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Dr. Cheryl Polote Williamson is a highly sought after speaker, multi best-selling author, award winning exec. producer and filmmaker, business leader, visionary, philanthropist, purpose connection coach, editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine, and most importantly a servant leader.

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  1. Yes! It is so crucial that we lift as we climb, especially as Black women. Thanks for sharing stories about the women who inspire you and thank you for your dedication to inspire others!

  2. Simple amazing a true example of being my sisters keeper. Sisterhood, Support and Service. I love it.

  3. This is one of the this that I love about you. You always give credit where it is due and recognize those that support you. I want to give you your flowers for being a true sister, mentor and friend during a time when I needed you most. And thank you for continuing to do so, not just for me but your entire circle. I love you 😘

  4. Thanks for the reminder to think about phenomenal women in my life now and those that have gone on to be with the Lord! My Mother was and still is a phenomenal women in my life. I see her everyday in me and my children. She instilled in us the importance of education because she did not really have the opportunity to go to because she decided to serve others, her siblings, when her Mother passed away when she was 18 years old. She is my hero and I just want to say, “Mom, thanks for teaching me how to be a help to others in need”. Much love ❤️ and big 🤗.

    • When I think of phenomenal women, I think of national, best-selling author Jacquelin Thomas. She insisted I call her Jackie from the onset, and took me under her literary wings, but most importantly…welcomed me into her heart. My approach with my pen shifted because of Jackie, and my trust in women being there for each other soared!!!

  5. Thank you! We have to give flowers to women so they can appreciate. I am also giving flowers to my Great-great grandmother, great grandmother, grand mother, mother, aunts, cousins and friends. I appreciate you and love you very much.

  6. Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson you are a phenomenal woman. I applaud and celebrate you for being an inspiration to the masses. This article is a beautiful tribute to some amazing women and a reminder that there is so much greatness in the world but it is often overshadowed by the darkness. Thank you for being the light!

  7. Dr. Cheryl;

    Never misses an opportunity to shine a light on others. This is a beautiful read. You my dear have truly been a blessing in my life and even though I’m older, I love learning from watching you. Thank you for teaching us how to live life to the fullest and in obedience. Love ALWAYS!

  8. Dr. Cheryl I knew you were a phenomenal woman when I first heard you speak at the Christian Book Lover’s Retreat a few years ago. My key takeaway was that you stressed the word “unapologetically”. It took being authentic to another level. Giving myself permission to Just Be Me are my flowers. Since that CBLR session, I’ve co-authored in 3 anthologies, started blogging, speaking on podcasts and written an article for a international ministry magazine. God gets all the glory. I give flowers to my 6 paternal aunts who all supported me after my mother passed when I was just 16 years old. I give flowers to the women God has placed in my life to call Sisters because I don’t have biological sisters. Also the Church Mothers who prayed and shared wisdom. I believe we’re all phenomenal women in our own way. Thank you for the inspiration.

  9. What a phenomenal article. It is so important to let people know how much they mean to us. I personally know some of the women you mentioned, and they are the true essence of amazing women who lift others as they climb. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you so, Dr. Cheryl. You truly walk the talk! Your personal messages to me are often right on time for me! I appreciate you beyond words. What you are doing for women right now is moving them to action, elevation and lasting legacy.

  10. Great article that outlines our purpose in uplifting and keeping one another lifted up and connected. Support in words, thoughts, deeds, actions and connections are what can change a view point, situation or mood from good to great! Keep shining and showing us your greatness as we gather the bits that help us move forward! Thanks for always sharing not just good, but not so good and how prayer and strategy in action can make major differences in our lives!! Kudos and may blessings continue to find you!

  11. What a beautiful writing, as always you inspire me to be GREAT, to do better today than I did on yesterday. It is my sincere prayer I meet these amazing ladies one day through you because I’m already experiencing complete joy as a result of meeting you through Tanya Turner. It was my willingness to always meet someone knew that allowed me to me her, you and so many other amazing ladies. I pray this story encourages others to open up and allow fresh light, love and laughter to overtake them each day through new beautiful connections. I am because you are PHENOMENAL, Cheryl P Williamson.

  12. Thank you for sharing such a powerful message. For me, this article provides more than recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of other powerful women in the NOW. It reminds me that tomorrow is not promised and that I too need to seek and be great today. And, that I need to pour into any and all important people in my life as much as possible as often as I’m capable.

    As always Cheryl, you keep those that follow you thinking, feeling and doing the work to better ourselves.

  13. Excellent article on some phenomenal women and looking forward to reading about many more phenomenal women in your circle. Congratulations Lady Cheryl and to all the phenomenal women. Blessings.

  14. Cheryl has done a wonderful job of highlight just a few of the incredible women she has had the opportunity to build relationships and make impact. Continued success!!

  15. This such a beautiful tribute. My mother passed away 10 years ago before I was able to give her the flowers she deserved. But God in His infinite mercy has allowed me to do it through the work I do with other women that I serve through my groups.

  16. Let me take this opportunity to give you your flowers, my sister! Because so much of what is sustaining me right now, is being able to connect and communicate with you. Flowers also go to my childhood friend, Avis Bent, who traveled a distance just to check on me, to see if I was OK after my father’s death and the ensuing chaos. Happy to say our friendship has been sustained for over58 years. As Maya Angelou says, “I don’t shout, or jump about, or have to talk real loud… When you see me coming, it out to make you proud.” And it does make me so proud, my sister. . So I want to thank you, for all that you do!

  17. Dr. Cheryl
    You are a phenomenal woman!

    You have always walked the talk! You have poured into so many women that only the Lord knows what could have happened to them or where they would have ended up had they not met you. You have opened my eyes to see myself, and now putting into perspective what you would say to me… “I see you!” Keep shining God’s light and follow his plan. Thank you for being you!

  18. This was a great read. Truly inspirational to hear what each of you are doing individually, and how you all come together to encourage and support one another in your endeavors. Love it!

  19. Paying tribute and giving others their flowers is such a beautiful exchange of true appreciation. Oftentimes people have no idea the impact they have on each other’s lives so it is imperative that we tell them. Such a wonderful message in tribute to dynamic women.

  20. This is a great way to honor the women who make a difference in your life. So many women do so many amazing things and often go unsung. THANK YOU for giving us a glimpse into their everyday shine! ✨

  21. Beautiful, humble, sincere, intentional, powerful, phenomenal.

    This is my Sister, she see‘s you and God see’s her.

    Clear expressions of genuine love and care.

    Keep moving forward 🦋

  22. Excellent read on honoring those who have strategically impacted your life and acknowledging them while they are alive to receive your heartfelt gratitude

  23. Cheryl Polote Williamson is a woman of influence. Through her message she continues to strengthen other women with her prayers, blesses them with her love, and encourages their hearts with her hope!

  24. Dr. P, thank you for this awesome article recognizing Wonen’s History and the phenomenal women in your circle. It is so refreshing to see a woman uplifting other women! You always share your knowledge, passion, and insight to all. For these reasons, I recognize you as a phenomenal woman! You are truly an inspiration to the world and I am blessed to be in your community.

  25. Great message! It is so important to recognize those who helped us along the journey. How wonderful to see these “shout-outs” and to know that these women know they are seen and appreciated! Continued blessings and success to Dr. Cheryl, those who lifted her and those she lifts in the pursuit of purpose-filled living.

  26. Thanks so much for sharing some of your phenomenal friendships. It also shares how important networking with other females can make a major difference in one’s life. Lifting each up not tearing one another down. Shine on my sister.

  27. So excited to celebrate other women and genuinely want to see my Sistahs WIN!! Cheryl YOU are a blessing to Many and a Daily Inspiration that keeps many of us motivated and empowered!! Congratulations to ALL the women “doing their thang” 🤩
    Keep shining and keep winning!!! 🦋🎉

  28. Thank you for highlighting these phenomenal women. I lived in Dallas for 13 years. I truly miss being there.

  29. Wow! What a phenomenal article about these amazing, beautiful, and successful black women! It inspired me! It is good to see a platform about black women. I was so inspired by this article. My mother inspired me with her strength and how giving and caring she is. My mom raised me, my twin brother, and my little sister while having a mental condition. I am so proud of her. She taught me how to be caring, giving, and to see the good in all people. Thank you mother!!! My mother is a PHENOMENAL WOMAN!!

  30. Cheryl, you embody the following quote:

    Be a woman who supports other
    women. Compliment each other, give
    words of encouragement, and empower each other.
    – Dram Ahmed

    Thank you for sharing the impactful women in your life.✨

  31. What a wonderful read. A reminder to give the women in our lives their flowers while they are able to apply our jesters of admiration and love.

  32. This post resonated with me so much Cheryl! I have always been a firm believer of honoring other women and edifying them every time we get an opportunity. I pray often for God to surround me with amazing women because just being in the presence of such amazingness encourages me to give and do more!!! I give you your flowers today, Cheryl, and thank you for blazing trails for not only yourself but for others. Your kindness, generosity, and care and concern for others and their success is unmatched.

  33. When I think of A Phenomenal Woman I think of Kimberly Ferguson. She gives of herself while balancing work in the hospital being a social worker.

  34. From St. Croix United States Virgin Islands ❤️🌴 These words resonates so deeply within. I am blessed to be able to read it as a reminder of God’s goodness. He gives us free will to be kind and serve and celebrates others, and more importantly that we celebrate ourselves. Chyrel, thank you for sharing with us all in absolute excellence. I love you PHENOMENAL WOMAN❤️🦋

  35. Love this article and it couldn’t have come at a better time! Thank you for sharing!

  36. Such a great message. I am happy to be one of your phenomenal women. Your love, sincerity and drive to support women had truly been an impact in my life. Today as always I serve you your flowers. Continue being a woman other women can stand on the shoulders of. Love you!

  37. Love this article about phenomenal women. Just researched history about phenomenal women for women ‘s history month. This article was impactful.

  38. You are certainly a beauty of blooms in my life along with my sister who is pictured in the last photo you shared. Thank you for always demonstrating God’s love as you continue to inspire, empower and elevate all that you come in contact with. You have truly been a blessing in my life ♥️

  39. I so admire and respect Cheryl for all of the support and love she pour into so many of us. I am always inspired by her walk, her messages and affirmations. Cheryl is very intentional about her purpose and it shows daily. Cheryl you are truly a phenomenal woman and I love you to life! Continue to live in your purpose and follow your dreams no matter how big they are. You are a living witness that they are achievable.

  40. I love this! You are phenomenal Dr. Cheryl, and I’m blessed by your walk! Thanks for sharing all that you do, and for encouraging so many!

  41. Thank you Ms Cheryl for setting a precedence for others to emulate. You inspire me to be the best version of myself. I’m embracing my journey…Greater is Coming.

  42. I love this. We should be able to encourage, inspire, and glean from each other. I loved this message. Thank you.

  43. Simply beautiful!! Thank you for sharing Dr Cheryl P. Williamson; for, doing life in community is essential. You inspire us all to utilize our God given talents and capabilities. We are all God’s children created in His image. We are his Masterpiece!

  44. A beautiful and powerful example of sisters who not only talk about it but but walk, live and breathe it and in doing so, pave the way for others. Their journeys allow others to walk their own yellow brick pathways. Smooches 👑 Queens.

  45. Wow! This is a beautiful bouquet of flowers with an amazing aroma of love and gratitude in written form. Thank you for sharing this, Dr. Cheryl! I’m truly inspired once again by your authenticity. It is a blessing to know you and work with you💕

  46. It is extremely uplifting to witness the power of phenomenal women, so many strong, courageous and hard-working women did not live to witness these awesome accomplishments; while some women lack the examples, confidence and guidance necessary to achieve their goals. Simply Outstanding!

  47. This is a beautiful tribute to phenomenal women. Cheryl Polote Williamson has shared with others what these inspiring women instilled in her. I am grateful for Cheryl pouring kindness, love, prayers, and wisdom over me. God has made me a phenomenal woman and I will pass it on.

  48. Ashe! Truly inspiring and makes me think about women that inspire me. My mom has truly been my inspiration.

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