Retirement: Not Just from Your Job!

FollowShare When we think of the word, “Retirement” we usually equate it with the departure of a long-time career. Well, there may be other things that you may need to retire from. You may need to retire from procrastination. You may need to leave your role as being the “go-to” girl.  You may want to […]

2018 Onyx Woman of the Year: Summer L. Lee, Esq.

FollowShare Summer L. Lee, Esq. Democratic State Representatives for the District 34. August 1, was the deadline for third party candidates to submit signatures to get on the ballot. None have submitted in her district. Summer Lee will be the ONLY candidate on the ballot in November! Name one person you consider a great role […]

Dawn R. Webb Turner Shares Her Life’s Lessons With Our Youth

FollowShare  How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve been in the property management sector of real estate for 14 years.  I’ve been a real estate investor for 12 years now. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration has been my knowledge of self.  Since the age of 19 years old, […]

Blayre Holmes Davis is a Woman to Watch

FollowShare How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the nonprofit industry for 7 years.   What has been your greatest inspiration? The women in my life. From my mom, to my sister, my mentors, my co-workers, and professional networks. They are constant guides in my personal and professional life. […]

Tracey McCants Lewis, Esq. is a Woman Making a Difference

FollowShare   How many years have you been in your industry? I have been teaching at Duquesne University School of Law for 10 years.   What has been your greatest inspiration? The opportunity to provide legal services to change the lives of clients through a new or renewed ability to work after having their criminal […]

Diamonte Z. Walker is Living a Purpose Driven Life

FollowShare Diamonte Z. Walker, MBA Director of Performance and Compliance Urban Redevelopment Authority   How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve worked in the non-profit and government sectors for 3 years. I have more than 15 years in the for-profit and corporate arenas. What has been your greatest inspiration? My daughters are […]

Dionna Rojas-Orta is a Sistah Doing it for Herself!

FollowShare Dionna Rojas-Orta CEO & Cultural Awareness Trainer Safe Space Communications   How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the Human Service field for 24 years.  My experience included working in the earlier years as a paraprofessional at the Western PA School for Blind Children then shifting into the […]

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 […]

Ja-Neen Jones is Leading the Way in Connecting Children to Forever Families

FollowShare Ja-Neen Jones, MSOL Director of Adoption & Foster Care Resources Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC) How many years have you been in your industry? I have been with TRAC for 13 years however, I have over 25 years working with children and their families. What has been my greatest inspiration? Seeing children of color being […]

Felicia Savage Friedman Discovered Her Roots to Success

FollowShare Felicia Savage Friedman Founder and CEO YogaRoots On Location, LLC How many years have you been in your industry?  I have been practicing Raja Yoga, the 8-Limbed Path for over 29 years. I have been teaching Raja Yoga for over 22 years in different community venues, across the country and in Haiti. Raja Yogas’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emerging Leader: Danielle R. Davis Shares Her Greatest Inspirations

FollowShare Danielle R. Davis, Founder, Davis Consulting Solutions How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the community economic development industry for almost 20 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? Seeing myself and others grow beyond the perceived limitations of growing up in impoverished homes and communities. To me, […]