NYC-based Rondel Holder is a media executive who keeps on the pulse of urban culture, working at notable media companies for 10+ years, such as ESSENCE, Complex and VIBE and contributing and directing content for companies like Buzzfeed, Ebony and Blavity.
Business and pleasure have provided Rondel the opportunity to travel frequently, often opting for the “local” approach to travel versus being a traditional tourist. In 2012, Rondel started sharing his travel and foodie experiences on social media under the moniker, Soul Society 101,creating a voice for the under-served Young Black Professional & Creative who enjoys exploring the globe. Since then, Soul Society 101 has blossomed into a premium multi-platform experience that includes the website, events, social media, merchandise and most recently, Soul Society 101 – The Podcast.
Featured in publications such as the New York Times, New York Daily News, Black Enterprise, BET and more, Rondel continues to push the culture, engaging daily with over 100,000 culture enthusiasts in Soul Society 101’s social media reach and striving to create more opportunities for Young Black Professionals & Creatives to positively impact the world as global citizens.
Still under 35 years old, Rondel is clear that this is just the beginning. In addition to propelling his career across media, entertainment, travel and technology, Rondel will continue to serve as a youth mentor via organizations such as Children of Promise, NYC.