EP25: Isisara Bey: The Road Less Traveled
Journey Agent: n. an intuitive guide, pathfinder and facilitator of empowerment and insight for the journey from where you are to where you would like to be.
Isisara Bey is a Journey Agent who enjoys helping people find their artistry with life. In this episode she talks about grit, taming fear and overcoming the biggest blocks to success.
ISISARA BEY is keynote speaker and facilitator for conferences, festivals, workshops, travel retreats and board meetings.
As a keynote speaker, Isisara brings her powerful presence, rich subject matter and engaging delivery to audiences exploring the principles of business leadership and personal empowerment. As a workshop facilitator, she creatively blends core content with human development processes and theater games, allowing participants to experience individual agency and an enhanced capacity to accomplish goals and manifest dreams. She also moderates panels and meetings for a variety of organizations.
Past clients include: Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Young Southeast Asian Nations Leaders Initiative in Singapore, Odyssey Network Business Retreat, Apollo Theater, New York Public Radio, Women of the World Festivals in the UK, Australia and NYC, Tupperware Corporation, NY City Parks Foundation, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, U.S. State Department’s Pathways to Prosperity/Egypt, Vital Voices/Guatemala, and Life & Hope Association/Cambodia.
As an event producer, she serves as Executive Producer of the March on Washington Film Festival (MOWFF), an annual Civil Rights-themed, week long summer festival of short, documentary and narrative films, first person accounts, scholarship, the performing arts and student filmmaker and journalist competitions in the nation’s capital. The festival’s mission is to unearth the untold stories and unsung icons and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights movement, impact the way the movement is taught, and to connect the movement’s aims and strategies to present day social justice activism in this country and abroad.
Prior to joining the March on Washington Film Festival, she served as VP of Programs for Count Me in for Women’s Economic Independence, designing and leading business pitch competitions and multi-day events promoting and supporting entrepreneurship for women around the country.
During her 20 years with Sony Entertainment, she was VP of Corporate Affairs for Sony Music, and led its strategic philanthropy and external outreach. She produced the first two Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreats for the Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific Islander caucuses. She also initiated and managed the company’s Black, Hispanic and Asian Affinity Groups, produced the Corporate Affairs Symposium Series of lectures and workshops for employee enhancement, and directed several large scale community volunteer events in schools in NY and LA. She began her tenure with Sony after being selected for Columbia Pictures’ two-year Management Associates program, with stints in International Marketing and Physical Production, and later as Director of Corporate Affairs, representing the studio at conferences and film festivals around the world.
Isisara has served on the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, National Book Foundation, Rhythm & Blues Foundation, and the Bill T. Jones Dance Company, among others. Her career began as morning drive radio personality and producer for WEAA.FM, and news writer/producer for WJZ-TV in Baltimore, MD. She has won several awards for her work in corporate affairs and broadcasting.
Isisara has a Bachelor’s in Theater and a Master’s in Media from Antioch University, is a certified Empowerment Institute facilitator, and lives in Harlem, New York with her daughter.