2022 Woman to Watch! Dr. Ashley Little

2022 Woman to Watch! Dr. Ashley Little


Dr. Ashley Little is the CEO/Founder of Ashley Little Enterprises, LLC, which encompasses her media, consulting work, writing, ghost writing, book publishing, book coaching, project management, magazine, public relations & marketing, and empowerment speaking. In addition, she is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, TV/radio host, TEDx speaker, international speaker, keynote speaker, media maven, journalist, writer, host, philanthropist, business coach, investor, advisor for She Wins Society, and 15-times award-winning bestselling author. As seen on Black Enterprise (2X), Forbes (2X), Sheen Magazine (Print and Online), Sheen Talk, Voyage ATL, Fox Soul TV, NBC, Fox, CBS, BlackNews.Com, Shoutout Miami, Shoutout Atlanta, Morning Star, Yahoo Finance, Heart and Soul, The Book of Sean, HBCU Times, VIP Global Magazine, The Black Report, Vocal, Ted.com, Medium, Soul Wealth, Hustle and Soul, BlackBusiness.com, Glambitious Top 21 Women Of 2021, New York Weekly’s Top 10 Hardest Working CEOs alongside billionaire Mark Cuban, US Insider’s Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs alongside billionaire and media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, London Daily Post, Sheen Magazine 5 Pioneers Making a Difference in Their Communities, NCA&T Alumni Times, CEO Weekly Top 10 Influential People in 2021 alongside billionaires Jeff Bezos and Beyonce’ and many more. Through the Biden & Harris Administration, and Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University, she was also awarded with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a board member for Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University, as well. 

As a recipient of the “Author of The Year” award by Glambitious, she is also a part of The Forbes Next 1000 Class of 2021 in partnership with Square. This first-of-its-kind initiative celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to run a business. Furthermore, she was a recipient of Nashville’s Black 40 Under 40 Awards in December 2021. It is an annual event honoring the best and the brightest for their accomplishments in their chosen field and for their contributions and commitment to the African American community. Dr. Little is also an official member of For(bes) The Culture. For(bes) The Culture was formed in Boston at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in October of 2017. They pride themselves on convening current and future black and brown leaders worldwide to network, collaborate, share opportunities, and discuss issues related to their communities and the planet at-large. She was recognized along with other influential leaders and distinguished entrepreneurs, including Oprah Winfrey, Mel Robbins, Gary V and many more for the annual Brainz 500 Global Awards List awarded by Brainz Magazine. Lastly, she is a proud member of The Chancellor’s Round Table at North Carolina A&T State University.

She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega. She is very involved in her community, organizations and non-profits. Currently, she is the co-founder of Sweetheart Scholars non-profit organization, along with three other powerful women. This scholarship is given out annually to African American females from her hometown of Wadesboro, North Carolina who are attending college to help with their expenses. Dr. Little believes it takes a village to raise a child and she also encourages others to never forget where you come from. Dr. Little is a strong believer in giving back to her community. She believes our young ladies need vision, direction and strong mentorship. She is the CEO/Founder/Visionary Author of The HBCU Experience Movement, LLC, the first Black-owned company to launch books written and published by prominent alumni throughout the world who attended Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). As authors, they share a powerful collection of stories on how their unique college experience has molded them into the people they are today. The purpose of The HBCU Experience Movement is to change the narrative by sharing Black stories and investing financially back into our HBCUs to increase young alumni giving and enrollment. The award-winning bestselling authors won the Black Authors Matter TV Award in May of 2021, Inaugural Anthem Awards of 2022, as well as the International Book Awards by The American Book Fest. The books are also part of the WorldCat.org, the world’s largest network of library content and services. Dr. Little is also the Editor and Chief of Creating Your Seat at The Table International Magazine, advisor for She Wins Society, and writing and publishing coach for the WILDE Winner’s Circle. 

She is the founder and owner of T.A.L.K. Radio & TV Network, LLC, which airs in over 167 countries, and streams live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Periscope. This broadcasting and media production company is for new or existing radio shows, television shows, or other electronic media outlets to air content from a centralized source. All news, information or music shared on this platform are solely the responsibility of the station/radio owner. She is also the owner and creator of Creative Broadcasting Radio Station, the station of “unlimited possibilities.” She is also one of the hosts of the new TV Show Daytime Drama nationally syndicated television show, which will be aired on Comcast Channel 19 and AT&T Channel 99 in 19 middle Tennessee counties. It will also air on The United Broadcasting Network, The Damascus Roads Broadcasting Network, and Roku. 

Dr. Little is a 17X award-winning bestselling author of, Dear Fear, Volume 2: 18 Powerful Lessons of Living Your Best Life Outside of Fear; The Gyrlfriend Code, Volume 1; I Survived; Girl, Get Up and Win; Glambitious Guide to Being an Entrepreneur; The Price of Greatness; The Making of a Successful Business Woman; and Hello, Queen. She is a co-host for The Tamie Collins Markee Radio Show, award-winning entrepreneur who is also a reflection contributor for the book, NC Girls Living in a Maryland World, Sales/Marketing/Contributing Writer/Event Correspondent for SwagHer Magazine, contributing writer for MizCEO Magazine, contributing editor for SheIs Magazine, contributing writer/national sales executive for Courageous Woman Magazine, contributing writer for Upwords International Magazine (India), and contributing writer/global partner for Powerhouse Global International Magazine(London).  Host of “Creating Your Seat At The Table”, Host of “Authors On The Rise”, Co-Host Glambitious Podcast, Partner/Visionary Author of The Gyrlfriend Code The Sorority Edition along with The Gyrlfriend Collective, LLC. Lastly, she has received awards, such as “Author of the Month”; The Executive Citation of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Award, which was awarded by the County Executive Steuart L. Pittman; and Top 28 Influential Business Pioneers for K.I.S.H. Magazine Spring 2019 Edition. She has been featured in All About Inspire Magazine, Formidable Magazine, BRAG Magazine, the front cover of MizCEO Magazine in November of 2019, the front cover for Upwords Magazine in the October 2019 Edition, Courageous Woman Special Speakers Edition in November 2019 and Influence Magazine. She has been featured on a nationally syndicated television show, HBCU 101, on Aspire TV, Dynasty of Dreamers K.I.S.H. Magazine Spring 2019 Edition, the front cover of Courageous Magazine in December of 2019, the front cover of Doz International Magazine in January 2020, Top 28 Influential Business Pioneers for K.I.S.H. Magazine, Power20 Magazine Glambitious January 2020 and Power20 Magazine Glambitious February 2020. She was also featured in Powerhouse Global International London Magazine March 2020 edition, National Boss Magazine in the October 2020 edition, Sheen Magazine February 2020 edition as one of “The Top 20 Women to Be on The Lookout for in 2020”, BlackNews.com, BlackBusiness.com, the front cover of She Speaks Magazine August 2020 edition, as well as the front cover of National Boss Magazine November 2020 edition. 

In addition, she’s been featured on BlackNewsScoop.com, awarded the National Women’s Empowerment Ministry “Young, Gifted & Black Award” in February 2020, which honors and celebrates women in business below age 40 for their creativity and business development. Featured in National Women Empowerment Magazine, Black Enterprise, as well as on Fox, NBC, and CBS, she was interviewed on The Black Report on Fox Soul TV and the front cover for National Boss Magazine. She was also a speaker at The Black College Expo 2020, for Creative CEOs Summit in January of 2021, and international speaker for Living Your Dream Life Summit 2021. She was also the speaker for the Elite Business Women Powershift Conference 2021, The Bella, The Brand & Her Bag Wealth Summit 2021, The Unstoppable You Summit in January 2021, the Marketing Mastery Summit for Glambitious 2021, the Crown Yourself Conference in January 2021, as well as the Door Dash Virtual Black History Month Celebration. As the speaker for Day of Aggie Generations with North Carolina A&T State University, Dr. Little was the 2021 Woman of Black Excellence Honoree, guest speaker on the podcast, The Happy Hour Show, speaker for the Phoenix Jack & Jill HBCU Author Showcase, as well as a guest on The JMosley Show. As contributing author for Prayers for The Entrepreneurial Woman book, she has spoken at Creative Con, been recognized as one of Today’s Black History Makers, as well as being a featured speaker at From Paper to Profits Conference. She has been afforded the opportunity to gain press access for “Don’t Waste Your Petty” movie as well as Mahalia Jackson’s movie. She’s been a speaker for HerStory Women’s Global Empowerment Summit, HerStory Women Who Lead Conference, Stepping N2 Sisterhood Sharing Winning Secrets Virtual Summit, I AM Glambitious Virtual Conference, Black Authors Matter TV show, Thought Leaders Global Virtual Summit, as well as A Conversation with Floyd Marshall, Jr. As a Black Authors Matter TV award winner, she has spoken for Sheen Talk and served as the foreword author for the anthology It Cost to Be the Boss. Recognized by VIP Global Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women, she has spoken at Black Writers Weekend, The GameChangers with Angela Ward Show, and served as keynote speaker for Blacks in Nonprofits Conference. Having served as speaker for the Leap Conference, Pass the Mic Sis, the From Purpose to Profit Summit, and The Been Worthy Podcast, she has been the speaker and host for The MizCEO graduation, was featured in Emoir Magazine for Building a Global Media Empire, and was a Making Black History Today recipient for Glambitious. 

Dr. Little received her undergraduate degree in English from North Carolina A&T State University. She received her master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and her Doctorate in Leadership, as well. Dr. Little is a mover and shaker, and she continuously pushes herself to be better than she was yesterday. She gives God all the credit for everything that has happened in her life. She has strong faith and determination to be great. She believes her only competition is herself. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

She is CEO/Founder/Visionary Author of The HBCU Experience Movement LLC and CEO/Founder of Little Publishing LLC.

To connect with Dr. Ashley visit: https://www.ashleylittleenterprises.com/ and follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/_ashleyalittle/