Register Here for the 2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Awards Reception

Follow   Presents 2019 Onyx Woman’s Leadership Awards  VIP: Visionaries Images and Profiles Our Theme: I Can Do This! **** Join us as we celebrate some of Pittsburgh’s top women in leadership roles for their support and commitment to other women, businesses, social justice and in our communities at large. This year we are happy to go beyond […]

2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Award Honoree, Debra Hickman, Has Climbed Mountains on Her Journey to Reach Her Goals

Eliminate the word obstacles and instead use the word mountains. Keep your “WHY” in front of you. Pray for understanding and guidance. You may need to be still and evaluate the situation. You may need a consultant for additional knowledge in the field so you can put corrective actions in place. Understand that mountains are for your personal development and essential for your success in your life journey.

2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Award Honoree, Stefani Smith, Strives to Help Women Reach Their Goals

This profession helped me realize my desire to help women succeed in life. For that reason, I have decided to begin the process of launching a non-profit that focuses on empowering women to reach their goals.

2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Award Honoree, Tracy L. Edmunds, Connects Her Passion for the Arts with Her Love for Working with Young People

My current job connects my passion for the arts with my interests in education and working with young people.

2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Award Honoree, Colleen McMullen, Credits Strong Women For Her Success

’ve been blessed with the honor and opportunity to have strong women guiding me through my journey in life. These women, who I consider my board of directors (particularly my mother, who is currently 90 years old), have laid the foundation by instilling in me the confidence and spirit of perseverance needed to stay focused on the goal(s) I’ve set for myself and not being distracted by the naysayers.

2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Honoree: Dr. Renee Galloway is a Sweet Inspiration

Being selected to receive the Onyx Woman Leadership Award means the world to me because of the organizations’ strong legacy of support and empowerment for women of color by Visionary, Ola Jackson.

2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Award Honoree: Major Kristal Turner-Childs is A Woman of Service

You are needed. Diversity in law enforcement is necessary. Women are skilled communicators, which is a valued skill set in law enforcement. Women are less likely to use excessive force and are better at defusing violent encounters, thus lowering the percentage of deadly force encounters.

Corretta Doctor: On a Crusade to Educate on the Prevention of Suicide and Mental Health Awareness as a 2018 Woman to Watch

Follow Listen to our interview with Corretta Doctor There are those of us who are born to succeed, ingrained with a can-do attitude and a fierce determination to make it no matter how difficult the odds. To someone on the outside looking in, this person always has it together; they exude joy and confidence with a […]

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole Selected as Board Chair and Seventh President of the National Council Negro Women

Follow The National Council of Negro Women (NCMW) selected Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole as its chair and seventh president during the closing session of their 58th Biennial National Convention in Washington, D.C. Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones, who served as NCNW’s chair for more than six years, will continue to serve the organization as the immediate […]

Onyx Woman Leadership Photos 2018

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Marimba Milliones is a Woman on a Mission

Follow 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 […]

Blayre Holmes Davis is a Woman to Watch

Follow How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the nonprofit industry for 7 years.   What has been your greatest inspiration? The women in my life. From my mom, to my sister, my mentors, my co-workers, and professional networks. They are constant guides in my personal and professional life. […]

Tracey McCants Lewis, Esq. is a Woman Making a Difference

Follow   How many years have you been in your industry? I have been teaching at Duquesne University School of Law for 10 years.   What has been your greatest inspiration? The opportunity to provide legal services to change the lives of clients through a new or renewed ability to work after having their criminal […]

Diamonte Z. Walker is Living a Purpose Driven Life

Follow Diamonte Z. Walker, MBA Director of Performance and Compliance Urban Redevelopment Authority   How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve worked in the non-profit and government sectors for 3 years. I have more than 15 years in the for-profit and corporate arenas. What has been your greatest inspiration? My daughters are […]