Edie Hand is a businesswoman, speaker, media personality, filmmaker, international author, and Mom. She has authored or been a part of authoring over twenty-five books.
The Edie Hand Foundation’s brand “Women of True Grit” encourages women to share their personal stories and how they navigate from their trials to triumphs. Early in 2020, Edie was retained by global shipping and logistics corporation FedEx to assist with their Women in Leadership program by developing an inspirational book.
She promoted her ‘Women of True Grit’ brand as a way to highlight FedEx women in leadership personal stories. The resulting book, ‘True Grit’ shares their journeys to achieve extraordinary successes.
Edie Hand has also partnered to do a historical documentary about Father Coyle for the upcoming 100th Anniversary of his death. Another project in her production portfolio was “Colors of Character” about Birmingham artist Steve Skipper. To learn more visit HNHentertainment.biz in the historical section.
Also, in development is a new documentary on, Women of True Grit, sharing life lessons on how to turn hard things into beautiful situations. Programming is scheduled quarterly starting October 2020 for public television in Alabama and across the southeast.
She has starred in National Commercials, daytime television soaps, hosted national TV and developed several radio shows and vignettes across the country. She was the CEO of a full-service ad company, Hand ‘N Hand Advertising, in Birmingham and Daphne, Alabama for over thirty years. In recent years she partnered with her Hollywood actor/businessman son, Linc Hand, to form Hand ‘N Hand Entertainment to continue her writing for film, television, radio, and podcasts.
Fifteen years ago Edie Hand founded The Edie Hand Foundation, in memory of her three young Blackburn brothers, to help pay life forward with acts of kindness to others with broken hearts. Edie is a numerous Cancer survivor and understands living with chronic illness but always finds the grit to keep moving onward and upward. She learned how to turn hard things into beautiful situations.
She also comes from a wonderful family heritage of songwriting, acting, and music from the Hood-Hacker-Presley Family. Her legendary cousin was Elvis Presley where she learned first-hand about paying life forward through charities in One’s community.
Edie Hand (formerly Edith Blackburn Hand) lives near Birmingham, Alabama but her heart is in Hollywood, California with her only son, Linc Hand, and his wife Victoria.