she loves being a hands-on mother and wife to her four beautiful children and husband. Guiselle has a passion for cooking, acting, modeling, dancing, but most importantly spending quality with her family, friends and giving back to the community.
Recently is been focusing on her career as an actress and strengthen her talents. She has also appeared in a number of independent short and feature films: "Second Chance" she stars as an undercover cop Angelina Diaz; "Driven to Succeed" as a dancer; "Hopefully Beautiful" (film & literature) playing the role of Mrs. Jane. Additionally, she has made appearances in commercials including one for Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club, TV One series "for my Men"music videos and walked fashion runways.
Guiselle has been in commercials and music videos .
One of the foundation that is close to her heart and where you find her volunteering these days is 'We Will Survive Cancer". And supporting "Men Against Breast Cancer"
Guiselle had an amazing experience on her first stage play productions: by Larry Blossom 2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘A Family Reunion’
presented by Out-side the Box Theatre “DayDreams ” - Lone Wolf Productions. TV show "For my Man
Guiselle’s essential goal is to inspire, support and celebrate all women without any barriers on age, nationalities and backgrounds.
2016 has been nothing but a blessing starting by working with amazing local and international designer . Making sure to balance work with family .
Travel with HERLIFEmagazine. To Italy as embasador them doing a documentaries for copamagazine and next Tv. In different countries
Also working with "We Will Survive Cancer"
A close none profit organization close to her heart .
Also coming u with her brand !
Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, is a Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs from Rutgers University. She teaches comparative politics and courses under international studies.She the Author of an inspiring book titled, Young Woman's Guide and the Founder of Young Woman's Guide, an organization that provides leadership development and personal empowerment for young women from all backgrounds. She is also the CEO of Yetunde Global Consulting, a management firm that specializes in leadership development and training and organizational leadership. She also created ASK Y Podcast available on iTunes where she discusses topics on career, politics, leadership and personal empowerment.
Yetunde has worked at United Nations Population Fund where she worked in the External Relations and Executive Board Division working with governments and heads of state to ensure their support of UNFPA in the areas of sexual health and reproduction and education for adolescent girls. Yetunde has served as a Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow and a New Leaders Council Fellow. Her interest in international affairs, women and girl development, African affairs and education has been has been highly recognized globally and has greatly influenced her professional career and her passion to serve. You can learn more about Yetunde at www.yetundeodugbesan.com
After a 15-year career in Corporate America, Monica is now living life as a full-time “MOMpreneur”, print model and actor. Monica’s dreams of staying home with her children and working for herself became a reality about three years ago when she decided to quit her 9-to-5. Since then, she has established herself as a successful entrepreneur of a health & wellness business www.WrapMaven.com. Monica has also become a professional print model. Having graced the pages of Modern Woman and Best Years magazines, along with national print campaigns for Hair Cuttery, Marriott, American Express and Volkswagen. Her acting has landed her roles on the BET Network, Investigation Discovery channel, Netflix’s hit drama “House of Cards”, and on Oprah Winfrey’s 2017 HBO feature film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. Some of Monica’s commercial work includes national TV spots with Amtrak and Mercedes Benz, just to name a few.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monica fell in love with the DMV area after attending Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She received her B.S. in Marketing while playing on a four-year volleyball scholarship. She was proud to lead the Lady Bears to back-to-back MEAC Championships, and compete in the Division I NCAA Tournament twice in her career. Monica returned to Morgan State to earn her M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing, where she enjoyed coaching volleyball as a graduate assistant.
Monica is married to her most supportive husband Lenny and they have two children, daughter Hayden (age 9) and son “LV” (age 7). You may catch the whole family modeling and acting together on occasion. Their very first family gigs were a print campaign for NFL Shop and a Washington Nationals baseball commercial. “I am having an incredible amount of fun exploring the entrepreneurial and artistic side of myself. It’s something that I felt was my purpose all along, however it took 15 years for me to step out of my comfort zone and go for it. Today, I live fearlessly.” — Monica Scott Haynes
I'm a creative individual with a knack for sales and connectivity. Finally utilizing my fashion degree on some level.
I currently make the coin by working in a luxury optical shop where I get to speak in high fashion lingo but also help others with their eyewear needs. I've had to reload what it is to be me in a new age in DC where the young seem to lead and I'm now almost approaching 40! I had taken a few years off prior to care for my son when he was younger, and in doing so I was able to be a better cook and home maker, but it was also during this time that I had a lot of time to reflect. I had to do something as every female around me seemed to be working and striving for their goals. I finally had the will to stand up and say no more to my fears and marital upset.... I finally had the gall to leave and do my own thing, for a time I was content that I found my way back to the working world, but my desire for my own freedom has cost me in a sense my full time sense of mommyhood. I am my teens mama and always there if he needs me, but the distance sometimes hurts. I have had to relearn how to be an independent female since I now no longer depend solely on a male, and though I have found it rough since I was living a much sheltered existence, my hope is that I will be able to make my own legacy for my son and myself. I also hope that one day I can write about my many adventures as a married, then separated, then single woman with lovely stories and sad ones in between because I strongly believe that woman grow more not only through experience, but by reading others similar accounts. It sheds hope for us. I'm thankful for where I am today, and wish nothing but to be a better person day in day out.
When she isn't balancing her daily multiple roles, she is passionate about motivating others to stay fit and get involved in the community. She is a big believer of the notion that the way you invest in community, you invest in life. She was recently featured on her gym's website being an inspiration to other women.
Mother of three, Youth mentor and Family Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about the youth and service. Kubura just completed school to be a Nurse Practitioner and has been a Registered Nurse for over 12 years.
BJ Gianni is a highly sought after Acting and Modeling Coach with over 15 years of experience as a Professional Actress and Model. She has been featured in several national print and television advertisements to include the Gerber Life College Plan, University of Maryland, Payless Shoes, and Burlington Coat Factory. BJ is also a mother to two feisty and charismatic little people that will soon grace the cover of advertisements too. She is the Founder of Talented Young Folks, an organization committed to training young folks in the Arts as well as educate parents on how to manage their child’s creative career. As a DMV native, she is very excited about working with local talent (aspiring and established) to share her knowledge of the industry. She hopes that Talented Young Folks workshops will provide similar outcomes for every person that crosses her path.
Ramunda Lark Young has worked as a Community Relations professional for almost a decade and is skilled at building authentic business connections that generate revenue. While working at a Fortune 500 company, Young garnered sales of more than a quarter million dollars each fiscal year and won numerous awards which highlighted her relationships with local organizations in the community. Additionally, she and her husband Derrick created MahoganyBooks.com, an online bookstore with books for, by and about people of the African Diaspora, where building relationships with non-profits, publishers and authors is critical to the overall mission of the company. With Young at the helm of strategic partnerships, MahoganyBooks is now nationally known among bestselling authors, celebrity writers, community leaders and others in the black community. She is also passionate about teaching entrepreneurs the gift of authentic connections and recently launched Ramunda Young, Inc. where she is the Business Connection Strategist, and Chief Encouragement Officer. Her powerful SOAR Session workshops touch on a myriad of topics that impact women entrepreneurs. Young is also a dedicated community leader. She was appointed Commissioner of the Prince William County Human Rights Commission and was named Commissioner of the Year (2015) and serves as a director on several boards including Virginia Leadership Institute, Manassas City Schools Education Foundation, Leadership Prince William Board of Regents, Prince William Chamber Education & Innovation Vice Chair, Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Action, Brown Virginia and others. She was named one of five Influential Women by Prince William Living Magazine 2016, Potomac Local’s Top 40 Under 40 (2014) and Virginia Leadership Top 10 Under 40 (2014). She is an active socialpreneur and sought out speaker of literacy, community activism and women in business. Young is on a mission to arm entrepreneurs with tools to SOAR (Surpass Obstacles and Rise) in life and beyond while creating dynamic personal networks, professional relationships and increased self-confidence along the way. She is a proud graduate of Langston University and member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She lives with her husband and business partner Derrick and their precocious daughter, Mahogany.
Nasreen Jahed Cieplenski is a public health professional with over 15 years of experience in supporting operations for clinical trial research. Nasreen has worked on HIV/AIDS and oncology trials. Her most recent experience focuses on international health. Nasreen has had the opportunity to travel to several countries to assist in supporting clinical trials, including Tanzania, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico and Australia. Nasreen also lived in Indonesia for one year to help hire and train local staff to conduct clinical research for infectious diseases, including dengue fever, sepsis and tuberculosis. She has co-authored several manuscripts throughout her career.
Nasreen is a new mom! She can’t get enough of her little guy, Gavin, who is always full of smiles. Nasreen and her husband, Jim, love ‘tickle time’ with their little man. The laughter is infectious!
Alina Salvatore is a Captain in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and a Senior Regulatory Project Manager at the Food and Drug Administration. She holds a Bachelors in Pharmacy and a Masters in Healthcare Administration. She is the proud mother of three kids, one boy and two girls, ages 16, 15, and 12. Alina Salvatore enjoys traveling, reading books, working out, and cooking healthy and creative foods. She looks forward to retiring so that she can move to someplace tropical.
Brit'tney Powell is a Kansas City native who resides in Montgomery, AL. She is the mother of two girls, who have always inspired her business endeavors. As the creator of Kay Couture Clothing and Cosmetics, it was her oldest daughter Kate'lyn who inspired the name with her sweet sassy personality. Kay Couture's clothing has every style you need from dressy, to casual every day wear. It is the woman that makes the clothing and every woman should feel good in whatever she wears. To compliment each outfit, Kay Couture Cosmetics is sure to have a lipgloss and lipstick to provide the perfect finishing touch. Her Cosmetic line has now expanded to a full cosmetic workup. Her line is also now featured on walmart.com. She is also the first African American Woman Sole-Proprietor on walmart. Brit'tney has also been featured in People Magazine three times and in Health Magazine. She has also been featured on the cover of Black Tie Magazine. Her clientele includes Lil' mo, Crystal Westbrooks, Gwen Stefani, Ann Nesby, Fantasia, Jamecia Bennett, Meelah, Tamika Scott, Toia Jones, Olrick Johnson, Cheryl Mcwhorter, Emerald Khan, Taraji Henson, Demetria Mckinney and several celebrities from Vh1's Love and Hip Hop