Our Team

Marsha Haygood

BWOI Co-Founder

BWOI Leadership Mastermind Workshops


President & CEO, Stepwise Associates

Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker


Co-Author, "The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women"

Valerie Irick Rainford

BWOI Co-Founder

BWOI Success Workshops


Financial Services Executive

President & CEO, Elloree Press


Author, "Until the Brighter Tomorrow: One Woman's Courageous Climb from the Projects to the Podium"

Michelle Taylor-Jones

BWOI Co-Founder

BWOI Literary Group & Author's Corner


Technology Company Executive

President & CEO, The Taylor Group


Author, "Sonnets from My Soul"

Sheryl Douglas

BWOI Events & Logistics



Executive Assistant, OFI Global

Cecilia Nelson-Hurt

BWOI Member Recruitment & Engagement



Vice President, L'Oreal USA


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Kim Bourne, CPA

BWOI's Financial Planning Series: 

"Women, Wine & Wealth"


President & CEO, Playfair Planning Services

Dr. Waajida L. Small

BWOI Blogger - "Sisters Helping Sisters"


Certified Purpose Leader (CPL)

Certified Human Capital Strategist (HCS)

Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

Dr. Small holds a doctorate in Human Capital Management with an emphasis on 

Women of Color & Leadership


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