Why do you want to join Black Business Women Online?
Because I am a BBWO
What's Your Business?
Celeste Bateman & Associates, LLC
How did you find BBWO?
I have worked in various arts and culture positions in and around my hometown of Newark, NJ. I’ve traveled abroad to W. Africa, Brussels, Paris, London and participated in a 10-day study tour of Northern Ireland which I found fascinating. I was one of 10 American arts administrators chosen to explore cultural exchanges, courtesy the British Council.
I studied speech, theatre and television production earning a B.A. in Theatre Arts & Speech from Rutgers University and a M.A. in Communication Arts from Montclair State University. Along the way, I’ve studied piano (can’t play a lick any more), photography (could use a good camera) and Spanish (if you don’t practice you lose it). My favorite past time is zumba.
I founded my Jersey-based talent agency, the Nia Network, a division of Celeste Bateman & Associates, LLC in 2005. The line-up features performing artists, historians, writers and speakers of African descent who present in various venues nationally and internationally.