We, the Brothers of Epsilon Chapter, want to combat the disappointing narrative that Black men don't respect, protect, or even love their women. In fact, the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity feel like we could never do enough to praise and honor them for all that they do for us and for the world.
As such, we are proud to introduce our Woman of the Month Series!
Every month, we will recognize the accomplishments of a woman (or women) serving the New York City community in a different professional field. We'll present her with a certificate and do a short interview with her.
We know that this is just a small token of our endless gratitude, but we hope to be an example for all men everywhere, constantly searching for and acknowledging the women around us.
I'm happy to announce our Woman of the Month for July 2017: Sonya Tennell!
Sonya, who is being recognized for her excellence in the Legal Profession, is an Assistant District Attorney for Bronx County.
She's also President of the North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
On top of all of that, she finds time to do other work in her community, including adopting a 4th grade class at her old elementary school every year!
She's seen here with Bro. Richard Pierre and Clyde Cole
Our August 2017 Woman of the Month is Nicole Grimes, PhD for her excellence in the category of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)!
She is currently the Principal of Dominican Academy, a private high school for girls in Manhattan.
You can learn more about her here:
For her excellence in the category of Sports, our Woman of the Month for September 2017 is Jasmine Ray, Founder, President, and CEO of the US Wall Ball Association!
Created in honor of her brother, the USWA is an international sports league bringing organized, competitive handball to communities all over the world.
Jasmine uses this inexpensive, accessible sport to promote healthy living through exercise while also helping children and young adults to focus on their education.
You can find out more about her and her organization here:
Introducing our Woman of the Month for October 2017, Paulette Cleghorn, creative director at Ashdon Brands, housing such high profile bridal and special occasion labels such as Victor Harper, Cristiano Lucci, Simone Carvalli, Ashley & Justin, Zoey Grey, and Disney's Royal Ball.
She also serves as head designer and creative director at Yumi Katsura Couture, one of Japan's and the world's most prolific design houses, whose wedding dresses and couture creations are considered modern masterpieces. Katsura has showcased the most expensive wedding dress sold to date, valued at one billion Japanese yen