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 […]

The Mind Free Of Clutter

FollowShare By Janet M. Taylor Growing the business, eating healthy, exercising, spending time with family, spending time with friends, decorating my home, speaking, consulting, producing and hosting a podcast are a few things on my mind.  There were times when my body was so tired after a long day I crawled into bed but my […]

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 […]

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 […]

How I Learned Blindness Is Not Black Or White

FollowShare By:   Stephanae McCoy It was a little over 48 years ago when I put on my first pair of eyeglasses and the feeling of seeing clearly for the first time was indescribable. The transition was like leaving a dark movie theatre and stepping outdoors on a bright sunny day. My eyes needed time […]