Dawn R. Webb Turner Shares Her Life’s Lessons With Our Youth

FollowShare  How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve been in the property management sector of real estate for 14 years.  I’ve been a real estate investor for 12 years now. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration has been my knowledge of self.  Since the age of 19 years old, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marimba Milliones is Paving the Way for a Better Community as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Marimba Milliones is President and CEO of the Hill Community Development Corporation in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s historic Hill District neighborhood. She is a national presenter and thought leader in urban revitalization. She is an entrepreneur at – heart, and was born into community development, policy and political work through her parents who were well – […]

Charlise Smith is Riding a WAVE to Helping Women Fight Against Domestic Violence as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare   Charlise Smith is the CEO of CWisdom Management LLC. The organization’s mission is to primarily facilitate safe housing and high quality social services for women and men who reside in subsidized housing, and are transitioning from incarceration in order to help them heal, transform, and rebuild their lives. Charlise is also the founder […]

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 […]

Let’s Get Real About Entrepreneurship

FollowShare Let’s Get Real about Entrepreneurship Let’s face it… the corporate world has changed as we know it. Employees have become an expense that some employers often seek to decrease or outright eliminate. A few years ago as I was waiting for my plane to take off, instead of witnessing the traditional airline stewardess explaining the […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Signs of Change

FollowShare   1. You don’t do the same things you used to do 2. You think differently than you used to 3. You act differently than you used to 4. You feel differently than you used to 5.  You let go of things that you used to hold on to 6. You see positive changes that are […]

UK Author Gives Insights for Women Seeking Corporate Board Positions

FollowShare British author and entrepreneur Dr. Yvonne Thompson, CBE, whose book, 7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards – views from the top and how to get there, is coined “the board woman’s bible,” will be in the Authors Pavilion when the Congressional Black Caucus holds its legislative proceedings next week. Dr. Thompson signs […]

Surround Yourself with the Right People

FollowShare As Goal Ambassadors, our goal is to help you get closer to your goals. One easy way to get on the path to fulfilling your dreams is to align yourself with people who have high expectations. Find people who will challenge you and encourage you to do better. Don’t take constructive criticism as negativity: […]

Melinda Glover and Julie Latham talk Sisterhood

FollowShare On any given day, patrons at the Wendy’s Restaurant on Baum Boulevard in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh think that they are seeing double. Sisters Melinda Smalls Glover and Julie Latham tirelessly remind people that they are individuals. “People always think we are twins, but we are twins that aren’t twins,” they joke. Growing […]