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 […]

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 […]

Are You Having Problems with Your Manager?

FollowShare MANAGEMENT ISSUES ANYONE? Are you having issues with your manager/supervisor? You are not alone. This can be something you can easily overcome once you identify the problem and establish a plan to be an active participant in creating a better workplace atmosphere. Leaders vs. Managers Managers regulate and control processes and procedures. Leaders use […]

Your Home Headquarters: Thinking of Starting Your own Business?

FollowShare   Flexibility, creating your own lifestyle and being accessible to your kids may be one of the many reasons why an independent woman wants to strike out on her own. But before you take the leap, you better do your homework. This site is full of stories for fledging business owners, seasoned entrepreneurs, freelancers […]

Pricing for Your Business

FollowShare PRICING:  ARE YOU PRICING LIKE A….. CONSUMER OR A BUSINESS OWNER? One of the major obstacles we face in growing our businesses is learning HOW to ACCURATELY PRICE our product or service to make a PROFIT!  There are several factors involved in making our pricing decisions. Some factors are logical and some are not. […]

Reach Out!

FollowShare When things are not going your way. You may not need to give up. You just need to do things differently. Reach out to new ideas and explore new opportunities. FollowShare

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 […]

Think Before You Hire…Get References!

FollowShare One of the most important decisions you will ever make about your business will be who you choose to hire. Even if you are not a business owner, the decision to spend your hard earned money on who you hope to be a reliable, dependable and committed worker should not be taken lightly. The […]

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Diane Linston Creates “Fashions Beyond Your Imagination”

FollowShare   Styles of Imagination was voted best clothing company in Maple Heights 2014. Diane Linston was featured in the 2016, 11th anniversary edition of “Who’s Who Black in Cleveland Ohio. Being the only African American female manufacturer company Maple Heights very own Fashion Designer, Diane Linston steps out as one of the most talented […]

Photos from the 25th Anniversary Celebration for OWN Onyx Woman Network

FollowShare On September 17, 2016, some of Pittsburgh’s top women of color in business, corporate, nonprofit, politics and community service came together to be honored for their contributions to other women. Onyx Woman magazine celebrated 25 years in business by acknowledging these women of excellence. Founder Ola Jackson says for 25 years the magazine has […]

Meet Kimberly Ellis, President Fierce Start Media Community Activist

FollowShare Kimberly Ellis President Fierce Star Media Community Activist Over 30 Years in Activism OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? KE: My mother is my greatest inspiration. She was a beautiful, kind, loving, and generous mother who taught me every- thing she could and wished even more for me than she had ever had in […]

Pittsburgh’s Top 25 Women: Tamiko Stanley is a Great Inspiration

FollowShare Tamiko Stanley Senior Executive Manager, Corporate Human Resources US & Canada FedEx, Genco 20 Years in Business and Human Resources 16 Years working with Affirmative-Action/ EEO and Diversity and Inclusion OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? TS: I find inspiration to succeed in so many things. I am inspired by making loved ones […]