Recap | 2017 National #WLPower25 Award Receptions

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Walker’s Legacy, a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, announced the recipients of its 2017 #WLPower25 Award in Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, LA; New York, NY; and Houston, TX.  #WLPower25 honorees are women leaders who thrive in an array of industries including technology, media, corporate business, art, and education.

Hosted nationally by WeWork, a global company that provides small businesses, startups, freelancers, large enterprises, and everyone in between with workspace, community, and services, the #WLPower25 Award Receptions were held to recognize a total of 150 multicultural women work as change agents within their local community.

Continue reading for a recap of this national program and to learn more about our national honorees.


Atlanta #WLPower25 | October 12, 2017


The Atlanta #WLPower25 Awards Reception took place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the WeWork Tower Place location. Among the honorees were Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed, First Lady of the City of Atlanta; Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools; and Joy Rohadfox, CEO, Atlanta’s Rohadfox Construction Control Services Corporation.

More information on the Atlanta honorees can be found here.

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Detroit #WLPower25 | October 18, 2017


The Detroit #WLPower25 Awards Reception took place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the WeWork Campus Martius location. Among the honorees were Amal Berry, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, DTE Energy; Pam Lewis, President, New Economy Initiative; and Gail Perry-Mason, Vice President, Oppenheimer and Investments and Founder, Money Matters for Youth.

More information on the Detroit honorees can be found here.

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Chicago #WLPower25 | October 19, 2017


The Chicago #WLPower25 Awards Reception took place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the WeWork National Building location. Among the honorees were McGhee Williams Osse, CEO of Burrell Communications; Ayesha Jaco, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lupe Fiasco Foundation; and Lizette Williams, Multicultural Marketing Leader, North America, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

More information on the Chicago honorees can be found here.

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Los Angeles #WLPower25 | October 26, 2017


The Los Angeles #WLPower25 Awards Reception took place on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the WeWork Fine Arts location. Among the honorees were Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications at CBS Entertainment; Belinda Frazier, Director, Diversity Outreach at The Walt Disney Company; and Desireé LeSassier, Manager, Player Relations at Los Angeles Lakers

More information on the Los Angeles honorees can be found here.

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New York #WLPower25 | November 9, 2017


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Houston #WLPower25 | December 14, 2017


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The Houston #WLPower25 Awards Reception took place on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at WeWork Houston Galleria. Among the honorees were Zawadi Bryant, CEO, Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care; ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Author, Journalist, & Publisher, Brown Girls Books; and Ashley Turner, First Daughter, City of Houston.

More information on the Houston honorees can be found here.

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