First Annual Power 30 Under 30 Awards, Washington, DC Photo Credit: Photographer, Kat Goduco
Apex Society selects professional development blogger, journalist as awards finalist
The 2010 Power 30 Under 30 Awards™ honors 30 young professionals in their chosen fields

WASHINGTON, DC (October 7, 2010) — Emily Ann Brown, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and the founder and key contributor of, announced today that she was selected as a finalist for the Apex Society’s annual Power 30 Under 30™ Awards.

The Power 30 Under 30™ Awards honors 30 outstanding individuals under the age of thirty around the United States that have achieved extraordinary success, according to the Apex Society, an international young professionals club. Young leaders are recognized in the following categories: Arts, Entertainment, & Media; Business; Community Service; Politics; Science & Technology; and Sports.

“I am honored and extremely humbled to be counted among Washington, D.C.’s ‘key influencers’,” Emily said. “One of my primary goals in life is to do what I love to do; that includes writing, public speaking and, most importantly, serving others. If I am recognized for my achievements, it only adds fuel to my fire. Even so, I will continue to do that which is authentic to me and my core spiritual beliefs.”

Emily is an active volunteer in the Washington, D.C. area — mentoring teens and working closely with a number of youth to help them achieve various academic and personal goals. She recently addressed young women from the D.C. metropolitan area during an empowerment seminar entitled “Your Life By Design Project.”

 As part of that seminar, she was honored to be on a panel of distinguished guest speakers that included Ward 7 City Councilmember Yvette Alexander; Dr. Jacqueline Watson, president and chief executive officer of the D.C. Board of Medicine; and Pamela Luckett, chapter executive of Hope Worldwide, Mid-Atlantic.

In addition, Emily was recently appointed to the board of the Alliance for Women in Media, National Capital Area Chapter, as Career Development Chair. In this position, she oversees a range of professional development initiatives to support a growing membership base.
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The Apex Society has a network of over 130,000 young professionals under the age of 40 years old. Each year, the group hosts a distinguished group of young people in a city for a cutting-edge, innovative awards event. The 2010 Honorees will be announced the evening of the event, which takes place on October 21 at an undisclosed location in the Nation’s Capital.

“Of the hundreds of nominations we received this year, we have narrowed the list down to about seventy outstanding individuals from which the thirty winners will be chosen,” Jennifer Rosenberg, a spokeswoman for the Apex Society, said in an email. “We are very excited about this year’s event, which will bring together some of the most accomplished young professionals in the Washington, D.C. area.”

About The Apex Society Inc.

The Apex Society is an international young professionals club (by invitation only) founded in 2000 that fosters a sense of community through positive business, personal, and educational relationships for its members. The Apex Society’s members are the brightest and most accomplished young professionals around the world. The organization also creates opportunities for its members to give back to the community, especially community organizations whose mission is to build the next generation of overachievers. Based in New York City with offices in Atlanta, The Apex Society has a network of over 130,000 young professionals under 40 years old. It also produces the signature Power 30 Under 30 Awards. For more information about The Apex Society, please visit or

About Emily Ann Brown

Emily Ann Brown is creator and key contributor to — an inspirational blog that offers relevant tips on work and personal branding. She is also a full-time journalist; her work has appeared in Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism/online media from Howard University, and is currently earning a Master’s in Nonfiction Writing at Johns Hopkins University. She serves as the Career Development Chair for the  Alliance for Women in Media (National Capital Area Chapter). Emily works and lives in Washington, D.C., and enjoys balancing an active (sometimes, harried) life with her husband and two-year-old daughter.


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