Women of Excellence

Yolanda Troutman, Lawyer & Founder of iSpeak Now Yolanda M. Trotman is a native North Carolinian. She has been a Charlottean for 20 years. She was born and raised in High Point North Carolina and is the youngest of three children. Yolanda graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and she […]

Vi Lyles, Charlotte City Council, Mayor Pro-Tem Vi Lyles is a two-term City Council member and the current Mayor Pro-Tem. Vi’s career with the city spans more than 40 years. Serving in the role, she has been advocate for growing jobs, building transportation choices, and increasing affordable housing options. Vi played a key role in budget […]

Olympia D, Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte Assistant Program Director, Midday Personality (Old School 105.3 As an the Assistant Program Director for Radio One, Olympia D assists in managing Old School 105.3, Praise 100.9 and 92.7 The Block in Charlotte NC. She is also known as the Midday Diva, giving listeners a great companion while […]

LaWanna Mayfield, Charlotte City Council District 3 LaWana Mayfield is dedicated to make Charlotte a City that treats everyone equally, fairly and with dignity. A Democrat, LaWana proudly represents District 3 on the Charlotte City Council. She was elected in 2011 and is serving her third term, which began December 2, 2015. Mayfield was appointed by Charlotte’s Mayor […]

Lady Kimberly Jacobs The Rock Worship Center COGIC Lady Kim Jacobs was raised by her single mother, Ella Spratley in a place called “The Bottom” in Newport News, VA. Her father is Bishop Elijah Jackson. Her mother instilled in her that she could be anything she dreamed to become. As a result of that teaching, […]

Chirl Girl, Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte Local Host & Producer for The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Get Up Morning with Erica Campbell, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, On-Air Personality (Old School 105.3) The Chirl Girl Show can be heard Sundays, 10am-3pm on Old School 105.3 WOSF, the highest-ranking Urban Adult Contemporary radio station in […]

Nikita Devereaux, SIMPLY VIRTUAL Business Productivity Consultant Nikita Devereaux is a Business Productivity Consultant who inspires companies and individuals to LIVE & WORK smarter – through the application of virtual teams and technologies. Her company, SIMPLY VIRTUAL™ helps leaders and organizations leverage people and technology to build, lead and manage high performing flexible teams. Ms. […]

LaToya Broadie, Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte Director of Marketing & Promotions LaToya Whitt Broadie is Director of Marketing & Promotions for Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte (Old School 105.3, Praise 100.9, 92.7 The Block). In this position, she manages the creative imaging and development of events and promotions for the Radio One, Inc. Charlotte […]