The Network Journal Announces its 18th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Presented by Morgan Stanley

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Brenda Blackmon, Multi-Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Co-anchor, PIX 11, is Mistress of Ceremonies at the March 24th celebratory luncheon in New York City

“The women we honor in the 18th year of the awards span occupations, industries and expertise, and they share the same traits when it comes to their career and community service: passion, drive and focus.”

The Network Journal (TNJ;, an award-winning business magazine for African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners, announces its 2016 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business.

“The women we honor in the 18th year of the awards span occupations, industries and expertise, and they share the same traits when it comes to their career and community service: passion, drive and focus. We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers and for their myriad contributions to their community.” states TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

The 25 Influential Black Women in Business Class of 2016:

Stephern Allison, D.HSc
Vice President, Cardiovascular Services & Case Management
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Letty Ashworth
Director, Global Diversity
Delta Air Lines

Debra A. Baker
Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Sheila S. Boston, Esq.
Kaye Scholer LLP

Angela A. Brown
CEO and President
Victory Global Solutions, Inc.

Tracey L. Brown, Esq.
Managing Partner
The Cochran Firm-New York

Dawn Davis
Vice President and Publisher
Simon & Schuster

Shacara Delgado, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Employment and Benefits Law
Realogy Holdings Corp.

Pamela Frederick
Citigroup/Citi Private Bank

Gale Gibson Gayle Ed. D
Essex County College

Yvonne J. Graham, RN
Associate Commissioner of Health
New York State Department of Health

Debra R. Hudnell
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Nicole Kankam
Managing Director, Marketing
United States Tennis Association

Tonie Leatherberry
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Adrienne Lofton
Senior Vice President, Global Brand Marketing
Under Armour

Renetta McCann
Chief Talent Officer
Leo Burnett

Marie McKenzie
Vice President of Global Destinations Services and Sourcing
Carnival Corporation & PLC

Racquel Oden
Head of Advisor Strategy & Development
Merrill Lynch

Constance Orlando
Senior Vice President, Specials, Music Programming and News
BET Networks

Lisa Price
Carol's Daughter

Jocelynne Rainey
Chief Administrative Officer
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Susan K. Reid
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Morgan Stanley

Terry Collins Reyes
Founding Partner
ITS Express, Inc.

Janeen T. Uzzell
Global Operations Manager, External Affairs & Technology Programs
GE Global Research

Carra Wallace
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of New York City Comptroller, Scott M. Stringer

This select group will be profiled in the Spring 2016 issue of the magazine, and will be formally honored during Women’s History Month at the 18th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Morgan Stanley, on Thursday, March 24, 2016. This highly anticipated signature TNJ event 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. This year’s sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Morgan Stanley and Platinum Sponsor Aflac. Additional sponsors include L’Oréal, Entergy, and African American Golfers Digest.

The program includes a networking reception, lunch and awards presentation with multi-Emmy Award-winning journalist and Co-anchor, PIX 11, Brenda Blackmon as Mistress of Ceremonies. The annual event attracts a “Who’s Who” of business executives and decision makers from various industries. Tickets are $350.00 if purchased on or before March 17th, and $400.00 thereafter. To purchase tickets, please visit

About the 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards
Launched in March 1999, The Network Journal's 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards honors women whose professional achievements have significantly impacted an industry or profession, and who also have made an important contribution to her community. A "TNJ25" honoree typically is a business owner, or a partner, president, CEO, board chair, or other senior-management executive with significant decision-making authority in the corporate, nonprofit (including academia and medicine), or government sector.

About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is an award-winning magazine published quarterly. It provides news and commentaries 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 98,325 readers per issue, TNJ is distributed nationwide, with a focus on the New York tri-state area, while its daily digital edition at reaches a global audience. For more information call (212) 962-3791, or visit the Web site at

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