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 […]

Homegirl CEO’s, Not a Trend…A Movement!

FollowShare I can’t begin to list the many benefits of operating a home-based business…if you do it the right way. The fact that you don’t have to go out in the cold in the winter, and you can stay in a cool air-conditioned office in the summer are just the minor benefits. But, having the […]

Teaching Women How to Love and Embrace Their Natural Hair

FollowShare Tamiah Bridgett is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, PA.  She is a proud graduate of the Pittsburgh Public School system.  She received her B.A. from Carlow University and her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh.  She studied to become a manicurist while in undergraduate school and graduated from Pittsburgh’s famed Pittsburgh Beauty Academy with […]

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 […]

Autism and Me!

FollowShare It was Mother’s Day 1991, when I received a handmade Mother’s Day card and a check with a note that would change the direction of my career. The greeting card read, “Happy Mother’s Day from the staff of Jackson Communications,” later changed to OWN: Onyx Woman Network. My unofficial employees consisted of my husband […]

6 New Experiences to Fuel Your 2017 Transformation

FollowShare Of course, as the new year begins we can’t help but start thinking about just how to harness the newness of the year and the possibilities to start something new, complete something started, and continue our personal transformations. In case you’re in need of a few inspirational ideas, we’ve put together a few you […]

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 […]

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 […]