About Ola Jackson

Ola Jackson







Founder: OWN: Onyx Woman Network

25 Years of Being a Voice and Giving a Voice to Women of Color

Creator NEW: Nurturing Evolving Women

Owner: The NEW Network TV

 Blogger: YSW: Your Stylish Ways, a lifestyle brand that focuses on cooking, decor, entertaining, and travel infused with fashion information, shopping advice and style inspiration.

Some of the AWARDS and AcKnowledgement

  • Talk Magazine Woman of Distinction 2016
  • Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Legend Award 2012
  • SBA Business Champion Award, 2010
  • The New Pittsburgh Courier Women of Influence Award, 2009
  • Robert Morris Alumni Award, 2007
  • Pittsburgh Women in Business
  • Ebenezer Church Woman of Distinction Award, 2002
  • Negro Business & Professional Women’s, Business of Woman of the Year Award, 1999
  • YWCA Homewood-Brushton Job Training Program Certificate of Appreciation, 1996
  • Pittsburgh Courier Women of Excellence
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing)Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1987Associate Degree in Specialized Business, (Retail Merchandising) Duff’s Business Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1979

AFFILIATIONS, Current and Past:

Board of Directors of Metro Family Practice

Advisory Board for Allegheny County Women, Minority and Disadvantage Business Enterprise

Board of Directors of NEED

Board of Directors of the Hill House Association

Board of Trustees of Robert Morris University

Board of Directors CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates

Board of Director of WomansPlace

Some Television and Radio Show Appearance:

Elaine Effort KQV

Janet Taylor: Totally Organized Podcast Show

Walk in Power Radio

Joanne Quinn-Smith, PositivelyPittsburghLive Radio TV

The Impress of Biz with JoAnn Forrestor

Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show Television Show

Impact Television Show

Black Horizons Show

Design Your Life With Carla Radio Show


Mommies Talk Podcast

Madamanoire Web site

Minority News Online


Bev Smith Show


Wealthy Sistas Radio

Soul Pitt Media Radio Show


An entertaining and informative presenter, Ola can  address topics defining moments in your life as a result of parenting a special needs child into adulthood, to starting a business and lifestyle matters.  Ola addresses matters  in a realistic, humorous, yet enlightening manner.

Each One Reach One Conference

Our Street to Wall Street Conference

Becoming Conference

Duff Business School Speaker

Helen Faison School

The Goals Conference

Pittsburgh YWCA

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Legacy Awards

Professional Women in Business

Bev Smith Conference


Sisters Talking Stock Conference

Black Women Building Wealth Conference


Kudos to a wonderful presentation

I’m really glad for the opportunity to catch this speaker in Phoenix recently. She was engaging, funny and right on point while reaching her target audience at the “Each One, Reach One” conference sponsored by The Message Church. She connected with business owners, caregivers, homeless women, women in transition, domestic violence survivors, all at the same time. She knew her target audience and left us with information and tools to cope through our struggles. Kudos to a wonderful presentation, Ola Jackson!

Michele Greer




I decided 2018 was my year to launch out on my own and utilize my gifts and talents within the training industry. The challenge was I was not sure where to begin. I had an idea but it needed some structure and I needed encouragement and guidance that is where Ola Jackson stepped in provided me with coaching services. Ola provided coaching services that incorporated brand development with my final product being my having a business model that provided structure as well as room for growth. Ola was flexible, knowledgeable, encouraging and worth the investment for myself and my business Safe Space Communications.