Women of the Present: Chaka Pilgrim

Behind every great man is an AMAAAAZZZZIIIINNNNNG woman, and that continues to be proven true by Chaka Pilgrim.  Chaka Pilgrim, President of Roc Nation Records, is not just an industry executive. She's a successful music industry veteran executive with over 20 years of experience in music, touring, film, management and so much more. She's worked with a lot of your favorite artist like: Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, J. Cole and so many more. If you speak to anyone that has worked with Chaka, they will tell you just how amazing she is. In fact, my manager Lisa was good friends with Chaka, and she always spoke so highly of her... 

Even though I'm not in the music industry, I have a few friends that are, and they will tell you that it's no easy task to truly succeed in the industry, whether you're the talent or behind the scenes. It takes so much hard work and dedication. Many fold, but the few that stay in the trenches and work hard, succeed! Chaka is one of the few.

Multi-Media Personality and Hot 97 radio personality, TT Torrez, put on an amazing event last night of which Chaka Pilgrim was the special guest. TT Torrez's #GoGetHER event was in celebration of Women's History Month where she offered ladies an opportunity to join her for a Q&A with Chaka and the ultimate networking opportunity!  The result of the interview was an amazing interview with great gems dropped... Check out the video below where Chaka and TT Torrez offered so many gems to not just those seeking success in the music industry, but success overall as a woman... Below is the link to the video from the facebook live stream of the event (I couldn't attach it to the post... sorry guys but just click the link), I also listed 10 of my favorite gems from the interview...


Top 10 Gems from Chaka Pilgrim's Interview

  • Help others, you never know the overall outcome.
  • Be a good person, you never know who is watching.
  • Everything you do well is for you. So don't always look for gratification or accolades, you're building your skill set.
  • The best way to figure it out (what it is you want to do) is to do it.
  • Live what you say.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • Be known as reliable.
  • Educate yourself.
  • If you mess up, fix it, pick it up, comeback.
  • Don't take the easy way out, learn to do things yourself. 

Sending a SPECIAL salute and thanks to TT Torrez for encouraging women and providing opportunities for other women to expand and reach their dreams!!