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THE QUEEN BEHIND SALVATORE’S: ASHLEY KING

PHOTOS BY CHARLENE MANN FORD

Not many of us can say we scored our dream job and career fresh out of college. It usually takes gaining years of experiences in the field. Ashley King, however, did just that. She got her first “big girl” job coming fresh out of SUNY Geneseo and is kicking ash ever since! She had a lot of things to consider at the time, as her boyfriend lived in Long Island. She did an internship in NYC, but her heart was here in Rochester because her grandparents live here. It all started from a conversation Ashley experienced with “Soccer Sam”. He was impressed with something she said, and he told her, “Hey, your pretty smart, when you graduate from college come here and I’ll hire you!”Continue reading

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SHEILA YOUNG: GRASPING SELF-LOVE

PHOTOS BY CHARLENE MANN FORD

Sheila Young is no stranger to Rochester Woman. You were first introduced to Sheila in the January 2019 edition, when she became a new writer for Something for the Sisters. You may also recognize Sheila as a plus-sized model. She has modeled for RWO in runway and print, in past editions. Sheila is also a cosmetologist. Her articles each month share with you, her experiences in modeling and as a hairdresser. Continue reading

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A “TOM” OF ALL TRADES: TOM MALLOY

Rochester Woman Online is proud to feature, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, dancer and public speaker; Tom Malloy on our “Men’s Edition” cover. You heard the saying “Jack of all trades”, well Tom is the Tom of “all trades”. Tom started acting when he was a kid and always knew this was what he wanted to do with his life. His acting career started out as Captain Hook in a 4th grade play. His first adult role which he considered as a major role achievement was co-starring with Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) in The Attic.Continue reading

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TRACY SIMONE: Wanting & Doing It All!

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER CARDWELL

Women today often juggle multiple careers. We want it all and we are capable of doing just that. RWO is proud to announce the newest addition to our editorial team, Ms. Tracy Simone out of Albany, NY. Tracy is an amazing woman who is an IT professional, a model and an actress. She shares that she basically fell into all of her careers. She grew up In Schenectady, NY, home of General Electric. Her mother placed Tracy and her brother in a program at General Electric founded to increase minority engineering graduates. At 17, like many others, Tracy was not sure what career path she wished to pursue. She enjoyed her high school computer classes, loved visiting different colleges and potential places of employment and GE was offering scholarships, so this assisted her on her way in exploring the famous question of “What do I want to be when I grow up”.Continue reading

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THE INSPIRING, COURAGEOUS JULIA YAW

PHOTOS BY NATALIE SINISGALLI

Julia Yaw is the regional director for the Northeast Kidney Foundation of Rochester and surrounding regions. She is an avid advocate for sibling rights in the foster care and adoption community, organ donation and transplant patient advocate. She enjoys public and motivational speaking, and focuses on several humanitarian efforts.Continue reading

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WHO IS JUSTINA PRINCE?

WHO IS JUSTINA PRINCE? This month she is the subject of Rochester Woman Online’s cover story, and also the celebrated and much-anticipated featured, couture designer with her jaw-dropping Bird and Fish collection that was highlighted during our Fashion Show Under the Stars runway event at the Strasenburgh Planetarium that partially benefitted Worth More Nation, an empowerment organization for children in foster care. Continue reading

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BUILDING LIFE AFTER VIOLENCE: EMILY MARIE PANGBURN

PHOTOS BY: CHARLENE MANN FORD

What became Emily’s story s not something anyone would like to experience in their lifetime. Emily is a 25-year-old, mother and entrepreneur who lives in Rochester, NY. She is a beautiful woman, who is a make-up artist (Make-Up Artistry and Beauty by Emily Marie). On September 15, 2018, her otherwise normal life became a movie we watch and hope never happens to us. Her life changed forever that day. Continue reading

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YOLANDA SMILEZ THROUGH IT ALL

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER “GOODKNEWS” CARDWELL

Rochester Woman Online introduced you to new writer, Yolanda Smilez in January with the Launch of “Something for the Sistas”. Yolanda hopes through reading her column, you too, can find your smile as she has after facing so many trials and tribulations in life. Yolanda is a local comedian, the co-founder of Ms. Kurvie Pageant system, CEO of the Roc Awards, CEO of Smilez Entertainment and an up-and-coming author.Continue reading

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IMPRESSIVE, INTELLIGENT, SUCCESSFUL…JESSICA LEWIS

PHOTOS BY JOE MARINO

Rochester Woman Online is proud to welcome new writer Jessica Lewis not only to our team, but also to our cover this month.

Impressive, intelligent, successful these are just a few words that come to mind when describing Jessica Lewis. Her public relations firm, LaLew Public Relations is one of the fastest growing public relations firms in Rochester. Continue reading

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