Wednesday, March 2, 2011

50 BOSS Members To Follow On Twitter


March is officially “Women’s History Month” and it seemed only right to highlight some amazing women who represent leadership, and support the BOSS mission.  This list is compiled of women who I respect for taking 100% responsibility for their destiny and striving to be change agents for the next generation of young women.  We salute them and you should too… just follow them on Twitter to be a part of the greatness.  You can also follow me @MsCityGlobal and let’s continue to make history one BOSS at a time.

@aliahPR Aliah Davis,  Founder of and Aliah PR

@AnikaKai Anika Jackson, Founder of AnikaKai Events

@authenticnoise Antoinette Arnold, Authentic Noise PR agency

@SmBizFinance Antonina Geer, Founder and CEO of Simplistic Financials, LLC.

@artdeal Artiatesia Deal, Creative Principal at ArtDeal Designs

@artieka Artieka Smith, Blogger

@cpembleton Christine Pembleton, Creator of the Date to Marry Method and President of Ready to Be a Wife

@crystal_wright Crystal Wright, Founder and President of Crystal Agency for makeup, hair, and fashion styling

@dvstrategies Dana Vickers-Shelley, Founder of DVStrategies

@Onthemove1 Danielle Wideman, Founder/Editor in Chief of Goddess Magazine

@MspittsEsq Dartesia Pitts, Attorney At Law

@GlamLuxeHair Deanna Morales and Heather Williams, Owners of Glam Luxe Hair

@abcpublicity Dee Dee Cochetta, PR/Marketing Strategist  & Founder of  @QueensNeverQuit

@SimplyEraina Eraina Tinnin, Essante Team Builder

@gabbiemcgee Gabbie McGee, Singer/Musician/Poet

@mochawriter Jamie Fleming, Freelance Copywriter

@TheFabGiver Karyn Brianne, Co-Founder of the Red Pump Project

@prominencepr Keisha Mcotry, Public Relations Manager

@KimColes Kim Coles, Actress/Comedian

@soulrevision Kimberly Moore, Founder and CEO of Soul Revision

@WeplanEvents Kimberly Clark, CEO of Drezrehersal Event Planning

@KParrisCooks Kimberly Paris, Owner of K. Parris Catering and Personal Chef Services LLC.

@sistasense Lashanda Henry, Website Creator

@fanatchicks Lesley Batson, Founder of Fanatchicks

@CakeApparelCo Lorin Jones, Founder and Creative Director of Cake Apparel

@LutonyaMLang Lutonya Lang, Founder of JCMG Marketing and

@theMMmovement Malikha Mallette, Radio Personality Power 105.1

@3peasartlounge Maya Broussard and Chrishon Lampley, Owners of Three Peas Art Lounge

@blackgirlshinin Mechal Roe, Black Girl Shining Blog

@MijiPearse Olamiji Pearse, Founder & Principal Consultant at Premium World Brand Management

@Pamperry Pam Perry, Social Media Marketing Expert/Radio host

@TheWarford Parthenia Richardson, CEO/Founder of The Warford Foundation

@RGreenWalker Rachel Green-Walker, Founder & CEO of PR & Marketing Firm A Brand Called U

@onyxqueen22 Renee Lowe, Owner of Everything But the Tux

@AugustBloom Ruckiya Ross and Querida Flores, Owners of August Bloom Floral Designs

@SaiBrowne Saideh Browne, Speaker with Impact Speakers Bureau

@Ms_SRochell Serena Rochell, Radio Producer at WEEN Radio

@Sarashops Sara Nickleberry, E-Commerce Entrepreneur

@StilettoDiva Shani Faure, CEO/Chief Publicist of Stilettos & Sounds LLC

@MzTurkeyQueen Shay Atkins, Owner of Creative Turkey Cuisine

@TaiGoodwin Tai Goodwin, Founder of The Brilliant Network Mastermind

@alinestylesvcs Tamika Martell, Wardrobe Stylist & Celebrity Personal Shopper

@Tiadantzler Tia Dantzler, Celebrity Make-Up Artist

@theATLgo2girl Tiffany Gatlin, Founder and Personal Concierge

@TiffanieTillman Tiffanie Tillman, Host of SocialScribes

@TisaSilver Tisa Silver, CEO of the Good Works Coalition.

To learn more about the BOSS network visit us and join at The BOSS Network is a women's networking organization dedicated to highlighting, connecting, and empowering professional women and entrepreneurs while creating opportunities for growth through networking beyond events.  The BOSS Network was recently named by as one of the Top 10 Best Career Sites for Women, among the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes Woman, one of the 100 Urban Entrepreneurs funded by The Cash Flow and Listed 1 of 50 excellent women for college students to follow on Twitter by  Watch a clip from our 1st documentary "Behind The Business":

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Seven Dimensions of Wellness

As Boss women, we are all asked to wear soo many hats and face countless responsibilities. From being the main caregiver for our loved ones to being on the frontline of business, it can all become a little overwhelming. We understand that with so much weighing on our shoulders, optimal health is necessary to live up to our full potential.  We have all been told that in order live a healthy lifestyle we have to exercise regularly and eat right. But after hours in the gym and countless servings of fruits and vegetables, there always seems to be something missing. While you are adequately tending to the wellbeing of your physical self, your spirit is longing to have the same type of fulfillment and satisfaction. Recognizing there is a void, we often try to fulfill it by reengaging with our spirituality, giving back to our community, or starting a new relationship. Although this does get you one step closer to achieving overall wellness, it is only part of the solution.

Wellness is having complete harmony between body and soul to maximize your potential. Dr. Bill Hettler of the National Wellness Institute developed the 7 Dimensions of Wellness Model. The model details seven physical and mental aspects of the health required to achieve complete harmony.  The 7 Dimensions include physical wellness, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental, and occupational. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life.

Physical Wellness: requires eating well, exercising, and avoiding harmful habits.

Emotional Wellness: includes trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-control, and the ability to bounce back from setbacks and failures.

Spiritual Wellness: is a set of guiding beliefs, principles or values that give meaning and purpose to your life, especially during difficult times; involves the capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, altruism, and fulfillment.

Intellectual Wellness: includes the use of and continual striving for information and intellectual growth.

Social Wellness: includes learning good communication skills, developing the capacity for intimacy, contributing to your community, accepting others different from yourself, and cultivating a support network of caring friends and/or family members.

Environmental Wellness: includes the ability to promote measures that improve the standard of living and quality of health in our environment.

Occupational Wellness:  includes one's attitude about one's work, and recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one's life through work.

It is all about having balance in your life! Since your body and mind are interrelated, each and every one of your 7 dimensions of wellness need to work in harmony with the other for optimal health and wellness. So next time you evaluate your overall health, remember, being a healthy Boss includes both your physical and mental health.

Assess your overall wellness now

"Seven Dimensions of Wellness." UCRiverside. University of California, Riverside. Web. 24 Feb. 2011.

"Seven Dimensions of Wellness." ERaven. Franklin Pierce. Web. 24 Feb. 2011.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Women In The Spotlight Hosted By Melissa Dawn Johnson

Dear BOSS Ladies,

As we kick off Women's History Month in March, don't miss your time to SHINE!  Women In The Spotlight, an exclusive leadership and networking retreat happening on March 17 - 19, 2011 at the W Hotel in Buckhead, announces today limited day passes for this extraordinary three day affair where you will:

1. Gain clarity on how to turn your passion into profit while reinventing your career
2. Access this exclusive high-powered network of women to cash in on connections
3. Receive high-quality, interactive coaching to transform your body, mind and spirit
4. Leave with the proven Velvet Suite brand blueprint to turn opportunity into action

When you register by this Friday, March 4, 2011 you will be entered into a drawing to win the Velvet Suite Ultimate Brand Me Weekend.

- Receive a luxurious stay at the W Hotel
- Receive personal consultation from Melissa Dawn Johnson and her brand squad  (to include personalized plan for your career, image, social media and more!)
- Personalized Facial and Mini Microderm from Atlanta MediSpa

* The winner will be announced at the VIP Welcome Reception hosted by actress, Tasha Smith on Thursday, March 17th.

NOW!  Don't be left behind, join this amazing experience with extraordinary women who are ready to live, lead and launch! Review the attachment and reserve your seat today as space is LIMITED!

The Stress-Less Expert- BOSS Member Cheryl Harris

Living a lifestyle that encourages the renewing of you mind, body and well being are the core principles of what our next speaker lives by. As a sought out interactive Health and Well-Being Expert, Cheryl has a passion to inform, enlighten and empower people about incorporating massage and other health and wellness modalities to enhance their overall well-being. 

Cheryl Harris is CEO of C.L. Harris Enterprises and its subsidiary companies: Profound Touch Mobile Spa (Luxury Mobile Spa for elite professionals); Cheryl Mobile Fitness (A Transformation Lifestyle); Chat With Cheryl (Speaker * Interactive Health & Wellness Expert). Her successes in the Health and Well-Being industry and her current businesses Profound Touch Mobile Spa and Cheryl Mobile Fitness has moved her to empower, enlighten and inspire individuals to become more in tuned with living a lifestyle of health and wellness. She conducts monthly massage workshops and Spa Networking Events in order to continue to
bring awareness in the benefits of health and wellness. 

She has been a part of Health and Well-Being industry for over 15 years and is a top graduate of Chicago School of Massage Therapy (Cortiva-2003). Cheryl enjoys integrating social, mental emotional, spiritual and physical health into her lifestyle to promote an overall well being. She doesn’t believe in routines, but in lifestyle adjustments that will add value to lives and assist in preventable diseases. She has a passion for health and wellness, living a well balanced healthy lifestyle and is on a mission to see to it that anyone she encounters has been educated, motivated and inspired to adopt and healthier lifestyle. Her philosophy is – “Health and Wellness should be a lifestyle, not a luxury!

Why I joined The BOSS Network?

I joined because I just LOVE to see and be a part of women that are making it happen and don’t have to apologize for their success. We are doing it which continues to push me to a higher dimension. I’m always “On”. I was once told- “If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.” Every time I’m networking and there are BOSS Ladies there, I get fired up. The network is inspiring, uplifting, professional and have women that are handling there business (* :*)!

Cheryl Harris-Owner
Profound Touch Mobile Spa

Please SAVE Nyiah

Shrove Tuesday is a long tradition of clearing the home of rich foods that were banned during lent. Typically
things like butter, lard, sugar and such. Since these were generally used in pancakes it later became tradition to have Pancake Day before lent began to use up these staples. In areas that celebrate Carnival it is called Fat
Tuesday. The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and doing penance. Thus Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving that
English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins.

Join Us on Tuesday, March 8
Pancake Dinner at 6:00pm
$5.00 per person
Proceeds going to
ITxM Cord Blood Donation
Meet Nyiah Young

 Nyiah is the loving and precious daughter of Danielle and Carlos, and little sister to Carlos Jr & Kenya; the family resides in Matteson, IL. Nyiah was born with a severe form of Sickle Cell Anemia, where 80% of the blood her body produces is unable to carry oxygen. Additionally, she was diagnosed with Moyamoya Syndrome, a rare disease in which arteries in the brain are constricted and blood flow often gets blocked.

Nyiah had no symptoms of the disease until she had a stroke at the age of three. For the past two years, Nyiah has been receiving monthly transfusions to exchange her damaged red blood cells and keep her from having multiple strokes. However, the life expectancy of children like Nyiah is significantly shortened without
blood transfusions and ultimately a marrow transplant to save her life from donors like you.

Dinner & Marrow Drive
Dr. Reneè Matthews