Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BOSS Member Spotlight: Parthenia Warford Richardson


Parthenia Warford Richardson, CEO/Founder of The Warford Foundation, a non-profit registered in the State of Maryland (501(3)c applied for) formed to assist military widows and single mothers financially in successfully completing nursing programs that will help them to contribute to society in an area of need while also increasing their sense of purpose and ability to become more self-sufficient.

Helping others that are less fortunate is something that she loves to do, so this foundation will assist military widows and single mothers have the opportunity to get a degree to become a registered nurse. Her heart is with single mothers because she was one raising her two daughters while in the US Army. It is important for single mothers to understand mistakes happen but it is what you do to recover from that mistake can affect the rest of your life.  That's why she believes The Warford Foundation is a step in the right direction when unfortunate mistakes are made; Parthenia plans to give them a second chance without judging them.


To expand the opportunities of single mother and military widow families by increasing self sufficiency through scholastic growth and achievement. We intend to reach out to the military widows that lost their loved ones due to the current war; as well as other single mothers.


Our vision is to help these single mothers and widows-who are often forgotten about after the funerals and other military rituals-as well as other single mothers who also are in need of financial assistance to obtain an associate's degree to become a registered nurse. The proceeds of various events will go directly toward Project Impact Scholars fund established to assist with our efforts to help single mothers and military widows. Our founder, as a retired US Army soldier, is familiar with the plight of the military spouse. The impact of having a spouse serving their country fighting this Nation's war one day and being told the next day that you are now a widow with kids and no skills can be devastating.

Member Spotlight: All About Me by Antonina D. Geer


Antonina D. Geer, MBA – C.E.O and Founder of Simplistic Financials, LLC I initially joined the BOSS Network upon the recommendation of my life coach, Lisa Nicole Bell.  However, I had no idea that I would encounter so many amazing women, who are just like me, in pursuit of living their purposed life and committed to making a positive impact in the world and in the lives of others.  
The first day I joined, I was met with warm welcomes! I love that with the Boss Network, women are able to connect in an environment that is encouraging, supportive, and conducive to helping each other grow and succeed.  I am honored to be a part of such a diverse group of women with various talents and skills.  I believe that being a BLACKCARD member will aid in cultivating my continued growth as an entrepreneur and as
an individual.

As the C.E.O. of Simplistic Financials, I am passionate about helping
entrepreneurs improve their bottom lines and experience continued success.
I do this by teaching simple, but effective methods of how to become
financially savvy.  I utilize a customized approach to help entrepreneurs
get in the know of the numbers and understand them for the purposes of
running and growing their businesses.   It is my desire to close the gap on
the large number of small businesses that fail within the first five years
of starting, simply because they do not have a handle on the cash flow and
financial aspect of their businesses.

To Cameka D. Smith, thank you for embracing the vision that is now the BOSS
Network.  I know it will continue to grow and be a blessing to many!

Antonina D. Geer, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Simplistic Financials, LLC

BOSS Member Spotlight: Why I Joined BOSS by Dawn Danielle


I initially joined the BOSS network as another avenue to promote my services  as a manicurist. I am one of the few manicurists in the city of Chicago who specialize in the new nail trends for professional women.

Once I started reading the profiles I became excited to connect with
wonderful women who are absolute jewels. I have met personal stylists, PR strategists, magazine owners and a host of other talented women. I know the power of networking. It is beyond collecting a bunch of business cards or trying to get people interested in your goods and services.

Networking is about building relationships, adding value to someone else. If
I need a graphic designer, I'm logging on to the BOSS network first. If I
need a marketing czar, I'm skimming through my friends list before I ask
someone outside the network for help.

I became a Black card member because I provide premium services. I am a
luxury brand, providing luxury services and I cater to the manicuring needs
of powerful and influential women. I know the BOSS network will take me to
the next level as a Black card member. Being a Black card member adds value
to my brand, my services and my growth. I am proud to be a BOSS!