The Importance of Balancing Work and Life With Best-Selling International author and Playwright, Dana Hicks-Hungerford


Dana Hicks-Hungerford is an entrepreneur, actress, playwright, producer, casting director, and best-selling international author is a busy woman but she is here to tell us that work and life balance is vital. As busy as she is, Dana still makes time to spend with her husband, daughter, mother, brothers, nieces, nephews, In-Laws, and friends. She has been through things throughout her life that showed Dana that tomorrow is not promised. Dana is intentional about showing the people that she loves that they are truly important to her. She will never let making money or working consume her life and take her focus away from the people that mean the most to her.

Dana Hicks-Hungerford is also the Co-Founder of Hungerford Distribution and Hungerford Real Estate & Development and the Co-Creator of the Underdog Tour.

Tickets will be on sale for “A Woman’s Love” stage play at the Knight Theater in Charlotte N.C. online at

We Empower Magazine readers, please enjoy our interview with Dana as we discussed what it takes to be a successful business owner.

What do you define as success?

Dana: Having a vision and implementing the work that it takes to make your desires and dreams true.

What’s your best piece of advice for aspiring and new entrepreneurs?

Dana: Never give up on things that you are passionate about. Ignore your naysayers and always tune out the noise. Most importantly believe in yourself even if nobody else does.

Who is your business role model? Why?

Dana: My business role model is my husband Brian. Whatever he sets his mind to he makes it happen and he does effortlessly. We have the same type of drive and determination and he inspires me daily.

What is your proudest business accomplishment?

Dana: Writing a script then Producing it with my husband and having a successful sold out show that ran so smoothly, as if we had been in the theater game forever. That sense of accomplishment is something that truly can’t be explained.

More of Dana’s accomplishments as of today are:

• Seen on TVOne, ID Channel, OWN Network, CW Network

• 2022 Playwright/Producer Debut “Sold Out”weekend of the stage play “A Woman’s Love” at the Historic Bethesda Blues & Jazz in Washington DC

• Actress In the “Sold Out” Go-Go Musical “THE GIZ” at the MGM National Harbor and “Confessions of a Side Chick” at the Historic Lincoln Theatre

• Co-Creator of the Official Bag Ladies and the brand “YOU MAKE THE BAG.” The handbag line seen on BET on “A Wesley Family Christmas” featuring Jasmine Guy and on the new TV Series “HUSH” warn by Erica Mena.

• Featured in 2022 “British Vogue” as a model for the International Cosmetic Line “Natalia Me-ganBeauty.”

Keep up to date on Instagram: @onlydanadayne


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