Andrea Rodgers the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Miss A, which covers the intersection of charity and style in 21 major U.S. cities and offers informative content on a woman’s well-rounded lifestyle and interests. With a team of more than 30 editors and 300 writers, Miss A includes the latest and most relevant information on fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, family, city events and exclusive advice and recommendations. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A is one of the fastest growing online destinations for women growing from 28,000 unique readers in 2008 to well over one million in 2012.
Additionally, Andrea Rodgers is President & CEO of Miss A Marketing, a full-service boutique consulting firm founded in 2008. Rodgers has a proven track record of her own in social media, event planning, and publicity, and a vast network of contacts in Washington, DC and throughout the country. Not only does Andrea have personal relationships with many in the media, but she has close ties to many nonprofits, women’s organizations, clubs and groups to help businesses and brands reach well-educated professionals in the District and beyond. By combining an effective and easy-to-update website, customized social media campaign, strong branding, public relations, with event marketing, her clients receive great exposure in a cost-effective manner. Rodgers has a B.A from Wake Forest University where she double majored in Economics and Politics.
Andrea Rodgers was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. She joined the Junior League of Washington in 2003, and came in 2nd in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of Year fundraising competition in 2004. In addition to serving on host committees for many galas, Rodgers has served on the alumnae board of her boarding school, Salem Academy; President of Wake Forest University’s Alumni Club in Washington; Chair of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s 1869 Society. Andrea Rodgers used her creativity and leadership skills to co-found three fundraisers – Blondes vs. Brunettes in 2005 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association which is now a national event and raised over $2 million, Courage for Kids, formerly The Courage Cup, to benefit at-risk children in 2006, and Fashion for Paws in 2007 to benefit the Washington Humane Society which has since raised over $1.5 million.
Rodgers is President & CEO of Courage for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, registered in Virginia as The Courage Cup. Their mission is to create, find, and support programs for at-risk urban youth that directly improve the health and wellbeing of those children in the Mid-Atlantic region through financial support and volunteer commitment. In 2010, Andrea Rodgers launched Courage for Kids’ GIVE BACK-pack Initiative which sent all the children who graduated from Bright Beginnings to Kindergarten with a back pack filled with books and school supplies. In 2011, Courage for Kids expanded the initiative to cover children in early childhood education programs at Bright Beginnings and CentroNia. Upon graduation, each at-risk child received a backpack filled with school supplies to take with them as they start Kindergarten.
As a result of personal experience, Andrea’s belief in the many benefits of giving time and money back to one’s community to help those less fortunate serves as the foundation of the entire Miss A brand. Miss A serves as a technological platform to inspire women to enrich their lives and those of others by volunteering, sharing unique philanthropic ideas, and supporting charitable local and national companies and brands. Miss A continues to grow steadily and organically by building a powerful and diverse online network of philanthropic women who want to share information about nonprofits, fundraisers, and their well-rounded lifestyle interests.
Recognized for her grace, professionalism and style, 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 and culture. The Vogue 100 represents a group of women who personify the rising influence of women over the past several decades. Andrea has also been recognized by Politico as being one of the Top 10 Social Leaders in Washington, listed for several years in Washington Life Magazine’s The Young & The Guest List as an influential Washingtonian under 40 years old, and Non-profit Partner of the Year by United Communities Against Poverty.
Andrea Rodgers has been featured in a national ad campaign for luxury skincare line SK-II featured in the September 2010 issues of Vogue, W and Allure; served as blogger for Ann Taylor, curated a Blogger Boutique for Lafayette 148 NY, partnered with Teri Jon. She has been on television nationally on CNN and Fox News; internationally on NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24 and Alhurra; and locally on WTTG/Fox 5, WJLA/News Channel 8, WUSA9, and NBC Washington. She has been interviewed by USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Politico, DC Examiner, and Alexandria Times newspapers, and has been profiled by Washingtonian and On Tap magazines.