As a woman owned business we know the challenges that women face in entrepreneurship including work life balance and self care. Fiercely, these women tackle those challenges head on and truly make our communities, cities, country...world a better place.
The intent of this page is to be a helpful reference of women owned businesses and charities that we wholeheartedly support and trust with our clients. It ranges from financial support, mental health, fashion, beauty, and entertainment. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please connect with us.
BTC Financial - Cris Sample / Owner
BTC financial Success specializing in working with consumers to help remove inaccurate, unverifiable, incomplete and other miscellaneous errors reporting incorrectly on consumers Credit reports each year.
We are here to help you walk you through each step of the process. We want you to know that you are not alone and we are here to partner with you on the journey towards restoring your Credit.
We will help you understand the process and what needs to happen every step of the way.
Kenny's - Demi Kolke / Owner
Demi Kolke has worked with the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood for 10 years and lived in the neighborhood for 3 years. During her time working for Operation Better Block (OBB), she became friends with Kenneth Stubbs, the owner of a particular vacant lot in Homewood.
Mr. Stubbs became integrated into OBB's work and was an advocate for moving it forward, always with the sentiment that OBB was working with not for the community. In February 2014, Mr. Stubbs was murdered. Kenny's is a space dedicated to Mr. Stubbs and his vision of a better community.
Hippie & French - Lindsey French / Owner
Hippie & French was founded with the idea that everyone should have access to the highest quality CBD Oil for themselves and their pets.
The cannabis industry is still a pretty unregulated market and unfortunately, there are some bad products out there in the CBD space.
Hair Peace Charity - Bonny Diver / Founder
Hair Peace Charities helps women and girls, who live in western Pennsylvania with financial assistance to purchase a wig needed due to cancer. Hair Peace also offers cancer fighting information, encouragement and faith with support groups. Hair Peace Charities will provide up to $200 towards a purchase of a wig.
Hair Prayer Care = Hair Peace Charities.
Leona's Ice Cream - Katie & Christa / Owners
At Leona’s we make small batch ice cream sandwiches and pints using local dairy and ingredients whenever possible. With the help of a natural enzyme, we make 100% lactose-free ice cream. We obsessively source vibrant flavors, interesting textures and contrasting combinations with the goal of producing beautiful ice cream experiences that every belly can enjoy!
Nicole Narvaez Manns: Nikki's Magic Want / Owner & Here's Your Script / Author
Nikki's Magic Wand: The sleek, smooth, flexible tip allows you to reach where your normal make-up applicators cannot. Whether the tube is square or round, thick or thin, the wand allows you to reach the bottom, sides and shoulders of any tube so you can finally finish your make-up. Seen on QVC, Allure, and more.
Here's Your Script: Have you ever struggled with what to say when your boss asks you to do something outside of your job description? Have you ever found yourself regretting what you said in the heat of the moment at work? Have you ever wanted to address work conditions but hesitated because "it's not something we talk about"?
Here's Your Script! Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth and Your Butt Employed is a valuable resource that helps employees address many of the common situations faced in the workplace. It is your blueprint for what to say in those critical moments that could be the difference between employment and unemployment. Author Nicole Narvaez Manns, Professional in Human Resources, helps people hone their filter skills and still get their point across in many uncomfortable professional situations.
Kiln -N- Time - Sandy Simon / Owner
You begin personalizing your pottery using under glaze colors, use our stamps and stencils, and our art associate will assist you in creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! We finish your pottery by overglazing and firing it in our kilns. In just 1 week your artwork is food, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Whether you are painting for fun or functionality, your creation is sure to be an extra special keepsake or gift! In addition to our chic, studio environment and amazing pottery selection, we provide complete customer service, and we are BYOB (we provide the glasses openers and chillers).
Shawna Solomon: Brand Stylist & Image Consultant
Award Winning Celebrity Fashion Stylist & Image Consultant, Shawna Solomon has made her mark as a Fashionpreneur. She now travels the country providing professional & business women the tools they need to earn the income and clients they desire.
Affectionately known as The Fairy Style Mother, Solomon is known for providing her clients with the proper 'look' to reach their professional (and personal goals) while keeping them at their comfort level – allowing them to be confident and go after anything they want. Her clients have earned 6 figures, obtained high level positions and exceeded their sales goals.
Offering a wide range of products and services, Shawna is a premier solution for all of your image-based needs.
Songbird Artistry; Pittsburgh Gift Shop and Event Space
One of kind handmade jewelry, screen printed apparel, fandom goodies, vintage & more.
Shop online or visit us 4316 Penn Ave in Lawrenceville.
Songbird Artistry was started by Debbie Jacknin and her daughters, Jennifer and Jacklyn. Each of them specializes in their own craft and have long been selling their jewelry, mosaics, screen printed apparel and vintage finds at craft shows going back to when Jennifer was only 13. Their first physical location was a booth at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip, where the three of them sold their own goods. It was there that they began to develop relationships with the other local artists and craftsmen who rented stands there as well. With such a supportive community, it was an ideal location and business, on the rise. Soon after they found their current location on Penn Ave across from the children’s hospital where they have been selling an expanded inventory of locally crafted Jewelry, prints, apparel, beauty supplies, and vintage goods ever since, where they also carry the items of over 20 other Pittsburgh artisans.
Photo by Katie Hysop
Sharise Nance - Speaker / Award Winning Author / Therapist
Sharise (also known as the Compassion Fatigue lady) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adjunct Professor, Speaker, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Author. In addition to running her private practice, HandinHand Counseling Services, Sharise now dedicates her efforts to VitaminCHealing, an organization designed to promote self-care, work-life balance and integration and burnout prevention among those throughout the helping profession and beyond. Sharise also serves as an adjunct professor to master level social work students at the University of Pittsburgh. With considerable experience speaking at keynotes, workshops, and seminars for young professionals, caregivers, entrepreneurs, women, parents, and adolescents across the country, she strives to equip individuals with the tools to live happy, fulfilled lives and careers. With her depth of experience in nearly two decades working with a diverse population of people from all walks of life, Sharise is eager to share all that she's learned. Sharise was recently selected as a New Pittsburgh Courier Class of 2019 Fab 40 under 40 honoree for her work in the mental health profession. She was also recently selected to receive the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award in Direct Practice.