Monday, February 23, 2015

E-Magnify Salutes Business Women in Black History: Donna Michelle Baxter

Name: Donna Michelle Baxter 

Age: 46

Role: CEO & Founder

Business: Soul Pitt Media

Industry: Media, Entertainment

What Makes Her Historic: 

A former rap artist turned author, speaker, and digital consultant, this self-proclaimed “cool nerd” built a multi-media enterprise to connect Western PA to all things Soulful. Baxter seeks to empower and encourage minority and women entrepreneurs with technology to “Get Online or Get Left Behind!” and to embrace the power of the Internet.

She launched in 2000, combining her talents in entertainment, web and graphic design, and integrated networks to build an award-winning multi-media enterprise: The Soul Blast, Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine and Soul Pitt Xtra Radio.

Baxter transformed her hobby into a six-figure business that showcases the energy and uniqueness of Pittsburgh’s melting pot of communities that attracts corporate and small business advertisers. Now 15 years later, she has over half a million views per month throughout Western PA, Ohio, and West VA and is the recipient of numerous awards for her community website, print magazine and Internet podcast radio show. Most notable: 2008 Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40, The New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Influence (2004), and president of NAWBO of Greater Pittsburgh’s chapter.

A Johnstown, PA, native, Baxter earned a bachelor’s degree in Media Communications, University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology, AIU.

Visit to learn more as E-Magnify Salutes this Business Woman in Black History 2015. Know of another history making Black businesswoman? Let us know!

Content and Photo Courtesy of Donna M. Baxter © 2015

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