GAME CHANGHERS CHANGING OUR WORLDS, OUR COUNTRY AND OUR COMMUNITIES ONE WOMAN AT A TIME.
GAME CHANGHERS Breakfast with Game ChangHERS! A motivational and inspirational CD designed with your morning in mind. 12 Powerful Women. 12 Life Changing Stories. 12 Lessons to Help you Change Your Game.
A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR MICHELLE WASHINGTON I am so excited to offer and present to you our first edition of Women of MORE Magazine. The sole purpose is to get information and inspiration into the hands of women that need a reminder that they too matter, that they rock and that there’s MORE to them than what they are doing right now. We are Women of MORE! I was that woman that lost and sometimes gave away my worth, confidence and what I was purposed to do and be. I enjoyed the titles that I played; however, I knew there was MORE to me. I am happy to say, I am now living the life I was predestined to live and so can YOU! Enjoy our first edition. I hope the information and inspiration in this magazine will give you an, Aha Moment that will lift you from your current position and into your MORE!
THERE'S MORE TO YOU! women of more Purpose Women of MORE is an organization designed to help women identify their purpose beyond their daily roles, ignite the passion for their personal goals and empower them to dream more, do more and be more
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU I hope you'll take a moment to let me know your story. We would also like to keep you updated with our upcoming events and campaigns. www.womenofmore.com email@example.com
WOM Magazine Mission
WOM Magazine commitment
With this magazine we have an opportunity to inspire and equip women in an unique way. To speak and connect to women in a way that is fitting for their lifestyle. To help women see every experience and challenge as an opportunity to grow and discover their MORE. To challenge women that they were predestined to achieve and do MORE.
To lead with excellence, be relevant, authentic and inspiring with thought provoking information.
Today, I came upon a quote that solidified my affirmation and confirmation to my commitment to stay the course. This quote read: “Never take advice from people that are in the same muddy, murky quicksand that you are drowning in.” With that said, I really appreciate the sound and earnest advice that a few have offered to me. Forward moving… Here is another quote from T. Harv Eker: "The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. Rich people are totally clear that they want wealth. They are unwavering in their desire. They are fully committed to creating wealth. As long as it’s legal, moral, and ethical, they will do whatever it takes to have wealth. Rich people do not send mixed messages to the universe. Poor people do." – T. Harv Eker For me, this goes beyond material wealth. This resonates with me because the core of the message is having clarity, yes resounding clarity, and never wavering from YOUR DESIRE, YOUR PURPOSE. You may not reach it on the first, second, or third attempt but don't allow anything or anyone to deter you from your God given purpose. Peace and Blessings,
Tracey ReNissa Creative Director at Blogger and Creative Writer of Tracey ReNissa's Women Empowerment
Beyond the Woman is a compilation of visionary women who have joined their voices in reweaving the tapestry of human consciousness through love, truth, and power. Daphne Henry, a member of this visionary team, is the author of Chapter 16 entitled "There's no Place like Wholeness." In this chapter, Daphne authentically shares her journey to wholeness with the sincere hope of helping others on their personal journey. Beyond the Woman has already reached #1 on Amazon's International Best Seller's List and is becoming a legacy movement touching lives of readers around the world. Join this legacy movement by getting your copy at http://www.amazon.com/Daphne-Henry For book signings or speaking engagements, connect with Daphne on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE n a of IMPERFECT IMAGE
Growing up, I recall having an unspoken
My refusal to share my
understanding of what I was and wasn't allowed to
experiences were harming me. I
publicly say. No, my parents never said,
needed to share. I made the
"Shaundyll don't talk about this or that", but I
decision to begin telling my story
knew, "what happens in this house, stays in this
and sharing my experiences. I
was surprised at how much
I respected the need to protect my family and help
better I was feeling each time I
promote an image of perfection. What began as a
shared. I had unknowingly
child's understanding grew into an adult mindset.
opened up the doors to healing,
The mindset that my story and my truth were not
and self realization. I was also
to be told. For years, I rarely shared my story for
finding joy from those who were
fear it would taint the image of perfection that I
affected by my story.
had been taught to uphold. An image, I eventually grew tired of trying to keep, and began to resist. I
We both realized we had someone who related to our hurt, pain
resisted with behaviors that proved to be non
and struggles. I was giving hope but in return I was getting
productive and self-destructive.
healed. I was being vulnerable but giving strength. I was
What happens in this house, stays in this house.
humanizing myself each time I spoke, and shedding the false image that I had created. I was finally living in truth. We all have a story that makes us unique, relatable, and helps others come to term with their truths. Know that your story gives optimism and breaths life.
Don't allow your story to negatively
change your life, instead use it to positively change the lives of others.
WHATABOUTACLUTCH Latisha Nicollette Creative Designer and Founder of WhataboutaClutch My name is Latisha Nicollette, creative designer and founder of Whata Bouta Clutch. I became inspired to share my story of how I started my business after watching Steve Harveyâ€™s episode of JUMP. There is truly a story of brokenness, restoration, hope, faith and healing behind each bag I create. Sharing my story has been difficult until now, now that my heart is mended. I was in a very broken place in my life. I had to call off my engagement and cancel my wedding plans after learning my ex was cheating on me. I was devastated, ashamed and humiliated after another failed relationship. I was so overwhelmed I had no choice but to ask God to give me a hobby or anything that I could redirect my energy into. One day as I was scrolling through Youtube videos and I came across DIY for clutch bags. I watched them and over. I hadn't used a sewing machine since my 9th grade home Econmics class. I'm 38 years old, so that tells you how long it had been. However I didn't let that deter me.
I went out and purchased a sewing machine and fabric. I got started right away. It took me 5 hours or more to get the zipper in the clutch. It looked ok, but still needed some work. So I searched for more videos and I watched them over and over until I was able to get the zipper and lining in that's was pleasing to me. I'd sit for hours just making clutches and posting them on my social media sites" as crafty hand work". I had a great response, and many suggested I sell the clutch bags. Initially I doubted myself, but the more encouragement I received, my confidence began to grow. I decided to go for it! I found a logo that I loved, and a name that was catchy. During this time I found a sense of peace, that replaced my depression and anger. I was excited and filled with hope. I truly give God all the glory and honor because had I not been utterly and completely broken I can't say my clutch line would have been birthed. Whata Bouta Clutch is my Beautiful Broken Pieces. God gave me beauty for my ashes for all my pain.
Email: email@example.com Instagram: @whataboutaclutch Facebook: Latisha Nicollette
FIT WITH PURPOSE
SOPHISTICATION MADE EASY
Lorissa Turner "True Beauty is Felt, Not Seen."
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CHIRPS My name is Mary Byrd and I am the voice behind t fashion blog Curlybyrdie Chirps that is all about being fashionable on a budget. Being a single mother of two wonderful kids I understand the importance of shopping on a budget but still wanting to look fabulous. I wanted to show other women that you can look on stylish without breaking the bank so I was inspired to start this blog, which has led to many collaborations and opportunities.
Mary "aka' Curlybyrdie
Shop your closet - you will not believe the great finds you find in your own closet all those things you may have forgotten about. Have an old midi skirt not sure how to style it? Search pinterest or Instagram and see how other bloggers or celebrities are rocking them for style inspiration
I LIKE SHOWING WOMEN THEY CAN BE FABULOUS ON ANY BUDGET.
Staple pieces – Invest in the staple pieces that you can style various ways such as pencil skirts, black pants, jackets, tees, little black dresses and a great fitting pair of jeans. These are pieces that can look totally unique with different accessories. Before buying an item I ask myself is this something that I can style three different ways. I am all about getting more bang for the buck!
Shopping – When I go out shopping I first check my email and apps such as Retail Me Not to see who is having the best sale or are there any coupon offerings. When I go into the store I shop the clearance section to see if I can score any of those “ Staple Items “ at a discounted cost and you wouldn’t believe the deals you score. Always scan scan scan you might be pleasantly surprised with even better savings.
Thank you for reading and stay Fabulous For more savings tips check out my blog http://curlybyrdiechirps.blogspot.com
MAKEUP ON AISLE By Denise M. Jordan
Summer Glam Red is the color for July. Get your glam on with Laura Geller’s Crème Sheers lip color in Cherries Jubilee and Mischo Beauty’s Luxury Nail Lacquers Front Row. The two complement each other nicely.
I love wearing Cherries Jubilee. This totally kissable lip color is subtle enough for every day wear but bold enough to make a statement. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t dry my lips. Who decides kissability? My husband. If the lip product is sticky, transfers too much color, or he makes a fish face and wipes his mouth, it’s not kissable. This one? I get a smile and sometimes, another kiss! $21 laurageller.com Front Row is the perfect nail lacquer to wear with it. What color is that and where’d you get are the questions I’m asked when I wear it. Front Row is long lasting, chip resistant, and totally affordable. More importantly it’s 8-free meaning it’s free of formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene and parabens , toxins that so many other nail lacquers contain. Pregnant? Vegan? Trying to be as toxin free as possible? This is the one for you. $18 mischobeauty.com.
July is the month of summer celebrations. Backyard barbecues, picnics in the park, and family reunions top the agenda. More time out of doors means skin is exposed for longer periods of time to the harmful effects of the sun. Protection is key. More Beauty’s July favorites will help you protect your skin and glam it up.
Brazilian Beauty to Exfoliate and Moisturize I’m loving the Teadora
Rainforest at Dawn Body Polish. When I’m really in the mood to pamper myself, I give myself a good scrub using this body polish.
When I step out of the shower I feel so clean, so refreshed, and my skin just glows. Then, I smooth on the Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Butter. These Amazon Brazilian skin products keep my skin so soft, so smooth, my husband can’t resist touching. $34 Teadora Rainforest at Dawn Nourishing Body Polish, $38 Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Butter. teadorabeauty.com. For more information visit: makeuponaisle64.com
C A R E E R C O R N E R WOMEN OF MORE ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT!
Last year, I found myself at a confusing point in my career. I needed guidance from a Mentor. I became focused on finding a seasoned business professional, who could relate to some of my challenges. I was struggling with my desire to excel to new career levels, experiencing ‘Mommy Guilt’ every time I traveled, and was fumbling some of my responsibilities of being a Mom.
MOMMY GUILT EVERYTIME I TRAVELED. One morning during a business breakfast meeting, I noticed a woman who looked familiar. I realized that she was an accomplished executive that I had read about in the news. After reading the article, I whispered to myself, “I would love to have her as my Mentor”. Once the meeting ended people began to gather and talk. My hands were sweating, and I had butterflies in my stomach, because I had every intention on meeting my new Mentor. As I walked toward her, I heard her announce she had to leave to attend another meeting. I quickly made a dash toward the elevators to meet her there. Once the elevator doors closed, I introduced myself. We had small talk until we reached the first floor. As we said our good byes, I boldly said, “I really admire your career journey, and would love to hear more about it. Would you be open to having lunch with me some time?”. I held my breath, because I wasn’t sure what she would say. As the elevator doors opened, she walked off and said, “I would love to”. I was so excited! This woman was a business executive, and actually held the role in the C-Suite that I dreamed of. AND… she said YES to lunch. Not only did we do lunch, but we have developed a great mentoring relationship, and she has become a very good friend.
By Jil Jordan Greene Author of the Maximizher Daily The Purpose Driven Action Planner www.maximizheracademy.com
Career Tips Woman of More! As you build your business or career it’s imperative that you do these 3 things to get what you want. Focus. Focus on what you need for your business or your career. I identified that I needed a Mentor. I made this a focus, until I found one. Face the Fear. Feel the fear and do it anyway. I had to overcome fear and rejection when I thought about talking to this woman. To go to great places in life, you will be uncomfortable and sometimes afraid. Follow Through. Go for it!!! Go hard and pursue what you want. I saw her, positioned myself to be with her on the elevator, and boldly asked her for a lunch date. What are you waiting for? Ask for what you want! Or settle for whatever you get.
Natalyn Randle, CEO/Founder Black Businesswomen Rock
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YOUR LIFE IS WORTH LIVING
IMPACTING THEIR WORLD. COUNTRY. COMMUNITIES. Game ChangHers are women that see a new way to complete a task that is more efficient than the traditional methods. They are innovators, risk takers, trend sitters and do MORE. These women have opened up new avenues for others and transformed the image of the industry.
Becky Hammon continues to change the game for women in the professional coaching arena. She became the first paid female coach in the NBA history when the head coach Gregg Popovich from the Spurs hired her as an assistant in 2015. She came from the bleacher, to the bench, to the floor and now coaching. She is a Game ChangHer and a Woman of MORE.
C. Vivian Stringer is an American basketball coach, with one of the best records in the history of women’s basketball. She is currently the head coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Career Win/Loss Record: 885318. She is a Game ChangHer and a Woman of MORE.
Ernestine Shepherd started working out at the age of 56. She is still breaking records at the age of 80 years old. She lives by determination, dedication and discipline. She have training classes five days a week and enjoy inspiring senior women to reach beyond their limitations. Her statement of live is, “Age is nothing but a number.” Ernestine is a Game ChangHer and a Woman of MORE.
The Buffalo Bills made history early this year by hiring the NFL's first female fulltime coach, naming Kathryn Smith as a special teams quality control coach. She served as an administrator to the head coach Rex Ryan after working with the New York Jets. She is a Game ChangHer and a Woman of MORE.
Yvonne Smith puts herself on the to do list and got her DONE! Over 40 and two kids later, she relentlessly train to get in her best shape ever. She entered her first bikini fitness competition and simply soared. Yvonne is determined to live her best life and in doing so she has inspired others.
IMPACTING THEIR WORLD. COUNTRY. COMMUNITIES.
Mommy Uncensored was created and produces by Charity Jordan she also stars in this hilarious yet sometimes dramatic salute to all mothers around the world who have come to the realization that Claire Huxtable made it look a lot easier than it really is. Just like the main character, this groundbreaking comedy journal has been therapeutic for Charity. With over ten years of experience in youth development and the performing arts, Mrs. Jordan has a masters’ degree in School Counseling (Concentration: Elementary School) and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Concentration: Family & Life Studies), both from Georgia State University. She is the mother of two beautiful children and married to the show’s Director of Photography/Editor, Justin Jordan.
Natalyn Randle is one of three African American women who are credited with being a driving force in the business world that has led to a 258% increase in revenue for African American women owned businesses. She shares her experiences, as well as her trials on the road to success. Natalyn, just wanted the women in my community to feel as supported as she did. That’s when she came up with the idea to start her annual Black Business Women Rock Conference, held annually in downtown Los Angeles. Randle Matthews started her first conference in her back yard back in September 2011. Over 100 people attended the first conference, as well as vendors, guest speakers and performers. Her conference attacks more than 2,000 women. Natalyn is a Game ChangHer and a Woman of MORE.
Cheryl Pepsii Riley started her journey in music in night clubs and community theaters. One day she caught up with Full Force and from there history and success begun. She have sold out many venues and continue to set the bar high. Cheryl doesn’t make excuses for her path, she just plow through anything that would try to stop her. You can find her every Monday evening in NY at Black Velvet. She is a Game ChangHer and a Woman of MORE.
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WATCHING Are you a woman that watch things happen, talk about the things that are happening or are you a woman that make things happen? Let's be the women that make things happen in our world, country and communities. 1. Identify: What have you always wanted to do? What are you dreaming about? 2. Ignite: Put a plan in place to move you towards your purpose. 3. Empower: Empower you mind, heart and
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Our Mission: With this magazine we have an opportunity to inspire and equip women in an unique way. To speak and connect to women in a way t...
Published on Aug 5, 2016
Our Mission: With this magazine we have an opportunity to inspire and equip women in an unique way. To speak and connect to women in a way t...