Women Who Lead Anthology

Contributing Authors

Angela Marshall

Angela Marshall is an Augusta, Ga., native positive words powerhouse that utilizes her personal life experiences of struggle, strength and success to captivate audiences and readers abroad. She speaks and writes with positive intent to motivate others. Growing up altruistic with lighter skin in an African American family and environment during the 1970’s, afforded her a viewpoint advantage of diversity, different and determination. In March 2016, Stone resigned from her 20-year corporate employment to allow the purpose that has pursued her throughout every level of her life, to be unmasked, unchained and untamed.

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Anne Alston

With more than 25 years of combined in experience in the Information Technology and Administration field, Anne’s extensive background comes with the precision of providing Career Transition, Professional Development, Mentoring, and Empowerment Services.

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Crystal Kelly

Crystal Kelly

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Crystal Kelly

Crystal Kelly was born in Hartford, CT, and is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Norfolk,
VA and studied for her Masters at The University of New Haven in CT. Currently, Crystal
resides in Hartford, CT where she works for a large national brokerage firm as a Client
Consultant for health and welfare employee benefits. 

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Dr. Ayanna Cooper, Educator and Advocate

Dr. Ayanna Cooper is an educational consultant and advocate for culturally and linguistically
diverse learners. She is a co-author of Evaluating ALL teachers of English learners and
students with disabilities: Supporting great teaching and has contributed to a number of
publications such as the WIDA Essential Actions Handbook and Language Magazine. 

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Devay Campbell

Devay Campbell

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Devay Campbell is an International Career Coach and Business Mentor.

Devay Campbell is the CEO and Founder of Career 2 Cents Coaching and Consulting Company. She is also the Founder of the Career Hustlers Club, The Candid Classroom to Conversation Tour and The Anti-Hobbyist Mastermind group.

She is also a certified Human Resources professional and the two-time Amazon best-selling author of The BEST Job Interview Advice Book and Her Chronicles (co-author.)

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Deoborah F. Sharpe

Deoborah F. Sharpe

Deoborah F. Sharpe

Ms. Sharpe is the Founder and CEO of Sharpe Educational Consulting, LLC with clients who include, Integrated Care Management, Bon Secours Hospital, MSBC Ministries, Inc. and other private contractors. 

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Dr. Jarita Hagans

Dr. Jarita Hagans

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Jarita Hagans, M.D.- Board Certified Family Physician and Author

Jarita Hagans is a board certified family physician and author of "MD Dreams: Practical Advice for Every Stage from Pre Med to Residency and Beyond". She completed her undergraduate and medical education at Howard University in Washington, DC. Afterwards, she trained in a surgery internship at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. 

Dr. Jarita Hagans...IS a Woman Who Leads! #womenwholead

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Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Dr. Lisa Gonzales

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Dr. Lisa Gonzales- Associate Superintendent, ACSA President

Dr. Lisa Gonzales spent seven years on the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) board,  originally joining as a "student member". She spent fours years as State Vice President for Legislative Action,  and  is a founding member of the Women's Leadership Network.

Dr. Lisa Gonzales IS...a Woman Who Leads #womenwholead

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Dr. Emma Fraser-Pendleton

Dr. Emma Fraser-Pendleton

Dr. Emma Fraser-Pendleton

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Dr. Emma Fraser Pendleton- Productivity and Accountability Coach

Dr. Emma Fraser Pendleton, is an experienced Productivity and Accountability Coach, award winning author, ordained minister, international speaker and, top achieving educator, with 30 years of proven success in both the public and private school arena.

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Joycelyn L. Hughes

Joycelyn L. Hughes

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Joycelyn L. Hughes

Joycelyn L. Hughes is a proud native of Oakland, California. She personifies the significance of growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area; having an innate urgency to educate, build community and empower, “the people.”

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Lyndosha "Dot" Jamison, Esq.

Lyndosha "Dot" Jamison, Esq.

Lyndosha "Dot" Jamison, Esq.

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Lyndosha "Dot" Jamison, Esq. -The Jamison Law Firm

Lyndosha Jamison is an health care attorney originally from South Carolina. Her practice
focuses on advising medical professionals and small to mid-sized business entities in a variety
of civil and health law matters.

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Monique Williams-Ross

Monique Williams-Ross

Monique Williams-Ross

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Monique Williams-Ross, Fashion Stylist and Designer

Monique Williams-Ross is a Fashion Stylist and Designer known for her effortless, keen sense of style. Her natural ability to style hair, apply makeup and design clothes as if she had a magic wand made her a sought after trendsetter in her hometown.

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Nekia Foxx- Master Stylist, CEO & Founder, Nekia Foxx & Co

Nekia Foxx

Nekia Foxx

Nekia Foxx- Master Stylist, CEO & Founder, Nekia Foxx & Co

While most beauty experts solely seek to change the physical appearance of their customers,
Nekia “The Transformation Engineer” Foxx focuses on physical, mental, health & wellness and
empowering methods to assist with the making over of her clients.

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Maria Howell, Actor - Singer - Voiceover

Maria Howell

Maria Howell

Maria Howell, Actor - Singer - Voiceover

Maria is best known for her role in the movie, "The Color Purple", as the choir soloist. She has
appeared in hit TV shows such as Lifetime's, “Army Wives” and in Marc Cherry's, "Devious
Maids" (as Atty Ida Hayes).

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Serena Wiggins

Serena Wiggins

Serena Wiggins

Serena Wiggins, Certified High School Business Education Teacher

Serena Wiggins is a Certified High School Business Education Teacher from Greensboro NC.
Serena teaches various classes such as Business Law, Principles of Business and Finance, as well
as MS Word & PowerPoint 2016. Serena has a Bachelor of Science degree from Winston-Salem
State University in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information
Systems (MIS).

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Sonya Johnson

Sonya Johnson

Sonya Johnson

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Sonya Johnson

Sonya Johnson is the author of the new powerhouse book, Forgiven but Never Forgotten: A story of abuse, loss and New Life. She was born and raised in Gettysburg, PA. Sonya, is the owner of AIJ Healthcare Solutions LLC in Northern California.

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Dr. Sharon H. Porter

Dr. Sharon H. Porter

Dr. Sharon H. Porter

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Dr. Sharon H. Porter, Educator, Author, Entrepreneur, and Speaker

Dr. Sharon H. Porter, (Dr. Sharon) resides in the Washington, DC area. She is the CEO and Owner of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Coaching and Consulting Firm, Founder of the G.R.I.N.D. Entrepreneur Network, and Creator and Host of Write the Book Now! Interview and Podcast Show, and the GRIND Entrepreneur Spotlight Interview and Podcast Show.

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Stephany DeBerry

Stephany DeBerry

Stephany DeBerry

Stephany DeBerry

As a widely respected real estate entrepreneur, visionary, and thought leader, Stephany DeBerry has first-hand experience when it comes to reinvention. According to Stephany, “I know what it’s like to lose everything in business, pick up the pieces, start over, and then come back stronger than ever.”

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Tonia Walker

Tonia Walker

Tonia Walker

Tonia Walker

Tonia Walker enters her 4th year as Director of Athletics and 17th season with Winston-Salem State University Athletics.
Walker takes pride in the 22 CIAA Championships claimed by Rams sports teams over the past seven years of which she’s been a part. During her tenure as Director of Athletics, the Rams have posted its highest departmental cumulative GPA over the past two decades and continue to reveal a graduation rate over and above the general student body.

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Valonda Calloway

Valonda Calloway

Valonda Calloway

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Valonda Calloway

Valonda Calloway is a native of eastern North Carolina. She graduated cum laude from Winston-Salem State University. She began her career in media as a writer and reporter at the Voice of America radio in Washington, D.C. covering the Africa and Eurasia desks. Valonda was also a correspondent in VOA's Miami Bureau reporting on stories including immigration, the drug trade, and the World Cup.

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Michelle B. Hauser

Michelle B. Hauser

Michelle B. Hauser

 

Michelle B. Hauser is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She has worked in the medical field for over 17 years. She is currently a Compliance Educator with a HealthCare Organization in North Carolina. 

Michelle earned a Master‘s degree in Medical Health Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Salem College.

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