Hilary Lashley Renison dreamed of flying high in the sky. She had her first flying lesson at age 12. Four years later, she was in college at Cornell.
The saying is "persistence pays off" and it certainly did in the case of a North Greenbush woman. For years, she had ideas that never quite panned out until now.
We know people are leaving New York State and the reasons vary. However, African Americans say they are leaving because of a lack of opportunities. One woman is determined to have big city ideas right here in Albany.
Aroma Thompson thought her hands would be used in medicine to bring comfort as a nurse. Instead, she dispenses medicine for the soul to all who take a seat in her chair.
When there's a widely publicized incident of violence against a woman, you often see the numbers go up in self-defense classes.
The debate over women being paid the same as men for the same job is an ongoing controversy. The Workforce Development Institute is making it its business to show the public the kind of work women are doing by using a calendar.
This weekend, women throughout the Capital Region will be commemorating the Women's March of last January. As the crowds began to swell last year, women across the country declared that this was more than a Women's March -- it was a movement.
When Gina Coleman sings, you feel it down to your toes. She says that's what the blues does. It makes you feel it.
Jazmin Brown is living her dream as owner of Jazzy Kids Care in Green Island. The daycare also offers piano lessons for its kids twice a week.
Kim Comiskey has always wanted to make women look and feel good. It's a dream that began when she was just a little girl.
Brenda Rosenbaum says Mayan women living in Guatemala are underdogs, abused, poor, and oppressed. She's not repeating something she's read – she's talking about something she knows.
Bonnie Hayden of Pittsfield still marvels at having her own piece of the rock – her home. It's a miracle she thought would never happen.
Meghan Phalen is under deadline. In newspaper jargon, she's putting the paper to bed. As editor of the Greenwich Journal and Salem Press for the past three years, the news has been her life since she bought the publications from the previous owner.
As the fall temps drop, we turn to comfort food. However, you might be surprised to find that kind of food on a food truck. One local woman is betting you'll like those dishes.
Family members are often expected to follow in the family business. However, one young woman thought about it long and hard before realizing she could make her dreams come true by keeping it all in the family.
The best way to change race relations in this country is to start on college campuses. That's what Jerlisa Fontaine, the new president of the Student Association at the University at Albany, believes. She's the first woman to be elected Student Association president in 17 years and the first African American woman.
Skidmore College has launched a diversity series called, "In It." It is a series of lectures and special events that are designed to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus and throughout the community.
Aneesa Waheed is never more comfortable than when she's cooking at her Troy restaurant, Tara Kitchen. The decor is colorful and the Moroccan dishes are aromatic. However, her beginnings in the kitchen growing up in India and assisting her mom were not so successful -- so she chose a career in the corporate world and headed to New York City. She soon found all that glitters was not gold.
How do you work, take care of your family, but then have time to live your passion? One woman found the perfect ingredient to make it all happen.
Marjan Beebe is living the sweet life – and it all started with a challenge from her date after she tasted the apple pie he'd ordered.