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 […]

Brenda Tate: A Woman Living Her Purpose

FollowShare Brenda Tate Retired PPD Detective PA State Democratic Committee 40 Years in Law Enforcement OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? BT: Witnessing an African American family ascend to the highest o ce in the Free World. OW: When did you first become aware of your purpose? BT: Thirty years ago when I overcame […]

Meet Carmen Anderson Sr. Program Officer The Heinz Endowments

FollowShare Carmen Anderson Sr. Program Officer The Heinz Endowments Over 16 Years in the Industry OW: Name one person who you consider to be a great role model, and tell us why. CA: This is a difficult question; there are a number of great role models. As it relates to my field, I would say […]

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: […]

We Salute the HomeGirl CEO Millennial

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Photo Shoot for the 25th Anniversary Edition of Onyx Woman Magazine

FollowShare Day one of the production of the 25th Anniversary edition of Onyx Woman magazine. Three days of photo fun with some dynamic women, awesome make-up artist Tammy Scott, and great photographer Leah Johns. We have pulled together 25 women who will be a part of our print celebration. We are celebrating the accomplishments of […]

Having it All, Really!

FollowShare Last week a young lady told me that her job was to teach women how to have it “All.”  My immediate response was, “Are you serious?” Of course she was quite young. She will learn the realities of having it all as she gets older. I have interviewed many women over the years and […]

Public Relations: The Business of Branding!

FollowShare   So you want a career in public relations, or in today’s world we could call it “Branding?” I started my PR career volunteering for a small community organization. I studied marketing in college, and I found my PR class to be the most fulfilling. Yes, I did say “class” because I was only […]

Where Would You Be If Only You Stayed Focused!

FollowShare   One of the biggest problems that I see in people not getting to where they want to be is their inability to stay on track.  Too many people jump around initiating new ideas without even completing what they originally started. Just think where you would be if you would have started that business you […]

Fear Don’t Live Here Anymore!

FollowShare Tell “Fear” that you won’t need any company today. No, you are not going to play hostess to their desires. Tell “FEAR” your lease is up and you can no longer reside in my head, so you better get to steppin’ Open the door and send “FEAR” on his way. Tell “FEAR” good-bye and […]

We Made it!

FollowShare We hope that the stories we pull together on our web site will help to motivate you to make your 25 year landmark. We write stories to help you start and grow your business. We spotlight role models and mentors who can show you the way. Keep checking in at: www.onyxwoman.com. Have you made […]

Multi- tasking: Wrap it Up!

FollowShare Use the first week of the month to wrap up loose ends. Finish all tasks that you put off last month. The end of the year will be here before you know it and you don’t want to have unfinished business impacting your bottom line. If you don’t use a to-do list, start one. […]

Hey Lady, Move That Mountain!

FollowShare   Sometimes no matter how hard you try, it seems like something is standing in the way of success. You can prepare and put as much as you can in place but unexpected obstacles manage to slow down the process in ways that make every goal seem harder to reach. Overcoming Obstacles is our theme for […]