Who We Are

Strength. Elevate. Stride
Welcome to the premier, unique and innovative black women Initiative Network

Black Pumps is not just a network —it is a movement. We are empowering and igniting passion and equipping Black women with the tools to elevate themselves and others in wellness, business and leadership. We are coming together to change minds and challenging public and private businesses (and government offices) to "lean in" – by proactively taking steps to recruit, retain and promote black women. We are walking in and taking our rightful seats at the tables to create positive change. We are igniting a forum to elevate black women all over the world.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success –
Henry Ford.

Our Sponsors:

You – Join us and see how you can do your part to create change!

Our Board:

Our Board is comprised of women and men from USA, UK and Africa and includes medical and financial professionals, attorneys, entrepreneurs, government officials. They provide strategic guidance and oversight in the areas of financial management and governance.

Our Advisors:

Our Advisory Board consists of over 30 advisors (and counting), all volunteers living in the USA, Nigeria and UK. Each region of the USA and Nigeria has a representing advisor(s). They provide support and are our change agents.

Our Staff:

Our Staff is comprised of professional staff and is divided into two teams : (1)Finance, Administration and development and (2) Communications, these individuals reside in California, New York and Nigeria and currently work from their home/ virtual offices.

A proud mother of three adult children, yeah!!! Married to the smartest and kindest man on earth, check. Spinning, yoga, spa and travel (good for the soul). Good company, nice clothes, red wine and chocolate (a must have). And Shoes...

Noni was born and raised in Aba, Abia State Nigeria, graduated top of her class from Abia State University (Legacy Imo state University). She immigrated to the United States in 1985 and was married to her best friend in 1986. She received her Certificate in Accounting from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her MBA with concentration in Finance from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. She is a certified public accountant with licenses in California and Illinois. She currently resides in Winnetka, California with her husband and children (when her children are on vacation, anyway).

She was the Tax Director of a then fortune 100 Company, AIG SunAmerica at a young age. She made the transition to private industry to allow her time to raise her children, and enjoy her family to the fullest. That, she did! She currently works for Deloitte &Touche (Deloitte Tax, LLP) providing tax services to some of the largest multinational companies in the region. She is also a member of Deloitte's Women Initiative Network (WIN). Noni is an Ambassador for Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) Ambassador for the #WeAreCampaign. She volunteers in several organization, the latest being the 2015 Special Olympics World Game and was a torchbearer for the game.

Noni has always had the passion for humanitarianism, especially around wellness for women and children.

With everything that is going on the US and around the world she believes that “there is no better time to step out and get pumped up to bringing awareness to black women issues – wellness, career, business and total wellbeing".