Oh, the life of a D.O.L.L.look into the lives of distinguished outstanding leading ladies…
“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” – Susan L. Taylor
Statistics all over the place are saying that girls are extremely impressionable to the women of the media.
The Minority Women in Leadership Commission was created in efforts to combat these stereotypes and reverse the ideal that positive female role models, especially black do not exist.
In honor of our 3 year anniversary, we’re celebrating some of the most influential and professionally powerful African-American females.
From the famous actress Queen Latifah to the infamous locally-known Life Coach Latoyia Jones, we admire these 25 women for their hard work and strength, as each has become a leader in her industry.
Take a look at our some of our favorite female role models, then share your own in the comments below. Full interviews will be listed on the website on June 1st.
This is what a Role Model looks like…
The Queen D.O.L.L.
Dana Elaine Owens, 42 is THE Queen with credits in everything, singing, rapping, acting, writing, modeling, producing, etc. She grew into success with her rapping career after a demo of hers was heard by Fab Five Freddy of Yo! With a Golden Globe and a Grammy under her belt, plus Emmy and Academy Award nominations, Queen Latifah serves as a wonderful model for those who aim for success in more than one field.What puts her in the category of good female role model, is her honesty and heart. Queen Latifah does not forget where she came from, and is still a New Jersey resident. As a plus size celebrity, she portrays a girl who is not afraid of who she is, or what her body looks like. In 2006, Queen Latifahalong with Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., and the YWCA-USA teamed up to launch the first annual National Women’s Confidence Day on Capitol Hill.
- Fans/ Supporters can reach her at:
- Flavor Unit Entertainment
- 155 Morgan Street
- Jersey City, NJ 07302
- Phone: 201-333-4883
The Alive on Purpose D.O.L.L.
The Everlasting Beauty D.O.L.L.(July 25, 1975 – May 10, 2011)
I first met Mia Amber Davis, in September of 2010, when we modeled together in the “International Fuller Woman Expo” in Detroit. She had to be one of the most beautiful and warm spirits I have ever encountered. When she walked in the room, she had a glow about her that every other model only wish they could have. She had star quality written all over her face. I literally remember getting up from make up and saying ‘Whoa, you are SO beautiful!’ and her replying ‘No girl, I wish I had chocolate skin like yours! Jeannie, isn’t her skin pretty? We have to get you to New York, soon!” Mia Amber Davis appeared in a feature role in the cinema-released 2000 comedy movie “Road Trip” as “Rhonda”. Since her film appearance, Davis had been working as a model in New York and appearing on TV to speak on the issues of being plus-sized, and on self-esteem. Amber appeared on the Tyra Banks talk show dealing with the media’s response to photographs of Banks in a swimsuit. Mia Amber Davis died at 36 years of age on May 10, 2011.
- you can capture her innermost thoughts and experiences in the industry at: http://miaamber.wordpress.com/
The Prophetess D.O.L.L.
“She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard.” Proverbs 31:16
“A Virtuous Woman is a Business Woman”, is a slogan Prophetess shares with women as she travels and encourages them to tap into the business side of who God has created them to be. The first time I had the chance to interview the Prophetess, I made bad business by being late at almost an whole hour from being stuck in a business meeting! Her compassion and understanding was very welcoming despite her very busy schedule. This was a learning experience and Prophetess Tera- The founder of Life Now Marketing in Atlanta, must have knew because she didn’t deny me at her throne. She just simply agreed to reschedule another interview. She is a professional with 5 plus years experience in providing sales, marketing, public relations, and communication services for corporations, small businesses, ministries, not for profit organizations, medical practices and more.
The Awesome Attorney D.O.L.L.
The Pretty Political D.O.L.L.
The Real Role Model D.O.L.L.
Miss Michelle R. Chase, 47 is the kind of woman that we would all know,love, care for, and honor dearly. She is the backbone of her family and has a testimony she wants share one day. Striving for success in hopes to become an Attorney and Published Author after obtaining a Juris Doctorate Degree and ultimately a Master’s in family law she wants to complete her mission in life and become a role model for young men and women around the country; But particularly young African American young men and women. Little does she know, her success is already written because she faithfully lives by Phillipians 4:3! She worked at Chrysler LLC on the assembly line for 14 years until she decided to step out on faith and allow God to guide her footsteps as she began to pursue her dreams. Since leaving Chrysler in May of 2009, she has earned 2 Associates Degrees; one in general studies, the other as a Legal Assistant. She’s currently a full time student at Madonna University pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies in which she will be graduating December 2012. Want to send her an email of encouragement? Contact her here at:
The Powerful Public Service D.O.L.L.
Fans/ Supporters can contact her at:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outstanding Officer D.O.L.L
Angela James, 51 is a phenomenal woman with a presence out of this world.
Upon hearing her story as a inspirational and dedicated mentor I instantly became drawn to her spirit. As I sat at the Rhonda Walker Foundation breakfast, and I heard stories of High School Students in tears thanking her and others for leading the way and instilling confidence into them. I knew in my heart, for sure she was a role model the world needed to know about. She is a Graduate of Madonna University with her BA and her Masters in at University of Detroit-Mercy. She retired as Lieutenant from the Detroit Police Department after 25 years. The definition of hard work and dedication is no stranger to Miss Angela. Her strength and courage did not lie in her badge but in her heart as a woman who stood her grounds and fought for what was right. She’s not the kind of woman who will tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. She can teach you a lesson in 4 minutes. I know this first hand, because her wisdom overwhelmed me at Hello. She is a Distinguished Outstanding Leading Lady mostly because her mission in life is to aspire to be best mother,daughter, friend, and person possible. Her biggest accomplishment was being able to do all of the above and still have time to love herself at once. She did not choose the traditional path of high school, college, marriage, children, and career. Instead she pursued high school, child, work, career,college and then marriage while still remaining on top. Through it all, she was able to remain focused and achieve her goals. This is the definition of a DOLL, our role model.Fans/ Supporters can contact her at: