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 […]

3 Power-Stealers That Slow Down Your Goal Achievement

FollowShare By Dianne Hart Pettis Author of Affirm Your Life Now: Using Affirmations to Attract the Prosperous Life You Were Meant to Have. Available on www.DianneHartWellness.com. Ms. Pettis is a certified John Maxwell Team coach and speaker. http://johnmaxwellgroup.com/diannepettis. Is this you? Things aren’t happening as quickly as you want them to. You feel stuck; spinning […]

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 […]

Go Get That Job, Girl!

FollowShare Are you going through a career block and not sure of exactly what you “Really” want to do with your life? Have you tried, “Job Shadowing?” Before you make the leap into unfamiliar territory, do your homework. Is there a person that you have your eye on; someone that you admire…that someone who sparks your […]

Word of the week: Confidence

FollowShare Word of the week is “Confidence” Enter into a situation as if  you are certain of the outcome, and know that whatever happens, it may have been either meant to “be” or simply a “learning experience” that takes you closer to your goal. Whichever it is…make it a positive experience in your favor.” Don’t […]

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 […]