"In the Pinc is the leader in providing positive and supportive business building education and events to women of color desiring to be successful in life and in business!"

March, 2011
Welcome to the PincLinc!!


Wow!...can you believe it, we are entering our third month of 2011. I am so excited about the direction that In the Pinc is going and more excited about our increasing membership and all of the upcoming, positive and uplifting events we have scheduled. We'd be honored to have you join us!

News Flash: We are looking to interview and highlight business women in our monthly newsletter and on our website. If your business is ready for some priceless exposure, email: info@inthepinc.net 

"Individually, a woman is a force; Together, women are a force to be reckoned with."
Remember, whether you are at the startup stage or just plain stuck, In the Pinc is the place for you...if you want to be a part of a positive and supportive business building community where women are committed to being dedicated, not only to building their business, but the businesses of each member of In the Pinc as well.

We do not accept, nor allow any negativity in the In the Pinc atmosphere. No one person is better than the next. We are all sisters in our spirit, minds, heart, drive and dedication.

Please join us for our next Business Peer Mentoring Forum!!! Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
To register for our February forum, please log onto our website: www.inthepinc.net/eventregistration.html.

Hope to see you there!!!

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Community Conversation:

"Wisdom of Our Mothers"

   Conversation Between Black Mothers and Daughters

Saturday, March 19, 2011


 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The Origin | Hip Hop Cultural Center
2333 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92020

This is a FREE event, but you MUST RSVP at info@inthepinc.net

NLT Wednesday,

March 16, 2011





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In the Pinc's January Business Peer Mentoring Forum


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In the Pinc San Diego Members


Vangie Ackridge

Executive Director, My Community Huddle



Tracy Allen

Owner, 9to5Not Business Solutions



Shaunte Brown

Owner/Operator, Happy Time Daycare



Sakeenah Fontenot

 Executive Director, Hope Born


 Dree Hill

Founder, San Diego Black Professionals



Judy Pannell

Financial Planning


Krista Pettiford

Author, Surredered Balance

Owner, MAKK Publishing



Zenaida Roy-Almario

Author, BRAGN


Brandee Shilling

Owner, Phoenicia Goddess Designs



Jeannette Turner

MaryKay Skin Care Professional



Chida Warren-Darby

Editor, San Diego Voice & Viewpoint



Lakeshia Williams

Financial Educator



Zarassa Wyatt

Owner/Prinicipal Consultant, HR Management Options




In the Pinc Expo
Please Join In the Pinc for...
Our Spring 2011 Black Women's Business
Show Much More Expo

Saturday, May 21, 2011


12 Noon - 4:00 p.m.



Vision Pulse Creative Center

5945 Pacific Center Blvd, #510

San Diego, CA  92121

(Sorrento Valley)


In the Pinc Is Celebrating Women of Color who are Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and Professionals

The Black Women's Small Business & Show Much More Expo is designed to EMBRACE, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER AND EDUCATE

Vendor Booths!  Break-out Sessions! Networking!

Show Much More!!! 

Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to network!!!

Vendors booths are available: $100.00
To purchase your vendor/exhibitor booth, please log onto: www.inthepinc.net/womensbusinessexpo.html

Only 30 Vendor/Exhibitor Booths available: $100.00

These booths will definitely go fast!!

(Last day to purchase Vendor Booths is Friday, April 15, 2011)


For all questions, please send your questions to info@inthepinc.net

Go Natural or Go Straight! 


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By Lisa Akbari


At the start of each New Year, many black women ask this very question; "should I grow natural or go straight?"


Most black women have a naturally kinky hair type, a feature that we were born with. However, many black women have resolved to change this natural trait. For many years, there has been a growing difference of opinion as to why some women want to change the natural state of their hair and whether this is right or wrong. In an effort to solve this dilemma, I will discuss some of the most common explanations...

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To develop and maintain a strong business, a business must be built with progressive forward movement. Progressive forward movement occurs when a business owner works consistently, enhancing her business, one day at a time. Unfortunately, that progressive movement cannot take place when "fear-based procrastination" exists. What is "fear-based procrastination"?


"Fear-based procrastination" occurs when we purposely procrastinate our success in order to be accepted by others. We fear success when we believe that our success will cause others around us to view us (negatively) different. Often times, it is our close friends and family members.


When women take charge of their own destiny, there is usually someone close to us, looking at us, wishing they could take the same steps.


Unfortunately, the fear of being left behind causes them to lash out at us, going as far as ending friendships and/or relationships.


Success can leave you standing alone; most women are not able to be on the outside looking into a circle that they desperately want to be a part of. Too often, women forego their success in order to maintain a "liked" status. Sadly, we are fighting to be a part of the lives of people who wouldn't care about us no matter what we did or didn't do.


So, understand that the deferment of your dreams can't be the result of the wishes of others. Kick that fear aside!


We all have our own path to walk. No two people are designed to be on the same path, at the same time no less. As a women business owner, you must be clear about your path and with that clarity, must come a strong desire and focus.


Remember, if you really want to succeed...you will!!




     Prom Dress

  Got Dresses????

In the Pinc is collecting gently worn or new formal wear for our 2011 Fairy PromMother Project!!!


We are especially in need of formal wear

sizes 14 & up



  Please Note: Dresses must be clean.


Thank you!!







 Need to file your fictitious business name?


Contact San Diego Voice & Viewpoint


(619) 266-2233


Filing Fee: $25.00






 Wig Making Class

at LaQues's


Monday, March 14, 2011

Fee: $150.00

For Pro's/Students: $99.00


For more info, call:





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Michelle Obama may have become an archetypal African-American female success story - law career, strong marriage, happy children - but the reality is often very different for other highly educated black women.


They face a series of challenges in navigating education, career, marriage and child-bearing, dilemmas that often leave them single and childless even when they'd prefer marriage and family, according to a research study recently presented at the American Sociological Society's annual meeting in San Francisco.


Yale researchers Natalie Nitsche and Hannah Brueckner argued that "marriage chances for highly educated black women have declined over time relative to white women." Women of both races with postgraduate educations "face particularly hard choices between career and motherhood," they said, "but especially in the absence of a reliable partner."

Our Next Business Peer Mentoring Forum: Saturday, March 26, 2011
For more information on all In the Pinc events and to register, please visit our website: www.inthepinc.net