Rosalind McLymont

Rosalind McLymont

Executive Editor – The Network Journal

Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont is the executive editor of The Network Journal, a U.S. business magazine for Black professionals and business owners; CEO and Publisher of AfricaStrictlyBusiness.com; author of the international thriller, The Guyana Contract; the awardwinning “rebranding Africa” novel, Middle Ground; and the nonfiction title, Africa; Strictly Business, The Steady March to Prosperity; the ghostwriter for the Walter E. Massey memoir, In the Eye of the Storm: My Time as Chairman of Bank of America During the Country’s Worst Financial Crisis;” and a fitness instructor.
McLymont began her journalism career in 1985 as an international trade reporter at KnightRidder’s prestigious The Journal of Commerce. She became the newspaper’s first Black managing editor under ownership by The Economist Group, making her the Group’s highest ranking Black professional at the time. She has been profiled among America’s top financial writers, and has appeared on CNNfn (now CNNMoney), ABC TV, CUNYtv and WBAI. Prior to journalism, McLymont taught English and French in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo for several years.  McLymont traveled to Africa and Asia as an entrepreneurship development expert for the United Nations Development Program’s Africa Bureau Gender Program, and to Russia for the Alliance of Russian and American Women. She has served on the boards and advisory committees role of various institutions, including the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the Advisory Board of York College (City University of New York) Journalism Program, and the Sub-Saharan AfricavAdvisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She was a member of the Feasibility Study Team for the establishment of the University of Guyana’s School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI), and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Armah Institute for Emotional Justice.
A past fellow of the prestigious European Community Visitors Program, McLymont has received numerous awards for her work, including from the New York Association of Black Journalists; International Black Women’s Congress; CEJJES Institute (Rockland County); National Minority Business Council Inc.; Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry; National Association of Health Services Executives – New York Regional Chapter; Office of the Comptroller of New York City; Guyana Cultural Association; National Association of Kawaida Organizations – New York Chapter (Malcolm X Unity Award); Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders from Africa and of African Descent; New York City Council; Guyana -Golden Arrowhead Award of Achievement and Distinction; African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC); and Brooklyn USA Athletic Association. In 2019, Women’s eNews named her one of its “21 Leaders for the 21st Century.”
Born in Guyana, McLymont speaks French and Spanish in addition to her native English. She has a master’s degree from New York University, a bachelor’s degree from The City College of New York, and a Certificate in Spanish Language and Literature from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. She earned a Black Belt in Tai Chi from Ming’s Tai Chi Fitness Academy; Certification as an instructor/leader trainer of Tai Chi for Arthritis from Tai Chi for Health Institute; Certification as a Zumba™ Gold Instructor (for seniors); and Certification as a Senior Instructor from the International Fitness Association.
McLymont resides in New York with her husband, Fritz-Earle McLymont.