HOT 105 Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Today’s R&B and Old School

celebrates Women’s History Month: Highlighting women that impact our communities

Ernisha Randolph


Juanita’s Catering/Shuckin & Jivin

Erniisha Randolph the founder of Sweet Butter Hospitality Group & Shuckin and Jivin Restaurant. She started Juanita’s Kitchen with her grandmother in college and now owns a Catering Company, grocery products, Restaurant & more!

Dorothy Bendross Mindingall

Dorothy Bendross Mindingall was the first chairperson of the Governor’s Commission on African American Affairs. She developed the welfare-to-work program and many more programs to unlock the doors of opportunity for hundreds of students, teachers, and parents.

Former Vice Mayor Lisa Davis


running for Miami Gardens Mayor 2020

Council woman Lisa C. Davis participated in the Miami Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board and the Commission for Women. She created an exhibit that recognized women and their accomplishments in the areas of civic, educational, social and economic development.

Vanta Black


specials events coordinator Perez Art Museum

Retha Boone Fye


Director for Miami-Dade County Black Advisory Board

Miko Branch


CEO Miss Jessie’s Hair Care products

Miko Branch is the CEO of Miss Jessie’s Hair Care products, a multimillion dollar hair care business for women with curly and kinky hair.

Stephanie Jones


CEO CHAT - Cultural Heritage Association

Stephanie Jones created CHAT (Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism) to broaden engagement and inclusion of small businesses, attractions, and tour guides in Miami’s tourism ecosystem.

Judge Tanya Brinkley

Judge Brinkley serves as the Associate Administrative Judge of the Domestic Violence Division in Miami-Dade County.
Judge Brinkley spends countless hours supporting and mentoring the youth in our community, young professionals, lawyers.

LeighAnn Buchannan


CEO Venture Cafe / Creator Nyah Project

Leigh-Ann Buchanan is the founding Executive Director of Venture Café Miami facilitating sustainable growth, increased diversity and inclusion, and greater connectivity within Miami’s innovation and startup community.
Leigh-Ann is the founder of the Nyah Project, an exclusive fellowship which develops diverse youth leaders from underserved communities through transformative experiences abroad.

Vanessa Woodward Byer -

Creator/ writer Blogging Black Miami

Natalie Cadet James


CEO- Luxe Fete Miami

Nathalie Cadet James, founder of Luxe Fete Social, which provides a dinner party in a box rental. We offer curated themed dinners that include anything and everything one would need to be the ultimate host or hostess.

Tarnisha Cidel


Drama Teacher / Norland Middle School

[Helped cast Oscar winning film moonlight ; stars in new OWN series David makes Man]

Tanisha Cidel is currently the director of the magnet theatre program at Norland Middle School. Mrs Cidel is also the director of the award winning program, AileyCamp Miami, held and sponsored by the Adrienne Arsht Center in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

Yolanda Cash Jackson


Atty ShareHolder- Polti

Yolanda Cash Jackson is an experienced Government Law attorney who has established a strong reputation in the community for her leadership and commitment to civic, charitable and professional organizations.

Dr. Michelle Powell


Owner Powell Health Solutions

Dr. Michelle Powell is a family medicine doctor. She is one of 44 doctors at Jackson Health System-Miami who specialize in Family Medicine.

Dr. Wendy Ellis


Executive Director of Honey Shine Foundation

Dr. Wendy Ellis is Vice President of Operations and Executive Director for Honey Shine which is a mentoring program for girls and young women providing nurturing experiences that enlighten their paths and empower their future.

Latousha (sp) Daniels


Executive Director of the Children’sTrust

Latousha Daniels is the president and ceo of Miami Childrens Initiative. She also funded LD Consulting, a firm that provides grant writing, non-profit program development and evaluation, public relations and event planning.

Saliha Nelson


Director of UrgentInc.

Saliha Nelson is the Vice President and CEO of Urgent Inc, which is a Miami, FL based youth and community development organization dedicated to empowering young minds to transform their communities.

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

- 5000 Role Models

The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project was founded in 1993 by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Scholarship Breakfast raises scholarship money for graduating seniors of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project. The program, an in-school dropout prevention mentoring program for boys ages 9-19, has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships since it was founded.

Betty Wright

-Musical Legend/Mentor

Betty Wright is a Grammy award winning singer who made hits during the '70s and '80s, including, “Clean up woman”. She founded her own label, Mrs. B Records, in the early 1980s.
Betty has served as a mentor for several young singers.

Melanie Grant

- Patience with Patients

Suzette Speaks

- Atty/ Motivational Spkr

Suzette Speaks is a Miami-based television host and attorney. Suzette is the founder of the Fort Lauderdale Law Group, PLLC, a real estate and title law firm.
Suzette currently serves as president of the South Florida Black Journalists Association, a 30- year old organization, where she represents journalists of color throughout the region.

Burnadette Norris Weeks

- -Women of Color/Atty

Ms. Norris-Weeks is an attorney, business woman and community leader. In 1999, Norris-Weeks started her law firm in offices located across from the Broward County Courthouse and another in Rockledge, Florida.

Barbara Sharief

-Former Mayor of Broward County

Barbara was elected to the Broward County Commission District 8 seat-serving the culturally diverse population of South Florida. She is currently the Chair of National Association of Counties’ Subcommittee on Medicaid and Indigent Care.

Dr. Rosalind Osgood

- Broward County School Board

Reverend Dr. Rosalind Osgood is an educator, humanitarian, and public servant . Dr. Mack King Carter licensed Dr. Osgood as the first female preacher in the history of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church.
she is the founder of Dr. Rosalind Osgood's Ministry International and is an anointed itinerant preacher.
She is the CEO of the Mount Olive Development Corporation for the past 16 years.

Yvette Dubose

- Heart Gallery

Suzan McDowell

- Circle of One

Suzan McDowell is the CEO & President of Circle of One Marketing, a full-service marketing agency, with expertise in African-American and Caribbean markets.

Gabrielle Charles

- Gabrielle Charles & Co. PR Agency

Gabrielle Charles is a professional publicist, cosmetologist, and marketing coordinator. Gabrielle Charles & Co. Events LLC is a full service luxury event, design & lifestyle agency that caters to every aspect of your life.

Sybrina Fulton

- Trayvon Martin Foundation

Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country. She is also the founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation which is a non profit organization whose main purpose is to provide both emotional and financial support to families who have loss a child to gun violence.

Tracey Mourning

- Honey Shine

Tracy Wilson Mourning founded the Honey Shine Mentoring Program in 2002. Honey Shine holds bi-monthly workshops, field trips, and a six-week summer camp for enrolled participants each year. Girls learn life-skills lessons and educational experiences that include: health, nutrition, sex and drug education, career mapping and academic enhancement.

Shunda Howard

- Pain 2 Purpose

Cherolyn Davis

- Girl Fessionals Network

Cherolyn Davis is the creator of GIRLfessonals network. GIRLfessionals Network Inc. dedicated to bringing women together to inspire, motivate, support and educate each other through workshops and social events. Her brand is getting women excited about being an entrepreneur as well as encourage all women especially women of color to support and connect with like-minded women who only need a chance to transform their lives through their dreams and visions.

Velma Lawrence

- Embrace Girls Foundation

Velma Lawrence is the CEO of Embrace Girls Foundation. The program's mission is to provide a nurturing,safe environment where immediately after school, little girls come to complete homework, receive private individualized tutoring sessions as well as life and social skills training, and experiences.

Katherine Fernandez Rundle

- Miami Dade State Atty

Katherine Fernandez Rundle is Miami-Dade County’s and Florida’s first Cuban-American State Attorney. She serves as head of the largest prosecutor’s office in the State and the fourth largest in the nation.

Robbin Simmons

- WSVN 7

Robbin Simmons is the co-anchor of the weekend editions of 7 NEWS at 5, 6, & 10. She learned you can't go home again but you can be happy returning to a former workplace.

Rebecca Butterfly Vaughn

- Poet

Rebecca Vaughns is a Grammy-nominated poet who uses spoken word and beat poetry to illustrate and speak on the issues many Black Miamians face.
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