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Tina Wells

Why Must We Pay Attention to Women's Economic Empowerment?

Tina Wells | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Tina Wells

The question should not be, "Why must we pay attention to women's economic empowerment?" Instead, the question should be, "How can we afford to not pay attention to women's economic empowerment?"

Celebrate Read Across America Day: 10 Age Appropriate Books For Your Tween

Tina Wells | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Tina Wells

It seems that parents of tweens are unfairly caught between trying to keep their avid readers interested in reading while ensuring the content isn't making them mature too fast.

Tribal Marketing

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tina Wells

If you enter a roomful of crying but healthy babies, chances are they all share at least one of the same needs: food, sleep, a diaper or some undivide...

The Three Most Important Elements in Marketing to Teens Today

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tina Wells

For the next eight weeks, I'll be sharing excerpts from my new book, Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right. Capturing the heart of a teen consum...

Skins: What Do We Do Next?

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Wells

If Skins is canceled, I want it to happen because we the people decided it wasn't a good show, not because the government got involved and canceled it.

Skins Wins Where Gossip Girl Failed

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tina Wells

Skins will interest you whether you're a teenager or not. I sat down to watch five minutes of the pilot, and two hours later, I was haunted by the characters.

Never Get a Real Job

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tina Wells

For decades it seemed commonplace to ask an entrepreneur, "When are you going to get a 'real job'?" These days, though, youth unemployment is an epide...

XIPWIRE Lone US Company Enabling Donations to Wikileaks

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tina Wells

XIPWIRE, a company that allows customers to transfer cash using their mobile phones, is the only US company currently accepting donations on behalf of WikiLeaks.

Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols Create Album to Raise Funds for the Gulf

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tina Wells

Some of today's hottest bands have joined together with Global Green USA to release a benefit compilation entitled Gasoline Rainbows, out today.

The New, Unhappy Meal

Tina Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Wells

When I think of McDonald's, and Happy Meals, I have nothing but good thoughts. Happy Meals for me bring back memories of shopping trips with my mother...

Even With A Low Approval Rating For Their President, Young People Will Rock The Vote On Tuesday

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Wells

There has been a lot of discussion around the issue of young people voting. Will they actually go back to the polls, post-Obama Movement? Last week, ...

United Nations Foundation Launches 'Girl Up' Initiative

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tina Wells

The Girl Up initiative encourages American girls to raise awareness and funds for the 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries.

MTV and Eve Ensler Take a New Approach to Teen Sex Issues in the Digital World

Tina Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Wells

For more than a decade, MTV has sought to teach their viewers on the importance of safe sex, and now in the new age of digital dating they are once again bringing the issues to a forefront.

Top 5 Back-to-School Campaigns

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tina Wells

With a new school year rapidly approaching, I wanted to share with you the top five campaigns that I think will be most effective in targeting the youth market this season.

MTV Asks Audience: Do You GYT?

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Wells

Using the acronym GYT for "Get Yourself Tested" for STDs, MTV's hoping that the simplicity of this simple phrase will have an impact on teens and young adults.

Social Mob: Trend Du Jour?

Tina Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Wells

Earlier this week, an article on Philly.com described a "flash mob" gathering of hundreds of Philadelphia's youth on South Street last weekend. The ar...

Good Hair? Good Question

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tina Wells

What we do to our hair should be for ourselves only, not to fit a stereotype of what's acceptable for us as black women, or women in general.

Sexting? Cyberbullying? MTV Thinks There's A Thin Line

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Wells

I was pleased to hear that MTV is taking the lead on bringing cyberbullying to their wide audience of young people. Their multi-year initiative, "A Thin Line," is intended to empower youth to stop the spread of digital abuse.

Don't Ever Quit! Dreams Don't Have Expiration Dates

Tina Wells | Posted 04.04.2013 | Impact
Tina Wells

Coming together around a table is an important part of my life. I'm a part of the Global Mom Relay today, so other families around the world have the chance to share good food and conversation together.