The Network Journal Announces its 13th Annual “25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards" Honorees

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The Network Journal, an award-winning business magazine providing news and commentary on issues that affect business growth and career advancement for an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners, announces its 2011 list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business.”

“The women we are honoring span job titles, industries and expertise, but they share the same traits: they all are passionate, driven and focused" TNJ Publisher & CEO Aziz Guey Adetimirin said.

The select group will be profiled in the special March issue of the magazine and will be formally honored during Women’s History Month at the “13th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards” luncheon on Thursday, March 24. This signature TNJ event, which is highly anticipated each year, will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway (between 45th & 46th streets) in New York City, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“The women we are honoring in the 13th year of these awards span job titles, industries and expertise, but they share the same traits: they all are passionate, driven and focused. They are at the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines,” TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin said. “We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers and for their myriad contributions to their community.”

TNJ’s 2011 extraordinary women are:

Donna M. Boles, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Becton Dickinson & Co.
Leilani M. Brown, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, CQ-Roll Call / The Economist Group
Paulette Brown, Esq., Partner & Chief Diversity Officer, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
Teresa H. Clarke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Africa.com LLC
Jannette L. Dates, Ph.D., Dean, School of Communications, Howard University
Roslyn Neal Dickerson, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs, InterContinental Hotels Group
Linda M. Gadsby, Esq., Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Scholastic Inc.
Michelle C. Ifill, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Verizon Business
Heather A. James, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Advertising Research Foundation
Jacqueline M. Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, Milligan & Co., LLC
C. Annette Kelton, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Melanie Littlejohn, Regional Executive Director, National Grid
Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., President, Bennett College for Women
Veronica McLymont, Director, Food and Nutrition, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Subriana McFadden Pierce, Senior Vice President, Sales & Merchandising, Supervalu, Inc.
Laurel J. Richie, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA
Sherry D. Snipes, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, The American Institute of Architects
Dail St. Claire, President, Williams Capital Management
Mary E. Stutts, President, MES Concepts
Sheila G. Talton, Vice President, Globalization, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Deborah Scott Thomas, President and CEO, Data Solutions & Technology, Inc.
Michelle A. Thornhill, Senior Vice President, Diverse Segment, Wells Fargo
Tiffany R. Warren, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group
Frederica M. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Whittier Street Health Center
Sheena Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abyssinian Development Corporation

The program includes a cocktail networking reception, lunch and awards presentation with Mistress of Ceremonies Allison Keyes, reporter for National Public Radio’s National Desk. As a signature TNJ event that attracts a “Who’s Who” of business executives and decision makers from various industries, the luncheon sells out each year.

Tickets are $275.00 if purchased before March 10th and $325.00 thereafter. Sponsors this year are: L’Oreal USA, Wells Fargo, Entergy, Macy’s, WNYC, and WBLS-FM.

About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal is an award-winning magazine published ten times a year, including combined July/August and December/January issues. Along with its Web edition at TNJ.com, it provides news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. Engaging more than 98,000 readers, the print edition of The Network Journal is distributed nationwide, with a focus on the northeast region. For more information call 212-962-3791, or visit the TNJ Web site at http://www.tnj.com.

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