Royalty in Action (April Spotlight)
Simona Noce is a skilled and dedicated public relations & events planning professional with an intense passion for media, entertainment, and the execution of creative ideas. She has pierced the world of both Hollywood glamour and the non-profits sectors in the D.C area.
She is currently a senior publicist at Allied Integrated Marketing, leading film campaigns on behalf of high profile clients such as Screen Gems, Universal, STX Entertainment, Sony Picture Classics, Faith & Family, and MOXY (Allied’s African American division). Her most recent career highlight was leading public relations effort for the inaugural Peace Ball: Voice of Hope and Resistance, headlining Solange.
Known for having her hands full; She balances life and motherhood, raising two under two boys while building her 3 “passion projects.” She is the founding & lead host of the DC chapter of Our Family Dinner - an organization dedicated to hosting bi-annual family style dinners for transplants and locals in metropolitan cities; the founder of District Motherhued, an organization building and grooming a “mom tribe” for millennial moms of color in the DMV area, and runs Noce Events, her special events business.
If you can't find her doing "mommy work" or "work work", then she's off checking out DC's brunch scene with friends!
What was your inspiration to start such an awesome organization?
District Motherhued was inspired by the need to create a space from millennial moms in Washington, DC. Moms who are growing in their young careers and personal lives, while having to navigate the all encompassing world of motherhood.
Where did the name of your organization come from?
My co-founder Nikki, and I , bounced ideas off each other. We knew we wanted the name to reflect the city and our target demographic, women of color.
What is one characteristic you believe every leader should possess?
Grace. Grace under pressure. Grace when dealing with yourself and others.
What is one of the biggest challenges you believe women in leadership face?
Balancing leadership roles, and personal roles such as motherhood or marriage. It's tough.
Can you share a defining moment in your role as the founder of your organization?
A defining moment in my role? When the mommies of our mom tribe expressed how much District Motherhued had become a blessing in their motherhood journeys, it reminded me how important it is to follow your purpose; it is essential in the lives of others.
Where can we find more information about your organization?
For now you can follow us on our social media pages on Instagram and Facebook, at District Motherhued.