6 Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Business

FollowShare 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Business For every successful business, there are just as many unsuccessful ones that started at the same time, in the same industry and with about the same capital as the successful ones. Why then did some succeed even when the playing field was leveled? The answer lies […]

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. […]

Help Us Create Self-Care Content

FollowShare After 26 years of publishing a magazine aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs, I realized there was a missing component to a self-empowered lifestyle. Women had no problem making time and sacrificing for others; yet failed to value their own selves, while still asking the question, “What about me?” I am the mother of an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]