Evolving Women

National Council of Negro Women
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is an “organization of organizations” comprised of 330 campus and community-based sections and 33 national women’s organizations. The organization enlightens, inspires, and connects more than 2,000,000 women and men. Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families, and...
Mikey Hood is a co-host on KDKA’s Talk Pittsburgh. She started her career at Kdka-CBS on the lifestyle morning show Pittsburgh Today Live.  She grew up in the East End of Pittsburgh and graduated from Taylor Allderdice. Mikey got her start in local daytime TV through a web show she...
Join us for an empowering event, "Black Women Leading the Way Forward," where we celebrate Black women's incredible achievements and contributions. This in-person gathering will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. At "Black Women Leading the Way Forward," we aim to showcase the remarkable journeys, talents,...
The Pivot: From Helping Women in Business to Nurturing Women Through Self-care
By Kim EL Several years ago I realized that the onset of my low self- esteem was rooted in my environmental upbringing as a young child. It was the early 60’s and I grew up in a family full of love in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. I lived in a house...
My husband, Daryl, gave me the check to start my business 31 years ago. I still have the sign that he and my son created that says, "Always be kind and don't take up too much space in the house." The first request was, and is, a challenge if...
We often hear about the success of women much younger than the encore entrepreneurs over 40. We created this 40 Over 40 feature to celebrate seasoned sisters striking out on their own after 40. If you know someone that we should know about please contact us at ola@onyxwoman.com Jill...
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Business For every successful business, there are just as many unsuccessful ones that started at the same time, in the same industry and with about the same capital as the successful ones. Why then did some succeed even when the playing field was...
Danielle M. Smith has worked in media for over a decade as an award-winning journalist, gospel radio personality, and audio journalist with POWER 1360 WGBN and Sheridan Broadcasting Network.   Ms. Smith currently is the host and creator of the weekly POWER 1360 WGBN on-air show, “Good News with Danielle Smith” which spotlights...

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Patience Helps You to Become! OWN: Onyx Woman Network has been in business for almost 30 years. When times got tough I would always tell myself, there is always tomorrow. My "Tomorrows" kept me going.  My "Tomorrows" kept me motivated Some of the things I wished for, I later realized that I...
Now class, what did we learn from the year 2020? If nothing else, we had some serious time to reflect. Although we did not have as many choices as we would have liked, we could choose how we spent our downtime. It is said that it is not what happens...
Are You Making Money? Being in business is one thing; staying in business is something else entirely. Staying in business will be determined by how much money you bring in, how much you actually get to keep, and how well you manage it. At the end of the day, business is...
Dionna Rojas-Orta Title: Independent Wellness Advocate Company: doTERRA Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing the highest quality essential oils with the world. Having seen for themselves the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources, a group of healthcare and business professionals set out...
The Grey-Haired Job Seeker Don’t be discouraged, there is still hope if you are a fabulous, female over 50 and seeking employment.  Some industries value the unique experience, the work ethics and drive that a woman of a certain age undoubtedly brings to the world of employment. During our recent...