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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

BP’s Response

I’m sure my readers are as frustrated about the situation BP caused in the Gulf of Mexico as I am. My heart goes out to all those down south whose homes, and livelihoods have been affected. I’m was always for capitalism and deregulation, but with corporations acting so recklessly and irresponsibly, I realize we need better government oversight. It’s absurd that BP never had a response plan for a deepwater oil disaster. And it’s even more disgusting how they’ve handled the aftermath. BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward jetting off to watch his yacht compete in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race just shows how out of touch executives of multinational corporations can be. I’m guessing he was touching base with J.P. Morgan about how all the money in his “golden parachute” is being invested. Fortunately this yacht race is actually a fundraiser for cancer. Last year’s race raised £100,000 and to help the fight against cancer through: Macmillan, Prostate UK, Breast Cancer Care and Ellen MacArthur trust.

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– Miss A

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