Ten Steps to Starting a Business

FollowShare Ten Steps to Starting a Business Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and establish- ing as a legal entity. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage the process of starting your own business. Step 1: Business Plan Templates Use these tools and resources to create and write […]

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 […]

Jarene Barnes Believes in Never Giving Up

FollowShare Jarene F. Barnes Board President CASA of Allegheny County How many years have you been in your industry? 25 years What has been your greatest inspiration? Women with strong leadership qualities: Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Senior Vice President Valerie Njie of Bidwell Training Center, Sarah Sumpter and the late Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Name one person you […]

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 […]

3 Power-Stealers That Slow Down Your Goal Achievement

FollowShare By Dianne Hart Pettis Author of Affirm Your Life Now: Using Affirmations to Attract the Prosperous Life You Were Meant to Have. Available on www.DianneHartWellness.com. Ms. Pettis is a certified John Maxwell Team coach and speaker. http://johnmaxwellgroup.com/diannepettis. Is this you? Things aren’t happening as quickly as you want them to. You feel stuck; spinning […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Manage Your Time..Manage Your Life

FollowShare by Janet M. Taylor The kids, the homework, the meetings, the overtime and the weekend activities all the things taking up space on your schedule. Just recently I was having a conversation with a client who had a long day at work feeling exhausted and unfortunately had a late meeting to attend. I asked […]

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 […]

Save Now, Benefit Later!

FollowShare Save Now, Benefit Later The most recent Brookings Institute Report highlights downward economic mobility trends in low and moderate income African American families across the nation. To begin to address these growing economic disparities a broader community conversation and advocacy agenda expressly focused on economic equality is needed. In the interim, one option to […]

On Earth as it is in Heaven By Julia Castro

FollowShare This month’s book review by Daryl E. Jackson My husband ,Daryl E. Jackson, is an avid reader. He probably reads about one to two books per month. During a recent trip to Arizona we met the author Julie Castro. My husband got hold of her book and could not seem to put it down. […]

Make Your Move – Live Your Life to the Fullest

FollowShare Are you living your life to the fullest? There is more to life than just going to work and paying bills. Life is meant to be enjoyed and appreciated. Don’t let your life own you. Own your life. Find out what matters and only dance to the beat of your own drum. Don’t give away […]