It’s The Weekend: Check Out These Boss Women


Actually, since COVID-19, my days seem to run together, and the weekends are no longer what they used to be. On the bright side, I have saved a lot of money on gas, and I have had an opportunity to learn so many new things and meet so many cool people, thanks to the internet.

While you are lounging around this weekend, scrolling through your insta or surfing the web, you should definitely check out these women. You talk about “BOSS WOMEN”!

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

So, my first opportunity to focus on Brittany Packnett Cunningham came when I attended the Aspen Ideas Festival from my couch a couple of weeks ago. She interviewed Stacey Abrams, who I absolutely adore. Brittany Packnett Cunningham’s energy and passion during the interview sucked me right in. After their conversation, I surfed the internet for Mrs. Cunningham and realized the world already knew what a boss she was.

Identifying as an activist, educator, and writer, Brittany Packnett Cunningham is one of the go-to people in the areas of social change and empowerment. President Barack Obama said she was a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come.”

Brittany is an NBC News, MSNBC Contributor, and was the co-host of the 2019 iHeart Radio Best Political Podcast, Pod Save The People, for three years.

In 2018, Brittany launched Love & Power: The Brand, a hub created to “inspire, empower, and outfit everyday people to seismically shift society.” In 2020, Brittany Packnett Cunningham launched Love & Power Works: The Agency, which she says is focused on “creating justice and equity in every sector.”

Want to check her out? You can find her on social media as @MsPackyetti or visit her website at



With my wine glass in hand and absolutely nothing to do, I fell on my couch and began scrolling through Instagram and saw that Elaine Welteroth was live. I clicked, and much to my surprise, she was airing a live concert to celebrate the release of her friend Adeline’s EP Intérimes (In the Meantime). Soulful and sultry is the best way to describe Adeline’s music. You really need to check it out for yourself! I have been pumping it up and swaying through my house since the concert. In fact, I am jamming to Twilight as I sit here and write this post. You want to check it out? Here is the official music video.

McBride Sisters

McBride Sisters

Did you say wine?

Robin and Andréa McBride own the largest African-American wine company in the United States. While these sisters share the same father, they were raised worlds apart. Andréa being raised in New Zealand and Robin being raised in California. The kicker, the sisters had no idea the other existed for over half of their lives and did not meet one another until Andréa was sixteen. When they finally came together, they realized both shared a passion for wine, and in 2010 they founded their company, McBride Sisters.

One of the first things I will be doing when I get settled in Chapel Hill is joining their wine club! I will be sure to let you know which wine is my favorite!

Much Love,


P.S. Do you have any people you think the world should know about? Share in the comments!

Published by Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

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