Sonia Alleyne

Host Of Business First

As a communications and business strategist, Sonia Alleyne develops effective messaging for broadly diverse audiences, drawing upon her vast professional experience in the world of Journalism, Public Relations, as an author and entrepreneur. Alleyne has served as editorial director at Black Enterprise, responsible for content direction across television, print, events and digital, breaking editorial exclusives with top business talent including Oprah Winfrey. She was a television correspondent for the Black Enterprise Business Report and Our World with Black Enterprise, and was the founding editorial director of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, the premier annual leadership conference for professional women of color. As Press Secretary and Director of Public Information for the New York City Department of Finance, she oversaw communications strategies and branding for the nation’s largest and most complex municipal tax administration. Currently, Sonia is the co- founder of Storytellers: Words. Images. Magic., a company that helps business owners craft and develop effective narratives to advance their business goals, and is the author of “I Kick Ass At Work!,” the first strategy journal for career professionals. Previously, she co-authored “Good is Not Enough: And Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals” (Penguin Books), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Sonia is a graduate of Emerson College and holds a BA in Communications Studies. A mother of two, she resides in Brooklyn New York