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Meet BWE Phenomenal Woman, Cathleen Trigg-Jones

Updated: Oct 24

Cathleen Trigg-Jones is an Emmy award winning journalist, actress, media and marketing strategist, and influencer who is on a mission to leave an indelible mark on the world. With co-starring roles in over two dozen popular television shows and movies, such as Homeland, Power, Madam Secretary, House of Cards, and the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyes On Me, her on-screen presence is both magnetic and unforgettable.

Beyond the silver screen, Cathleen is a trailblazing executive, having founded and led three innovative media companies: iWomanTV, Catscape Productions, and Trigg Global Media. As the creative force behind one of the first mass-market OTT networks dedicated to women, an award-winning multimedia production company, and a strategic marketing consultancy, her entrepreneurial spirit resonates with women and people of color globally.

Cathleen's media prowess extends to her roles as Executive Producer and Host of the Telly award winning iWoman Report on iWoman TV, the talk show Chic Chat, and the hit docu-series We Are The Joneses, which she created, executive, produced, and starred in. Her multiple Emmy nominations and EMMY award while reporting and anchoring the news at New York’s MY9 and Fox5 news broadcasts, are a testament of her diverse talents and journalistic integrity.

A true influencer, Cathleen utilizes her platform to inspire change and uplift others around the world. In 2008, she founded the Trigg House, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, to provide resources for foster children aging out of the system, a cause deeply personal to her journey, having started her life out in an orphanage and in foster care.

Her dedication extends to numerous awards and recognitions, including the Black Women In Media, BMW Women of Excellence, Girlz Talk Lift As We Climb, , The BOSS Network, and Tech United Catalyst Award.

A proud graduate of Delaware State University, where she currently serves on the foundation board, Cathleen's journey from foster care to celebrated journalist, actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist, is a compelling narrative of perseverance, passion, and purpose.

A mother of four, Cathleen Trigg-Jones is the epitome of a modern influencer, seamlessly blending her talents in acting, media, business, and philanthropy. Her inspiring talks, dynamic hosting abilities, and influential presence make her a sought-after figure for top women in business conferences, television hosting opportunities, speaking engagements, and celebrity honors worldwide

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