Black Women Rising

Black Women Rising

Celebrating the Contributions of African American Women

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February 2, 2021 29 min

Eve Guzman, is an internationally-acclaimed nutritionist, business coach, public speaker, and PEOPLE Magazine 'Half Their Size' ambassador. She is the owner of the G-Transformation Academy which aims to help women ditch fad diets, lose weight, and eat real food without being restricted. She has personally lost more than 150 pounds through exercise and her macro nutrition philosophy, going from obese to a nationally qualifie...

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Ashley Sharie is a brand strategist and mindset coach who specializes in building powerhouse brands and breaking down limiting beliefs. With over a decade of experience in business development, leadership, and personal growth, her focus is on the "sweet spot" where business meets mindfulness. As a mega advocate for women's empowerment, Ashley also served as a Community Advisor to the Washington, DC area for Girlboss. Wi...

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January 19, 2021 24 min

Danielle produced the Award Winning Series "Brooklyn Is In Love," and the feature film "Lover's Game," among many others that can be found on our website below the email for her production company PL Entertainment LLC.
 
Aside from Producing, Directing and Writer she's also a Teacher.  She teaches Audio Visual and Filmmaking OHS and a part of the C.T.E. Program - Career Technical and Education. In her program...

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September 8, 2020 24 min

Sana Akibu, well known as Sana Kibz, is a Nigerian radio host, TV personality, fashion influencer, and commercial model living in New York City. Since moving to New York from Maryland in 2013, Sana has worked with many notable brands in the fashion and beauty industries; such as:  Estee Lauder, TJ Maxx, Nike, Maybelline, Glamour, BET, WeTV, and many others

She is also a lifestyle blogger, YouTuber, and certified digital marketing ...

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September 1, 2020 20 min

I have always had a passion for helping people resolve their issues and struggles. I started witnessing the people around me as well as myself operating outside of our true selves, which almost always leads to stress, depression, anxiety, and any other low vibrational emotion that can drain you of your peace of mind. I researched different techniques and tools on how to combat these triggers and my life has made a drastic change fo...

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August 18, 2020 19 min

Bridgette F. Peake has loved science since a young age. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from Emory University and has been awarded as a competitive researcher for her paradigm shifting investigations of overcoming chemoresistance in breast cancer. She has spent the past 15 years passionately empowering underrepresented  STEM students and early-career professionals to expand, execute and elevate confidently as they achie...

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August 11, 2020 14 min

Chelsea Charles is an illustrator who resides in Brampton, Ontario, and has received her BAA in Illustration at Sheridan College.

She creates her illustrations through a combination of digital and traditional mediums. 

In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, being a nuisance to her cat Charcoal, and daydreams about traveling to Japan. 


Twitter: ChlsChrls
Instagram: ChelseaCharlesIllustration
Website: http://www.chelseacharlesi...

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August 4, 2020 19 min

Daven McQueen grew up outside of Los Angeles, California, and graduated from Brown
University, where she earned a BA in literary arts and economics. Her works on Wattpad include December, Beautiful Dreamer, and Superior, which received a Watty Award for Science Fiction. When she's not writing, Daven can be found tap dancing, embroidering, cooking, and eating dessert. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her cat, and works in...

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July 28, 2020 23 min

Hi! My name is Tai'Lor. I am twenty-three years young and I own The Tailored Hair Collection, LLC. In fall of 2014, during my freshman year of college at Bowling Green State University I discovered my true talent as an entrepreneur. I graduated college in spring of 2018 with a degree in Criminal Justice— Forensic Investigation; however, I had already decided to be an entrepreneur. I relocated to Charlotte, NC from Bowling Green...

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June 30, 2020 26 min

Samantha Rund is an actor, comedian, and coach who has performed on stage and screen across the country. Recently, she can be seen in 3 Busy Debras on Adult Swim. She is passionate about enriching and empowering people's lives through the arts. Her coaching business Beyond Technique Coaching uses performance principles to help people bring more of their whole selves ( voice, body, and mind) to their lives and work. 

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June 2, 2020 28 min

Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color. She is the best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table. Minda is an Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner. She has been featured on MSNBC's Morning Joe, ​Fast​ ​Company​, The Guardian​, and Time Magazine. Minda frequently speaks at companies like Microsoft, Levi's, Google, and Bloomberg o...

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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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