Anna DeShawn

Director, Volunteer, and Small Business Owner in Chicago, Illinois

Anna DeShawn

Director, Volunteer, and Small Business Owner in Chicago, Illinois

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Anna DeShawn, 32, is a Chicago-born media professional and social entrepreneur. During the day Anna manages a team of webcast engineers at the premier online events company, INXPO.

Media has always been Anna’s passion so she turned her passion into a reality when she founded E3 Radio, LLC. E3 Radio is an online radio network that produces authentically-edgy media to affect real change. Anna DeShawn is determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing online radio streams to tell the stories that need to be heard.

Giving back her community is extremely important. Anna is currently serving on the board of directors for Affinity Community Services. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities through collective analysis and action for social justice, freedom, and human rights.

Favorite Quote: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” –Gandhi

Did you know? Anna has been in love with Robin Roberts all her life. Interviewing Robin would be the ultimate experience and a date with her wouldn't hurt either.

  • Work
    • INXPO / E3 Radio
  • Education
    • Drake University
    • Ithaca College