Charlise L. Smith is Riding the Wave to Success

FollowShare Charlise L. Smith, Founder/ Executive Director Willissae’s Agency for Vision and Empowerment (WAVE) Cwisdom Management LLC How many years have you been in your industry? 16 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My deceased mother I have known, without a shadow of a doubt, that she died for me to live a victorious […]

LaKeisha Wolf is Walking in Her Truth

FollowShare LaKeisha Wolf, Artist & Entrepreneur How many years have you been in your industry? 16 years as a natural care product “mixologist” and healing arts practitioner. 10 years in non-profit management. What has been your greatest inspiration? Mother Earth. My connection to nature and all that is; and the knowledge that all of us […]

Tamiah Bridgett, President of Diversame Inc., is a Natural Born Leader

FollowShare Tamiah Bridgett, President of Diversame Inc. And Founder of “It’s a Natural Thang.” Name one person you consider a great role model and tell us why. My mother has always been my greatest role model.  She is the epitome of grace and dignity. What advice would you give to anyone about following their dreams? […]

Entrepreneur of the Year: Donna Baxter Porcher Has Found Her Purpose

FollowShare Donna Baxter Porcher Founder & CEO Soul Pitt Media What has been your greatest inspiration?  I often think, what if our ancestors had access to what we have now?  My motto has been “get online or get left behind”, but additionally, it’s also about the quality of your engagement when you’re on there.  Who knew that […]

Emerging Leader: Muffy Mendoza Motivates Brown Mamas

FollowShare Muffy Mendoza Founder & Mama Motivator Brown Mamas How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve been running PBM for 7 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My parents. Name one person you consider a great role model and tell us why. John Henrik Clarke because he stayed true to his […]

Evolving Leader: Tammy T. Thompson Gives Advice on Following Your Dreams

FollowShare How many years have you been in your industry? I have been working with women and families in poverty in some capacity for over 15 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration has actually been the women that I’ve worked with over the years who are fighting the grasp of poverty […]

Black-Owned Daily Room Rental App Makes History

FollowShare Cathy Burch, is the founder of Daily Room Rentals (BlackNews.com) — For the first time in history, a Black-owned portal website and app has been developed to compete in the same space as AirBnB with a unique twist of its own. It’s called DRR which stands for Daily Room Rentals, and the web site […]

New Links President: Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard

FollowShare Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard has been elected the 17th president of The Links, Incorporated. The announcement was made at the organization’s 41st National Assembly held in Indianapolis, IN. One of the nation’s oldest and largest women’s volunteer service organizations, The Links, Incorporated is dedicated to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the […]

Onyx Woman Emerging Leaders of Influence Nominations

FollowShare We are proud to announce our Onyx Woman Emerging Leadership Awards to highlight the contributions of some of Pittsburgh’s most evolving women. These phenomenal women play an important part as leaders who are making huge strides in the communities, workplace, business world and the political arena. These women of excellence are giving a voice […]

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 […]

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 […]