OWN: Onyx Woman Network

14 years of being a voice and giving a voice to women of color

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...
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Opportunities are not like buses.  Another one doesn't  just come around again when you miss one. Nor can you put them on layaway and ask somebody to keep it on hold while you wait to decide, or alter them to fit your needs and your timeframe. So why do...
Running a business ain't easy; especially when you are going solo. There are people who are trained to guide you through the process of getting where you want to be. It is a big mistake to try to do it all by yourself. It is a good idea to seek out...
This is the year that you have decided to organize an area of your home or office. Some of you are very ambitious and have decided this year to tackle the entire house, from the attic to the basement, or do an overhaul of your office. Whatever area you have...
Hang in there, girl!  We are curious, let us know in the comments below if you are sticking to your 2020 resolutions. Getting motivated is the easy part. Staying motivated seems to be the struggle. Share how you are able to get over the hurdles when you get discouraged and fall...
I have built my reputation on the backs of other women who have come before me in terms of faith, values, and a strong work ethic. I’ve always developed friendships with women who were a vital source of information, funding resources, contacts, and comfort. Over the years, I have given many young women who wanted to come into the events industry the opportunity to work at my facility to get the experience, training, and hours they needed to obtain their certification.
Is Your Net Working? By Ola R. Jackson   With all the networking seminars, summits, workshops and conferences being held throughout the country, I still find myself asking if some people really understand what networking is all about. I believe that networking is about formulating mutual relationships, not getting into a relationship simply...
By Denise Turney Speaking in public is an effective way to grow your career or your business. For entrepreneurs, the right presentation can create enthusiasm in listeners that generates word-of-mouth buzz about you, your products and/or services. You will build trust in listeners if you deliver your message with confidence....
by JC Gardner Lynette Mitchell Harley, a wife and mother of two children, is a South Carolina native who has spent over 25 years in the field of workforce services in the Southeastern United States. In early 2017, Lynette will establish Career Corner Employment Services, LLC, a national employment agency. Birthed...
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...
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...