Congratulations to our 2015 Shades of Success!
Dallas’ successful women benefiting TrendNext.
10 Shades of Success presents a mission that is to bring forth influential, empowering, and successful women; by way of acknowledging their involvement in the community and their excellence within your specific area of expertise.
Our vision is to bring forth active awareness to benefit our charity of choice and gain community involvement, which will expand networks and highlight those that place our vision on an active platform.
Please visit us at: http://www.10shadesofsuccess.org for event and ticket information.
Cheryl “Action” Jackson is a philanthropist with a true story of triumph to tell. As a catalyst of change and champion of comeback, Cheryl “Action” Jackson discovered her life’s mission through unforeseen adversity and setbacks. From being homeless and hungry to providing over 3 million meals to families through, Minnie’s Food Pantry, a charity dedicated in honor of her mother, Minnie Ewing. Minnie’s Food Pantry values and esteems families by providing a “red carpet” experience when they come onsite to receive food. The BET Network was moved by Jackson’s efforts and awarded the progressive charity with $30,000.
An award-winning philanthropist, she frequently travels across the country sharing first-hand accounts and awe-inspiring stories to thousands on the criticality of taking action and living on purpose! Life hasn’t been easy for Cheryl, but countless dreams have been made possible because of her unrelenting faith, unwavering tenacity and unapologetic drive to make a difference to this generation.
Pioneering trailblazer, motivational speaker and million dollar fundraiser, Jackson “walks her talk” by delivering results whether through poignant keynote speeches or championing for a worthy cause. Her exemplary leadership and expertise have been shared from small platforms to large conglomerates like the Zig Ziglar Corporation. Her faith-fueled passion has fired up audiences in TD Jakes venues (The Potter’s House) to being honored by multi-Grammy award winner, Donnie McClurklin for having “A Heart of Gold.”
Jackson’s humanitarian work and tireless contribution continues to be embraced, supported and celebrated across the country and around the world. Steve Harvey gave Jackson the “Harvey’s Hero” award along with a gift of $25,000 from Hillshire Farm. She was the winner of the local Lady Godiva Fall campaign and recently profiled in ESSENCE Magazine and featured in The Food Network documentary, Hunger Hits Home.
America fell in love with Jackson when her team became the first winners on the hit game show series, The American Bible Challenge and later as a contestant on Deal or No Deal. Cheryl has also made national appearances on The Talk, The Marriage Ref, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and the AP Oprah Farewell reel. She was even interviewed by the incomparable, Dr. Maya Angelou!
As a media maven and personality, Jackson produced weekly segments on ABC’s, Good Morning Texas, was featured in The Dallas Morning News with her popular article, “Take Action.” Recently, she hosted a movie premiere segment on ET’s, The Insider. She also authored a memoir of her journey, “What in the Word Are You Doing?” The Huffington Post honored Jackson as the “Greatest Person of The Day.”
But at the end of the day, Cheryl’s critical mission is to cry as the voice for the hungry and to hear as the heart and soul of hurting humanity. Her mission and message to the masses will continue to move forward through feeding and filling with unconditional love, compassion, hope, purpose, faith … and of course, action!
Born and raised in Dallas, Leah Frazier is a multi-licensed attorney, fashion journalist, and certified personal shopper. Her work has been featured in diverse publications, spanning legal contributions to the Oxford Press and fashion and lifestyle reporting for CBS Local, Examiner.com, and her personal blog, Beauty4Ashes. Stepping into the role of Editor of DFW Style Daily, she takes her industry acumen and keen eye for fashion to a new level.
Now leading an elite team for this innovative online magazine, Leah is committed to bringing readers the very best in real local fashion. In addition, she continues to cultivate top-tier brand partnerships on behalf of DFW Style Daily. Past and ongoing partners include Saks Fifth Avenue, Galleria Dallas, the Dallas Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show, Belk, Mockingbird Station, Aftershock London, Lafayette 148 New York, and Neiman Marcus.
Estela Trevizo is a current model in the DFW area with Wilhelmina. She was also involved in pageants where she was crowned Miss Texas Latina 2011. Using her background and knowledge of the modeling industry, she found a need for guiding young girls in the right direction that wanted to pursue modeling as well, and started Bella Modeling School. Bella Modeling School focuses on developing the students involved and training them on Print Modeling, On-Camera Speaking, and Runway, with a main focus on bringing up their confidence and self-esteem. The school has been in operation for over 2 years now and has launched its mens program, Bella Men. The focus is to inspire the youth to dream big, and are always looking for ways to get them involved in events here in the community for them to branch out and gain experience in the modeling field. Current features include: Mercado Bilingue May 2014 issue, “De todo Un Poco” TV segment, and Modeling Tips segment on FAB Dallas Magazine.
Dawn Neufeld is a multi-faceted woman with a heart for her family and children. A native Californian, Dawn was bitten by the acting bug at a young age. Her early training with the Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble and Kevin McDermott’s Center Stage L.A. helped her land roles in several television shows and plays. Although Dawn took a break from the industry during junior high and high school to focus on academics and sports, her love for acting never went away.
During college, Dawn balanced her academic pursuits with modeling and acting. She developed an interest in media and journalism and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a Women’s Studies minor from UCLA. She went on to earn a law degree from the UC Davis School of Law and is licensed to practice in both California (2002) and Texas (2009). Dawn practiced law at the Los Angeles firm Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt for a year before moving to Buffalo, New York where her husband Ryan played for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. While in Buffalo, Dawn reconnected with her love for all things acting when she joined the Frank Rossi Studio and began taking acting lessons. When the Neufelds moved home to Frisco, Texas in 2008, Dawn dove head first into the local television waters while re-establishing her legal career. She recently left the law firm of Graham, Bright & Smith after four years to pursue a solo practice.
Dawn’s “happy place” is in front of the camera. A cast member on VH1’s Football Wives (2010), Dawn now hosts The Broadcast – a morning entertainment and talk show airing in several markets in Texas. Dawn was also recently chosen to host Take Charge Parenting – a weekly half-hour parenting show featuring the “Kid’s Doctor” Sue Hubbard. She previously hosted D210 TV, a show featuring the latest in Dallas entertainment and sports, and also co-hosted The Bite, a weekly cutting-edge entertainment show broadcast in high-volume restaurant chains nation-wide. Dawn was also featured in a series of Smart Tips on The Food Network.
Dawn has also graced the covers of several publications including Thrive magazine and Blitz Weekly. In 2013, she was featured on the cover of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram’s DFW.com “Hot Issue.” She also frequently emcees charity and community events.
Because of her diverse background, Dawn has also been asked to contribute to several national and local news broadcasts. She appeared on the Today Show and WFAA in Dallas to discuss the NFL’s recent problems stemming from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. She made the rounds on media row during Super Bowl XLVIII in New York. She has also appeared on CNN Headline News and Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell addressing various hot topics and legal issues.
Dawn is the reigning Mrs. Frisco and recently competed in the Mrs. Texas America pageant for the sixth time. She enjoys competing in the pageant because it gives her a platform to promote autism awareness. Her son Will was diagnosed with the spectrum disorder when he was three years old.
During her spare time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Will and Bryn, and participating in her favorite charities – Autism Speaks, Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and the Layla Grace Foundation. Dawn is also a board member of the Dallas Theater Center and is a member of the Junior League of Dallas. She is an active participant and former board member of Off the Field, the national football wives association.
Beauty Professional, Cosmetologist and Entrepreneur Tyzza Macias is the founder and creative director for Factory Glam (Beauty & Blog). She is a Texas native, born and raised in Dallas TX. She is know for her passion, profession, her innovated skills and her super charismatic personality. Her career as beauty professional began after attending one of the highest quality Cosmetology beauty schools from national and international, Ogle School of Cosmetology and Esthetics in Dallas TX in 2007. After graduating from beauty school, She continue her beauty career as a makeup artist, brand ambassador, beauty and product educator for the beauty industry and professional cosmetics brands such as, Bare Essentials, Estée Lauder Brands, LVMH Brands and Lush Cosmetics. While working with such outstanding professional cosmetics companies and their leading professionals, She learn the understanding of the beauty industry and the consumers needs and desires and inspired her to create Factory Glam (Beauty & Blog) to create exciting and innovative consumer interaction and experiences with product knowledge for beauty and cosmetics products. Her mission is providing professional information for beauty and cosmetics products, to match the right beauty and cosmetics products to the consumer and educate the consumer with beauty and product knowledge. She believes, beauty and cosmetics products are not just products, They are art and knowledge. Soon after lunching Factory Glam, she began working and creating looks and trends for photographers, magazines, television & film, fashion shows, modeling agencies and sharing her knowledge with the beauty community. Her goal for Factory Glam is to be the beauty source of confidence for beauty enthusiasts of all ages and help the next generation of beauty enthusiasts to develop a fun and positive relationship with the way they look and develop their beauty and cosmetics product knowledge.
Entrepreneur, model and philanthropist, Anita Hawkins is the perfect combination of brains, beauty and fierce determination to succeed at whatever she sets out to accomplish.
Anita grew up in Gary, Indiana, where her entrepreneurial spirit took flight when she was still in her teens. Upon inheriting her grandmother’s hair salon, Anita did what very few young women her age would have had the insight and resolve to do…she worked it! After getting her cosmetology license, Anita grew her clientele by operating both in the salon and going house to house servicing clients who were unable to travel to her location. This was to be the first of many successful business ventures for the tiny young woman with big dreams.
In 2000, Anita moved to Prosper, TX with her husband and children, and in 2006, she launched Trokar Industries, LLC. The company was born out of her dissatisfaction with the builder hired to construct her dream home. When they failed to execute the job correctly, Anita did what she does best, took control of her own destiny, acquired her general contractor’s license and got it done! Since its inception, Trokar has acquired a number of land developments around the state of Texas and celebrated a tremendous victory in September 2014 when D.R. Horton purchased a parcel of land from Trokar in North Texas for 1.53 million dollars.
Most recently, Anita established Lady Eloise, LLC, under which she operates her new healthy lifestyle restaurant franchise Fresh Healthy Café. Restaurant ownership has always been a desire for the mother of two, and after doing a great deal of research, she decided upon the Fresh Healthy Café brand because of the company’s commitment to values that mirrored her own philosophies. The first of 10 Metroplex locations will open for business in Prosper in July 2015. Her tenacity and business savvy has not gone without notice. In 2014, Anita was recognized by the National Association of Professional Women for Outstanding Excellence and Dedication to Her Profession and the Advancement of Women and was named one of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals’ prestigious Women of Distinction.
Anita is as abundant in beauty as she is in business know-how. As a model and spokesperson, Anita has walked the runway in a number of high fashion events including Designer’s Rack at Neiman Marcus where she donned Pray by percy ray, Grace the Runway benefiting Simply Grace at the Women’s Museum at Fair Park in Dallas and the ShonDanz Entertainment’s Runway Extravaganza wearing show-stopping designs by Andre Perry. In November, she graced the cover of Curvy Connect Magazine (CCM) and was featured in a dazzling seven-page editorial spread. CCM rightfully dubbed Anita “The One to Watch” in 2015! She has also been featured on Dallas’ CW 33, Dallas High Life TV on the UA Network, Saigon TV’s The Chau Show, KRNB 105.7, K104 FM, Street Speaker Radio and The Andy Brown Online Happy Hour with editorial features in The Dallas Weekly, Texas Metro News and Dallas Morning News Online.
With her tremendous success, Anita has not forgotten the age-old proverb, to whom much is given, much is required. Generous does not begin to describe the dedication and hands-on involvement with which Anita supports her many charitable affiliations. She walks for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and was one of the organization’s top individual and team fundraisers in November and serves as a member on the Frisco planning committee for the charity. She gathers and donates items throughout the year for Where are You? which benefits homeless children and their families in the Dallas area. In January 2015, Anita began her tenure on the Board of Directors for Minnie’s Food Pantry and has donated over $100,000 to the organization and its mission to feed the homeless. Most recently, she launched the Find One Reason to Smile campaign benefiting Dallas’ Women Called Moses domestic abuse outreach center. Via Indiegogo, Anita is working to raise $25,000 for the organization that assists women and their children in escaping the vicious cycle of domestic abuse.
Destined for greatness and not slowing down anytime soon, Anita has added another title to her already impressive repertoire…author. She is looking forward to the 2015 release of her debut novel “Storm After the Storm.” Based on aspects of her own life, the book chronicles the struggles and ultimate triumph of the title character Storm. Today, Anita Hawkins is both self-assured and selfless. She has overcome the harshest of circumstances to become a successful businesswoman and fashionista while giving back to those in need and most importantly being a dedicated wife and mother to her family. Curvy Connect said it best, Anita is definitely the One to Watch in 2015 and many years to come!
After 20 years of selling fine jewelry and fashion accessories at luxury retailers, Charmaine Marshall is turning heads with her own bold and daring collection of jewelry designs.
Her clients are the center of attention when they wear Charmaine’s eye-catching bracelets, necklaces and earrings. This “wearable art” is anything but understated. Her hand-crafted designs draw on the colors and textures of nature, incorporating rare stones, feathers, wood, antique African brass, coral and other exotic elements.
While her one-of-a-kind pieces may evoke images of trophies taken on safari or artifacts from an expedition, Charmaine Marshall Designs conveys strength and a polished beauty that stand out in settings from fashion runways to society galas.
Charmaine’s ability to tastefully blend rough-hewn materials into fine jewelry worthy of a museum display case is founded, in part, on her extensive industry background, which includes certifications from the Gemological Institute of America in Diamonds and Diamond Grading.
Her expertise was complemented by years of customer service at leading retailers such as Tiffany & Co., De Beers Diamond Jewellers, William Noble and Neiman Marcus, where she learned the jewelry market from the perspective of a discerning clientèle.
Her talent as a creator of exquisite jewelry was recognized in 2011 when she was a Top 10 Finalist in the Texas’ Next Top Designer competition. Watch for the latest media coverage, trunk shows and other events by following Charmaine on Facebook and Twitter; and shop the collection to make your own stunning fashion statement.
Dr. Renee Hornbuckle is the founder of Women Of Influence Inc., an organization committed to the personal development of women worldwide. Renee’s ministry is dedicated to training women by using practical and biblical principles empowering them to live a fulfilled and enriched life.
Noted for her impact on people from all walks of life, she has been the guest on many television and radio shows including Good Morning Texas, Celebration and The Potter’s Touch. She has hosted several guests on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and has been a speaker at the ESSENCE Festival and been featured in print media such as the Dallas Morning News, Women’s Enterprise and recently in Gospel Today Magazine.Listed as a Lifetime Member in several exclusive worldwide professional organizations: Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs and the National Association for Professional Women for her contribution to her life work of emPOWERment. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a graduate of Dale Carnegie.
Renee currently serves as Senior Pastor of Destiny Pointe Christian Center (she served faithfully for over 25 years at Agape Church, in Arlington, TX which she helped to establish in 1988). She holds a BA in Business Administration; Masters of Biblical Studies and a Doctorate in Religious Philosophy. She has been an instructor and faculty member for The Potter’s House God’s Leading Ladies Enrichment Program hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes. In addition, Renee founded the Women Of Influence Personal Development Conference and is the author of several books and manuals such as the daily devotional Power for This Day, The Power Of Healthy Esteem, The Power of Passion, Petals, Principles and Promises and If It Pleases the King (A Hospitality Training Manual). Her greatest literary achievement is her current book release, Suffering In Silence.
Erica Annise is the National Director of Marketing/Events for Heart & Soul Magazine. The publication’s focus is to equip women of color with vital information in the area of fitness, health and wellness. As the National Director, Erica has traveled the world delivering their message to inspire, educate, and empower women to connect with their lives mind, body and soul. Among her many successes with the magazine she has created national partnerships with organizations such as the American Heart Association, Sanctuary of Style and the AME Church.In her spare time you can still find Erica rocking the runway and print ads of national advertisements around the country. Just when you think her work is done you will find Erica speaking on heart health. This disease has plagued her family and when she became affected after the passing of her father she realized just how important heart health prevention was. She founded the “Have a Heart & Share Some Passion” campaign which is charged with spreading awareness, education and activism about how to prevent or manage heart disease (as well as other diseases) to everyone with emphasis on women of color. As a spokesperson, for the American Heart Association, Erica has chosen to share her passion for and commitment to being heart healthy. Her story is a testament to the daily challenge heart disease survivors, as well as those with a family history of heart disease, must face to win the battle against the number one killer of Americans.Her goal of changing the world view on heart disease and progressing professionally in the world of publishing and production won’t be stopped by her many health setbacks. She promises to always look to the light and make each day the best she can with a smile.
A native Texan, Erica earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas Woman’s University. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She lives in Jersey City, N.J with her husband.
Debbie Loza Quintanilla
A native Texan from west Texas. Moved to Dallas 1988 to exploit herself, husband and daughter to future arts, music , culture and to Evolve in the Hair Industry. I have been married 30 years to my heart, Mike Quintanilla. I am truly an open book about our marriage so I may help any future Brides or relationships, I can say I have learned what Wisdom means. I have 3 children , my daughter Breanna, whom decided to follow in my footsteps and become a hairstylist. So many proud moments to watch your child evolve in front of my eyes and to watch her Love what I Love to do. My son JoeL , after graduating UT, decided to join a brotherhood..the Army & attend OCS. I have always supported our Troops, but now I am on the other end as an Army mom, where on the outside I stand strong and extremely Proud but on the inside my heart hurts like the rest with dats and weeks of not being able to hear his voice, or take visit to get a hug. My youngest Marcus is attendance Dallas Arts Institute. An Aspergers child, he is the sweetest child on this earth! Loves to give and ask for nothing in return. His biggest challenge was he lacked on social skills, took him awhile to catch up to his friends of age. It was hard to watch him get teased, but we did the best we could to distract him into a different direction. My 2 beautiful grandson’s, Elias & Jaxon the warmth of my heart. I have been a Stylist for 28 years and can Honestly say I Love! My job. I became Lash stylist & trainer 11 years ago to add to my salon Menu. I opened up 2Q Salon 10 years ago due to my clientele growing. I owe it up to God to be where I am now. It’s a challenge and hard long hours to be a Business owner, but there is also so much gratification. I have 6 stylist along with my daughter whom we have become Family. As my children got older and left the house, I started getting depressed and didn’t know why. I needed to take care of people, so I started attending Charity functions and giving out myself to Charity Shows & Events. What a Humbling feeling it is..
I know where My life is going, and have to say when I reminisce and look back at my life. I am one truly Blessed & Thankful Wife, Mom, Grandma, Daughter, & Friend.