Black Women Rising

Black Women Rising
Celebrating the Contributions of African American Women

Quinc’ze Brim - Episode #017
Jan 28 • 33 min
Quinc’ze Brim is a Southern California native who moved to Charlotte, NC 21 years ago. She is a wife of one (married 23 years), mother of three, GiGi of two, an experienced strategic Human Resources professional, a basketball coach, mentor, and friend….
Brittany Ball - Episode #016
Jan 21 • 26 min
Brittney Ball is a Software Engineer on Gatsby’s Learning team. Throughout the years Brittney has made it her mission to pave the way for other people trying to create a better future through Tech. She has hosted the Charlotte Devs JavaScript Study Grou…
Kiley Dowling – Episode #015
Jan 19 • 24 min
Kiley Dowling is a senior software engineer who has spent the majority of her career delivering client solutions with consultancies and full service digital agencies. She is passionate about the power of access and opportunity. She is proud to serve as…
Adrina Fanore & Davis Northern — Episode #14 Part 2
Mar 12, 2019 • 36 min
Adrina Fanore is a fashion designer and creative director. A South Carolina native, her studies at Parsons The New School led her to a career in fashion design. With 10 years of experience, her expertise has allowed her to expand her work from the runwa…
Adrina Fanore & Davis Northern — Episode #14 Part 1
Mar 11, 2019 • 39 min
Adrina Fanore is a fashion designer and creative director. A South Carolina native, her studies at Parsons The New School led her to a career in fashion design. With 10 years of experience, her expertise has allowed her to expand her work from the runwa…
Minerva Dantzler — Episode #013
Feb 19, 2019 • 34 min
Minerva A. Dantzler is the founder and creative force of LadyLike Legacies, LLC. Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in High Point, North Carolina, Minerva credits her mother and beloved grandmother Frankie as the first to teach her how to be a lady….
Ruby Murray — Episode #012
Feb 12, 2019 • 43 min
SGM (R) Ruby A. Murray during her 27-year career SGM Murray had myriad of demanding and challenging assignments. SGM Murray is an Exmore, Virginia native; she entered the United States Army on 21 November 1989. She attended Basic Combat Training at Ft….
Dionne Selby — Episode #011
Jan 29, 2019 • 26 min
Dionne is a Certified Life Coach & Owner of Perfectly Flawed, LLP and a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education. Her Aspiration and desire in life is to help others to always see the greatness in…
K.S. Lewis — Episode #010
Jan 22, 2019 • 36 min
K.S. Lewis is passionate about healthy relationships and uses her writing as a platform to help others begin conversations on the subject. Her debut novel, The Game According to Life, discusses the journey of a woman called Life, and her interactions wi…
De’Trice Fox — Episode #009
Jan 15, 2019 • 38 min
De’Trice Fox has been searching all her life for her passion and yet has been doing it all along. De’Trice is passionate about coaching individuals and small organizations to greatness. She is the ultimate optimist and her testimony and purpose aligns w…
Meryle Leonard — Episode #008
Jan 8, 2019 • 28 min
Meryle A. Leonard is a creative and busy soul! When she is not dancing, she is choreographing, writing or taking photos. Meryle works for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, coordinating the design, development and evaluation of a centralized delivery of out…
Adrienne Mishel — Episode #007
Dec 18, 2018 • 48 min
Adrienne Mishel is a native New Yorker who transplanted (on purpose) to the southern comfort of North Carolina in 2005. An IT professional by day, at night, she works hard to pursue her dream of writing romance. A member of Romance Writers of America si…
Angel Truesdale - Episode #006
Dec 11, 2018 • 54 min
Angel Truesdale is a native of Charlotte, NC and loves her hometown that acts like a big city but feels like a small town. She is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science fr…
Kassidy Evon — Episode #005
Dec 4, 2018 • 52 min
Kassidy Goodman is a success strategist, leadership development trainer and data insights expert who enjoys asking “why” and developing plans to deliver tangible results. She is the founder and principal consultant of Primetivity Insights, LLC located…
Bea Johnson — Episode #004
Nov 27, 2018 • 30 min
Bea Johnson grew up a precocious kid who parlayed research and developing into becoming a Technical Writer/Editor—and loving every step of the way.This talented professional has over a decade of experience as writer, editor, and blogger. Bea was also En…
Yolanda Bynum — Episode #003
Nov 13, 2018 • 39 min
Yolanda R. Bynum is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education. Yolanda also holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Change (MSL) from Pfeiffer University. Yolanda is…
Kristin Moore — Episode #002
Nov 6, 2018 • 36 min
Kristin Moore often describes herself as an MBA on paper, but an MFA in her heart.For years she has straddled the worlds of Corporate America and the and the whimsy of her imagination through her artistic endeavors. Lately, her focus is parlaying these …
Angela Haigler - Episode #001
Oct 30, 2018 • 42 min
Angela Haigler is an award-winning professional communicator who has been writing since stick figures were all she could spell.She brings 15+ years of experience creating and sharing stories for news organizations, universities and nonprofits. Angela is…