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“Today’s young women are incredible human beings who serve an extraordinary purpose on this Earth,” says Tiffany Brown. A native of Mount Vernon, New York, young, successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, mentor and motivational speaker, Brown is the founder of The Young Belle Project Inc., whose mission is to “Build an Extraordinary, Liberated, and Luminous Essence in Young Woman,”…

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Kimberly “Isis” Thomas is a multimedia entrepreneur and creator with more than 16 years in the media industry spanning fields as a media personality, speaker, website creator and radio personality. The founder of IHearThatGirl.com, a premier site for positive women, is touring HBCUs around the country with her latest production, “Stronger.” “This idea came about…

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Rolling out celebrated community influencers on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Steed Society’s ninth annual Top 25 Women of Atlanta awards celebration at the Twelve hotel (Atlantic Station). In attendance were Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed; City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; Peter Thomas; and reality TV star, model and entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey, who received the…

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“We are living in a time where technology and culture collide,” says James Andrews, founder of True Agency, during opening remarks at the Hyundai #SmarterLiving event he hosted in Atlanta. These remarks came moments before Andrews introduced the panel of five Atlanta ambassadors chosen to share their personal story of how they are living smarter. He…

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Writer and designer Tracy Nicole has a few new titles to add to her list of accomplishments. The mother of two daughters, she’s empowering women with her story of triumph and strength as one of Ford’s Models of Courage. A breast cancer survivor, Tracy Nicole was diagnosed at age 37 with DCIS, Ductal Carcinoma In…

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Many of us have fostered the feelings of disappointment, regret, and downright failure when life forced us to start over with our goals and dreams and in our personal and business relationships. Some of us were just destined to do so because we were either so ambitious that we rushed our strategies or just weren’t…

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Natalie King, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Liautaud Institute What inspires you to show up at work every day? In my current role as senior researcher at the Liautaud Institute, I investigate the role of neuroscience in business and help to create and implement leadership development programs based on principles of brain-based behavior change. Knowing what I do…

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Alison Vaughn Founder and CEO, Jackets for Jobs Inc. What inspires you to go to work every day? I love my job. I’m the founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs, which is a nationally recognized award-winning nonprofit organization that provides career skills training, employment etiquette and professional clothes to clients seeking employment. Jackets for Jobs…

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Trisch Smith Executive Vice President, Edelman In your role as executive vice president at Edelman, what do you do? Edelman is the world’s largest PR agency. I provide senior counsel to organizations seeking to develop and implement strategic communications strategies, build brand loyalty and equity, and grow a diverse stakeholder or consumer base. I work to…

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Name: Rachel L. Proctor Title: Council Member – Place 4, City of DeSoto, Texas Organization/ Company: DeSoto City Council, Place 4, Owner – NCLC of Dallas Inc., and Raysquared, Inc. Describe your role ? I am a council member for the City of DeSoto and I serve as CEO of both NCLC of Dallas Inc.,…

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What is your title? Lauren Wesley Wilson, President, ColorComm Inc. What inspires you to show up to work every day? I’m a connector, relationship builder and businesswoman. As the President of ColorComm Inc., which houses the professional membership organization for women of color in communications and C2 (ColorComm’s Conference 2014), I work to help strengthen…

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