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, […]

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FollowShare Join us as we celebrate some of Pittsburgh’s top women in leadership roles for their support and commitment to other women, businesses, social justice and in our communities at large.   Presents 2018 Emerging & Evolving Women Leaders  VIP: Visionaries Images and Profiles Our Theme: And Still We Rise! **** Contact Information: Events@onyxwoman.comor (412) 731-5159 […]

Wendy Y. Bailey Released Her Book, “I Charge for That!”

FollowShare Master Business and Sales Coach Wendy Y. Bailey released her latest title, I Charge for That, on July 10. This business and life-changing book aims to equip entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches and consultants with the mindset shift needed to have sales conversations with confidence. According to a recent survey, almost 60 percent of buyers want […]

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 […]

What Does Dedication Mean to You?

FollowShare   So, I know what your probably thinking in your head…. Is she talking about marriage? Well, no not exactly but that is the picture i get in my head when I am thinking about what dedication means to me. With dedication comes loyalty, pain, tears, disappointment, happiness, sadness and much more! I think […]

Summer Business Series: Is Your Business Making Money?

FollowShare Being in business is one thing; staying in business is something else entirely. Staying in business will be determined by how much money you bring in, how much of that you actually get to keep, and how well you manage it. At the end of the day business is about “MONEY”; you have to also […]

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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 – […]