Who says that a woman can’t have it all? surely not Nickie Robinson. This multi-talented lady is a Publicist and Owner of GoodGirlPR in NYC by day, as well as a fashionable DJ (Nickiee Barnes) by night. Raised in Los Angeles, California, Nickie excelled in the world of academia having acquired a B.A. in Economics from New York University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. With musical influences such as Michael Jackson, George Benson and Rick James, Nickie has a music knowledge base that extends beyond her years. We caught up with Nickie to learn more about her passion for success.
BM: Nickie, I have heard you described on FOXNY.COM as a “true renaissance” woman. Please tell us what makes that true.
NR: I think I am a true renaissance woman because I do so many things- DJ, owner of GoodGirl PR, and future lawyer.
BM: So, you are owner of GoodGirl PR by day, and a fashionable DJ at night. Please tell us how this interesting mix came about?
NR: Well, I hired a PR firm to help launch my DJ career, and they were horrible. I threw an event and everyone there were my people so I thought why not start my own PR firm, and throw my own events.
BM: Speaking of mixes, what types of music do you enjoy playing , and what venues have you played at?
NR: I have always wanted to be a DJ because I loved music so much- hip-hop in particular. When I first started djing, I wanted to save hip-hop so I played B sides, but now I spin everything. I also love electro and dance music.
BM: Nickie, you seem to have such a drive and determination for success. Do you believe that women can have it all?
NR: I think women can have it all, but you must surround yourself with people who uplift and do not slow you down.
BM: Where do you see yourself five years into the future ?
NR: In five years, GoodGirlPR will have 50 to 100 interns/employees. I will have a thriving law firm with 5 to 10 associates. I will probably be married with one child and in the best shape of my life.
BM: Can you share one best business practice with our readers?
NR: Never give up. Business is about the follow-up.