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Ashro Woman: Karen H.

Meet Woman of the Week, Karen H. from Niagara Falls, NY!

“Prayerful, bold and successful,” Karen believes in being a “world changer,” and letting that change begin within. In fact, she is walking proof of that philosophy. Not only has she overcome abuse, but she has gone on to pursue her dreams, graduating magna cum laude at age 49. Congratulations, Karen!

It was her grandmother and parents who influenced her the most with their prayers and encouragement. Now, as an administrative professional, Karen loves encouraging and blessing the people around her. As a mom, Karen believes in prayer and love. “I am not perfect, and being a mother will try you because you want the best for your children. Pray more and love them.” 

What makes Karen happy? Shoes, coffee, watching classic movies with her husband…and knowing that she has “overcome silly mistakes of the past.” We love that, Karen.

Ashro Woman of the Week Karen a smiling African-American woman wearing a black plaid blouse and has red hair.
Karen H.
Where do you live (city & state)?
Niagara Falls, NY
1. Why are you an Ashro woman?
I am an Ashro woman, because of the stylish trends offered by Ashro.
2. What is your favorite part about fashion and style?
My favorite part of about fashion and style is the blending of both old and new fashion trends.
3. What makes you get up every morning?
God, of course. And, knowing that He allows me to bless and to encourage others.
4. Your best advice?
Be a world changer. But, let the change begin in you and don’t stop pursuing your dreams.
5. What small thing makes you happy?
Coffee. Shoe shopping.
6. What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
Overcoming abuse. And, losing my dad in 2018. My greatest triumph is graduating magna cum Laude, at 49.
7. How do you spend your free time?
Watching classic movies and being silly with my husband.
8. What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
Administrative professional. What I like most is all of the people I get to encourage. The commute.
9. Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My paternal grandmother and my dad. Their prayers and encouragement to be prayerful, bold, and successful. Also, my mom. She is a quiet strength and classy lady.
10. What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
Banana pudding. I make it for my family and friends. Served at home.
11. Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
You better believe I am a woman of faith. The Bible says, ” faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.” My faith is in God who answers, by his perfect will. In this, I am receiving the right answer.
12. What makes you laugh?
Old Christmas shows. And, knowing that I have overcome silly mistakes of the past.
13. What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
I am not perfect, and being a mother will try you. Because you want the best for your children. Pray more and love them.
14. What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
Church, Banquets, Weddings, Extravaganzas, Birthday Parties.
15. Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
Not really, unless occasion calls for it.
16. Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
Not really. But have as a preaching prop.
17. Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
Only to bed.
18. Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
Not that I recall.
19. How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her? Does the brand mean something to you? Any memories associated with the catalog?
The Ashro woman is a woman of style and strength. The clothing brings out those qualities. If the brand did not mean anything, I would not purchase the clothing.
Ashro Woman of the Week Karen a smiling African-American woman wearing a black blouse with a white flower, a necklace, and has red hair.
Ashro Woman of the Week Karen a smiling African-American woman wearing a black jacket and has red hair.
Ashro Woman of the Week Karen a smiling African-American woman wearing a black blouse, a pearl necklace, and has red hair.

Thanks for inspiring us with your story and beautiful spirit!

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Comments (39)

Better late than never! Little Bishop is such a spit fire of a woman! She makes her husband smile and every time I am in her presence I can’t help but be happy. She is full of life and laughter, and so much fun and love in her.

A loving and honest soul. You are an inspiration! Continued success and keep God first in your life. Thanks for being in the spotlight, Way to go Ashro Women!

KAREN is my first cousin. I’m proud of the woman she has become! She is a nifty Wiman of God and is a prayer warrior. She has always been beautiful and stylish! Looking her best has always been important to her. Thank you Ashro for featuring Karen!!

I just love your story, God bless you.

Yesssss Mrs. Karen! A very special one of a kind person! Love the positive energy she gives off!

Ms. Karen is amazing!!!

I’m so very proud of my beautiful daughter. Much love to you.

Karen,my great friend that i met a while back while riding bikes in Pine Bluff,Ar. We lost touch for a long time,but i found her back!! Love her dearly!!! Congratulations and keep up the good work!!!

Karen is an awesome woman of God and a great friend,i met her awhile back while riding bikes in Pine Bluff,we lost contact for a while,but through Facebook i was able to reconnect,keep up the good work Kareen. ☺

Nice article on Karen H. Mom is happy for you.

First Lady Karen is one of kind gem. She has an pure spirit and to be on her presence is pure joy. I have only known her a short time but in that time she has showered me with love. She is full of joy and a barrel of laughs. She will pray for you, which will be a mini sermon. She knows the word but is humble and a pleasure to be around. She is a beautiful woman inside and out
She loves fashion and is very stylist. Ashro great pick for choosen First Lady Karen.

I think God for a woman That show beauty from the inside as well on the outside through Grace and elegance.

Hi my name is Stephanie Taylor also known as Taylor Made. This young lady is my cousin she is a beautiful soul and an incredible inspiration to me and others. She stands for what is right especially in thee Lord. I admire her courage and strength to share her story with all. She has helped me move forward in my spiritual journey. Thank you for honoring her and I look forward to more in the Lord.


Karen H. brings the light into every place she goes. She is smart, savvy, and sophisticated. By the grace of God she has not allowed her trials to define her but to refine her into polished gold fit for the Master’s use. Congratulations Karen, on your graduation and on being named Ashro woman of the week! I look forward to celebrating your success! Love you, sister!

Congratulations to my gorgeous and brave sister Karen. You are a true inspiration to all women. You have worked & created a path for generations to make it now. Thanks for being God’s servants.

Congrats to my gorgeous friend! She is an incredibly beautiful woman inside and out ❤️

Great!!!!! I love her so much she’s beautiful and very necessary. I love her for so many reasons but one of the main reasons is her life is built around prayer and I appreciate her 💕💕💕

Wow I’ve been seeing this young lady in the western New York region doing so many wonderful things ‘ I’m so excited for her to see that her efforts have not gone unnoticed!!! Praise God!!!

Karen H. is one of the most influential people in my life. Her personal relationship with God is one that i admire. I have so much love and respect for her. Consistently her beauty is radiating from the inside out. And that beauty is both classy and stylish!

Yes, she is a phenomenal woman, a blessing and a great encourager.

yaaaaaasssssssss!!! My spiritual mother at heart, a pure blessing through all things in which Christ strengthens….

Love you much Karen!

A lovely woman of God
Beautiful inside and out

Congratulations to my Sister-Friend whom I love dearly! I love how God always positions Karen to be an encouragement and influence in the lives of women. Your style and love for the Lord’s people are amazing. Stay shining, Sis!

First Lady Karen Hardaway, She is amazing woman, wife an a woman of God. I would love to give her honor today an every day because she deserves it she loves her church family an we loved her as well. May God continue to bless her in Jesus name 🙏🏽

Karen is a beautiful lady and daughter in love

Amen 🙏🏿Karen is a genuine soul great anointed spirit loves her church an amazing wife

Karen is the best!

Beautiful Woman of God! Pastor Karen always grace us with her style, fashion, and class. She is truly a woman of high morals and integrity! I love you Pastor K.
Wonderful soul👑😁❤

Congratulations! Always stylish and beautiful!

What a beautiful Lady with a beautiful story. Continue to the be the classy woman you are, A shining light of grace and hope to many. Bless you!

Karen is a beautiful and intelligent woman.


Karen, you light up the room with your vivacious personality and beautiful smile! Congratulations on your graduation and on being chosen Ashro Woman of the Week! When this virus thing is over, we will celebrate your much deserved success!🎉

Congratulations Karen Anderson Hardaway she is definitely a Beautiful Woman of God. She has a style like no other. So deserving of this honor.

Congratulations to my Sister, a strong beautiful queen and definitely a woman of God!

You came into my life through “our grandmother” and we will always be family! You have encouraged and lifted me many times when my spirit have been down. You are truly a blessing in my life! I love your classy style and beautiful smile❤ which always shines!!! Keep letting God move you to different levels in your life because you are such an inspiration to me and others!

Again, congratulations Karen to the “Ashro Woman of the week!”

Karen is beautiful inside and out. She is full of energy, silly and doesn’t take no mess. She’s a Woman of Power and Strength that can be only given by the power of GOD. She’s used her struggles to encourage others to be better. Karen’s smile is infectious, her style is on point. Congratulations Karen for being chosen as Ashro’s “ Woman of the Week”

Karen definitely is a Woman of God. Congratulations on being chosen the Ashro Woman of the Week

I work with Karen – she is amazing. She brings light and positivity to our entire work community. So grateful to have her in my life, she is beautiful inside and out!

Room would not allow for me to share that my mom is a quiet strength and also a woman of class and style. Kudos to her.

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