2024 Onyx Woman Leadership Nominations


Our honorees are women who contribute to uplifting other women in some compacity. Leave a brief description of why your nominee should be selected.

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  1. Hello Ola,
    I would like to nominate Pastor Ella Rawlings for the 2024 Onxy Woman Award. Pastor Ella serve as a pastor for the seniors in the K Leroy Irvis Building in The Hill and has served in this capacity for almost two decades. She provides, Sunday worship services, hospital visitation, holiday celebrations and special outings for the seniors she serves. She also supports the families with funeral and Memorial Services when someone passes.

    Ella Rawlings was also the first female Principal at the Wilkingburg Jr/Sr High School, paving the way for other women to take other leadership roles. She
    was a part of a team of educators and leaders who began an annual College tour for underserved youth in the Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities.

    Pastor Ella Rawlings is a person of principle, compassion and perseverance. She never gives up and encourages all work know her to press on. In her role with MADDADs, she is the Vice President of outreach. She has initiated a scholarship fund for students in underserved communities and successfully leads and annual Scholarship event to generate funds. These are just a few of the motivating my amazing friend Pastor Ella Rawlings has successfully pursued!

  2. I would like to nominate Angel Ivey for the 2024 Onyx Woman Award. Since 2008 Angel has moved from Coldwell Bankers Real Estate Corporation to a realtors sales associate at Northwood Realty Services in 2017, to a Real Estate broker Associate at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in 2017, RAMP Realtor Association Metropolitan of Pittsburgh, where she was featured on the cover of Realtors Magazine as the first African American female relator to fight for equality and better real estate opportunities for African Americans in Pittsburgh in 2018. During this same year, she became the managing realtor of Berkshires Murray Ave offices. There she managed more than 20 other realtors from newly certified to seasoned realtors. In 2023, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services promoted her to Regional Property Manager with the PPMC program. Angel studied Hospitality-Management at Sawyer Business School.

    Talk about a woman who loves everybody and takes pride in loving people. This is her! Her phone voicemail answers, “Hi! You have reached the Angel in real estate…” To know her is to confirm this truth. She truly is an Angel.

  3. I would like to nominate Dr. Latika Davis Jones. She is the first African American female Madame Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drugs and Alcohol Programs. Graduate of the HBCU Central State University where she pursued her Master’s and Doctorate. She later became a part of the PA Cabinet. She was recently sworn in by Governor Shapiro at the Harrisburg office in June.

    She is a kind, patient, honest, encourager, forgiving, and thankful woman. Wife and mother of two young adult college-age students. Dr. Jones inspires women in the city of Pittsburgh and now has the opportunity to inspire women in PA and other states. She is driven in her career, but not so much so that she forgets that all people deserve love and respect. Her voice at the table for Drug and Alcohol in the state of PA will bring change because she is and has always personally and professionally been an agent for change

  4. Hi OLA team,

    What a wonderful opportunity! I would like to nominate my incredible client Kiana Webb. Below is a short blurb on why she should be consider for this honorable leadership award and my contact information.

    Kiana Webb, founder of Glorious Arisings, Interim CEO of Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement (CEEM), and board member of LA County Fair, is a living testament of a woman who is genuinely on the mission to empower women for a greater purpose beyond traditional norms. Given her family’s legacy and widely known reputation for empowering Black-owned franchises, Kiana Webb garnered a lifetime of support and leadership experience becoming one of the few Black women franchisees to run and operate several McDonald’s chains across Southern California.

    She is highly praised as a keynote public speaker, appearing at various McDonald’s associations and national corporate conferences, and has most recently been tapped to spearhead a topic for the TedxCrenshaw 2023 speaker series. An advocate for improving the lives of women, children, and people of color, Kiana Webb has helped millions achieve remarkable success and rise out of poverty through her novel guidance and passion for teaching.

    Thus far, Kiana Webb’s proudest moments of the year include fostering the partnership with the Black cooperative organization CEEM and the National Black Grads, which led to the largest Black graduation event held at the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). She also can be credited for ensuring local black-owned business representation is present at the LA County Fair every year.

    A mother of three, Kiana Webb is taking her life lessons and knowledge to the world through the launch of her Perfect World Vision course and upcoming leadership sessions. Her acclaimed expertise focuses on health and wellness, self-discovery, economic power, leadership, and creating a diverse environment where human beings can thrive, realize success, and design the life they desire, no matter their background or circumstances.

    Please consider Kiana Webb for your 2024 Onyx Woman Leadership Awards. Thank you!


    Cathy J. Hood
    PR Representation

  5. Greetings. I would like to place nominations for the ONYX Woman Leadership Awards & I wanted to know the process to that. Thx.

    • Good Morning Mr. Porter. You can leave the person’s name, a short comments stating why she should be selected and her email.


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