People You Should Know: December Edition

By Antisia King

Pageant Bianca Atterberry

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Pageant Bianca Atterberry is the owner of PBA Royal Performing Arts and Training School and New Beginnings Child Care and Academy. With 4 locations at hand, Atterberry not only provides the top instructors to teach her students the skills of the arts in dance, music, acting, modeling, media production, and beauty pageant trainings, her child care centers are the elite in early childhood education.


Weekly, she feeds over 150 Detroit youth in her afterschool program of PBA Royal, thanks to Forgotten Harvest, her establishments provide dental services, free transportation to and from school, guarantees each students of both PBA Royal and New Beginnings a seat at Cornerstone Charter Schools, and tracks them academically and through extra curriculum to later be chosen for a summer school program at Harvard University once they hit grade 6 – Harvard University also provides the school supplies for her students. PBA Royal welcomes children ages 3 to 21, while New Beginnings Child Care begins from age 6-weeks to 12 years of age, latchkey services provided.

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The accomplishments that Pageant as intertwined herself within has continued to grow. She is on the board of Directors of the Urban League of Southeast Michigan and Detroit, sits on a mileage committee which includes, the president of the Skillman Foundation, the Wayne County Executive, the Sean Anderson Foundation, the Wayne County Sheriff, 15 mayors within Wayne County, the President of United Way, and the president of Boys and Girls Club. Atterberry is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), worked as a political journalist for The Nations Capital, White House and Pentagon during the Obama Administration, was a contributor to the “Women of Color for Hillary Clinton” campaign, produced 11 shows for 910AM Superstation along with being the first news reporter and face for the station as well. Pageant B. Atterberry has free-lanced for the Michigan Chronicle, Detroit Free Press and Jazz it Up Television, was featured in Detroit’s "Who's Who", recognized as a Millennial Mogul, nominated for Detroit’s "Best in Black," awarded the “40 Under 40” award from the Michigan Chronicle, along with being Google certified.

Pageant B. Atterberry holds the former title as Miss Southfield USA, is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy holding a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Minors in both American History and Political Science and a certificate in Pre-Law. Currently, Atterberry is a graduate student at Harvard University where she is finishing her Master’s degrees in Government, with 2 graduate certificates, one being International Relations, and the other in American Literature and Culture.


Her motto: Let no one outsmart you. Ever



Jewelette Estes

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As an innovative and Inspirational business woman, Jewel Estes, founder and CEO of The STEM Collective and Dress the Exec is quickly paving her way through Detroit as a groundbreaking force. The newly inducted, Michigan Chronical 40 under 40 honoree and native Detroiter serves as a Senior Analyst in the Corporate Marketing and Customer Experience Department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She has recently earned her Project Management Professional (PMI) certification and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) from Lawrence Technical University.

Jewel is known for her professionalism, kind spirit and love for diversity as she recognizes each acquaintance with sisterly love, and each client with a polished presentation that solidifies long term business relationships. Her instant charm and foundational corporate practices make ease of any alliance for any affiliation with her brand. Even still, she says “While my peers keep me grounded, dealing with certain factors in the business arena has turned me into a very shrewd business owner.”

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Dress the Exec

Dress the Exec is a lifestyle brand dedicated to the Trendy and Stylish Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs that have reached a polished peak of style. We showcase fashion tips and trends for the everyday CEO's, Business Owners, Blue- and White-Collar men and women of the new fashion generation. This Blog turned upcoming online store has the projection of opening a store front mid-2021. The pilot and Grand opening fashion show is scheduled to take place summer of 2020. In the meantime, updates are posted via social media: Instagram - @DressTheExec.

The STEM Collective

During Jewel’s professional career, she noticed there were not enough people of color within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. In lieu of the alarming specs, The STEM Collective was created for children ages 4 to 16 to provide a comprehensive curriculum that encourages these four dying fields within our black community. The STEM Collective also has an annual Gala & Fundraiser that celebrated Top Entrepreneurs and Professionals in STEM with the Stellar in STEM Award. This event also raises funds for STEM Camp, STEM Field Trips, and the upcoming online mobile app for our enrolled youth. Updates are posted via social media: Instagram - @TheSTEMCollective and the website at www.thestemcollective.com.