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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Evolving Leader: Tammy T. Thompson Gives Advice on Following Your Dreams

FollowShare How many years have you been in your industry? I have been working with women and families in poverty in some capacity for over 15 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration has actually been the women that I’ve worked with over the years who are fighting the grasp of poverty […]

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, […]

Register for the VIP: Emerging & Evolving Women Leaders Award

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 […]

Onyx Woman Emerging Leaders of Influence Nominations

FollowShare We are proud to announce our Onyx Woman Emerging Leadership Awards to highlight the contributions of some of Pittsburgh’s most evolving women. These phenomenal women play an important part as leaders who are making huge strides in the communities, workplace, business world and the political arena. These women of excellence are giving a voice […]

Check out our Your Stylish Ways Blog

FollowShare In high school I became hooked on fashion magazines, which led to my interest in the possibility of being a department store buyer. I remember when my school was about to close down and the sewing teacher asked me to help her clean the sewing room and in exchange she would let me have […]

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 […]