Since starting Women By Choice, becoming an entrepreneur, and heavily immersing myself into the world of women empowerment, I have had the pleasure of connecting with women from all over the world via social media and events. Over the years, my eyes have been opened wide to the multitude of ways that women are using their knowledge, gifts, and talents to not only create the lives they want, but also to be of service to others. As a true believer that we are each born with a unique purpose, it’s always exciting to see women who know who they are and what they have the power to do. These 10 winning women are positively impacting the world on their own terms and in their own lanes. Though they each work in different industries, they are all empowering women to win in authentic ways. If you are not familiar with them already, it is a must that you get to know Erica Dias, Natasha Bernard, Nathalie Nicole Smith, Shakeema Hughes, Britt Dior, Stacye Jones, Natrosha Miller, Taria Pritchett, Kimberly R. Stewart, and Ahyiana Angel.
Erica Dias, Public Relations Expert
Erica is the co-founder of The B Firm PR, author of Faith It Til You Make It, host of Erica’s Table of 20, and owner of Vintage & More 101. Erica has an extensive resume providing wardrobe styling for Comcast & TIVO commercials and hit TV shows on networks like BET (106 & Park, The Basement) and VH1. With over 10 years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she knows the ins and outs of what it takes to get a brand to the next level. She handles brand management, public relations and event marketing for The B Firm PR. Erica helps her clients expand their brands in markets across the country through public appearances, product launching events, networking, and so much more.
Natasha Bernard, Award-Winning Fashion Blogger
Natasha is a trendsetter, the Editor-in-Style at fashionablyfab.com and the CEO of Fashion Fab Boutique. Natasha always had a love and passion for fashion since the age of 11. Believing that “great style isn’t only reserved for those with access to high-end luxury”, Natasha created Fashionably Fabulous to show women that they can accomplish high-end looks at low prices. Natasha has since become an award-winning blogger, collaborated with reputable brands like Fashion Bomb Daily, ModCloth, and Jockey, and is recognized by her peers as the go-to expert for a unique and trusted perspective on style and all things fabulous.
Nathalie Nicole Smith, Beauty and Wellness Guru
Nathalie is the Founder of Women Who Boss and is a powerful force in the Beauty and Wellness Industry. She has spent over 10 years empowering others to be mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy. She has also hosted multiple events promoting health and wellness around the country. As a successful serial entrepreneur with a degree in Communications and Business from Howard University, Nathalie was featured on 93.9 WKYS’ “Top 30 Under 30”. As one of her many entrepreneurial endeavors, Nathalie partnered with Total Life Changes to help 1000 families get healthy and wealthy. In less than a year she became a National Director with TLC and earned over 6 figures on a part-time basis.
Shakeema Hughes, Personal Growth Advocate
Shakeema is an entrepreneur and online business strategist for individuals looking to create and grow their online boutique business. She launched Open An Online Boutique, a business development, branding, and marketing boutique designed to assist aspiring and established entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to open and grow a successful online boutique business. In addition to this and other businesses, speaking, mentoring, and writing books like Boss Women Open Boutiques, Secrets To Online Boutique Success, and Plan Pray Pursue: The Ultimate Lifestyle Planner & Journal for Intentional Living, Shakeema operates her own private network where she helps entrepreneurs create and grow their online boutique businesses.
Britt Dior, Writing Coach
Britt is the author of 3 published books: Pieces of My Heart, 30 Days to Embracing Singleness, and Free to Have. Growing up as an avid reader, writing has always come naturally to her. Britt’s passion for literature lead her to earn a Bachelor’s degree in English from Florida International University and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Kaplan University. She found that she is just as passionate about writing as she is about helping other people become great writers. From project planning to editing, Britt offers various services at brittdior.com to assist aspiring authors with achieving their writing goals.
Stacye Jones, Branding Expert
Stacye is the CEO and Creative Director for Simply Creative Designing. Stacye’s degree’s in Graphic Design and Fine Arts Drawing, along with years of experience working with leading design agencies in South Florida, has helped her develop a keen skill set for effective branding. Stacye’s talent, creativity, and branding excellence has afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with individuals, businesses, and organizations around the world. Some of the most well-known names on her list of clients include Yandy Smith, Future, and Cyn Santana. Stacye finds pleasure in collaborating with others to build her brand while simultaneously helping them to build theirs.
Natrosha Miller, Spiritual Empowerment Coach
Natrosha has always dreamed of leading an inspiring organization that serves as a foundation for God to unite and empower women. After overcoming difficult challenges in her own life, Natrosha established Love Thy Sistahs, a Christian group that connects like-minded women of faith across the globe. Their ministry is designed to inspire the hearts of diverse women who are wholeheartedly willing to unite with one another spiritually. Natrosha has obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Strayer University, where she majored in Business Administration with a minor concentration in Human Resource Management. She is also co-author of the best-selling book, Wake.Pray.Slay.
Taria Pritchett, Confidence Coach
Taria is a speaker, author of Born Fierce: How to Unleash the Confident Woman Within, and Founder of Unleash Your Fierce, a company created to help women feel confident, lovable, strong, empowered, and fulfilled without settling in their life, relationships, or careers. Through Taria’s programs and products, she shows women how to let go of their baggage and stop settling. She also teaches women how to be empowered, sexy, ready and capable—like a boss. Taria has been featured in the Huffington Post and been named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” in her home state.
Kimberly R. Stewart, Financial Advisor
Kimberly helps people work towards the goals of financial stability and financial independence. Before she founded KRS Wealth Management, Kimberly worked for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., State Farm, and Edward Jones. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, has over 20 years of financial services experience, and is a Certified Professional Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter. Kimberly is passionate about helping individuals make sense of their financial picture. She enjoys helping others become financially literate and conducts seminars on the importance of investing for the future. She is an experienced professional with a “hands on” approach to financial guidance. Not only is she knowledgeable, but she truly cares about helping others work towards their dreams.
Ahyiana Angel, Chief Encourager
Ahyiana is the author of Preseason Love and the host of the Switch, Pivot, or Quit podcast, a media production that provides uplifting and informative content for women seeking light, empowerment, and clarity in a life filled with crazy demands on who they should be. As a former sports entertainment publicist at the National Basketball Association (NBA), Ahyiana understands feeling unfulfilled and growing into your purpose, thus her reasoning for creating a community for women to support and encourage each other through the exploration process of life. Ultimately, one of her proudest accomplishments is creating an environment where others find encouragement as a result of her positive energy, skill, and fearless attitude.