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Posted April 9, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Eat+Drink
 
 

[PROFILE] In 25 Words or Less: V. Sheree Williams (Media: Food + Wine)

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In 25 Words or Less

Posted: April 10, 2016

THE BASICS
Name: V. Sheree Williams
Age: 40s • Status: Single • Kids: No
Place of Birth: Waukegan, IL • Raised: Zion, IL
Professional Background: Sheree has worked for some of the Bay Area’s top companies as a marketing professional. In addition, she has more than 10 years in public relations and returned to her roots in writing once becoming the publisher of Cuisine Noir Magazine.
What achievement or position are you most known for? Sheree is most known as the publisher of Cuisine Noir Magazine.
Contact/Follow: WebsiteEmailFacebookTwitterInstagram
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
Job(s) held that is most unlike what I currently do now: Working at the center that processed mail for my college.
Field: Publishing: Cuisine
Yrs of Experience: 6
Title: Publisher
Company: V. Sheree Publishing: Cuisine Noir Magazine • Oakland, CA
What it does and what I do: We publish the country’s first black food, wine and travel magazine.
Current Big Project: 2016 Behind the Business Conferrence
Staffing/Resource Needs: 10
Additional Organizations: Women in Media Meet-Up
25 WORDS OR LESS: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Being a one woman show growing an national online and print publication.
Significant Mistake/Regret: I have made small mistakes but nothing that is a great… thus far!
Significant Accomplishment: Being notified by the Smithsonian Channel with a request usage of our 2014 print issue cover with Chef Joe Randall.
Biggest Strength(s): Building relationships.
Biggest Weakness(es): Wanting to help everyone. Sometimes you just can’t.
Career Advice: Follow your passion. The vision is yours and hold on to it because others won’t see or understand it.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Finding work/life balance.
Significant Accomplishment: Coming to California at the age of 24 without a job and making a really nice life myself.
Life Advice: Never give up and always believe in yourself. Also, do you best and know that is your best and then be still.
Trait(s) most admired in others: Leadership and loyalty.
Among several global issues of deep concern, one(s) that stands out to me: The mistreatment of women and childhood obesity.
Some causes/organizations I support: African American Health Community Health Advisory Committee
Some of my most-admired people (excluding parents): Oprah and Tim Westergren
25 WORDS OR LESS: LIFESTYLE
Hours of “personal” downtime/week: 3
Favorite activity(s) in my personal downtime: Hiking or anything outdoors.
Some of my favorite local hangouts: Lake Merritt, Bay Street in Emeryville and at the beach in Alameda.
Some of my favorite TV shows: Martin, Fixer Upper and Dr. Ken
What news outlets or media sources do you most rely on?: Yahoo, various food and entertainment online sources.
Favorite Vacation Spot(s): Brazil, Cuba, San Diego, New York.
Place(s) I would like to visit: Germany, Amsterdam, South Africa, Mozambique and Toronto.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby(s): Grabbing a bite to eat and just sitting by the water listening to music.
Favorite Book(s): The Shack by Wm Paul Young
Something about me that may surprise you: I love DIY projects and get very excited about making trips to Home Depot.
25 WORDS OR LESS: AND LASTLY. . .
I am just getting starting and excited about the future and what readers can look forward to from Cuisine Noir.

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