Simone Edwards Signs to Renowned New York Agency

June 25, 2019 - Global Fifty specializes in cultural influencers, representing athletes and luxury brands; and will handle speaking, endorsements and media appearances for WNBA Champion Simone Edwards. 

Simone Edwards Voted Top 10 Fan Favorite Seattle Storm 20th Anniversary Team

June 22, 2019 - Simone Edwards voted on the Seattle Storm 20th anniversary team as one of the fan favorites. Click here for Simone’s Storm 20th Anniversary Team phone wallpaper

Former WNBA Star Simone Edwards Returns to Coach in National Senior Games

June 23, 2019 - This year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the reconstructed team from Virginia brought back their coach, former WNBA star Simone Edwards, who helped lead them to a silver medal at The Games in Cleveland in 2013. Read more 

Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month

May 23, 2019 - The First Jamaican WNBA Player Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month for June and throughout the year, to help bring more visibility to Caribbean Americans and the contributions they make.

Thrive Global shined spotlight on Simone Edwards for “Books That Spark Movements” series

April 15, 2019 - Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. Use your vision to visualize the movement you want to create. As part of our series about “How to write a book that sparks a movement” Read more 

First Jamaican WNBA Player seeking co-production partnerships

March 14, 2019 - Simone Edwards'and her development company the Diverse Writers Room is seeking co-production partnerships for television and film projects. Serious inquiries only, email us at

Simone Edwards invited as panelist and book signing at Black Women Film Summit

March 1, 2019 - Simone Edwards will be among female celebrity author panelists, and will be a featured author at the free book festival at Atlanta Technical College on March 9 at 11am-1pm. Read more 

Simone Edwards featured panelist at the “I AM" University Panel Superbowl Edition

February 1, 2019 - Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation “I AM" University Panel Superbowl Edition featuring Caribbean & Latin Sports Figures who have impacted the sports industry. featuring Caribbean & Latin Sports Figures who have impacted the sports industry. Read more

Atlanta City Council Honors The First Jamaican WNBA Player Simone Edwards

January 31, 2019 - Atlanta City Council honored WNBA champion, motivational speaker, philanthropist and anti-bullying advocate Simone Edwards, O.D. with a proclamation at the Atlanta Women In Sports gala. Read more

Simone Edwards panelist at the Atlanta Women in Sports Luncheon on LGBTQ Inclusion in Sports

January 8, 2019 - The LGBTQ Sports Panel will “explore the public’s beliefs about athletes and sports teams that support LGBTQ issues; because on the playing field, people are judged based on their skills, talents, and contributions—not their identities.” Read more

Simone Edwards’ ‘Hoop Dreams’ featured in The Nassau Guardian publication

December 9, 2018 - WNBA Champion Simone “Jamaican Hurricane” Edwards hoping to develop women’s basketball in the Caribbean. Read more

Simone Edwards featured in Bahamian publication, Bahamas Weekly

December 7, 2018 - The Global Success Summit 2018 keynote speaker, WNBA Champion Simone Edwards, demonstrating the power of positive thinking and resilience in striving for success and overcoming challenges in life. Read more

WNBA Champion Simone Edwards closing speaker at the Global Success Summit

December 1, 2018 - This year under the theme “World Class Success Through Bold Leadership” we continue to answer the call to help unleash our greatness, in Nassau, Bahamas! Simone will present a speech titled "To Play The World Stage: Become Unstoppable." Read more 

Simone4Children charity receives essential items from Food for the Poor

November 26, 2018 - Food for the Poor continued its strong relationship with Simone4Children Foundation, donating several essential items to the charity owned and operated by former WNBA star Simone Edwards. Read more

Simone Edwards featured in national publication, Rolling Out Magazine

May 30, 2018 - WNBA player turns over new career leaf. Basketball player, community leader and writer, Simone Edwards is a woman who does it all. Read more 

Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation set to honor Simone Edwards

May 28, 2018 - Basketball pioneer Simone Edwards set to be honored on June 23 at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, on her commitment to community service and philanthropy. Read more

Simone Edwards invited as keynote speaker and book signing at alma mater

February 19, 2018 - Simone Edwards will deliver a keynote speech to the student body at her alma mater, and will be the featured speaker at Forum Luncheon at Seminole State College in Seminole, OK on March 7 & 8. Read more

85-year old arts and culture scholar gives insightful book review on Unstoppable

November 23, 2017 - UNSTOPPABLE is one of the most compelling books I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time.  It tells the remarkable story of a young Jamaican woman, Simone Edwards, who came from impoverished circumstances. Read more

Simone Edwards interviews on The Skinni with Shayzon podcast

November 3, 2017 - In this episode of THE SKINNI, Host, Style and Beauty Expert, and TV Personality SHAYZON speaks with the first Jamaican WNBA player and champion, Simone Edwards aka “Jamaican Hurricane“ Listen Here

Jamaican government honors Simone Edwards with Order of Distinction

October 16, 2017 - Basketball pioneer Simone Edwards received the Order of Distinction (OD) from the Jamaican government during a special ceremony on Monday, October 16 on National Heroes Day, at the King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica. Read more

Former WNBA star Simone Edwards speaks out against Trump’s DACA phase out

September 5, 2017 - WNBA champion Simone Edwards advocates against the Trump administration's decision to end DACA. Read more

Simone Edwards featured in Queen Anne & Magnolia News

August 29, 2017 - The story of the ‘Jamaican Hurricane’ Storm original Simone Edwards hopes new book inspires kids in her native Jamaica. Read more 

Simone Edwards host Fan Appreciation Basketball Clinic & Book Launch for Seattle Storm

August 27, 2017 - Former Seattle Storm player Simone Edwards hosted Seattle Storm's fan appreciation basketball clinic and official book signing. Click here for photos

Simone Edwards featured speaker at The Commerce Club

August 4, 2017 - Simone was featured author and speaker in August at The Commerce Club's Author's Breakfast. Click here for photos

Simone Edwards featured in Upscale Magazine

July 30, 2017 - Simone Edwards was featured in the July/August 2017 issue of Upscale Magazine in the "Game Changer" section Read more

Simone Edwards' Official Book Launch in hometown Kingston, Jamaica

July 25, 2017 - Starstruck Ventures partnered with the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference for Simone Edwards' official book launch in Kingston, Jamaica hosted by Victoria Mutual and Grace Limited. Click here for photos

Simone Edwards featured as keynote speaker at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

June 28, 2017 - Simone Edwards delivered a keynote speech to government officials about her life as an immigrant to Caribbean American and her Unstoppable journey. Click here for photos

Simone Edwards featured on CBS News

June 22, 2017 - Simone Edwards had sit-down interview with veteran Anchor Kimberley Kennedy on CBS46 Atlanta Plugged In to discuss her new memoir, Caribbean American Heritage Month and Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Awards. Click here for interview

Simone Edwards Inducted into the Caribbean Heritage Month Wall Of Fame

June 17, 2017 - The Institute of Caribbean Studies inducted the first Jamaican WNBA player Simone Edwards into Caribbean Heritage Month Wall Of Fame for her significanve and contributions. Read more 

Simone Edwards receives Caribbean Association of Georgia Trailblazer Award

June 17, 2017 - Simone Edwards received the Trailblazer Award from the Caribbean Association of Georgia for her contributions to the world of sports as the first Caribbean WNBA player and tireless effort to support the Caribbean American Diaspora. Click here for photos

Simone Edwards as Keynote Speaker at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

June 9, 2017 - Simone Edwards delivered a keynote speech for hundreds of airport employees and international passengers, and consul generals for celebratory luncheon.

Simone Edwards co-hosted Caribbean Runnings WRFG 89.3FM radio show

June 2, 2017 - Simone Edwards was guest co-host with Red Carpet Shelley for Atlanta's longest-running and #1 Caribbean radio program.

Simone Edwards featured on

May 23, 2017- Simone Edwards was featured on, a world’s leading website and media entity covering news, travel, culture and politics in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Read more 

Simone Edwards recognized for WNBA 20th Season Celebration

June 26, 2016 - Simone Edwards recognized at Madison Square Garden with the New York Liberty for its 20th Season; highlighted by reunion of the members of its inaugural 1997 team. Read more

Simone Edwards on #ThePostUp Podcast

Seattle Storm original Simone Edwards on her amazing journey from Jamaica to the WNBA

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Simone Edwards spoke to over 1,000 students about bullying

November 16, 2015 - As part of The Anti-Bully Project Empowerment Summit, Simone Edwards spoke to  students about bullying, and over 1,000 teens pledged to be champions against bullying.

Simone Edwards made Florida-Times Union front cover

November 4, 2015 - Keynote Speaker Simone Edwards made front cover of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL, as part of the Generation Wow teen conference.