Yasmin Young Salutes Monica Dean as WNY’s Hardest Working Woman
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! Meet our current winner, Monica Dean!
Nominate yourself to win a $50 gift card to Fracassi Lashes located in the Walden Galleria on the lower level near Macys. Call 706-LASH.
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Monica was nominated by one of her children, who says "My mom Monica Dean is the hardest working to me because she has three children with no help and continues to be and example to us, she doesn't bad mouth our father... she is always positive. Also my mom lost her brother and mother, the only family she had besides us and she continues to be a good mom and take care of us. She graduated from Bryant and Stratton in May and I couldn't be more proud of her!! I want to be as strong and independent as her when I get to her age. She works and helps us with our homework even when she's tired. So, I think my mommy is the hardest working loving and kindest person I know!!" Awww! That is awesome! Keep being a role model and hard working woman Monica!
Charell was nominated by someone, who says "I feel that Charell should be the next WNY Hardest Working Woman of the week for many reasons. She is a single mother of 3 children and also cares for her 2 nephews after her sister passed away suddenly. Everything she does is for the children, from volunteering at school to supporting her son's football career, all while working full-time! She is the sweetest and will give her all to those in need. She deserves the world!!!!" Congrats Charell! Keep being an AMAZING mother and woman!
Brendonia was nominated by her child, who says "She is my mom she is a manager at rent a center and also DMIT District manager in training. She works very hard. She has 5 kids. She makes sure we have all the things we need and some of the things we don't." Keep being an amazing mother and an amazing woman!!
Alia is a freshman at Buffalo State, majoring in Communications and minoring in African-American History. She earned a 3.7 GPA in her first semester. She also works part-time at the Erie County Public Library, Frank E Merriwrather branch. Alia hosts a show on 716 Live, featuring local hip hop artist. She says, "I love the work I do in my community at the Library and as a DJ because it gives me a chance to give back to the city that has given so much to my family and I!" We salute you Alia, for being a hard-working woman!
Nicole is has a PhD in Health Communication and is currently working on a second Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She's also an author, she wrote a book called Unstoppable Joy: The Art of Finding Hope, Healing and Happiness. Nichole says, "My book discusses my journey with depression. In spite of my own struggles, I've made a promise to dedicate my life to mental health advocacy. My goal is to become a licensed therapist in order to provide affordable care to those in the Buffalo community!" Keep being AMAZING!
Tiearra is a 26-year-old woman, who works full-time and is going to school for a degree in criminal justice! She is a part of a Christian sorority called Alpha Rose Omega. Tiearra says, "I help to provide care to my 5-year-old niece. I am a faithful member of my church and have been for the last 18 years!! On weekends I devote my time to studying and doing hair with a cosmetology license, which I obtained back in 2012. I help to mentor young ladies within my inner circle, all while running a household on my own. It's not easy and sometimes can be very overwhelming, but with the help of God and staying focused and on task I manage to get the job which I take great pride!" Congrats Tiearra on all you have and will accomplish! We salute you!!
Lola is a fashion and beauty blogger! She says, "I am very driven, focused and passionate about my work. If you need fashion, beauty or just fun styling tips please check out my blog lolasfablife.blogspot.com or my Instagram @lolasfablife." Keep working hard Lola, and being fabulous while doing it!
Jasmine, who is the mother of 2 beautiful children, was nominated by someone who thinks very highly of her, "This woman is the epitome of strong black woman! Despite the trials and tribulations she's been up against she continues to put God and her children first. She is a full-time mom, providing for her children effortlessly when no one else does. The sacrifices this woman makes to make sure her children are taken care of is phenomenal. Walking to work in the snow while dropping the kids off at school every morning. But she stayed humble and in return the lord blessed her and continues to do so. Being patient enough to know God will provide. She is also a full-time junior at Buffalo State College studying physical Education with hopes of returning to her Alma Mater Bennett High School and strengthening its PhysEd program. She is a God fearing woman who is an active member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. I'm so proud of the woman she has become. Love You Jasmine, you deserve the best!!!" Congrats Jasmine and keep reppin' for the hard working women in WNY!
Jordan attends Buffalo State, where she is studying PolySci. She is also a creative direct, fashion guru and sometimes a photographer! The person who nominated Jordan says, "I believe Jordan is the hardest working woman because not only does she attend school, and works full time. She is a on the rise fashionista. She is the creative director for the brand Cointel." Keep repping hard working women and keep slaying Jordan!
Teonie works full-time in the City of Buffalo's engineering garage, as well as weekends as a stationary engineer. She is the only female at both locations! She is also going to school full-time as a psychology major at Buffalo State. But even with being that busy, Teonie says, "I dedicate as much of my remaining time and energy to being a support to my oldest nephew (after the recent loss of his mother). I encourage and help him to meet work, school and life goals." Teonie is also a new mom! We see you Teonie! You're hard work has not gone unnoticed! You are AMAZING!!