Walker’s Legacy Honors Chicago 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 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:

Amara Enyia

Principal, ACE Municipal Partners LLC

Kyra Kyles

Co-Founder, Myth Lab Entertainment & Former Editor-in-Chief, EBONY Magazine

McGhee Williams Osse

CEO of Burrell Communications

Carmen McDonald

Founder, Design Tech

Lauren McCadney Williams

Director of Marketing Delivery, CDW Corporation and Photographer

Dima Elissa

Chief Executive Officer & Founder VisMed-3D

Ayesha Jaco

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Candice Smith

Director Global Engineering & External Technical Affiliations, Boeing

Dr. Joyce Valeria Brown

Founder, Joyce V. Brown Consulting Group, LLC

Geneen Harston

Vice President of News, Rivet Radio

Rika Lee

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

Tamara Prather

Executive Director, Surge Institute Chicago

Maria Guerra Lapacek

Former Commissioner,  City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Sylvia Puente

Executive Director, Latino Policy Forum                                                      

Halleemah Nash

Executive Director, iMentor


Silvia Bonilla, MBA

Director, Small Business Development Center, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Tarrah Cooper

Managing Director, Mercury

Migdalia Diaz

Chief Operating Officer, Association of Latino Professionals For America

Dr. Tabitha Watts

Pediatrician at Rush Oak Park Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital

Diana Palomar

Vice President, Community Affairs, ABC7 Chicago

Vickey Montgomery

Head of Industry, Auto, & Real Estate, Google

Dr. Dorene P. Wiese

Chief Executive Officer, American Indian Association of Illinois

Lizette Williams

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:

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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