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Plan to Set Financial Goals for 2019

FollowShare                   Setting Financial Goals ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 1. List 3 things that you need to do to get started on your quest to be debt free. _____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ 2. List 3 things that will encourage you to make changes in your spending habits. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ […]

Check out our Your Stylish Ways Blog

FollowShare In high school I became hooked on fashion magazines, which led to my interest in the possibility of being a department store buyer. I remember when my school was about to close down and the sewing teacher asked me to help her clean the sewing room and in exchange she would let me have […]

Ten Steps to Starting a Business

FollowShare Ten Steps to Starting a Business Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and establish- ing as a legal entity. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage the process of starting your own business. Step 1: Business Plan Templates Use these tools and resources to create and write […]

Is Your Networking?

FollowShare Is Your Net Working? By Ola R. Jackson   With all the networking seminars, summits, workshops and conferences being held throughout the country, I still find myself asking if some people really understand what networking is all about. I believe that networking is about formulating mutual relationships, not getting into a relationship simply to […]

Can We Talk: Public Speaking Strategies

FollowShare By Denise Turney Speaking in public is an effective way to grow your career or your business. For entrepreneurs, the right presentation can create enthusiasm in listeners that generates word-of-mouth buzz about you, your products and/or services. You will build trust in listeners if you deliver your message with confidence. By organizing the substantive […]

The Grey Haired Job Seeker: Over 50 and Looking for Work

FollowShare Don’t be discouraged, there is  still hope if you are a fabulous, female over 50 and seeking employment.  There are industries that value the experience, the work ethics and drive that a woman of a certain age  brings to the world of employment. Seek out employment agencies and even part-time and temporary employment. There […]

Career Corner Employment Services

FollowShare by JC Gardner Lynette Mitchell Harley, a wife and mother of two children, is a South Carolina native who has spent over 25 years in the field of workforce services in the Southeastern United States. In early 2017, Lynette will establish Career Corner Employment Services, LLC, a national employment agency. Birthed out of a […]

Retirement: Not Just from Your Job!

FollowShare When we think of the word, “Retirement” we usually equate it with the departure of a long-time career. Well, there may be other things that you may need to retire from. You may need to retire from procrastination. You may need to leave your role as being the “go-to” girl.  You may want to […]

How to be Healthy Happy and Beautiful

FollowShare Join Women for a Healthy Environment and international health and wellness expert Madame Athena Chang for a fun and informative event to detox your life. Find out if you’re risking your health for beauty! She’ll share why products, like hair relaxers and skin lighteners, are toxic and increasing your chances for disease. Free food […]

Learn. Grow. Connect Conference for Women in Business

FollowShare Learn. Grow. Connect. A Conference for Women in Business Saturday, November 3, 8:30am-1pm A half-day conference at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia, PA for women to move their businesses forward, with sessions focusing on growing your market, HR, exit strategies, CRM/EOP/POS software, and cybersecurity. Register before October 30 to take advantage of our […]

Onyx Woman Leadership Photos 2018

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2018 Onyx Woman of the Year: Summer L. Lee, Esq.

FollowShare Summer L. Lee, Esq. Democratic State Representatives for the District 34. August 1, was the deadline for third party candidates to submit signatures to get on the ballot. None have submitted in her district. Summer Lee will be the ONLY candidate on the ballot in November! Name one person you consider a great role […]

Marimba Milliones is a Woman on a Mission

FollowShare How many years have you been in your industry? I volunteered in community development for over a decade before assuming a position in 2011. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration in my work is the comprehensive vision that the Hill District community created for itself.  The sheer will and determination exhibited […]

Jarene Barnes Believes in Never Giving Up

FollowShare Jarene F. Barnes Board President CASA of Allegheny County How many years have you been in your industry? 25 years What has been your greatest inspiration? Women with strong leadership qualities: Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Senior Vice President Valerie Njie of Bidwell Training Center, Sarah Sumpter and the late Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Name one person you […]