary school teachers, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Sheila Robinson remembers her favorite elementary school teachers, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Sheila Robinson lists the high schools she attended
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Sheila Robinson describes her early personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Sheila Robinson remembers joining her high school cheerleading team
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Sheila Robinson recalls facing discrimination on the cheerleading team, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Sheila Robinson recalls facing discrimination on the cheerleading team, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Sheila Robinson describes her social activities at Parkland Senior High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Sheila Robinson remembers her early career aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Sheila Robinson recalls attending North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Sheila Robinson describes her first impressions of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Sheila Robinson recalls her experiences at North Carolina Central University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Sheila Robinson remembers her early work experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Sheila Robinson talks about the decline of the tobacco industry
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Sheila Robinson recalls her transition to the textile industry
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Sheila Robinson talks about her work with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Sheila Robinson remembers her challenges at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Sheila Robinson recalls her transition to the marketing department of DuPont Textiles and Interiors
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Sheila Robinson describes her experiences as marketing assistant at DuPont Textiles and Interiors
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Sheila Robinson recalls leaving E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Sheila Robinson talks about the highlights of her career at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Sheila Robinson remembers her mentors and opportunities at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Sheila Robinson recalls founding the North Carolina Career Network magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Sheila Robinson remembers rebranding her magazine as Diversity Woman
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Sheila Robinson describes the mission of Diversity Woman magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Sheila Robinson talks about the success of Diversity Woman magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Sheila Robinson recalls founding the I Am A Leader organization
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Sheila Robinson recalls pursuing a doctorate at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Sheila Robinson describes her book, 'Lead By Example'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Sheila Robinson describes her public speaking career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Sheila Robinson shares her plans for the future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Sheila Robinson reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Sheila Robinson reflects upon her professional legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Sheila Robinson describes her concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Sheila Robinson talks about her family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Sheila Robinson describes how she would like to be remembered