About Aspiring Women

About Aspiring Women

Aspiring Women is an Emmy award winning original program from the Total Living Network that features captivating stories, honest talk and practical insights on the common, challenging issues women face. Through on-location features, dramatic storytelling and lively interviews, Aspiring Women gives viewers something to think about, talk about and share with others.

For this season on the NRB network, Aspiring Women is thrilled with the addition of its newest host, Comedian Chonda Pierce. One of the nation’s best loved comedians, Chonda makes audiences laugh out loud with both sidesplitting humor and hilarious real-life stories delivered in her own unique style.

With a refreshing mixture of friendship, humor and attitude, Shirley Rose, Michelle McKinney Hammond and Chonda Pierce form a dynamic hosting team that leaves no stone unturned as they observe life through their own unique lenses.

About The Hosts

Shirley Rose

Shirley Rose has been in ministry alongside her husband Jerry for over 30 years. Through her television program Aspiring Women, her books, and speaking appearances, Shirley demonstrates her passion for God and for helping women to be their best in all areas of life.

shirley_chonda_michelle_400In 2006 Shirley received the prestigious Excellence in Communications award for her work in Christian media. As executive producer and co-host of “Aspiring Women,” Shirley has developed a program that meets women where they are. It features captivating stories, honest talk, and spiritual insight on the challenging issues women face. This two-time Emmy winning program has aired across the U.S., in Canada, throughout the Arab world, Europe, and even into the Far East. “Aspiring Women” has also been named “Best Television Talk Show” by the National Religious Broadcasters Association.

Michelle McKinney Hammond

Someone once said that writing, when done well, is but a different name for conversation. With her dynamic, girlfriend-in-your-living-room writing style, Michelle McKinney Hammond has released her own special art of conversation onto men and women across the world, with books on living life single, as a woman, in interpersonal relationships and in relationship with God.

Michelle has spent her entire career involved in people’s lives and in their living rooms, having moved effortlessly from top advertising creative professional to highly sought after voice-over talent to freelance writer, author, counselor, public speaker and television co-host.

Chonda Pierce

Comedian Chonda Pierce (www.chonda.org) has appeared more than a dozen times on the famous stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, following in the footsteps of much beloved comedienne, Minnie Pearl. “I may have replaced the gingham dress and price-tag hat with irreverent leather pants, but I have held onto what Ms. Minnie taught me—that comedy can be clean and still be funny!”

This lesson has served Chonda well.  After 20 years in comedy, she has an audience of two million faithful fans, five gold-certified comedy albums and a certified platinum DVD for Havin’ a Girls’ Night Out.  She is the author of 9 books including “Laughing in the Dark…a comedian’s journey through depression.” Chonda has worked with Billy Graham, has appeared more often than any other special guest for the nationally acclaimed conference Women of Faith and has received honors as the 2000 and 2001 Gospel Music Association’s Grady Nutt Humor Award recipient.

Outside the comedy arena, Pierce is a spokesperson for World Vision and The House of Hope in Orlando, Fla. She also actively promotes New Frontiers Camp in Dowelltown, TN and The Funny Farm, a cabin retreat for pastors and missionaries started by Pierce and her husband, David, in middle Tennessee.