Diane Linston Creates “Fashions Beyond Your Imagination”

FollowShare   Styles of Imagination was voted best clothing company in Maple Heights 2014. Diane Linston was featured in the 2016, 11th anniversary edition of “Who’s Who Black in Cleveland Ohio. Being the only African American female manufacturer company Maple Heights very own Fashion Designer, Diane Linston steps out as one of the most talented […]

Make Your Business Our Business – Innovative Coaching Training & Consulting

FollowShare Danielle Davis, also known as MsDavisofPgh, offers a business day interpretation of the Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Jessica Driscoll captured her perfectly in Geneva College’s Fall Edition as she wrote, “Danielle chose this […]

Janis Burley-Wilson – 2016 Onyx Woman of the Year

FollowShare Janis Burley Wilson VP, Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement Pittsburgh Cultural Trust 16 Years in the Industry OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? JBW: My greatest inspiration is the audience, the community, and how they respond to the art and culture I share through my work at the Trust. OW: Name one person […]

Anointing of Ease

FollowShare Followers of Christ should follow Christ . . . and His example. Have you ever heard a sermon that sounded something like this? “If you are a child of God, you are either in the middle of a storm, coming out of a storm, or going into a storm.” Ironically, the example we are […]

Business Owner Simone Godson Tells Us about Her Greatest Inspiration

FollowShare Simone Godson President and CEO Cabaret Banquet Hall Over 6 Years in the Hospitality Industry OW: Who is your greatest inspiration? SG: My greatest inspiration has been my two male children Xavier (18) and Zion (8). For them, I am inspired to keep working hard and moving forward. I would also consider my mother, […]

Jacqueline D. Hill Shares What She Would Tell Her Younger Self

FollowShare Jacqueline D. Hill Managing Partner Hill & Associates 25 Years in the Consulting Business Industry OW: What is the best thing that you have ever done, which got you where you are today? JH: Networking and building relationships. Building relationships is the key to success in any career or business. We are all just […]

Attorney Marsha Grayson Wants You to Follow Your Dreams

FollowShare Marsha H. Grayson, Esq. Attorney Grayson Law Firm, LLC 30 Years in the Industry OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? MG: Knowing that I am making a difference for the good of others. OW: Name one person who you consider to be a great role model and tell us why. MG: It is […]

Photos from the 25th Anniversary Celebration for OWN Onyx Woman Network

FollowShare On September 17, 2016, some of Pittsburgh’s top women of color in business, corporate, nonprofit, politics and community service came together to be honored for their contributions to other women. Onyx Woman magazine celebrated 25 years in business by acknowledging these women of excellence. Founder Ola Jackson says for 25 years the magazine has […]

Sisters Making it Happen: Michele Rice (CEO); Melissa Rice (COO)

FollowShare Michele Rice (CEO); Melissa Rice (COO) Rice Enterprises, LLC 29 Years in the Business (started at ages of 15 and 14 respectively) OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? M&MR: Our family. We have a very entrepreneurial, hard-working, and loving family. They started businesses with a dream, talent, and fearlessness. In our family, there […]

Cameil D. Williams Shares her Greatest Inspiration

FollowShare Cameil D. Williams President, Williams Management Solutions, LLC Program Manager, Diverse and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Port Authority of Allegheny County 23 Years in the Industry OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? CW: Becoming a mom of two daughters for me underscored the importance of the cliché “It’s better to be rather than to […]

Tracey M. Jennings: A Woman Warrior

FollowShare Tracey M. Jennings Community Activist 32 Years in Activism OW: Name one person you consider a great role model and tell us why. TMJ: My mother. She, more so than my father, kept my 4 siblings and I culturally aware both inside the home, as well as outside. We were prepared to face anything […]

Family Focus: Arlinda Moriarty & Mom Linda Dickens, Moriarty Consultants

FollowShare Arlinda Moriarty, President and CEO Linda Dickens, Mother Moriarty Consultants Home Healthcare In the Industry for 16 Years OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? AM: My family…mainly my son. My family’s support means alot to me. I am motivated by their continued encouragement. Without their motivation at times, I think I would just […]

Meet Stephanie Durrett, President & CEO SD Transit Inc.

FollowShare Stephanie Durrett President and CEO SD Transit, Inc. 16 Years in the Industry   OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? SD: My husband, Kenny Durrett. Although his passing was the saddest time in my life, it motivated, inspired, and challenged me to continue the good work he began: making SD Transit the best possible […]

La’Tasha Mayes Shares Her Greatest Inspiration

FollowShare La’Tasha D. Mayes Founder and Executive Director New Voices for Reproductive Justice 16 Years in Social Justice OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? LM: My greatest inspiration has been the legacy of my ancestors and witnessing the power and potential of Black women and girls. We always lead and we always resist all […]