Women to Watch

Marcia Martin Vice President of Community Development Gateway Health 23 Years in the Health Industry OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? MM: My greatest inspiration was Bernard Jones, executive director of Urban Youth Action, an educational job training and life skills organization for high school students. Leadership skills and the opportunity to...
Maddezsweetz is a specialty bakery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that offers a variety of home-baked goods. From breads and dessert to foods made specifically for dietary restrictions, everything you receive from us is made from scratch. As a small business, great care and attention goes into everything we make, and...
LaKeisha Wolf is the Executive Director of the Ujamaa Collective located in Pittsburgh, PA. They just embarked on a new venture to create their own private line of skirts and accessories that just happen to be flying off the shelves.  Royal Roots Collection is brand that can add style and...
Sonia Booker Wealth builder, educator, author and speaker Sonia Booker is one of the nation's leading "Go To" wealth experts.  Known for her down-to-earth approach, her messages are inspirational and empowering; encouraging people to go from everyday living to wealth building.  Self-determination led Sonia to national prominence, first recognized by Allstate...
Dianne Hart Pettis, MS, FNP-BC Owner, Dianne Hart Wellness, LLC Educator, Speaker, Coach, Author Family Nurse Practitioner Dianne is a native of Aliquippa Pennsylvania.  She loves being back home after so many years away.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981, and began her career at...
Q:  How long have you been in business? A: September 26, 2015 will mark the year anniversary of the birth of A&M Healthcare Agency, LLC. Q:  Why did you go into business? A: I wanted to create a legacy for my two children to not only look up to, but to also...
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...
Gwen’s Girls proudly announces that Dr. Kathi Elliott has been selected to serve as the organization’s executive director. Dr. Elliott’s mother, the late Gwendolyn Elliott, one of the first African American female police officers in 1973, and eventually the first woman promoted to Sergeant and ultimately Commander founded the...
                  BRENDA TATE Pennsylvania State Committee Woman Brenda Tate is a lifelong resident of the Pittsburgh Hill District.  She was  recent  elected to State Democratic Committee were she now represents her district. She is a retired Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer where she served in the field of Law Enforcement for a total...
La’Tasha has called Pittsburgh home for the last 15 years and resides in Morningside. Like many, she came to Pittsburgh to pursue higher education and she never left. La’Tasha earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in public policy and...
Adiat Disu - Young Influential, Power Women in Africa According to Forbes Magazine, Adiat Disu is one of 2014’s Young Influential, Power Women in Africa. This is her second time making the list. She is the President of Adirée™, an international public relations and brand development firm, based in New York. She describes herself as a Serial...
Brenda Tate to Retire from Police Force After 35 Years of Faithful Service The City of Pittsburgh would not be the same without Detective Brenda Tate. She has worked as an officer of the law for the past 35 years and is retiring this year after 35 years with the...
The leading killer of our children.  A brain injury occurs every 20 seconds; 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury annually, while there is an estimated 5.8 million living with the debilitating effects of injury. Therefore, it is important to disseminate knowledge in the area of brain injury. Brain...
Marty Stahl, Director Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Working Order  Photo Credit: Stephen Barry, In-Vision Studio, Inc. Director and business coach for Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania’s Working Order Program, a small business incubator that provides coaching, training and business planning for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages and other obstacles to traditional employment.  Stahl’s...