Onyx Woman Leadership Award

Stephanie Simmons is the CyberSecurity Consulting Manager for Accenture, a Technology Consulting Company Upon graduating from Weir Senior High School, she enrolled in the ICM School of Business, where she received an Associate Degree in Specialized Business. Some years later, she returned to school and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in...
Veronica B. Toran is an 86’ graduate of RMU and is currently the VP of Finance and Administration at Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc. (Sci-Tek), an MBE engineering and surveying firm owned by her husband. Veronica and her husband of 35 years reside in Monroeville, PA, and they have a 29-year-old...
Dr. Tammi McMillan Marshall is the director of the Teacher Diversification Program at Carlow University, working to diversify the teacher pipeline by eliminating barriers that prevent people of color from obtaining teacher certification. She is the author of the Children’s book series “Sunni Rae’s World.” She actively serves as a member of...
Company: Self-Employed Title: Actress, Costume Designer & Makeup Artist  industry: Theatre/Film Cheryl is an award-winning costume designer, makeup artist, and veteran stage actor from Pittsburgh. She is the resident costume/makeup artist for the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company. Her creative work in various venues has earned her several Onyx awards from the African...
Pastor Dorothy Stubbs is grateful for her foundation, as she was taught as a child to trust in the Lord, and at 21, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Because of her foundation, when she strayed away, God brought her back. She has always loved Bible Study...
What role has the support of other women played in your success?  During my first year of Law school, I met two women who would be crucial to my success: Quita Bridges and Maureen Lally-Green. Quita was like a big sister to me and taught me how to be a...
What role has the support of other women played in your success?From my mother who has now passed away to the many women who have come in and out of my life, I always reflect on the Ubuntu principle “I am because we are”. What does the phrase: "Sis, I...
Join us as we celebrate women of excellence on Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Old Connelly Trade School).  Registration is closed...SOLD OUT! Honorees should contact me for details. For questions, reach out to us at: Events@onyxwoman.com. Over the past 31 years, Onyx Woman has...
The Honorable Tiffany Sizemore is one of 3 women who will be honored with the Women of the Year Award. Are you where you thought you would be, and how did you get there? I am not where I thought I would be, but I know now that I’m exactly where...
Grace Robinson, Retired Entrepreneur Grace Robinson Insurance Agency Inc. What role has the support of other women played in your success? Women like my mother, sisters, family, and close networking friends played a very supportive role. My mother’s love and wisdom gave me strength and guidance to continue to move forward when...
What role has the support of other women played in your success? I founded SisterFriend, Inc in 2015, to provide a supportive service to women. In return, we have been supported by hundreds of women locally, domestically, and internationally with donations of time and resources. Because of this support, we...
What was the bravest thing you have ever done that got you where you are today? Hmmm…I have done a lot of brave things in my life. One day, I traveled to New York City by myself to audition for a radio gig (Radio103.9) to do a 6-hour show...
Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Author, and Mentor Organization: A Hair Boutique Shadyside and Entrepreneurs Forever 1. What role has the support of other women played in your success? The support of other women has played a critical role in everything successful in my life. I grew up in a community where female kinship...
Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew. Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Allegheny Health Network. 1.      What role has the support of other women played in your success? Many women, living and deceased, are role models within my wellness circle and are responsible for who I am today. I reflect on...