Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont is the editor-in-chief of The Network Journal, a New
York-based business magazine for Black professionals and entrepreneurs. She is the author of the
newly released, award-winning non-fiction title, Africa: Strictly Business, The Steady March to
Prosperity (The Network Journal Communications Inc., 2009), and the groundbreaking novel–Middle
Ground (Beckham, 2006). 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.
McLymont has more than 20 years’ experience as a writer, speaker and adviser to small and
medium-sized companies on global business and entrepreneurship. She was an international trade
reporter and ultimately managing editor at The Journal of Commerce, one of the United States’s oldest
daily newspapers, which specialized in international shipping and trade. Her coverage earned her
critical acclaim in the annual Media Guide to America’s top financial writers, frequent appearances on
CNNfn to comment on the impact of global events on U.S. trade, a guest column in America Economía,
a leading business magazine in Latin America; and guest lectures at New York University’s graduate
program in Latin America and Caribbean studies. 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.
An authority on emerging markets and business development, McLymont provided entrepreneurship
training for African women through the United Nations Development Program’s Gender Program, and
for women 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; was an adviser to the Institute on African Affairs; and served as an executive board
member of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation.
Prior to becoming a journalist, McLymont taught English and French in Uganda and the Democratic
Republic of Congo. She is a past fellow of the European Community Visitors Program, was named a
“Woman History Maker” by the Caribbean-American Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, 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 City of New York Office of the Comptroller.
McLymont 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, which she teaches in New York, and is a certified ZUMBA GOLD fitness