Women to Watch

  How many years have you been in your industry? I have been teaching at Duquesne University School of Law for 10 years.   What has been your greatest inspiration? The opportunity to provide legal services to change the lives of clients through a new or renewed ability to work after having their...
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, 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 connected...
Felicia Savage Friedman Founder and CEO YogaRoots On Location, LLC How many years have you been in your industry?  I have been practicing Raja Yoga, the 8-Limbed Path for over 29 years. I have been teaching Raja Yoga for over 22 years in different community venues, across the country and in Haiti....
LaKeisha Wolf, Artist & Entrepreneur How many years have you been in your industry? 16 years as a natural care product “mixologist” and healing arts practitioner. 10 years in non-profit management. What has been your greatest inspiration? Mother Earth. My connection to nature and all that is; and the knowledge that all...
Tamiah Bridgett, President of Diversame Inc. And Founder of "It's a Natural Thang." Name one person you consider a great role model and tell us why. My mother has always been my greatest role model.  She is the epitome of grace and dignity. What advice would you give to anyone about following their...
Donna Baxter Porcher Founder & CEO Soul Pitt Media What has been your greatest inspiration?  I often think, what if our ancestors had access to what we have now?  My motto has been "get online or get left behind", but additionally, it’s also about the quality of your engagement when you're on there.  Who knew...
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 purpose until the...
How many years have you been in your industry? I have been working with women and families in poverty in some capacity for over 15 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration has actually been the women that I've worked with over the years who are fighting the grasp...
Danielle R. Davis, Founder, Davis Consulting Solutions How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the community economic development industry for almost 20 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? Seeing myself and others grow beyond the perceived limitations of growing up in impoverished homes...
Master Business and Sales Coach Wendy Y. Bailey released her latest title, I Charge for That, on July 10. This business and life-changing book aims to equip entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches and consultants with the mindset shift needed to have sales conversations with confidence. According to a recent survey, almost...
Cathy Burch, is the founder of Daily Room Rentals (BlackNews.com) -- For the first time in history, a Black-owned portal website and app has been developed to compete in the same space as AirBnB with a unique twist of its own. It’s called DRR which stands for Daily Room Rentals,...
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard has been elected the 17th president of The Links, Incorporated. The announcement was made at the organization's 41st National Assembly held in Indianapolis, IN. One of the nation's oldest and largest women’s volunteer service organizations, The Links, Incorporated is dedicated to enriching,...
We are proud to announce our Onyx Woman Emerging Leadership Awards to highlight the contributions of some of Pittsburgh's most evolving women. These phenomenal women play an important part as leaders who are making huge strides in the communities, workplace, business world and the political arena. These women of...