Rosalind is the executive editor of The Network Journal, New York’s premier magazine for Black professionals and business owners. She is the author of the groundbreaking books, Middle Ground (Beckham, 2006), which won the 2007 S’Indie award for “Best Fiction,” and Africa: Strictly Business-The Steady March to Prosperity (TNJ, 2009). She is also a partner in McLymont, Kunda & Co., an international trade and business development strategy firm serving clients in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.
Rosalind has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer, speaker and adviser to small and medium-sized companies on global business. She was an international trade reporter and the first female and first Black managing editor at The Journal of Commerce, at the time The Economist Group-owned shipping and global trade newspaper.
As a reporter at The Journal of Commerce, Rosalind covered global trade issues, for which she was critically acclaimed in the annual Media Guide to America’s top financial writers. As managing editor, she was responsible for the paper's international trade coverage and global network of staff and freelance writers. She developed Global Commerce, a resource-oriented weekly tabloid for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as an internship program for U.S. journalism students and foreign journalists, including from Eastern Europe. She appeared frequently on CNNfn to comment on the impact of global events on U.S. trade and on the National Minority Business Council’s "Business Report," a monthly cable television show. She also was a guest columnist for America Economía, a leading business magazine in Latin America. Her articles on international business appeared in such publications as The Journal of Commerce, World Trade, Business Standards, Minority Business Entrepreneur, Transport Topics, Quality Digest, and Shipping Digest. She has appeared on the ABC television shows "Like It Is" and "Here And Now;" on GRITtv; at The Brecht Forum; and as a literary leader on “Off The Page,” on WBAI 99.5 FM, New York.
Rosalind provided entrepreneurship training for African women entrepreneurs through the United Nations Development Program’s Africa Bureau, and for women entrepreneurs in Russia through the Alliance of Russian and American Women. She provided expertise on accessing U.S. markets for the American and African Business Women's Alliance conference in Botswana in 2002, and has served as a guest lecturer for New York University’s graduate program in Latin America and Caribbean studies; an adviser to the Institute on African Affairs; chairman of the Board of Directors of the Business Outreach Centers Network; president of the Caribbean Media Association; an executive board member of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation; and a volunteer mentor at New York Women’s Foundation’s Girls Leadership Day. She is a board member of the Journalism Department at York College, City University of New York, and a member of the Sub-Saharan Advisory Commitee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank).
Rosalind taught English and French in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1973 to 1980. She is a past fellow of the prestigious European Community Visitors Program, was named a “Woman History Maker” by the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a “Phenomenal Woman in Media” by Our Time Press and Herbert Von King Park Cultural Arts Center, and has received awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists, the International Black Women’s Congress, the CEJJES Institute, the National Minority Business Council, the New York Regional Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives, and the Office of the Comptroller of New York City. MEA Magazine in Washington, D.C., named her one of its 2012 “50 Powerful Women in Business.”
Rosalind was born in Guyana and speaks French and Spanish. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, a bachelor’s degree in French from The City College of New York, and a Certificate in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Madrid. She has a Black Belt in T’ai Chi martial arts, is a student of Qi Gong, and is a certified ZUMBA GOLD fitness instructor. She teaches these disciplines in New York City.