Meet Kimberly Ellis, President Fierce Start Media Community Activist

FollowShare Kimberly Ellis President Fierce Star Media Community Activist Over 30 Years in Activism OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? KE: My mother is my greatest inspiration. She was a beautiful, kind, loving, and generous mother who taught me every- thing she could and wished even more for me than she had ever had in […]

Pittsburgh’s Top 25 Women: Tamiko Stanley is a Great Inspiration

FollowShare Tamiko Stanley Senior Executive Manager, Corporate Human Resources US & Canada FedEx, Genco 20 Years in Business and Human Resources 16 Years working with Affirmative-Action/ EEO and Diversity and Inclusion OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? TS: I find inspiration to succeed in so many things. I am inspired by making loved ones […]

Brenda Tate: A Woman Living Her Purpose

FollowShare Brenda Tate Retired PPD Detective PA State Democratic Committee 40 Years in Law Enforcement OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? BT: Witnessing an African American family ascend to the highest o ce in the Free World. OW: When did you first become aware of your purpose? BT: Thirty years ago when I overcame […]

Meet Carmen Anderson Sr. Program Officer The Heinz Endowments

FollowShare Carmen Anderson Sr. Program Officer The Heinz Endowments Over 16 Years in the Industry OW: Name one person who you consider to be a great role model, and tell us why. CA: This is a difficult question; there are a number of great role models. As it relates to my field, I would say […]

Carol Neyland, Helping Moms Open the Door to the American Dream

FollowShare Carol A. Neyland Senior Vice President Community Development Dollar Bank Carol Neyland As Vice President of Community Development, Carol has been instrumental through Dollar Bank’s Mortgages for Mothers program to enable mothers and their families to take advantage of the American Dream of owning their own home. 39 Years in the Financial/Banking Industry  OW: […]

Connie Portis Tells Us How to Turn Obstacles into Opportunities

FollowShare When I was a child, my mother had to walk while holding on to my arm. She had Syringomeyelia, a rare crippling disease. Even so, it wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized that others thought of her in a way I never did: as crippled. So many business owners find fear […]

Meet Orlana Darkins Drewery, President The Darkins Group, LLC

FollowShare Orlana Darkins Drewery President The Darkins Group, LLC Over 20 Years in Communications and Event Planning Industry OW: Name one person who you consider to be a great role model and tell us why. ODD: My mother Lucille Darkins was a great role model in my life. She gave me the best advice when […]

Meet Brandi S. Fisher Alliance for Police Accountability (APA)

FollowShare Brandi S. Fisher Alliance for Police Accountability (APA)  6 Years in the Industry OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? BF: My greatest inspiration is the idea that this work is a part of my purpose and bigger than me. Also, the state of things for many of our youth inspires me not to quit. […]

Meet Marcia Martin Vice President of Community Development Gateway Health

FollowShare Marcia Martin Vice President of Community Development Gateway Health 23 Years in the Health Industry OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? MM: My greatest inspiration was Bernard Jones, executive director of Urban Youth Action, an educational job training and life skills organization for high school students. Leadership skills and the opportunity to volunteer […]

Meet Pastry Chef Dena Stanley of Maddezsweetz

FollowShare Maddezsweetz is a specialty bakery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that offers a variety of home-baked goods. From breads and dessert to foods made specifically for dietary restrictions, everything you receive from us is made from scratch. As a small business, great care and attention goes into everything we make, and it shows in the very […]

Introducing the Royal Roots Collections

FollowShare LaKeisha Wolf is the Executive Director of the Ujamaa Collective located in Pittsburgh, PA. They just embarked on a new venture to create their own private line of skirts and accessories that just happen to be flying off the shelves.  Royal Roots Collection is brand that can add style and function to your wardrobe.  1. […]

Walker’s Legacy Power 50

FollowShare March is Women’s History Month and Walker’s Legacy is celebrated the contributions of women around the country with its inaugural Power50 List. These women have walked the walk, talked the talk and inspired a multitude of men and women within their community and beyond. Join us in honoring the 2016 Walker’s Legacy Power50. Pittsburgh’s […]

Meet Arlinda Moriarty

FollowShare Arlinda Moriarty President and CEO Moriarty Consultants: In Home Healthcare Services Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business Moriarty Consultants, Inc. provides non-medical home health care and disability services to meet the needs of consumers, while assisting them in maintaining the utmost possible level of independent living. Moriarty Consultants is an example of […]

Success, Stress & Suicide: The Collision of a Career Woman

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, […]