Walker’s Legacy Honors Detroit Businesswomen at Power25 Awards


Walker’s Legacy, a platform for the multicultural woman in business and entrepreneurship, will honor twenty-five (25) female leaders.

Walker’s Legacy, a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, is proud to announce the recipients of its Annual Power25 Awards hosted by WeWork Detroit, a global company that provides small businesses, startups, freelancers, large enterprises, and everyone in between with workspace, community, and services.

Recipients of the Walker’s Legacy Power25 Detroit Awards are women who have thrived in an array of industries including technology, media, corporate, business, and education.

2017 Detroit honorees include:

Amal Berry, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, DTE Energy Cathy Nedd, Chief Operating Officer, The Michigan Chronicle
Corri L. Wofford,  Detroit Regional Director, U.S. Senator Gary Peters Office Danielle Hughes, Founder, Detroit Speaks Inc. and Dream Director, Future Project
Dr. Sherrell Hobbs, Principal, Golightly Education Center Gail Perry-Mason, Vice President, Oppenheimer and Investments and Founder, Money Matters for Youth.
Gloria Lara, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Grace Montero, Co-Founder, Social Sushi and Founder,  Young Women’s Legacy Network
Ivy Simmons, Vice President, Membership Services and Outreach, National Business League Joni Thrower, Chief Executive Officer, Jamjomar Inc.
Juanita Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles H. Wright Museum Kamilia Landrum, Program and Membership  Services Director, NAACP Detroit Branch
Kuhu Saha, Executive Director, Give Merit Inc. Melissa Butler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Lip Bar, LLC
Monica Wheat, Lead, Detroit Startup Week and Founder, Parallel Ventures Nailah Ellis-Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Ellis Infinity Beverage Company
Natasha Lee-Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer, Make Your Dreams Come True Corp. Nikki Pardo, President, Global Alliance Solutions


Pam Lewis, President, New Economy Initiative Robin Kinnie, Founder, Motor City Woman Radio
Shamayim “Mama Shu” Harris, Visionary, Avalon Village Taylor Renee Aldridge,  Assistant Curator, Detroit Institute of Arts
Tiffany Douglas, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Bank of America Tosha Tabron, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
Dr. Lisa Wicker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Linwick and Associates

Past Detroit Power25 honorees include Eva Garza Dewaelshce, CEO, SER Metro Detroit Jobs for Progress, Inc.; Jill Ford, Special Advisor, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan; Linglong He, CIO Quicken Loans; and Michelle Sourie Robinson, President & CEO Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.

The awards reception will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at WeWork Detroit | Campus Martius (1001 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48226). The program will begin at 6:30pm with an exclusive WeWork location tour beginning at 6:00pm.

The Walker’s Legacy Power25 Detroit Awards program, led by Detroit, MI City Chair Anistia Thomas, is part of a national effort by the organization to highlight the achievements of local business and community leaders.  In addition to Detroit, Walker’s Legacy will also honor women in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and New York this fall.

For more information on the Walker’s Legacy Detroit Power25 and to RSVP for the program:

About Walker’s Legacy: Walker’s Legacy is a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.
About WeWork:  WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide beautiful workspace, an inspiring community, and meaningful business services to hundreds of thousands of members around the world. From startups and freelancers to small businesses and large corporations, our community is united by a desire for our members to create meaningful work and lead meaningful lives—to be a part of something greater than ourselves. Co-founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York City in 2010, WeWork is a privately held company with over 2,000 employees.
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Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman and exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

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