2020 Onyx Woman Leadership Awards Nominations

Leave your nominations below in the comment section.

Deadline: December 21, 2019

Our nominees must be women who support other women in their careers, business, and the community at large. You must describe why we should select them and include their contact information. If you have any more questions, contact us at events@onyxwwoman.com

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 2020.

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  1. Tene Croom is my nominee for the 2020 Onyx Woman Award. She continually encourages and boosts the confidence of women and young girls, professionally and socially. Tene’s long time professional career in communications has shaped the lives of many women through mentoring. She has seen the fruits of her labor in the successful careers of her mentees. Tene’s communication skills make her an active listener, which is critical to engagement and she will reach across miles to help women propel to achievement. She believes that we should treat others the way we want to be treated and, when women help women it is mutually beneficial. Tene can be contacted at tene.croom.tc@gmail.com.

  2. Tene Croom is my nominee for the 2020 Onyx Woman Award. She continually encourages and boosts the confidence of women and young girls, professionally and socially. Tene’s long time professional career in communications has shaped the lives of many women through mentoring. She has seen the fruits of her labor in the successful careers of her mentees. Tene’s communication skills make her an active listener, which is critical to engagement and she will reach across miles to help women propel to achievement. She believes that we should treat others the way we want to be treated and, when women help women it is mutually beneficial. Tene can be contacted at tene.croom.tc@gmail.com

  3. When I think of the ONYX Leadership Award and the qualities the nominee(s) represent, Angelmarie Allen exemplifies those qualities and more.

    As a teen parent, Angel held steadfast to her core values of loyalty and responsibility by remaining committed to the process and the most important person in her life, her son.

    Angel is a passionate mother, role model and mentor for other young women in the community who share similar experiences of overcoming adversity in difficult circumstances. Through what can be consider the most incredibly stressful time in her life, Angel remained motivated, upbeat and continues to affirm positive outcomes. Her passions and life circumstances inspired her to create a non-profit organization, Change Your Life. Angel speaks publically and one to one with youth about self-esteem, self-love and remaining faithful to the process.

    With plans to further inspire youth, young women and girls, Angel began writing an autobiographical account of her life’s story with uncanny twists and turns.
    She continues to advocate for those who do not have a voice.

    As the Administrative Assistant in the Engineering Department, Angel has been amazing to watch. She adequately manages several staff members as well as contractor bids. Speaking to her team spirit, she is always graciously collaborative and supportive of colleagues in various departments.

    That said, Angel is an alchemist of adversity whose light outshines the sun.
    Angel’s contact: 412-499-2601

  4. I am pleased to nominate DeShelle Taylor for the 2020 Onyx Woman Leadership Award. DeShelle has energy and resilience that is contagious and she successfully delivers excellence in any engagement. Her skills do not end with her office work. She also projects a warm, cheerful attitude to her colleagues, friends and family. I have always found her dependable, efficient, and hard working. In fact, I have never worked with a person who gives as much attention to detail as she does. She also volunteers her time to teach women like myself new recipes and how to grow your own crops. DeShelle goes out of her way to help those in need.

  5. Dr. Kimberly Slater-Wood – I am pleased to nominate Kimberly Slater-Wood for the 2020 Onyx Woman Leadership. Kimberly is a highly impressive individual that encourages people especially women to follow their dreams. Kimberly puts her loyalty and the passion for the betterment of her colleagues, family and friends. Kim’s leads by example with her ambitions, intelligence, and accomplishments. Kimberly received her Master’s Degree in leadership along with being an entrepreneur of her own consulting company, she is deserving of many honors. Kimberly sits on many committee boards and gives back so humbly to members in the community. She is an inspiration to me and everyone around her.

  6. When I think of ONYX Leadership Award and the qualities the nominee(s) represent, Kimberly Slater-Wood comes to mind. Kimberly is the epitome of leadership, grace, inspiration and elegance. With her ties to the community, she not only inspires professional women within the workplace, but she also mentors and encourages young women and girls through her board participation in several non-profits in our community. Kimberly has historically advocated on behalf of women through her participation in gender pay equity and diversity and inclusion events and believes that women who support other women are more successful. She considers sisterhood her mission. Instilling authentic leadership in women her purpose and favors collaboration over competition. Kimberly’s vision and drive will ultimately guide her toward the successful completion of obtaining her doctorate at Point Park University and, simultaneously, she is concentrating her entrepreneurial endeavors to fulfill her passion of equipping women with core values of leadership and empowerment. Her contact: slaterwood.k@gmail.com

  7. I would like to nominate Reverend Dr. Nichelle Nelson for the 2020 Onyx Woman Leadership Award. She has long demonstrated a passion for supporting women and girls. Professionally, she serves as Chief Programming Officer at the Fund for the Advancement of Minorities Through Education (FAME) where has helped over 100 African American scholars access a college preparatory education at independent schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Nichelle has worked tirelessly to address social justice issues and community need in order to empower women and eliminate barriers. Some of Nichelle’s community involvement includes co-founding Preachers Helping Preachers to support women in ministry and conducting motivational speaking for teens and college students. Another highlight of her work with and for women has been volunteering with the World Hope Initiative. There, she has led programming, conferences, and retreats geared toward restoring hope to women. Nichelle works tirelessly to support the educational, professional, spiritual, and personal interests of women and would make an ideal recipient for the leadership award. Nichelle can be contacted at nnelson@famefund.org.

  8. My nomination for the 2020 Onyx Woman Leadership Award is DeShelle Taylor. DeShelle is a vibrant trend setting ambitious woman who inspires young females (and males) by providing STEM education resources. What is most admirable is she quietly donates her gift of fashion and cosmetology to high school girls with limited resources to prepare for prom, etc. and contributes her fervor of the culinary arts to charity. DeShelle is a committed advocate and supporter of women-owned businesses and believes strongly in sisterhood. Moreover, she deems women should do more celebrating and supporting our successes and differences versus defaming and criticizing each other.

  9. I am nominating Angel Allen for the 2020 Onyx Woman Leadership Award because of her passion, service and mission to not leave any young woman or girl in crisis. Her commitment to launch her non-profit, Change Your Life, will provide resources and emergency shelter to young girls and women in crisis. Consequently, her vision of Change Your Life is to empower and build strong character in females so they can become responsible citizens and positive change agents in our region. She deems education, self-esteem, self-awareness, encouragement and empathy as priorities. Angel believes that no woman should allow their mistakes to define them.

  10. I would like to nominate Lytia Brock! She’s Amazing always giving, sharing,caring,and meeting the needs of her community and peers.

  11. My name is Kayla Baker. I want to nominate my grandmother, LaVerne Baker Hotep, who, for decades, has been dedicated to women”s empowerment. Founder and president of WELLWoman Media, she hosted WELLWoman Radio Retreat on WAMO for 10 years, founded and facilitates, Me2 Sister Circle, a self care and enrichment group for mothers at the Kingsley , though her consultancy, Numerology for Enlightened Living, she helps women get clear about their purpose and passion, dis trauma trainings for women in refugee camps in Liberia, W. Africa,
    hosts WELLWoman Retreat in U.S. and Central America, just to name a few things.

  12. I am nominating Covestro’s Dina L. Clark, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, North America. She spearheads the development & implementation of Covestro LLC’s. diversity strategy & initiatives for the North American region (U.S. & Mexico).

    http://www.linkedin.com dina-l-clark 0a7995

  13. My name is Katrina and I would like to nominate Ms. Kay Stewart of House Of Soul Catering, LLC. She is a small business owner that caters to not feeding peoples souls, but her compassion and dedication to the youth of her community. She hires the youth to offer them life skills opportunities and her goal of keeping the youth off the streets and out of trouble has helped quite a few teens turn their lives around. Her passion and dedication goes above and beyond the call of duty.

  14. I would like to nominate Kamahlai Stewart the owner of House Of Soul Catering Jude Amos for the Women’s Leadership Award.

    Her hard work, dedication record and community involvement exceeds our expectations. Ms. Stewart record that includes punctual community outreach, participation in social activities, positive attitude, and energy among others have shown that she cares about the woman and youth in our communities. She exemplifies what a perfect role model is.

  15. My name is Katrina and I would like Ms. Kay Stewart of House Of Soul Catering, LLC. She is a small business owner that caters to not feeding peoples souls, but her compassion and dedication to the youth of her community. She hires the youth to offer them life skills opportunities and her goal of keeping the youth off the streets and out of trouble has helped quite a few teens turn their lives around. Her passion and dedication goes above and beyond the call of duty. She loves empowering woman to exceedingly levels of success.

  16. I would like to nominate Lytia Brock a phenomenal mother, life coach, and entrepreneur who empowers other woman supports other women and supports her community.

  17. To Whom It May Concern:
    I would like to Nominate Lytia S. Brock. This woman wears many hats from church to Family, and the Community. Huge supporter of alot of people, organizations, clubs, and so on. Lytia Brock is a single mother, a Pastor, Singer, and Excellent Business Woman. She has MEGA Dreams, with HUGE Goals, With GREAT Heart Intent, With Large Skills, and Big Execution on getting things done correctly, punctual, and with Love. This lady handles her household and family 1st, then finds time within time to help others. Gives freely to make sure everyone is covered and ok. There is no better person to nominate than, Lytia S. Brock. Thank You!

  18. I would love to nominate Lytia S. Brock is a mother an author an businesswoman an administrator a minister community activist and she’s always helping others she is a woman of leadership and servitude

  19. I would like to nominate Dr. Latika Davis Jones, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol for Allegheny County Dept and she is also the owner of ETC Solutions.

    I would also like to nominate Carleen King, owner of Carmi’s Restaurant.

    Also, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Director of Operations at Petra Church and at #ATU and co-owner of ALDC.

  20. I would love to nominate Andrea Williams. She is a wonderful young women who is helping so many of us female ceo’s walk I our truths by sharing her troubled past from: rape, child hood abandonment, child hood bullying, committing suicide & dying to be brought back to life, burying a child, escaping a gun to her head she is remarkable. I admire her strength and she helps me remember that God doesn’t give us more then we can handle! Her email is info@glowgirlpublication.info

  21. YES I WOULD TO Nominate LYTIA BROOK A BEAUTIFUL PASTOR A AUTHOR SOMEONE WHO LOVES TO HELP PEOPLE GO ALL OUT A BEAUTIFUL MOM WHO PUT GOD FIRST AND HER BEAUTIFUL FAMILY AND LIVE BY HER WORDS REAL STRONG WOMAN

  22. I nominate Lytia Brock, for all the hard work she does helping everyone she comes in contact with. She’s a loving mother who supports her children’s dream and work hard beside her father. Her leadership qualities are overwhelmingly great.

  23. I would like to nominate LaToya Johnson Rainey the founder and owner of A Hair Boutique. Toya also mentors entrepreneurs, writes curriculum for schools in the Pittsburgh area for aspiring young entrepreneurs and volunteers on various boards.

    1. This is Sharise Nance nominating LaToya, I accidentally tally put her information in the contact form instead of mine.
      I would also like to nominate Nicole Narvaez Manns, HR director and founder of Nikkis Magic Wand. Nikki volunteers her time and efforts through causes like the 12 months of giving and hs been promoted in her position several times. She does all of this while managing mom, grandma and wife duties. Nikki@nikkismagicwand.com

  24. Pastor Shirley Lyle. She’s the youth pastor at Macedonia’s Teen Ministry, she’s an excellent role model in everything she does, shows unparalleled devotion to God and her craft, and inspires everyone around her.

  25. I nominate Loleda Moman . She is a social worker @ Forbes Allegheny Health Network in Monroeville, Formerly Director of Care Connections Ministry at Allegheny Center Alliance Church, a local council woman, author, mother, wife.

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