Marimba Milliones is Paving the Way for a Better Community as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Marimba Milliones is President and CEO of the Hill Community Development Corporation in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s historic Hill District neighborhood. She is a national presenter and thought leader in urban revitalization. She is an entrepreneur at – heart, and was born into community development, policy and political work through her parents who were well – […]

Dionna Rojas is an Evolving Woman and a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare   A mother, grandmother, wife, author, speaker and educator; daughter of the King, child of God, precious in His sight; Dionna Rojas fulfills many roles in her life, all of which flows out of her desire to love others and walk in the light. Her twenty-four year career in human services has spanned in […]

Ja-Neen Jones stays on Track for Connecting Foster Children with Families as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Ja-Neen Jones has been employed at Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC) for 13 years. She is the Director of Adoption & Foster Care Resources. While this position holds multiple responsibilities to include overseeing a staff of 10+ and creating the marketing and communications aspects of TRAC, her passion is recruiting families. Ja-Neen is known […]

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

FollowShare 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 comfortable lifestyle and pleasant demeanor, ensuring their […]

Kirsten A. Womack is Dedicating Her Life to Educating Others on Self-care as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Kirsten spent many years battling health issues due to thyroid disease. In 2010, she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease and in 2011 she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a thyroidectomy. After losing one brother to cancer, two other brothers and her mother to heart disease and her father to Alzheimer’s disease, she […]

Charlise Smith is Riding a WAVE to Helping Women Fight Against Domestic Violence as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare   Charlise Smith is the CEO of CWisdom Management LLC. The organization’s mission is to primarily facilitate safe housing and high quality social services for women and men who reside in subsidized housing, and are transitioning from incarceration in order to help them heal, transform, and rebuild their lives. Charlise is also the founder […]

Nominate a Woman-to-Watch 2018

FollowShare Women are making a difference not only in our communities, but in the workforce, the business world and the political stage. We are giving a voice and being a voice for ourselves, our sisters, our children, to the women who have come before us and those young trailblazers who are also on their way. […]

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 […]

Renee M. Beavers Planting a Seed for Healthy Eating

FollowShare Renee M. Beavers roots began with grandparents who clearly were aware of the importance of an organic, whole food and vegetarian lifestyle. At four years old, she recalls being taught the importance of eating homemade, unprocessed foods and developed a distinct understanding as to why pure distilled water was essential to good health. Her […]

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 […]