Women's Empowerment

Ashley Dawn

Ashley Dawn, an NKU grad and Kentucky native, knew she wanted to go into media since high school. “My whole life, I have gotten in trouble for talking, and now they gave me a microphone. Dreams do come true!” Ashley says.

She has been with B-105 since 2016 and is now bringing her fun, spunky personality to The Big Dave Show.

Judge Marilyn Zayas

Judge Marilyn Zayas was first elected by the wonderful people of Hamilton County to Ohio’s First Appellate District in 2016. Judge Marilyn Zayas grew up in a tough New York City neighborhood. Her dad worked in a printing shop and her mom worked as a seamstress in a garment factory.

Prior to joining the First Appellate District of Ohio, Judge Marilyn Zayas served the community as an attorney for nearly 20 years. In 2000 she founded a private practice and successfully ran it until her election.

In 2016, Zayas became the first person of Latino heritage elected to a Court of Appeals in Ohio; she was re-elected in 2018. In June 2018, she was selected by the Chief Justice to sit on a case at the Supreme Court of Ohio.


As CEO of Aviatra Accelerators, Nancy Aichholz has successfully positioned Aviatra’s educational programming for female entrepreneurs, resulting in over 2,500 women completing Aviatra programs, 15,000 jobs created and a cumulative total of over a billion dollars in earned revenue.


Dr. Tamiika Hurst earned her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Biology from The University of Michigan. having spent time at The Proctor & Gamble Company, on the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Talent Acquisition Scientist Recruitment Team, in Academia as an Adjunct Chemistry Professor at the University of Cincinnati, she is also a yoga instructor, and will admit that yoga and teaching are her first loves. Proudly, Tamiika recently launched an Education Management Company-Academic Innerprizes, which provides a variety of in-house and web-based tutoring and coaching services for students in grades 7-12.

Brooklyne Darby is a senior in high school in northern Cincinnati. At 16 years old, she’s incredibly accomplished. She is a 4-year starting varsity volleyball player and was named Player of the Year for the GMC Conference, a certified yoga instructor, and will be continuing her academic and volleyball career in college to study clinical psychology.