Stages Podcast with Ola Jackson: Isn’t it Time to Reset Your Life?

FollowShare Who hasn’t had a setback at some point in their life? It may be a business that you started, a career path that you strayed away from, or just life-goals that didn’t go as planned. Perhaps you’ve experienced a financial struggle that left you at a standstill. So how do you get back on […]

Can We Talk: Public Speaking Strategies

FollowShare By Denise Turney Speaking in public is an effective way to grow your career or your business. For entrepreneurs, the right presentation can create enthusiasm in listeners that generates word-of-mouth buzz about you, your products and/or services. You will build trust in listeners if you deliver your message with confidence. By organizing the substantive […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marimba Milliones is a Woman on a Mission

FollowShare How many years have you been in your industry? I volunteered in community development for over a decade before assuming a position in 2011. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration in my work is the comprehensive vision that the Hill District community created for itself.  The sheer will and determination exhibited […]

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. […]

Diamonte Z. Walker is Living a Purpose Driven Life

FollowShare Diamonte Z. Walker, MBA Director of Performance and Compliance Urban Redevelopment Authority   How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve worked in the non-profit and government sectors for 3 years. I have more than 15 years in the for-profit and corporate arenas. What has been your greatest inspiration? My daughters are […]

Dionna Rojas-Orta is a Sistah Doing it for Herself!

FollowShare Dionna Rojas-Orta CEO & Cultural Awareness Trainer Safe Space Communications   How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the Human Service field for 24 years.  My experience included working in the earlier years as a paraprofessional at the Western PA School for Blind Children then shifting into the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

New Links President: Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard

FollowShare Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard has been elected the 17th president of The Links, Incorporated. The announcement was made at the organization’s 41st National Assembly held in Indianapolis, IN. One of the nation’s oldest and largest women’s volunteer service organizations, The Links, Incorporated is dedicated to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the […]

Dionna Rojas is an Evolving Woman and a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare   A mother, grandmother, wife, author, speaker and educator; daughter of the King, child of God, precious in His sight; Dionna Rojas fulfills many roles in her life, all of which flows out of her desire to love others and walk in the light. Her twenty-four year career in human services has spanned in […]

Ja-Neen Jones stays on Track for Connecting Foster Children with Families as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Ja-Neen Jones has been employed at Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC) for 13 years. She is the Director of Adoption & Foster Care Resources. While this position holds multiple responsibilities to include overseeing a staff of 10+ and creating the marketing and communications aspects of TRAC, her passion is recruiting families. Ja-Neen is known […]