Black Women Rising

Black Women Rising

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May 26, 2020 28 min

Sharee Allen, born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Sharee is the CEO and founder of Couture Events by Sharee, LLC, a Wedding/Event planning business. Prior to her launching her business full-time, she worked as a Catering Manager for the United States Marine Corps. In addition, Sharee has over 20 years of catering/event planning experience and working at all levels of hospitality. Sharee recently launched “Mint to Be” an...

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May 19, 2020 27 min

Hailing from the heart of the Midwest, Tina Terrell Brown is an artist, marketer, designer, and writer. Her professional career includes graphic design, sensory marketing, consumer market research, and corporate training. Her work has spanned multiple industries including consumer packaged goods, fragrance, flavor, home interiors, and most recently, behavioral health.

In addition, Tina runs her own lifestyle blog, Lifestyle with Tin...

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May 12, 2020 19 min

Meet Renee Wilson, Owner of Edgy Design Group, located in Pineville, North Carolina. Edgy Design Group is a Creative Design Firm Specializing in Cutting-Edge Mobile Apps, Custom Web Design and Branding. Living up to its name, "Edgy" is defined as daringly innovative and that’s exactly what the group delivers to its clients. 

Wilson started Edgy Design Group to utilize her creativity and passion for coding to help business ow...

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May 5, 2020 17 min

Shanisha Collins is a business alignment consultant for creative entrepreneurs who want to gain a deeper understanding of customers needs through user research. 

She's helped creative artists, business and life coaches as well as service and product based business owners develop strategies to identify areas of improvement and uncover areas of new opportunities throughout their organization. 

Prior to starting her own businesses, ...

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April 28, 2020 26 min

Lieutenant Colonel Teresa Starks is the Operations Support Flight Commander, 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 349th Operations Group, Travis Air Force Base, California. In this capacity, she has direct oversite of MedicalLogistics, Operations Readiness, Cyber Communications, Resource Management and Administration. During her tenure the Operations Support Flight has supported the unit in 8 deployments, 3 humanitarian missions ...

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April 21, 2020 28 min

Gloria Kimbwala is CEO and founder of Shule, a startup that challenges the $10 Billion Global Education Industry by using blockchain to create, store, and verify micro-certificates for underserved learners. She is passionately using blockchain technology to empower people economically. She also enjoys making the blockchain ecosystem an inclusive and diverse space for all. She recently presented to the United Nation on how to get mo...

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April 14, 2020 24 min

Pamela McCarter serves as the Equity Initiative Leader at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. In her role, Pamela works to develop workforce diversity strategies for hiring and developing diverse talent, fostering an inclusive work environment and ensuring management accountability. Since assuming the role in 2019, she led a team that is designing an Equity Action Plan for the library, participated as an Equity Core Team member for Meck...

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April 7, 2020 27 min

Rukayatu “Ruky” Tijani is an attorney, speaker, and Founder of Firm for the Culture—a virtual law firm designed to help social entrepreneurs and founders protect their brand as they scale their impact.

Firm for the Culture provides trademark services, networking opportunities, and strategy sessions for social entrepreneurs looking to own their brand, and by extension their organizational narrative, as they make meaningful change in ...

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February 25, 2020 32 min

Jenifer Daniels is an organizational design strategist, startup advisor, and investor. She founded Colorstock, the first diverse stock photo marketplace, advises The PLUG: smart reporting on the Black innovation economy, and invests in underrepresented startup founders. Jenifer has delivered talks at TEDxCharlotte, CUNY, IABC World Conference, Charlotte Startup Weekend, and Netroots Nation. Her words and photos have been featured i...

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February 18, 2020 37 min

Monica R. Allen graduated from Hampton University and The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Psychology respectively, and she received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management – Business concentration from Capella University. She is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Mecklenburg County – the most populous County in the State of North
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January 28, 2020 33 min

Quinc'ze Brim is a Southern California native who moved to Charlotte, NC 21 years ago.  She is a wife of one (married 23 years), mother of three, GiGi of two, an experienced strategic Human Resources professional, a basketball coach, mentor, and friend.  A  graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a B.B.A in Management/Human Resources, Quinc'ze also obtained a Master's Degree in Organizational Change/Leadership from...

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January 21, 2020 26 min

Brittney Ball is a Software Engineer on Gatsby's Learning team. Throughout the years Brittney has made it her mission to pave the way for other people trying to create a better future through Tech. She has hosted the Charlotte Devs JavaScript Study Group Meetup to help developers solve challenges and give to the community. She has also organized events for Girl Develop It, QC Bytes, and TechByChoice to mentor other women in tec...

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January 19, 2020 24 min

Kiley Dowling is a senior software engineer who has spent the majority of her career delivering client solutions with consultancies and full service digital agencies. She is passionate about the power of access and opportunity. She is proud to serve as a Lead Organizer with Queen City (QC) Bytes and as a Community Advocate with Fleurix Conference. Her transition into software engineering was fueled by a passion for continuous learn...

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Adrina Fanore is a fashion designer and creative director. A South Carolina native, her studies at Parsons The New School led her to a career in fashion design. With 10 years of experience, her expertise has allowed her to expand her work from the runway to screen. Drawing inspiration from various cultures, the African diaspora, and vivid imagination, Adrina has created designs and fashion films rooted in surrealism, eclecticism, a...

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Adrina Fanore is a fashion designer and creative director. A South Carolina native, her studies at Parsons The New School led her to a career in fashion design. With 10 years of experience, her expertise has allowed her to expand her work from the runway to screen. Drawing inspiration from various cultures, the African diaspora, and vivid imagination, Adrina has created designs and fashion films rooted in surrealism, eclecticism, a...

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February 19, 2019 34 min

Minerva A. Dantzler is the founder and creative force of LadyLike Legacies, LLC. Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in High Point, North Carolina, Minerva credits her mother and beloved grandmother Frankie as the first to teach her how to be a lady. As a teen and young adult, she enjoyed being a cheerleader, acting, modeling, and displaying her dance talents at events and as an instructor at local dance schools. These roles all...

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February 12, 2019 43 min

SGM (R) Ruby A. Murray during her 27-year career SGM Murray had myriad of demanding and challenging assignments.  SGM Murray is an Exmore, Virginia native; she entered the United States Army on 21 November 1989. She attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, SC. She then proceeded to her Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Ft. Lee, VA as a 76X (Subsistence Supply Specialist), and later was crossed trained to the MOS 92A (Autom...

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January 29, 2019 26 min

Dionne is a Certified Life Coach & Owner of Perfectly Flawed, LLP and a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education. Her Aspiration and desire in life is to help others to always see the greatness in themselves. Her gift is to help motivate people to accomplish their goals in their personal relationships, personal development, personal finance, health and wellness! With over 10 years ex...

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January 22, 2019 36 min

K.S. Lewis is passionate about healthy relationships and uses her writing as a platform to help others begin conversations on the subject. Her debut novel, The Game According to Life, discusses the journey of a woman called Life, and her interactions with family, friends, and love interests as they relate to playing a game.

K.S. followed the work in early 2017 with the thoughtful, Love Notes for Life, a little black book of short an...

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January 15, 2019 38 min

De’Trice Fox has been searching all her life for her passion and yet has been doing it all along. De’Trice is passionate about coaching individuals and small organizations to greatness. She is the ultimate optimist and her testimony and purpose aligns with the passion that God has placed in her.

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