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Q&A with HU Alum and #Forbes30Under30: Jenelle Coy

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheLyricalJAZ)

Howard University alum, Jenelle Coy struck “gold” earlier in the year, landing a spot on the infamous “Forbes 30 Under 30” list for Marketing and Advertising.

The marketing savvy founder of Coy+, a Washington, D.C. based agency that helps marketers with digital strategy, creative development and event management has gone from Howard to Harvard and in the last year grown her agency to nearly $1 million dollars in revenue all by the age of 25 as a first-generation American. We spoke with Coy to get a peek into a day in the life is like of a #Forbes30Under30.

Q: What’s a typical day like for you?

5:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. – Morning Run & Gym Session

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Reading

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7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Morning commute to office or workspace of the day

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Normally morning meetings, responding to emails, client interface.

11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. – Break & Snack

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Project-related work

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Free time

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Time reserved for calls with west-coast clients

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Q: What do you hope to accomplish by the age of 30?

I’d love to continue maintaining my business and inspiring fellow Businesswomen around me. I also want to continue to remind women that you don’t have to choose between a family and a career that you can have both – and I hope to be a living embodiment of just that.

Q: Fondest Howard memory?

The period of time between exams ending and graduation/commencement is amazing. You connect with friends and party, reminisce and enjoy what’s left of your undergraduate career.

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