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MEET KAYLA FROM SALVATORES.COM

PHOTOS BY WESHOOTFILMS

Kayla Moreira, the latest cover woman of Rochester Woman Online magazine, epitomizes the spirit of ambition and achievement. A graduate of St. John Fisher College with a degree in sports management, Kayla’s journey is marked by her relentless drive and versatility. She transitioned from student to successful professional, marrying a professional soccer player and starting a family, all while carving out a distinguished career for herself. Kayla is the embodiment of a modern-day boss woman, adeptly balancing multiple roles and responsibilities with grace and determination.Continue reading

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CLAIMING YOUR CALM: ENTREPRENEUR MARCY MILLER

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We are excited to introduce you to Marcy Miller, the latest cover woman of Rochester Woman Online magazine, whose journey epitomizes the essence of tranquility and entrepreneurship. Through founding Pure Placid, Miller has carved a niche in the wellness industry, offering solace through the power of scent, and teaching people to “claim their calm”.

Embarking on her entrepreneurial journey at just 23, Miller’s vision transcends mere business success; it’s about fostering serenity and empowering others to reclaim their calm amidst life’s chaos. With two thriving locations, and a third coming soon, Pure Placid serves as an oasis for those seeking respite from the daily grind.Continue reading

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LAWYER, ENTREPRENEUR & MORE…SHAKIERAH SMITH

PHOTOS BY Kameron Ashford, Masko, ag.Visions & Maria

Meet Shakierah Smith, a remarkable entrepreneur, lawyer, and the embodiment of inspiration. As the cover woman for Rochester Woman Online Magazine’s special Western, Central and Upstate NY women entrepreneurs section, she exemplifies resilience, determination, and the pursuit of excellence. Shakierah’s journey is one of overcoming barriers as a first-generation college graduate, paving the way for others and building a legacy of both wealth and knowledge destined to transcend generations.

With an entrepreneurial spirit that knows no bounds, Shakierah has carved her path in the business world, proving that hard work and perseverance are the keys to success. As a lawyer, she champions justice and empowers others through her legal expertise, advocating for fairness and equality in every endeavor. Her multifaceted career showcases her versatility and dedication to making a positive impact on both her community and the business landscape.Continue reading

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FATIMA RAZIC: LIVING THE #FATIMALIFE

PHOTOS BY BRANDON VICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Our latest cover woman is a singer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and so much more! From being a refugee from Bosnia to coming to the US, this amazing artist is leading the pack, inspiring others, and empowering women everywhere. From daily motivational reels, to opening a business and clothing line called Evolmi (I’m Love backwards), she is all about self-love and positivity, and Rochester Woman Online magazine is positive that this influencer is going to create success no matter what she does.Continue reading

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3 LOCAL FEMALE MCDONALD’S FRANCHISE OWNERS: SHARON POTTER, MARI POTTER & NANCY WILKES

PHOTOS BY BRANDON VICK PHOTOGRAPHY

In the latest edition of Rochester Woman Online magazine, we are honored to have three incredible female entrepreneurs and owners of a collective of 16 of the local McDonald’s franchises. Please welcome Sharon Potter, her daughter in-law Mari Potter and Nancy Wilkes. These women are true leaders in an industry that is male-dominated and are truly setting themselves apart from the rest.

We know their interview with RWO will inspire you, and as Mari says, “It is never too late to launch your next career endeavor!”Continue reading

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KATY EBERTS: STAYING POSITIVE, INSPIRING OTHERS & #KATYSTRONG

PHOTOS BY CHRISOM BEBEE

In the heart of Rochester’s music scene, Katy Eberts stands as a testament to resilience and strength. As the keyboardist, and vocalist of the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Seven Wonders, and Teagan and The Tweeds, she has not only graced the local stages with her musical talent, but has become an inspiring figure through an unforeseen chapter in her life. Last year, Katy faced a life-altering car crash that left her severely injured, challenging her in ways she never imagined. In our exclusive cover story interview with Rochester Woman Online, Katy opens up about her remarkable journey since the accident—a story of courage, determination, and triumph over adversityContinue reading

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A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF FASHION WITH ERIN NESMITH

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER “GOODKNEWS” CARDWELL

Erin Nesmith: Crafting Empowerment Through Fashion and Art

In the captivating world of fashion and artistic expression, Erin Nesmith stands tall as a beacon of creativity and empowerment. A luminary in the industry, she began as an artist (painter) and then as a lingerie designer, weaving threads of elegance and confidence through her intricate designs. Over time, her canvas expanded beyond the vivid strokes of a canvas, and began infusing her designs with a unique blend of artistry and fashion.Continue reading

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SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR & BEAUTY MOGUL: ANARSHA O’MEALY

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER “GOODKNEWS” CARDWELL

Unveiling the Layers of Entrepreneurial Brilliance

Rochester Woman Online is thrilled to present an exclusive cover story featuring the extraordinary Anarsha O’Mealy, a trailblazing serial entrepreneur whose journey from beauty mogul to real estate investor has been nothing short of inspiring. In this in-depth interview, Anarsha shares her insights, challenges, and the remarkable milestones that have defined her remarkable career.Continue reading

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MEET EVELYN & CHINO INGRAM

Meet two of Central New York’s power influencers, creators of The Castle 603 and The Ingram Castle Foundation, The Ingrams. Let’s see what they had to say about their non-profit, transforming a Syracuse landmark, and more!

Could you share a bit about your backgrounds and what inspired you to venture into the project of transforming The Castle.

The Castle project is very personal for us. Chino was born two doors down from the church and played in its parking lot as a young child. I have been in Syracuse since college graduation and have made Syracuse my home. Both Chino and I feel a strong sense of belonging to the Southside and are passionate about improving the community by reviving this abandoned landmark that played such an important role in the history of the Southside.Continue reading

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KELLY + KELLY = BOSSY ROC

PHOTOS BY NSP PHOTOGRAPHY & SUSAN ELIZABETH PORTRAITS

In the ever-evolving landscape of online magazines, one platform has emerged as a beacon of empowerment for women in Rochester and beyond, Rochester Woman Online. The latest cover stars, Kelly Metras and Kelly Bush, the dynamic duo behind BOSSY ROC, have carved out a space that celebrates not just the achievements of women but also their personal growth and relationships. BOSSY ROC is not just a cute name; it’s a vibrant community, a support system, and a hub for female entrepreneurs to connect, learn, and flourish.

BOSSY ROC, is more than a catchy name; it’s a mission statement. The brainchild of Metras and Bush, this platform is a haven for women who are juggling the responsibilities of business and life, often like a modern-day Batman and Robin. Continue reading

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