Tampa, Florida (PressExposure) March 01, 2009 -- e-BlackWomenNetwork, a fast growing Web site dedicated to Black female business owners seeking tools, information and resources to launch or grow a home based or small business announces today the formation of its Board of Advisors. Newly appointed advisors include Jewel Diamond Taylor, a highly sought after international motivational speaker; Frank Shines, widely-recognized Lean Six Sigma expert and Fortune 500 consultant; Clemmie Perry, a highly accomplished Instructional Design and Technology expert and consultant; Deena Pierott, a diversity advocate and owner of a C-level executive search firm and Dr. Sylvia Marion Carley, a retired Campus President and trendsetter in higher education retention and student development.
According to Carmin Wharton, Founder and CEO of e-BlackWomenNetwork, "The e-BlackWomenNetwork Board of Advisors consists of business, technology and education leaders who, while having worked in the private and public sectors, are also successful entrepreneurs. Their unique qualities and expert perspectives will provide objective guidance to our administrative team regarding our growth strategy and development. We are truly honored to have these trailblazers join us so that they can help us achieve our next level of organizational objectives."
About the e-BlackWomenNetwork Board of Advisors
Jewel Diamond Taylor delivers life-transforming, high impact presentations all over the U.S. and internationally. Taylor acts as a creative catalyst to challenge current thinking, reframe opportunities and generate remarkable results. Jewel also founded the Women on the Grow, Super Goal Saturday Motivational Seminars, the Don't Give Up Conference and Women's Paragon Leadership Training Series. Her articles have been in the Black Enterprise, Essence and Jet Magazines.
Frank "Rio" Shines is a co-founder and CEO of Skill of Success Publishing, Inc. which provides web-based products, Organizational Change, and Lean Six Sigma services and training to individuals, professional associations and organizations throughout the USA and emerging countries. Frank is a former Techdata Director of Lean Sigma, IBM Principal, Ernst &Young Manager and Air Force officer. He has been a business adviser, trainer and speaker to Fortune 500 clients such as Daimler-Chrysler, Exxon Mobil and 24 Hour Fitness.
Clemmie Perry is the CEO of Educational Training Consultants and a Corporate Training Executive at Lockheed Martin, the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. Before Lockheed Martin, she spent 25 years at Florida Power and Light. This highly sought after speaker's efforts in bridging the digital divide has been recognized by the following: U.S. Black Engineer Magazine, the U.S. White House Report to the Nation - Colin Powell's America's Promise Alliance for Youth and The Mayor and City of Miami.
Deena Pierott is CEO of Mosaic Blueprint, a global executive search and job board specializing in diversity candidates. Prior to launching Mosaic Blueprint she spent 15 years working in various administrative roles for the City of Portland. She is a recent gubernatorial appointee in the State of Washington serving as a Commissioner on the Commission on African American Affairs. She has also served as President of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Oregon Chapter, NW EEO Board member and member of the United Way Vision Council.
Dr. Sylvia Marion Carley is the former (retired) President of the Ybor City Campus of Hillsborough Community College. Prior to serving in that capacity, she served as the college's Chief Academic Officer. She has been a leader in academic innovation in learning communities, service learning, supplemental instruction, uses of academic technologies and developmental education reform. She conceptualized the Black, Brown and College Bound Summit which focuses on encouraging African American and Latino males in their pursuit of higher education.
About e-BlackWomenNetwork Launched in May 2008, by entrepreneur Carmin Wharton, e-BlackWomenNetwork brings together in a single Web site business and lifestyle resources, information and advice for women of color who desire to take every area of their life to the next level. e-BlackWomenNetwork's community allows women to attend teleseminars, engage in forums, meet other women business owners, share knowledge, and participate in endeavors designed to teach the intricacies of building an online business while keeping other parts of their lives balanced and healthy.