Anna DeShawn – 2013 Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leader


Anna DeShawn, MS

Founder and CEO
E3 Radio
Ithaca College

Anna DeShawn is a social entrepreneur. She turned her passion for media into a reality when she founded E3 Radio, an online radio network that produces authentically-edgy media to affect real change. Anna and the QCREW host a weekly show for Queer People of Color (QPOC) around the country every Thursday at 9pm CT. Past Guests include Affinity Community Services, C.C. Carter, Coquie Hughes, Hanifah Walidah, Lez Elegance Magazine, KIN4LIFE, Mary Morton and many others. In addition, Anna also produces two additional shows on the E3 network; Conversations with Angie Harvey, and Phenomenal Soul Sessions which is hosted by Phenomenon the Poet, comedian Sampson, and produced by HBO Def Poet entertainer ButtaFlySoul. Anna is determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing online radio streams to tell the stories that need to be heard.