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Jacquelyn Haywood understands the power of education. As a veteran of Broward County Public Schools, she has worked as a psychometrist where she ensured that struggling students were not unjustly labeled or disproportionately placed in ESE classes. Haywood currently serves as Cadre Director for the Office of School Performance and Accountability where she supervises 11…

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Innovation. Moxie. Persistence … These are traits Dr. Lisa Wicker embodies. The internationally recognized thought leader and career strategist is a conduit for change and progress. She is also an entrepreneur, author, speaker, wife, mother and friend. With her dynamic approach to life and signature style, she connects people across the world, fulfilling her mission…

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Ruth Parish Watson is a best-selling writer known for her romance murder mystery series, Blackberry Days of Summer, An Elderberry Fall and Cranberry Winter. Watson is a talented playwright, a graduate of Lincoln University and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. With her most recent work, Who Said A Girl Can’t Be President? she stepped outside of…

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Women’s History Month is a time for recognizing the accomplishments and superpowers of women. Today, we celebrate Michelle Flowers Welch of Flowers Communication Group. Founded nearly 27 years ago, Welch’s firm is a highly successful multicultural integrated marketing agency. Flowers Welch was recently honored with the 2017 Distinguished Senior Leader Award by the Public Relations Society of…

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It’s a night to celebrate women’s empowerment– Shaquanna Bolden, founder of #CareFreeBlackGirl In March, women are celebrated all month long to highlight their contributions to history and society. On March 10, the #CareFeeBlackGirl movement presented a celebration of Women’s History Month with music, art, and poetry at The Bakery in Atlanta. Women from all walks…

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Even before she became a best-selling author, Tenita “Bestseller” Johnson spoke her moniker into existence. As the founder and CEO of So It Is Written LLC, Johnson helps position writers for success in the literary world and beyond. Hundreds of best-selling authors worldwide write better thanks to the Detroit-based editorial guru and “authorpreneur.” Dubbed the editor’s…

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Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman is the special assistant to the commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Education. Prior, the mother of three worked as a Spanish teacher and as an ESL teacher before pursuing her master’s in Spanish literature and culture. She received her superintendent’s degree and her K-12 principal licensure. She worked as the dean of…

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Photo credit: Porsha Monique for Steed Media Congresswoman Maxine Waters has established a stellar legacy. Known for her unwavering courage, she has championed countless domestic and international causes. Her tenure of almost 40 years in public service is not an accident. She has purposely broken barriers with her no-nonsense, no-holds-barred style, and despite disparaging remarks…

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  Mahisha Dellinger’s mantra is simple. Curly hair should be healthy, frizz-free, defined, and effortlessly fabulous. Consequently, as a beauty advocate and product innovator, Dellinger worked passionately to produce an award-winning line of organic hair care products for women and girls with natural waves, curls and kinks. Frustrated with the lack of effective products for…

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All hail the woman who gets up every day and gets her own. Women have bossed up and taken their entrepreneur destiny by the horns and the economy should be ever so thankful. Statistics show that women-owned businesses have grown significantly in the last 15 years. Currently, nine million women own businesses and will provide…

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Name: L. Michelle Smith Title: Director, public relations, AT&T Global Marketing Organization Organization: AT&T L. Michelle Smith is the voice and timbre of diversity at AT&T. She also leads the team that executes the communications for the award-winning “It Can Wait” campaign. Industry leaders have said that when Smith speaks, it causes ripples across the…

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Philadelphia-based Dr. Loren Robinson is making major headway in the medical field. She was recently selected to join the board of trustees of Spelman College as the youngest ever alumna trustee. The Duke University and University of Pennsylvania graduate is currently serving as Pennsylvania’s Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She’s very active…

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Ericka Pittman continues to be a force at Combs Enterprises. During her tenure at Combs Enterprises, Pittman has controlled business processes and communication across executive divisions for brands such as CIROC Ultra, Bad Boy Entertainment, Premium Vodka, Sean John, DeLeón Tequila, and REVOLT TV. Pittman, who was recently named as chief marketing officer for AQUAhydrate,…

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In honor of Women’s History Month, rolling out is spotlighting female authors whose works certainly deserve a space in your personal library. We chose nine exceptional authors with outstanding pieces of literature that fall within every genre imaginable. From witty words of advice from Luvvie Ajayi, to the painful journey through our ancestors’ history as told…

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Blending science, substance, and style, Jennifer Stimpson makes science a wonderful learning experience for students. Her love for science was fostered while growing up in a household with parents who were pharmacists. Stimpson and her younger sister (who is also a scientist), learned the impact science had on society.

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Faith Oliver-Robertson, DDS, OMFS, affectionately referred to as “Dr. Faith,” is a Dallas native and University of North Texas alum. After earning her bachelor’s in biology she completed her studies at Baylor College of Dentistry, she spent her four-year residency in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at Howard University Hospital — becoming one of the first Black women from Baylor to pursue this specialty.

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