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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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Conquering Procrastination-The Seven Step Method

FollowShare Conquering Procrastination-The Seven Step Method  By Janet M. Taylor   You take on a new project and think of all the tasks needed to bring it to completion then procrastination sets in and you come to a complete stop. You know you need to get started but don’t know where to begin. Over the […]

Turn Your Award into a Publicity Opportunity

FollowShare Blue Ribbon Award Winning Writing Tips JoAnn R. Forrester             Awards are an excellent way to position a client, business associate or oneself for recognition and FREE publicity.  The publicity received is often worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The following tips will give you an overview of writing a nomination that will stand […]

We are Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Mom

FollowShare Celebrate yourself, or some other entrepreneurial mom. Go to our website and leave information about your business in the comment section of this post.   We may contact you to be featured in our next newsletter, or post your story on our sites.       Whether you are going solo, in a partnership, […]

Photo Shoot for the 25th Anniversary Edition of Onyx Woman Magazine

FollowShare Day one of the production of the 25th Anniversary edition of Onyx Woman magazine. Three days of photo fun with some dynamic women, awesome make-up artist Tammy Scott, and great photographer Leah Johns. We have pulled together 25 women who will be a part of our print celebration. We are celebrating the accomplishments of […]

NEED Scholarship Dinner 2016

FollowShare NEED hosted their 53rd Annual Scholarship Dinner to present scholarships to deserving students. Their annual benefit dinner honored this year’s scholarship recipients and celebrated the corporate, academic and community partnerships that make it possible to make such a generous presentation, furthering their mission to provide access to education and career development services that empower youth […]

Public Relations: The Business of Branding!

FollowShare   So you want a career in public relations, or in today’s world we could call it “Branding?” I started my PR career volunteering for a small community organization. I studied marketing in college, and I found my PR class to be the most fulfilling. Yes, I did say “class” because I was only […]

Save Now, Benefit Later!

FollowShare Save Now, Benefit Later The most recent Brookings Institute Report highlights downward economic mobility trends in low and moderate income African American families across the nation. To begin to address these growing economic disparities a broader community conversation and advocacy agenda expressly focused on economic equality is needed. In the interim, one option to […]

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 […]