Zondra Hughes

Social Media Strategist/Founder, Six Brown Chicks Media

Zondra Hughes is an influential media personality and champion of women’s issues. Hughes is the creator of The Six Brown Chicks ( women’s lifestyle blog featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Iyanla Fix My Life. Since the show, the blog network has ranked as one of the top 10 blogs in Chicago and has grown to include 24 bloggers located throughout the country. In addition, Hughes is a Social News blogger for the Huffington-Post Chicago and a successful author. Hughes made her literary debut on the outrageous and over-the-top Wendy Williams smash hit, Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood (Simon & Schuster). Professional honors include: Who’s Who in Black Chicago; Heineken Excellence Award in Media; Top Leaders in Business, (Chicago Sun-Times); 100 Women Making a Difference, (Today’s Chicago Woman); Auchentoshan Social Media Excellence Award; Black United Fund of Illinois Leader of Tomorrow; Industry Buzzz Media Leader; Top 25 Influential Women in Media (Rolling Out Magazine); and Woman of the Year (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.) among others. Hughes earned a B.A. in journalism from Rust College and M.A. in Journalism from Iowa State University.