Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Zandrina always had an eye for the unusual styles in jewelry. Starting in year 2000 she decided that designing jewelry was her true passion. Her jewelry line Z. Charles Creations was born that same year. The line became an instant success and since then she has had the privilege of working with many talented members of the fashion and entertainment industries. She has recently collaborated with some new & leading designers Glenroy March of House of D'Marsh, Melba Christine hand bags, Allisha Trimble of Blanche DuMois Lingerie. Also Zandrina works with stylists on some major photo shoots, music video, independent movies. She has designed jewelry for recording artists Natalie Stewart of Floetry , Esso, Vickie Natalie, Mark P. Stewart and Sherry Lewis. Her designs are one of a kind and handmade to order... "Making you look good is what we do." Check out Z Charles web site www.zcharlescreations.com And check Z out on Face Book at Z.Charles Zandrina Stewart.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Throughout history, in every era there have been leaders and activists who spearheaded a movement. When history is written Ms. Aja B. Stubbs will be added to that list of advocates for her role in transitioning the plus community through her company, Belle-Noir Communications and its entities. The journey began in September 2003 when a group of plus size women of Color in a Yahoo Group were discussing the lack of positive representations of plus size women. Print magazines for plus size women were folding and those for women of Color were lacking in their coverage of the plus community as a whole. At the same time, presentations of plus size women online —particularly plus size women of Color-- was mostly exploitation on adult entertainment sites. With much determination, Belle-Noir E-zine launched in November 2003. After four successful years as a bi-monthly e-zine, Belle-Noir transitioned to a blog format in an effort to provide "bakery fresh" content to our readers on a daily basis. Belle-Noir has grown from a bi-monthly e-zine into Belle-Noir Communications, home to: Belle-Noir Magazine, the bi-monthly digital life style magazine created with the plus size woman of Color in mind and at heart; Phat Poetry–A poetry/spoken word event created to feature poetry for, by and about plus size men and women; and Curves & Cocktails: The Ultimate Girls Night Out for Women with Curves shopping & socializing event. The dream that started in 2003 is now recognized by the entire plus community as Belle-Noir Communications has been affiliated with Gwen DeVoe’s Full Figured Fashion Week, and has partnered as Media Sponsor for Kiss the Curves and The International Fuller Woman Expo. Aja has proven to be one of the first voices and advocates for Everyday Plus Size Women of all races, but especially Women of Color. Her mission is to show the plus size community and the world that all plus size women; regardless of social, career or economic status, are beautiful. Aja lives by her daily mantra, “Love the Big Beautiful You!” Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Aja is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. She proudly still calls the Bronx home. For more information, please visit: Belle-Noir Magazine www.belle-noir.com http://bellenoirmag.blogspot.com www.facebook.com/bellenoirmagazine http://twitter.com/bellenoirmag Phat Poetry www.phatpoetry.com Curves and Cocktails www.curvesandcocktails.com http://twitter.com/CurvesCocktails
Monday, March 14, 2011
PWEA was developed exactly ten years ago. With the first few meetings being held monthly in the living room of her home, she empowered, motivated and encouraged!!! She decided, after frequently being approached by several women expressing their desires to explore other avenues of making a living, as well as, the emotional necessity of reinventing themselves, to organize an Alliance. Many of these women opened home based businesses, continued their education, changed careers, and/or began utilizing their talents, creativity, knowledge, and desires to reach their dreams and goals individually and collectively. These Phenomenal Women were also looking to grow emotionally and spiritually. Sabrina developed a magnificent sisterhood!! These women love, respect, care, motivate, inspire, and empower one another in all areas of their lives, with Sabrina being the Motivator of them all. Sabrina's mission is to empower, edify and encourage women to assume greater ownership and achieve their maximum potential. TOGETHER THEY REACH FOR THE STARS AND ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS! She is celebrating ten years of empowering, motivating and inspiring women to live, love and laugh together!!! Guiding them on the path to obtain, grasp and achieve their highest potential. Supplying them with the necessary tools to achieve and accomplish their goals and actually live their life‘s purpose! Sabrina Ayala Sadler, finally stepped out on faith, and retired from Corporate America at the age of 46. Sabrina, awife, a daughter, grand-daughter, mother, sister, grand-mother, and loyal girlfriend worked successfully in the legal field for more than 25 years. She thanks God for the opportunity and the ability to have been employed by New York City’s major law firms. Although it enabled her complete financial independence and security, it simply was not her calling, nor was it God’s purpose for her life. Her purpose was not a career in the Legal world at all. She knew this almost 25 years ago. It was a flicker in her soul that grew into a burning desire in her spirit. She needed to do what God intended her to do. Sabrina's empowering soul conveys, as well as, supports the necessity for women to own their own businesses, or to just do what THEY enjoy doing in their lives for themselves! Whatever it is that truly makes them HAPPY and WHOLE! Possibility is a very compelling and creative force for her. She is driven to help women discover and bring about their limitless possibilities. They are continuously motivated and inspired by her to emerge to the heights they desire in all areas of their lives. Her Motto is: Do you! She assists and directs these women by providing the essential tools that are crucial for them to be able reach their goals individually and collectively. She does this by demonstrating "LOVING YOURSELF TECHNIQUES" coupled with VALUABLE information for financial, professional, personal, emotional, physical, spiritual and independent growth and development! Sabrina is NOW working solely and diligently to edify WOMEN and Children! Sabrina is a very creative writer and communicator. Her interior decorating ability is outstanding. She has an eye for fashion and style. She is finally enjoying living her life’s purpose! Sabrina opened the doors to the Phenomenal Women Charm & Etiquette School for Boys & Girls February 2007. She is providing our youth with courses in charm, etiquette, culture and grace. She teaches boys and girls ages 5 - 19. Sabrina decided to be a part of the solution where our children are concerned. Instead of just speaking about it, she decided to be about it. Enabling our youth the ability to feel secure and confident in all arenas gives them the self-assurance to excel, and success is a given at this point. Sabrina truly believes that confidence, and a healthy self-esteem is an essential and integral part of their growth and development. Her feelings that our children should be equipped to eat at the white house with ease, as well as, the rib shack without losing their dignity or respect, impels her to give them the essential training that is required for them to do so. She does an excellent job providing them with heritage and background information. Knowledge of where they come from bestows upon them a sense of respect, honor, and pride. Her Rites-of-Passage Ceremony is second to none. Society does dictate certain behaviors. Her graduates are prepared for life. Sabrina loves to travel and entertain. She always spends quality time with her family and friends. God has blessed her with the gift of creativity. She loves all beautiful things. Sabrina can see beauty in everything, and in everybody. She is happiest when she is decorating, entertaining, and/or coordinating. She loves to dance, and loves old school music. She’s not a television person, per se, but loves the TCM Network (Turner Classic Movies) they showcase movies from the 1930's - 1960's). She loves their style of dress, and the beautiful massive homes of that time. She always states how they were all so "GRAND". She marvels and comments on how the ladies always dressed so classy, elegantly, sexy and beautifully, and the men were gentlemen. They wore suits, top coats and hats, and they had MANNERS. She adores and admires the Chivalry of that time. She often says, she would've loved to have lived in that era! Sabrina’s zest and love for people and life, coupled with the ability to truly love has been the basis of her wish, support and encouragement for women throughout her life. She is equipped to do this because she has always been loved. God blessed her with loving parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is thankful and appreciative for HIS choice for her parents! Loving her unconditionally taught her how to do so as well. Nurturing her, and supporting her in all areas of her life ALWAYS…even when they disagreed with her choices! They never stopped parenting! She is blessed to know and receive this authentic kind of love from her parents. Without a doubt her brothers also love her with the same type of love that she receives from her parents. She is extremely content with being the only girl, and feels blessed to have them as her siblings! They are all great men, all 4 of them! Sabrina was loved by her mate. Therefore, she was able to go forth into the world with true love in her heart because she was always truly loved. However, make no mistake about it her very first ultimate and greatest love occurred on May 17, 1981 when she gave birth to her eldest son, Robert. Rob has been an enormous blessing in her life from the beginning. After 17 years of being Rob’s mom, and Sabrina feeling that she could not possibly ever love anyone as much as, or in the same way as she loves Robert, God showed her the capacity of a mother’s heart. Again, on November 10, 1998 God showed up and showed out in her life, with that same type of ultimate greatness. Tyler was born! Trying to find the words to communicate how her boys FILL her heart with so much LOVE AND JOY takes her breath away. They are the true BLESSINGS of her life!! Just when she thought she could not love at this magnitude again, God gave them Tiana, her granddaughter. It becomes a different world for her to now actually see her Mini me! They love and understand each other completely! Sabrina has a quick wit that is refreshing and amusing. She loves to laugh, and is usually very happy. She can brighten your day when she sees you, because you can be sure that she will flash an ear to ear smile almost instantly. Although, the best thing about her smile is not her pearly whites, it’s the actuality that you can see THE SMILE in her eyes. The mirror of her soul! Its REAL!
Sabrina Ayala Sadler
Phenomenal Women Empowerment Alliance,LLC.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service. As America’s Doctor, she provides the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. Dr. Benjamin also oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health of the American People. Dr. Benjamin is Founder and Former CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Alabama, former Associate Dean for Rural Health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, and immediate Past Chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States In 1995, she was the first physician under age 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. She served as President of the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation and Chair of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA). In 2002 she became President of the Medical Association State of Alabama, making her the first African American female president of a State Medical Society in the United States. Dr. Benjamin has a BS in chemistry from Xavier University, New Orleans; MD degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham; an MBA from Tulane University and eleven honorary doctorates. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency in Macon, Ga. She established a clinic in a small fishing village in Alabama to help its uninsured residents. Dr. Benjamin persevered through Hurricane Georges in 1998, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and a devastating fire, in 2006, often putting up her own money to cover expenses. She also became nationally prominent for her business acumen and humane approach to preventive medicine. Dr. Benjamin is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She was a Kellogg National Fellow and a Rockefeller Next Generation Leader. Some of her numerous board memberships include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Catholic Health Association, and Morehouse School of Medicine. In 1998 Dr Benjamin was the United States recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights. She was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Nation’s 50 Future Leaders Age 40 and Under.” She was featured in a New York Times article, “Angel in a White Coat,” in People Magazine, on the December 1999 cover of Clarity Magazine and was on the January 2003 cover of Reader’s Digest, She was also “Person of the Week” on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and “Woman of the Year’ by CBS This Morning. She received the 2000 National Caring Award which was inspired by Mother Teresa, received the papal honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from Pope Benedict XVI and was awarded a MacArthur Genius Award Fellowship.
Friday, March 11, 2011
ShaChena Gibbs - Real Sisters Rising
Sheneese Starr - The In Your Face Movement
LyToya Parker - The In Your Face Movement
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Grace Odogbili is Owner and Executive Chef of Dining With Grace, a Brooklyn-based boutique off-premise Catering and Culinary Consulting company specializing in African-inspired and eclectic fine foods. Begun by owner in late 2009, Dining With Grace was inspired by her passion for bold flavors, her African heritage and culture, fine cuisine and the celebration of life. At Dining With Grace, we focus on fresh ingredients, authentic flavors, and excellent service. Dining With Grace provides full-scale catering services to cultural institutions, social & community organizations, churches, non-profits, small businesses, corporations, retail locations and individuals seeking excellence in cultural cuisine. We also consult with several Brooklyn public schools teaching young students Nutritional Culinary Arts, customizing fun, healthy (and yummy!) recipes incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Our mission is to provide a delicious experience to our clients and to always offer our best to our community. Grace Odogbili was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Nigerian parents, Chris and Mary Odogbili. The youngest of 3 siblings, Grace grew up with entrepreneurship in her bones. From the time she was 8 years old, the Odogbili family has been in business for themselves, making it truly a family affair. Seeing the success story of her family who literally started off selling Bibles on the street into owning several commercial and residential properties always instilled in her the knowledge that passion, the desire to do the right thing and hard work always pays off. Ms. Odogbili received her BA degree from Stony Brook University in 2004 in Economics and Political Science, with the purpose of pursuing law school. During her senior year in college a turn in events led her to pursue a finance based career instead. After a series of jobs in the industry including UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Grace landed a role at Banc of America Securities, LLC. in Sales and Trading Operations and there she begun to develop her career. After 4 years within the role, in 2009 due to the decline of the finance industry and a high profile acquisition, Grace’s team was dismembered and she was laid off. To her surprise, after a brief shock came a sense of relief and purpose. She decided at that point to pursue her dream of entrepreneurism in the culinary field and do what she’s been envisioning since her youth. Grace is now establishing her brand in the culinary world Dining With Grace. Currently a member of the Black Culinary Alliance and the National Association of Catering Executives, Chef Grace has been trained at the French Culinary Institute and is further pursuing her Masters Degree in Hospitality Management at the City College of Technology. Her goal is to continue to build an exclusive culinary brand, branching into the restaurant industry and pursuing future involvement in urban agriculture and a Healthy Culinary Academy program for inner-city children. Most importantly, Ms. Odogbili is excited about the opportunity to give back to her community. She thanks God for being the best Partner, her family for unconditional support, and all those who have allowed and encouraged her to pursue her dreams. With God Nothing is Impossible.
You may reach Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-241-2121.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It was in 2002 that fashion designer; Tasha Hill decided to fulfill her desire to design clothing for plus size women. Some would argue why this tall and slender framed designer would have an interesting plus designs? How could she possibly know what would appeal to women whose bodies types differed from hers and who often could not readily find pieces that reflected sex appeal and sophistication while accentuating the art of curves? The answer was simple: her older sister and the face of BGU, Jeannie Ferguson. Weighing in at over three hundred pounds at one time, Jeannie rallied for the same modern fashion trends for the average plus size woman. Her feelings were if the current retail chains were not going to design, contemporary pieces with the fuller woman in mind, then it was time to do it themselves. Jeannie knew what it was like to shop for clothing and not find adequate pieces that lacked proper fit and sexy conservatism. Thus, she teamed up with Tasha and decided together they would become the brand that delivered what the fashion industry had been missing. The concepts they orchestrated for the debut of BGU (Big Girls United) were based on a combination of personal style, current trends, precise craftsmanship and careful garment selections. It was their goal to eliminate the idea that the curvy women had to hide their shape behind dark colors. BGU made their designs in bold vibrant colors that spoke volumes to consumer’s expectations. Tasha’s background in fashion design coupled, with Jeannie’s plus-size modeling expertise lead them to have a keen knowledge of the industry and how clothes can heighten confidence and self esteem if done tastefully and skillfully. BGU prides itself on providing trendy, contemporary, and ready to wear collections for the stylish curvy fashionista who likes to keep up with the ever changing styles in the world of fashion. The mission behind their designs is to unite all women of different ethnic backgrounds who embrace their curves and are full of self confidence by being secure with their bodies. BGU has and will continue to represent a lifestyle for women who understand that style is not dictated by size. With pieces that have been worn by celebrities such as R&B soul singer, Jazmine Sullivan and seen on the runway of noteworthy shows such as Full Figured Fashion Week, BK Fashion Weekend, and in publications such as Ebony Magazine, BGU is for women who are consciously choosing to flaunt their curves with fitting soft fabrics that show creativity, sass and flavor!
BGU - BIG GIRLS UNITED
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
KatWalk Katerers was created and founded by me Dhylles Waight and Business Partner and soon to be husband Dennis Davis. It has been a life long dream to own my coordinating and talent management company since I was 18 yrs when I coordinated my high school prom and my grandparents' wedding anniversary and birthday party. During that time I was also modeling with a group in Belize and was interested in a career in modeling but was not that confident about really getting into it until I was 31 yrs old. I started modeling in March 2008 and decided to try my hand in coordinating my first fashion show five months later in August of 2008 and never looked back. I have had over all a wonderful experience thus far modeling as well as coordinating and have always been asked by aspiring models to assist them in getting a modeling career going for themselves. Through my experiences and mistakes I am able to assist those in the right path and giving them the proper information to fulfill their dreams. KatWalk Katerers is a fashion event coordinating and talent managment company that has a variety of services. We coordinate Fashion Shows, Vending Expos, Fundraisers,Castings, Photoshoots, Internship Programs for students going to school for careers within the Entertainment Field and much more. Our company is a family oriented based business where all of our members are encouraged to utilize their many talents besides entertainment in order to further their dreams and aspirations. Our team is made up of all nationalities, shapes, sizes and height. Our main goal at KatWalk Katerers is to ensure that our team develops skills and experience that will enable to become their own employers in the future. -- Dhylles Waight Co-Founder & President of KatWalk Katerers, LLC www.KatWalkKaterers.com 347-863-4755
Monday, March 7, 2011
Nanthale E. Collins fashion career started with her own wardrobe. She always had a flair for great fashion and was complemented on her clothing selections wherever she went. Like most consultants she started her career by giving advice and styling tips to her friends and family. She grew her styling and people skills while working in a retail store. She perfected her skills in color selection, fitting and customer confidence. Her manager noticed her ability to teach customers and that knowledge made them come to their store more often. She started completing wardrobes & preparing outfit for her retail clients and gave workshops on fashion and dressing for success. Nanthale experience led her to work with a number of designers backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC, Full Figured Fashion Week in NYC, Bridal Fashion Week and other fashion show production companies. Even though she graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in management and marketing she wanted to further her knowledge of fashion and enrolled into The Fashion Institute of Technology Certification Program. After completing her Certification in Image Consulting she took her knowledge of fashion, communication & shopping and started NEC Fashion and Image consulting in 2007. The goal of NEC Fashion & Image Consulting is to improve a person’s way of life through showing their best image. We help people and business do this in three ways. 1. Teaching individuals and group about fashion through personal styling, workshops and fashion articles 2. Consulting fashion professional in having a better image to increase their business 3. Working with designers to present the best fashion shows possible N.E.C. image and styling clients included lawyers, actors, fashion designers and local politicians. But, the labor of love is the young adult groups in the inner city. Teaching them to dress for success and interviewing skills is our way of giving back to the community. N.E.C. fashion workshops are done for retail stores, private companies and even in clients homes. We have styled photo shoots, assist on editorials for Glamour magazine and conceptualize fashion shows for designers all over NYC. Our motto “When a person looks their best they do their best. I see how fashion builds confidence and with confidents anything becomes possible.”
Nanthale E. Collins
NEC Fashion and Image Consulting
Sunday, March 6, 2011
"I'm giving you the T, honey!" -NeNe Leakes "I would love to just act. I would love to have my own show. Yes, honey, The NeNe Show. I want to be like a black Lucille Ball."—NeNe Leakes "I’m very excited about “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” We’re going to bring a lot of fun, a lot of drama. We are five fun, fabulous girls. We’re very smart, we’re businesswomen, we’re go-getters, we’re moms."—NeNe Leakes "I'm not ashamed of anything I've ever done and I'm not afraid to tell you" - Nene Leakes "Kim, that's a dirty low down monkey with a wig on!!"-NeNe Leakes "I don't keep up with the Joneses, I am the Joneses." -NeNe Leakes "I'm a size 10. I could be a size 8 if i wanted to, but i'm effin hungry," good words of wisdom by NeNe Leakes. .
Saturday, March 5, 2011
A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up. Mae West A hard man is good to find. Mae West A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him. Mae West A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction. Mae West A man in the house is worth two in the street. Mae West A man's kiss is his signature. Mae West A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love. Mae West All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. Mae West An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises. Mae West Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up. Mae West Any time you've got nothing to do and lots of time to do it come on up. Mae West Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. Mae West Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. Mae West Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided. Mae West Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else. Mae West Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for. Mae West Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. Mae West Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you. Mae West He who hesitates is a damned fool. Mae West He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of. Mae West His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork. Mae West I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you. Mae West I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it. Mae West I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked. Mae West I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them. Mae West I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway. Mae West I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. Mae West I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one. Mae West I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far. Mae West I never loved another person the way I loved myself. Mae West I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. Mae West I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men? Mae West I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported. Mae West I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them. Mae West I speak two languages, Body and English. Mae West I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. Mae West I'd like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do. Mae West I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. Mae West I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action. Mae West I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing. Mae West Born: 17-Aug-1893 Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY Died: 22-Nov-1980 Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Friday, March 4, 2011
This ‘sickness’ plagues many people all across the United States. While we have had our series of Awareness Rallies in New York, we are COLLECTIVELY coming together from different corners of the world as we March TO Washington and Conclude our series of Rallies with the biggest of them all: in Washington D.C… IYF has been purposed to dispel the popular misconceptions, along with bringing about the awareness and ‘true’ education regarding the Prison Industry, the Prison Business. The Walk to Washington’s sole purpose is to spread awareness on a larger scale; causing people to look, think and then take CONTINUED action until we achieve our desired outcome. The W2W has a purpose of sending a message to the masses and our loved ones incarcerated a like that we haven’t forgotten about the oppressed housed behind the prison walls and that we too are aware of the ‘true’ agenda of the Prison Industry. We are walking for those whom have had their rights and hope walked upon! We are walking to BEGIN the process of ‘freeing’ an ‘unfree’ society. We look forward to you joining us REGISTER @ www.walktowashington.eventbrite.com More Information Contact: Sheneese Starr @ 610-802.0003 or email@example.com
The In Your Face Movement
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I am passionate about..."Helping Women find the Diamond in their Destiny" Women’s Empowerment Advocate, ShaChena Gibbs, is the founder and president of Real Sisters Rising, LLC. Her tireless work of empowering women to become self sustaining via entrepreneurship has resulted in her national recognition as an expert in direct sales and personal development. ShaChena is a sought after speaker and networking guru. She spends the better part of her day “Helping Women find the Diamond in their Destiny.” Through her company, ShaChena provides coaching sessions and resources to the women in her community. She speaks throughout the country at various events and at her organization’s chapter meetings; the RSR network boasts members of various ethnicities and professions. Her leadership experience helps her excel as a leader various MLM companies, like AVON; a company known for the personal and professional development of women and Chapter President for Black Business Works (Bronx, NY). She has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Daily News; her articles have been broadly published throughout the internet. ShaChena resides in New York and is the proud mother to Diamond and Destiny. ShaChena Gibbs …..“Helping Women find the Diamond in their Destiny”
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Andrene Williams is the Founder/CEO of Ladydoves Self Enrichment Organization, 501 (3) (C) certified, non-profit youth organization (www.ladydoves.org,) CEO of Global Elite Virtual Assistant Services (www.mygevas.com,), Columnist for the Trend Newspaper (name of column is H.O.P.E., Helping Our People Excel. HOPE primary focus is the youth), Host ( with her partner Makeda Campbell) of the M.A.C. show which is a blog talk radio show that speaks on issues about everyday life situation (Real Talk by Real Women, they cover it all. www.blogtalkradio.com/themacshow), a notary, licensed real estate salesperson and a graduated nurse. Ms. Williams was born in Jamaica West Indies. As a child, she moved to the United States and resided in Queens, New York. Ladydoves Self Enrichment Organization, LSEO, was started in 2008. The purpose of LSEO is to provide services for underprivileged kids. They will cater to children and young adults from six (6) years to young adults. Provide scholarships, individual and group tutoring, after-school and summer programs, financial assistance for children of low income families to attend summer camp, career advisement, job preparedness programs, forum for women and also their mentoring program. LSEO mentoring program will be available in-house as well as in various areas like foster care, schools and facilities that are in need of their services, and eventually their own facility as well. The goal of their mentoring program (Rising Phoenix) is to empower and enrich the lives of our youths by providing mentors that will share their life experiences to increase a youth’s self-esteem and self-worth, as well as nourishing their ability to be productive and efficient - to reach their full potential. Their youth group S.O.U.L. which was formed in 10/2010 was composed to help teach children how to be future entrepreneurs. Global Elite Virtual Assistant Services, GEVAS, was formed as a result of being laid off from her health administration position. She knew she had to find alternate means to take care of her financial obligations. She wanted to find a job that will enable her to utilize her experience while working at her own convenience. What she enjoys the most about what she does in GEVAS is being able to make people’s vision of being an entrepreneur a reality by helping clients get their business license. GEVAS treat your business like their own therefore they go above and beyond to give you excellent quality services. Before starting your own business, here are a few tips she would like to offer: Do your research to find out the need for the services that you will be offering Make sure that you have available funds to cover you while your building your company Put a business plan together- the blueprint Do a name search to make sure the name you selected is available OBTAIN YOUR BUSINESS LICENSE These are just a few of the steps to follow. If you don’t have the time to do these steps then contact GEVAS and they will do it for you at firstname.lastname@example.org