2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Award Honoree, Janai Williams Smith, is Building a Family Legacy

FollowShare I am supported by a team of capable women, all from different professional and cultural backgrounds. As a minority-owned and soon to be woman-owned firm, it is important to me to promote the same diversity in my workplace and empower women into leadership roles. I have also had several mentors in my life who […]

When Someone You Know Struggles With Fear, Anxiety And Stress

FollowShare By: Stanley Popovich What do you do when someone you know has to deal with persistent fears, anxieties, or even depression? Well the first thing you need to do is to get the person to seek the services of a professional who can lead them in the right direction and give them the help […]

Success from Brokenness: How Sarita Pittman Turned ‘Pieces’ into Power to Financially Empower Life Coaches

FollowShare Lady wealth builder, Sarita Pitman knows how to start from the bottom to reach the top. “Your weaknesses will slow you down, but I know faith helps you rise to the top. I’m not afraid of starting from the bottom,” says the 37-year-old Educator, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Master life coach. She savors every moment […]

Plan to Set Financial Goals for 2019

FollowShare                   Setting Financial Goals ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 1. List 3 things that you need to do to get started on your quest to be debt free. _____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ 2. List 3 things that will encourage you to make changes in your spending habits. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ […]

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 […]

Learn. Grow. Connect Conference for Women in Business

FollowShare Learn. Grow. Connect. A Conference for Women in Business Saturday, November 3, 8:30am-1pm A half-day conference at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia, PA for women to move their businesses forward, with sessions focusing on growing your market, HR, exit strategies, CRM/EOP/POS software, and cybersecurity. Register before October 30 to take advantage of our […]

Jarene Barnes Believes in Never Giving Up

FollowShare Jarene F. Barnes Board President CASA of Allegheny County How many years have you been in your industry? 25 years What has been your greatest inspiration? Women with strong leadership qualities: Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Senior Vice President Valerie Njie of Bidwell Training Center, Sarah Sumpter and the late Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Name one person you […]

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’ […]

Sharise M. Nance is a Sistah Impacting Lives

FollowShare Sharise M. Nance, LCSW, CCTP Vitamin C Healing HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC   How many years have you been in your industry?   I have 19 years of experience in the social services profession and 11 years as a practicing mental health therapist. My company HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC will celebrate 5 years on November […]

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 […]

Jarene Barnes Is Leading the Way to Advocate for Kids as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County is proud to announce the election of Jarene Barnes as its new Board President. Ms. Barnes previously served as the Vice President of the CASA Board and has a long and active history with CASA both locally and at the national level. She began her tenure […]

Felicia Savage Friedman: On a Mission to Heal as a 2018 Women to Watch

FollowShare Incidences of trauma are making daily headlines in our country. Many inhumane occurrences, whether it is mass shootings, domestic violence, sexual assault and its response to the #Me-Too movement, the loss of a young life due to gun violence, and the traumatic impacts of racism are bringing trauma and trauma healing to the forefront […]

Dionna Rojas is Helping PEAL Sound the Bell

FollowShare Where some may see people with disabilities and special needs as a population that should be segregated from the mainstream; others see an opportunity to help them reach their highest potential. Those other people are among the ones that work at the PEAL Center. The Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center, or PEAL Center, […]

Three Rivers Adoption Council: Foster Parents Needed

FollowShare Welcome to TRAC Three Rivers Adoption Council has served as Pennsylvania’s foremost resource for adoption information, referral services, support, and education. As we grow, we will continue to spread our mission of improving adoption opportunities for children awaiting permanency throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Mission… To create and provide adoption opportunities and a range […]