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 Chicago, 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 Chicago Awards are women who have thrived in an array of industries including technology, media, corporate, business, and education.
2017 Chicago honorees include:
Principal, ACE Municipal Partners LLC
Co-Founder, Myth Lab Entertainment & Former Editor-in-Chief, EBONY Magazine
|McGhee Williams Osse
CEO of Burrell Communications
Founder, Design Tech
|Lauren McCadney Williams
Director of Marketing Delivery, CDW Corporation and Photographer
Chief Executive Officer & Founder VisMed-3D
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lupe Fiasco Foundation
Director Global Engineering & External Technical Affiliations, Boeing
|Dr. Joyce Valeria Brown
Founder, Joyce V. Brown Consulting Group, LLC
Vice President of News, Rivet Radio
Chief Operating Officer, Betty Shabazz International Charter School
|Dominique Jordan Turner
President & CEO of Chicago Scholars
|Kelley O. Cambry
Co-Founder and CEO, Paige & Paxton
Executive Director, Surge Institute Chicago
|Maria Guerra Lapacek
Former Commissioner, City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
Executive Director, Latino Policy Forum
Executive Director, iMentor
|Silvia Bonilla, MBA
Director, Small Business Development Center, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Managing Director, Mercury
Chief Operating Officer, Association of Latino Professionals For America
|Dr. Tabitha Watts
Pediatrician at Rush Oak Park Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital
Vice President, Community Affairs, ABC7 Chicago
Head of Industry, Auto, & Real Estate, Google
|Dr. Dorene P. Wiese
Chief Executive Officer, American Indian Association of Illinois
Multicultural Marketing Leader, North America, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
The Walker’s Legacy Power25 Chicago Awards program is part of a national effort by the organization to highlight the achievements of local business and community leaders. In addition to Chicago, the partners will also honor women in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston and New York this fall.
Past honorees and speakers have included A’Lelia Bundles, Author and great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker; Michele Thornton, Sr. Vice President of Centric TV; Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of Act 1 Group; and Dr. Laura G. Murillo, President/CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The awards reception will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at WeWork National Building, 125 S Clark St., Chicago IL 60603,US. The program will begin at 6:30pm with an exclusive WeWork location tour beginning at 6:00pm.
For more information on the Walker’s Legacy Chicago Power25 and to RSVP for the program: