Tag: Career Women

The 2024 Onyx Woman Leadership Awards reception recognizes exceptional leaders for supporting other women and their contributions to the community. Their inspiring and motivating contributions have inspired other women to excel. Over the past 33 years, under our founder, Ola Jackson, Onyx Woman has established itself as being a voice...
Duquesne University proudly congratulates Crystal McCormick Ware. The Onyx Woman's Network is happy to celebrate her achievements both in the workplace and in the community. Join us on Friday, May 10, 2024, as we celebrate Crystal for being a woman of influence. : https://www.duq.edu/social-impact/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/index.php
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...
Dr. Deborah Phillps
Deborah Phillips, Ph.D., embarked on her professional journey in the nonprofit sector, assuming several roles, including that of an Executive Director. Additionally, she dedicated over 14 years to the health insurance industry, serving as a Marketing Representative and a Community Relations Specialist. Throughout this tenure, Dr. Phillips conceptualized diverse educational curricula...
Pastor Ella Rawlings is a remarkable woman who was born and raised in the vibrant Hill District of Pittsburgh, a place that would later serve as the foundation for her inspiring journey. With a deep commitment to education, a thriving family, and a pioneering spirit, Ella's life story is...
Simquita R. Bridges is employed with the Office of Attorney General and currently serves as the Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of the criminal division. She supervises attorneys who prosecute criminal matters related...
Monica Lamar
Dr. Monica D. Lamar is the Assistant Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools system's eighteen K-5 and K-8 schools. She served as the Pittsburgh Dilworth Pre-K to 5th-grade principal for fifteen years and has been a principal in the system for twenty years, showcasing service for twenty-eight years. Dr....
Dr. Latika D. Davis-Jones, Ph.D., MPH, MSW, currently serves as the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), having been appointed to the position by Governor Josh Shapiro in January 2023. She has dedicated the past 30 years to addressing the physical and behavioral health...
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...
Jackie Hale Body Builder
 Jackie started training for bodybuilding in 2016 when she turned 40 and competed in her first show in 2018 at the age of 42. Having triumphed over her own struggles with nutrition, successfully shedding and maintaining a remarkable 100-pound weight loss, she intimately understands the journey many of her clients...
Yes, at my age! Achieving a Degree of Doctor of Education in Leadership and Administration from Point Park University is one of the most significant accomplishments in my life. The journey took grit, resilience, commitment, and discipline, and there are no regrets. The experience was certainly challenging yet, fulfilling...
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,...
Dr. Karen Hall is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is established in careers in education, athletics, communications, and leadership. She earned her bachelor’s in communications from the University of Nevada Las Vegas while playing collegiate basketball for the Lady Rebels. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and...
Ayanna Lee-Davis, Esq. is Lead Counsel in the Business Transactions Group of the Legal Department at FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., where she is responsible for complex domestic and international real estate negotiations and transactions and the enterprise’s general corporate and environmental matters. Prior to joining FedEx, Ayanna was an attorney in the Real...