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Born to hardworking Caribbean immigrants who came to the United States to provide a better life for their children, Bernie Lawrence-Watkins was motivated to show her appreciation by living a purposeful life. As an exceptional attorney and the president and CEO of B. Lawrence-Watkins & Associates PC, there is no doubt that she is making her…

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Courtesy of Sherry Kinard

Sherry Kinard is senior vice president in the commercial banking division at The Brand Banking Company. Since 1999, she has steadily climbed her way to the top of the corporate ladder. Kinard’s career first began at Regions Bank in the home equity department. Then she became a loan processor, a portfolio manager and eventually moved on…

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Sports publicist Tareia Williams, director of communications at Turner Sports, utilized education to become a go-to expert in her industry. The Clark Atlanta University graduate got her start by gaining real-world training from internships, mentors and being a constant student of the game. With over 10 years of public relations experience under her belt, Williams’…

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Courtesy of Chef VanTrece

As the age-old saying goes, food is the universal love language. Good food is always a great highlight of everyday life, and Chef Deborah VanTrece has mastered the art of it all. Owner of Edible Art Café and Gourmet Catering, VanTrece is a celebrated culinary artist that puts her own spin on all of our favorite…

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Celebrity Realtor Angel Knight is the founder and CEO of Diamond Realty Brokers, a full-service agency that aims to influence the landscape of minority luxury, lifestyle and commercial real estate professionals who serve in executing the mission of their client’s lifestyle goals. As an experienced realtor, Knight has more than 15 years of professional experience in the…

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Shirley Langley has more than 20 years of experience in accounting. Langley owns Shirley A. Langley, CPA, a full-service accounting firm that provides a wide variety of accounting, tax and financial management services to the city of Atlanta.  Committed to encouraging women of color, Langley often takes time to mentor young Black women and helps them realize…

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