Meet Fox 5 Emmy Award Meteorologist & Co-Host of Good Day Atlanta, Joanne Feldman
Her Lifelong Fascination with the Weather & Inspiration to Become a Meteorologist Started Early in Life. She can Bring Sunshine into the Dreariest of Weather Forecast. Q: What made you decide to go in the field of telling the weather? JF: I had a lifelong fascination with weather, having experienced a hurricane as a child. But it never dawned on me to pursue it as a career until I was halfway through my undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. I..
Enjoying the Sweet Life, Meet Kupcakerie Co-Owner Kascha Adeleye
Q: I understand it all started when you baked your first cupcake without help from any ready-made box from a grocery store. Can you share with us, what encouraged you to begin baking from scratch?KA: My first passion is for teaching, which naturally makes me a nerd with a weird love for science. I was curious to see what would happen as I used different ingredients. An extra ¼ tsp of salt or baking soda makes a HUGE difference. This need to explore and ex..
Inspiring Women to Dream, Learn & to Know They Can Become More! Meet Toni Washington, Fire Chief at Decatur Fire Department
Q: I presume there’s not many female Fire Chief’s in the United States. When the day arrived and you were to be promoted, can you share with us some of your thoughts? TW: There aren’t many female fire Chiefs in the United States. Remembering the day, I was promoted… I was in a meeting and I received the call offering me the job of Fire Chief with the City of Decatur. I felt so many emotions that day. I know I had big shoes to fill and that it was impera..
Passionately Working for the Results You Deserve; Meet Atlanta Attorney Attorney Ecleynne Mercy
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?EM: When I was five years old. At my kindergarten graduation, everyone was asked what they wanted to do… kids said doctor, teacher, mailman etc. I didn’t see the option that I wanted. I tossed and turned the night before graduation and then I figured it out. I scribbled something on a purple construction paper… kid-like hieroglyphics and I practiced the statement that I learned from Primetim..
She Will Help You Navigate The Challenges You Face & Protect What Matters to You. Her Law Firm is Dedicated To Providing Quality & Affordable Family Law Services With Compassion. A Conversation With Family Law Attorney Tera Reese-Beisbier
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career as an Attorney?TRB: I knew I was going to be an attorney at age 12. My father and I were discussing something (I believe I was arguing with him) and he stopped me and told me that if I did not become a lawyer, he would be shocked. He told me that I always stick up for the underdog, and I always argue my way out of punishments at home. I did not know any attorneys at the time, but thought he was right. So, ..
Representing the Citizens of District 10 as an Established Community Leader, Meet Atlanta City Councilmember, Andrea L. Boone
Q: What advice do you have for young women who want to pursue a career in politics?AB: Get involved. Make your voice heard. Whether it is at a neighborhood meeting, a zoning board hearing, a school board meeting, volunteering for a candidate or organization that is advocating for an issue you care about, join in. You will meet people who inspire you and from whom you can learn. You will gain knowledge and experience. And don’t ever compromise your integrit..
An Atlanta Tradition of Giving Life to Your Dreams! A Conversation with Real Estate Agent, Tori Hughes
Q: After you graduated with a master’s in accounting from the University of Tennessee … what led you to relocate to Atlanta and pursue Real Estate as a career?TH: After graduation, I moved to Atlanta to start a career in accounting at Ernst & Young and later worked at Morgan Stanley in the Real Estate Fund Accounting Group. After taking time away from work to stay home with our young children, Cate and Connor, I was ready to reenter the workforce. I am t..
As a Former Prosecutor, She has a Great Deal of Experience in Criminal & Immigration Defense. She’s Experienced, Respected & Gets Results! Meet Atlanta Attorney, Meighan L. Vargas
Q: Why did you decide to attend law school?
MV: Law is a calling for me. I love trial practice and some of the puzzles we have to solve. So, I decided I wanted to attend and then move on to help people using my education and skills. It sounds cliché but it’s absolutely true, to this day.
Q: Share with us your experience as a prosecutor and why you decided to leave.
MV: I have experience as both an Assistant District Attorney and an Assistant Solicitor Ge..
Believing in Her Dream & Herself, Meet Niesha Butler, Basketball Player, Actress & CEO of ScrapSports
Q: How old were you when you developed an interest in Basketball?NB: I was 9 years old. My dad taught me.Q: You put up some amazing numbers in your high-school days … do you still hold records for points scored?NB: Yes, I do still hold the record for NYC men and women. (the men’s #1 changed though since I broke it, not Kenny Anderson anymore). Q: Tell us where life took you after you graduated from high school.NB: LOL A lot of places. I lived overseas wh..
Hailed as One of Atlanta Metro’s Top Agents, Meet Realtor Debbie Faulkner. She Offers Unparalleled Market Expertise & Personal Service to Ensure You Make the Right Decision!
Q: What was your first job? And how did it shape or impact you?DF: My first job was at Six Flags Over GA. This job taught me how to grow outside my position and be intentional about learning the duties of other employees. I was able to work a lot of overtime because of my knowledge. In other words, be versatile and valuable. My dad said, “You can work a job but make sure to be valuable and develop skills that you can use in case that job goes away. “ Mat..
Dedicated to Your Health & Well-Being Meet NaPortia Mitchell, Dr. of Physical Therapy
Q: When did you realize, your career path would be in Healthcare?NM: As a kid, I was always involved in athletics and naturally wanted to have a “job” that would allow me to enjoy sports. With the help of my mom, I found the perfect career path for myself. I have literally wanted to be a physical therapist since 7th grade. Interesting enough, every job I had was aligned with my ultimate goal of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Q: What expectations di..
Specializing in Sno-Balls, Along with Simply Delicious New Orleans Desserts & Dishes Meet Bourbon Street Ice Co-Founder, Dee Carter
Q: I understand you are from New Orleans … what was it like to grow up in the Big Easy? DC: Growing up in New Orleans was a cultural experience. My mother raised six of us, so she COOKED. Great food was an everyday experience in our entire city. Blue Mondays were red beans and rice with cornbread and candied yams. Fridays are celebrated with seafood everywhere in New Orleans, so you knew you were going to eat gumbo, fried fish and potato salad. We celebrat..
Working for Equality, Justice & Dignity in our Criminal Justice System Meet Southern Center for Human Rights, Executive Director Sara J. Totonchi
Q: What is your SCHR about and what do you all do?ST: The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is working for equality, justice, and dignity in our criminal legal system. Our mission is to end capital punishment, mass incarceration, and other practices that are used to control the lives of poor people, people of color, and other marginalized groups in the Deep South. We do this through death penalty representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, an..
She is a Wife, Mother, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, & Philanthropist. Meet Bridgitte Hatfield, President of Refuse To Do Nothing Nonprofit.
Q: Tell us about Refuse to Do Nothing Nonprofit and what do you all do? BH: Refuse to Do Nothing (RTDN) was created to not just serve one need, but what we see as the five basic human rights: clean water, clothes, shoes, food, and shelter globally. One of the things I wanted to create with this organization was not just to be limited to certain causes, but if we saw or heard of a cause that needed help, we would be flexible enough to adjust our resources t..
When Experience, Expertise, Success & Dedication Matters, Meet Atlanta Attorney Sarah Stottlemyer
Q: When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in the legal field?SS: I knew in Kindergarten that I wanted to be an Attorney so I could help people. My Dad was an attorney in the 60’s and practiced Civil Rights law, so I was taught at a young age the importance of being a voice for those that did not have one.Q: How long have you practiced law?SS:15 yearsQ: What type of cases do you generally handle? SS: I personally only handle workers’ compensation c..
Her Practice is Committed to Making a Difference in The Lives of The People She Serves. A Conversation With Attorney & Author, Veronica Brinson.
Attorney Veronica Brinson is a native of Macon, Georgia. She grew up in the inner city in South Macon. She contributes who she is today to her upbringing in South Macon in which she states tough situations and her desire to push forward in the face of challenges and obstacles made her the person she is today.Ms. Brinson has organized seminars for State Bar of Georgia Continuing Education including Jury Trials Seminar 2010. She was also featured in a book p..