Alexia Guzman of Hamburg Is WNY’s Hardest Working Woman! Ladies, Nominate Yourself!
Every Wednesday Yasmin Young of the 2 To 6 Takeover and The People's Station will select WNY's Hardest Working Woman to feature here on WBLK.com and receive a prize from Fracassi Lashes in the Walden Galleria Mall! Meet our current winner, Alexia Rose Guzmán!!
Alexia is an accomplished young woman, even though she's only 21-years-old! She is a senior at Hilbert College, in Hamburg, majoring in Digital Media and Communication with a minor in Marketing. At Hilbert, she is the VP of Programming for the Hilbert College Student Government Association and in the Leadership Scholarship program! She also works at Build-A-Bear Workshop and Bath & Body Works. Alexia says, "I'm proud to say I got a 4.0 last semester. Without my family, God, and my mentors, I would not be who I am today!" Connect with Alexia: Twitter - @alexiarguzman, Instagram - @alexiarguzman and Facebook - Alexia Rose Guzmán!
Felicia has been on her own since she was 18, but that, along with her two daughters, motivates her to go harder! She says, "I get the job done for my two girls and because of them all the late nights and early mornings pay off!!" Connect with Felicia on social media, Fe Marie Harris on Facebook
@oohkillem_fe on Instagram and Twitter, and
Femeup on Snapchat! Congrats Felicia!
Kimberly LaRussa, mom to a 14-month-old boy, is the editor and writer of a weekly newspaper called the West Seneca Sun, as well as a board member of the Amanda Hansen Foundation and a volunteer at SPCA of Niagara. Kimberly says, "I'm constantly looking for ways to better my community and tell the stories of WNY! Life is tough sometimes and there's not enough hours in the day, so to get a little pampering in would be absolutely amazing!" You can connect with on Twitter: @KimberlyLaRussa
Monque says, "I have worked diligently for the Buffalo Board of Education for 21 years. When I turned 48 I went back to school to get my A.S. in Human Services. I continued on and received my B.S. in Human Services, and I will be graduating with my M.S. in Human Services in June, 2016, at the age of 53. Working full-time, school full-time, helping to care for my 8 year old grandson, my elderly mother, and letting my brother move in after his stroke in December to take better care of him, and did I mention my average has been a 4.0 since my first class."
Nellie is WNY's Hardest Working Woman because she is constantly travelling between her job in Niagara Falls and the Rochester hospital where her son recently had his third open heart surgery! Please keep her and her son in your prayers!
Meet Nicole, a personal care aid. She is this week's winner! Nicole says, "I believe I am WNY's hard working woman of the week because I am a 24-year-old single mother who has fought through homelessness and no income to taking care of both of my children ages 4 and ten months old!" Both of Nicole's children had health issues, but she pushed through it! Congrats Nicole!
Charlene says, "I am one of WNY hard working Women because I do what has to be done under any cause...Really I like working with people and children. That's where all my work goes... trying to make it right for everyone..Working Hard!"
Adreona says, "I am WNYs hard working women of the week because I am 20-year-old who lives in Niagara Falls NY and I'm one hard working female! I've been on my own since 18 workings as a full time CNA working 100 hours or more bi-weekly. I start my LPN classes in June also. Have my own sh* lol, own car off lot and own apt! I have a man, but handles my business by myself. Yes, 20-years-old, doing good! My mother raised me well! Thank you mom!!!"
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Congratulations Adreona Blackmon! We salute you for being a young lady about her business!
Charlette says, “I am WNY’s Hard Working Woman because single-handedly, I’ve raised 3 young Black men and have not lost one of them to the streets. I’ve been on my own since 14, graduated high school with an infant son & went on to birth 3 more boys. One died at the age of 7 days & another was born developmentally disabled. I’ve survived domestic abuse, divorce, being homeless and not once have I skipped a beat taking care of my children. I have drove school bus for 20 years just so that I would have the flexibility to be there for my kids. I often had to take them on the bus with me because I didn’t have a sitter. Through all the tears and struggles, I wouldn’t change a day because it’s made me an incredible woman and I have raised 3 men that are educated, strong, honest, active members of society.”
Congratulations Charlette! We salute you for raising three great men while working your butt off to do it! Enjoy your Million Dollar Lashes and brow tint courtesy of Fracassi Lashes in the Walden Galleria Mall! Try to make some time to show them off somewhere nice!
Eboney says, “I am WNY’s Hardest Working Woman because I work 40-50 hours a week as a personal care aide and I am a parent of 6 kids (4 boys ages 16 yrs, 13 yrs, 6 yrs, 9 months and 2 girls ages 11 yrs and 2 yrs)! I have no days off and no sick days!!!!” Congratulations Eboney! We salute you for taking care of your business! Enjoy your Million Dollar Lashes and brow tint courtesy of Fracassi Lashes in the Walden Galleria Mall!