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WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011 Community Service


KAREN EADY-LOCKETT Principal


Eady Associates, LLC Bringing her talents and skills as a con-


sultant to encourage urban community growth, Karen Eady-Lockett's contribu- tions to the growth of the region are many.


Originally from Beaver County, Eady-Lock- ett holds a bachelor’s in community min- istry and a master’s in organizational lead- ership from Geneva College. As principal of Eady Associates, a consulting business dedicated to project management and event planning, Eady-Lockett is dedicated to her company's role in devel- oping projects intended to help revitalize the Hill District. She is vice president of the New Hill District Business Association. She is also active on several boards, including the American Liver Foundation, the Alliance of Male Empowerment, Networks and Neighbor Works Western Pennsylvania and Ozanam, among others. Her professional and personal affiliations also in- clude work with the Mel Blount Youth Home, The Hill House Economic Development Corpo- ration, The Central New Devel- opment Corporation, Inc., and US Airways, among others. She received the 2009 Professional Woman of the Year award from the Pittsburgh Club of the Na- tional Association of Negro Business and Professional Woman's Club. She is a mother of one and grandmother of two.


Business


GLADYS E. EDMUNDS President


Edmunds Entrepreneurial Programs Author and Columnist


A passion for instilling the entrepreneurial


bug into others has guided Gladys E. Ed- munds on the path toward her own business


and the national success she enjoys today. As president of Edmunds Entrepreneurial Pro- grams, Edmunds helps to link the largest thousand corporations in the country with smaller businesses and new customers. Her belief in the business leader inside of all peo- ple lead to creation of her book, “There's No Business Like Your Own Business,” which was pub- lished by Viking Press in 2000. She has made ap- pearances on CNN, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and sev- eral other television shows to discuss her philosophy. She also writes the weekly Entrepreneurial Tightrope column for USA Today and conducts speeches and pri- vate consultations for small business owners through- out the country. Edmunds has received several acco- lades for her work, includ- ing the Avon Woman of En- terprise Award and being named one of the Top 25 Women Owned Businesses in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce, to name a few.


REV.BRENDA GREGG


Founder & Executive Director Project Destiny, Inc.


As a pastor, teacher and head of a social ser-


vice organization, Reverend Brenda J. Gregg has made an effort to positively impact thousands of lives throughout the region. Formerly pastor of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in West Elizabeth, Pa., Bethel A.M.E. Church in Monroeville and Greater Allen A.M.E. Church on the North Side, Gregg was chose as Presiding Elder of Ohio’s Springfield-Xenia area in 2009, where she over- saw 19 churches in the district. She is founder and executive director of Project Destiny of Pittsburgh Inc., a program that monitors at-risk youth from ages 10 to 18 to offer mentors, tu- tors, parenting classes and more. The program has served more than 2,000 families in Pitts- burgh and has sponsored trips to take students away from their home environments. Two stu- dents are working with an orphanage for a Sum- mer Theater project for children in Shiroka Laka, Bulgaria. The organization also collaborateswith the Pittsburgh Zoo and Children Youth & Fami- lies for education, outreach and prevention ini- tiatives. Gregg serves on several boards, includ- ing WQED, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, Pitts- burgh Action Against Rape, Kid’s Voice, Al- legheny County Policy Board of Directors for Family Support and the Commission For Justice Initiatives, amongmany others. Gregg served as the noon-day preacher at Hampton University’s Minister’s Conference in 2009 and as president


NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER


2008WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE HONOREES PHYLLIS JONES


CHERYL ALLEN DONNA BAXTER


TINA WILLIAMS BREWER MARILYN BROOKS JEAN BRYANT ESTHER BUSH


RUTH BYRD-SMITH


CANDI CASTLEBERRY- SINGLETON


DARIETH CHISOLM


KIM BERKELY CLARK YVONNE COOK


VERNA CRICHLOW PAULA DAVIS JACKIE DIXON


ELAINE EFFORT HELEN FAISON


LILLIA MICHELLE FERGUSON SYLVIA HILL FIELDS KAREN GARLAND JUDITH GRIGGS


ERNESTINE HARRIS PEGGY HARRIS


ELSIE HENDERSON KATHY HUMPHREY


RHONDAMOORE JOHNSON Religion


MARGARET LARKINS- PETTIGREW


VERNELL LILLIE LOIS MUFUKA MARTIN


JOYCE MEGGERSON-MOORE VELMA MONTEIRO-TRIBBLE M. GAYLE MOSS


SHIRLEY MUHAMMAD MARY SMITH PETERS


VALERIE MCDONALD ROBERTS


ALICE SCALES TONI Y. SILVA BEV SMITH


JEANNETTE SOUTH-PAUL CECILE SPRINGER CELESTE TAYLOR


WINIFRED TORBERT


NANCY WASHINGTON BRENDA WATERS


DORIS CARSON WILLIAMS LEAH WILLIAMS-DUNCAN JANIS BURLEY WILSON


JOY MAXBERRY WOODRUFF JULIE ZEIGLER


of women in ministry for the AME church. She is also a partner in a health clinic in Kisumu, Kenya and has traveled to several African coun- tries to help organize clinics and promote healthcare.


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