2018 Onyx Woman of the Year: Summer L. Lee, Esq.

FollowShare Summer L. Lee, Esq. Democratic State Representatives for the District 34. August 1, was the deadline for third party candidates to submit signatures to get on the ballot. None have submitted in her district. Summer Lee will be the ONLY candidate on the ballot in November! Name one person you consider a great role […]

Blayre Holmes Davis is a Woman to Watch

FollowShare How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the nonprofit industry for 7 years.   What has been your greatest inspiration? The women in my life. From my mom, to my sister, my mentors, my co-workers, and professional networks. They are constant guides in my personal and professional life. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Onyx Woman Leadership Awards

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 Onyx Woman’s Leadership Awards  VIP: Visionaries Images and Profiles Our Theme: And Still We Rise! **** Contact Information: Events@onyxwoman.com or (412) 731-5159 Tickets: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kirsten A. Womack is Dedicating Her Life to Educating Others on Self-care as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Kirsten spent many years battling health issues due to thyroid disease. In 2010, she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease and in 2011 she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a thyroidectomy. After losing one brother to cancer, two other brothers and her mother to heart disease and her father to Alzheimer’s disease, she […]

New Year, New Business Checklist

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Shakelah Knox Shares the Secret of Her Sweet Success

FollowShare   Shakelah Knox Keep It Sweet by Shakelah llc. K.I.S.S. Tell us about your business? Keep It Sweet by Shakelah LLC also known as K.I.S.S. is a confectionery company that specializes in all things sweet. We craft themed and gourmet desserts to fit any event, special occasion or decor. In addition, K.I.S.S. holds Sweet Craft Classes where we teach children and […]