MBE Spotlight: Cathleen Trigg-Jones

Cathleen Trigg-Jones is a social entrepreneur and executive with a background in journalism, multi-media production, public relations, marketing, public speaking, and executive coaching. She has created and led three independent media companies and is a strategic marketing, crisis communications, and business consultant for global CEOs and Fortune 500 companies.  

Cathleen began her career as a news reporter for WBOC-TV before becoming Press Assistant to U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in his Delaware Senate Office. After returning to television, she worked her way up through the ranks of several news markets, eventually landing her dream job in New York City where she was quickly recognized for her quality journalism, winning an Emmy Award and anchoring the WWOR and WNYW news broadcasts. 

Since that time, Cathleen has produced hundreds of projects and co-starred in more than two dozen TV shows and films, including Power, Madam Secretary, House of Cards, Homeland, and the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyes On Me. She is the  Executive Producer and Host of the award-winning iWoman Report on iWoman TV, and of the talk show Chic Chat, which aired on iOne Digital. She is also the creator and co-star of the hit docu-series We Are The Joneses, which aired on Discovery Life and BET Centric.  

From the start, Cathleen has been grounded by her core values of integrity, clarity, compassion, and drive. In addition to her Emmy Award, she has been honored with the Black Women In Media Award, A Child’s Hero Award by CASA of Essex, NJ, and the BMW Women of Excellence Award. She was also nominated for the Women’s Image Network Award.  

In 2006, Cathleen created the Trigg House, a nonprofit, direct-service organization that offers resources to children who are about to become emancipated from the state foster care system to help them make a smooth transition into the real world and independent living. Having experienced the foster care system as a child, she recognized a deep and growing need for energetic nonprofit work to create sensible solutions in this area. She is a New York State Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Children and serves on the boards of Operation Keloid, the Columbia University Double Discovery Center, and the Black Entrepreneur Initiative.  

Cathleen is a dynamic executive with demonstrated success building and leading complex projects and organizations. Her businesses are certified by the NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council and by New York State as Minority Women Business Enterprises. She received her BA in Journalism from Delaware State University.

About iWoman TV

iWoman TV is the only 24-hour digital streaming news and entertainment network focused on delivering everyday news, sports, and entertainment through a female lens! Based in New York City, iWomanTV is an over-the-top (OTT) digital streaming and linear channel reaching millions of households. iWoman Studios is also a full-service multi-media production company providing B2B and B2C services such as television and production, virtual event production, marketing, PR, and social media management.   

Founded by Emmy Award-winning journalist, actress, producer, motivational speaker, and success coach, Cathleen Trigg-Jones, iWomanTV is not just another network, it is a movement to change the way the world views women, by putting more women to work in key roles in front of and behind the camera. In a world where women dominate global consumer spending by as much as 85%, iWoman TV is the only combined AVOD and SVOD streaming network dedicated to licensing and producing original programming, including news, entertainment, health, business, politics, and sports content through the lens of women.   

Representation matters and iWoman TV is on a mission to close the gender gap across all industries by highlighting the accomplishments of women and celebrating the companies who put their money where their mouth is when it comes to hiring and promoting women.   

Women contribute $38 trillion to the economy, yet earn an average of $0.55 on the dollar compared to their male counterparts in the United States, and even less globally. iWoman TV is determined to change the narrative by highlighting the disparities and showcasing the many accomplishments and talents of qualified women. In addition to our founder’s more than 25 years of experience in the news and entertainment industry, the advantage our team has over many other OTT startups and networks is our production, marketing, and social media capabilities, as well as our influencer relationships.

What does being a minority business, or supporting minority businesses, mean to you?

As a 100% certified minority and female-owned and -operated company, iWoman TV is perfectly positioned to be the global leader in telling stories about the health, wealth, advancement, and struggles of women.

For more information on iWoman TV, please visit: iwoman.tv or follow their social media: Instagram, X, Facebook, and YouTube.