Evolving Women

When we think of the word, "Retirement" we usually equate it with the departure of a long-time career. Well, there may be other things that you may need to retire from. You may need to retire from procrastination. You may need to leave your role as being the "go-to" girl....
How many years have you been in your industry? I volunteered in community development for over a decade before assuming a position in 2011. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration in my work is the comprehensive vision that the Hill District community created for itself.  The sheer will and...
 How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve been in the property management sector of real estate for 14 years.  I’ve been a real estate investor for 12 years now. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration has been my knowledge of self.  Since the age of 19...
  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...
Charlise L. Smith, Founder/ Executive Director Willissae’s Agency for Vision and Empowerment (WAVE) Cwisdom Management LLC How many years have you been in your industry? 16 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My deceased mother I have known, without a shadow of a doubt, that she died for me to live a victorious life. Who...
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...
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...