In honor of National Caribbean-Heritage Month, 2015 - Mona Scott-Young
Mona Scott-Young is a multi-millionaire business and television mogul who was born and raised in Haiti.
She is the CEO of Monami Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company that produces VH1's hit reality program, "Love and Hip-Hop". Her company has also produced numerous spin-offs from the show such as "Chrissy & Mr. Jones", "K. Michelle: My Life", and "The Gossip Game" on VH1. Additionally it has also produced shows such as "Donald Trump Presents: The Ultimate Merger" on TV One and; "Cocaine: History Between the Lines" on the History Channel.
Ms. Young got her start as a temp at Radio City Music Hall where she caught the attention of a group called Track Masters and became their Manager. Mona subsequently started her own company, Violator Management and became an in-demand Record Executive, Manager and mentor to big name celebrities such as Missy Elliott, 50 Cent and LL Cool J. As co- owner and founder of Violator Management, she built a reputation of success and reaped considerable financial rewards.
Scott-Young founded her own management company, Monami Entertainment after leaving Violator. Along with its traditional music management role, Monami has considerable impact on the television landscape, and has now expanded into film projects with its first feature length film, "The Promise Keepers".
Mona most recently ventured into brand marketing and is part owner and Chief Marketing Officer of a ready-to-drink moscato line, Myx Fusions. In addition to running her business Ms. Scott-Young is known for many charitable contributions and has been recognized by many organizations including Black Enterprise, Vibe magazine, the National Association of Black Females in Music Entertainment, as well as the National Congress and Convention of Haitian-Americans. She has also been honored with ASCAP's "Woman Behind the Music" Award and Ad Age's "Marketer of the Year" Award. Ms. Scott-Young currently serves on the boards of the Haitian Roundtable, the RSQ Foundation, and the GrassROOTS Foundation.