The Ask Dr. Renee Show with Elayne Fluker
Elayne Fluker is host of the Support is Sexy podcast for women entrepreneurs and CEO of Chic Rebellion Media — a multimedia company that empowers women to control their own narratives.
In 2012, Elayne founded ChicRebellion.TV, an online network that features videos and web series exploring the diverse perspectives of women of color around the world.
In 2015, seeing a desire in the market for a community where women entrepreneurs can connect, be open and work together to build profitable businesses and purposeful lives, Elayne launched her “Support is Sexy” movement, with a mission of reminding women that “having it all doesn’t mean doing it all alone.” As host of the Support is Sexy podcast (which features brand new episodes five days a week, has more than 50,000 downloads and reaches listeners in 82 countries), Elayne has interviewed more than 150 inspiring women entrepreneurs who get real about their journeys — where they started, when they struggled and how they still made it happen. The podcast has been featured in the Philadelphia Tribune as one that is diversifying the podcast landscape, and in Essence magazine as a must-listen transformational podcast.
As a women’s advocate, journalist and media expert, Elayne has appeared in front of millions as a featured guest on Today Show, Nightline, Extra, Inside Edition, CNN, VH1, FOX, BET, Sirius XM Radio and more. Her work has been featured in WWD, Associated Press,the New York Daily News,Essence,VibeandPeople,and on sites such as HuffingtonPost.com, TodayShow.com, Brides.com, People.com and AOL.com. As an executive producer, Elayne has created and produced more than a dozen original web series and produced more than 300 web videos.
Throughout her 20-year media career, Elayne held top editorial positions at several esteemed brands, including Digital Managing Director at Martha Stewart Living, Editorial Director of Entertainment and Beauty & Style at iVillage.com, a Managing Editor at Condé Nast Digital, Director of Digital for Latina.com, Entertainment Editor of Essence, Managing Editor of Suede and Managing Editor of Vibe and Vibe Vixen.
She is also a public speaker who discusses media, diversity, women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship at global events, such as the United Nations World Diversity Leadership Summit, the Women of Power Summit, Mediabistro’s Women in Publishing,the Essence Music Festival and the Cinequest Film Festival, and at Columbia University, Howard University, New York University and Spelman College.
With her expansive expertise, Elayne Fluker serves as an advisor and consultant for corporate brands, media outlets, entrepreneurs and public personalities. She also works with members of her Create Something Sexy mastermind, supporting them with personal development, storytelling, visioning and branding as they reach their goals for themselves and their businesses.
Outside of her career and business ventures, Elayne is deeply passionate about her longtime service as a mentor and advisor to young people. It is why she commits her time to such important organizations as the award-winning Urban Assembly Gateway School of Technology in New York, where she is Chairwoman of the Board.
Elayne Fluker is a native New Yorker who holds a B.A. in English from Hampton University in Virginia. She splits her time between New York and Atlanta. As she continues to expand her brands and the many ways she serves women, Elayne says simply: “Stay tuned!”