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100 Black Men of Los Angeles and WPO to Honor Women of Color

blackmen100 Black Men of , Inc., in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), announce the honorees of the 2016 Achievement Awards. A total of 17 women will be recognized for outstanding professional achievement and exemplary community service. Sponsored by UPS, Microsoft Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company and SDI International, the event will take place on Friday, November 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA.

All award recipients were identified by the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Los Angeles chapters of the WPO.  The selection criteria included successful operation of a woman-owned or led business that has reached annual revenues of at least $2 millionfor product-based businesses, or $1 million for service-based businesses. All companies have provided an increase in employment opportunities on a local, regional, and national level and have significantly strengthened the economy.

According to Rev. Jewett L Walker Jr, M.Div., President and Chairman of the Board, 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., “This represents a rare opportunity to bring together some of the brightest and most innovative women business leaders of this generation.”

“We are very proud to continue our ongoing partnership with 100 Black Men of America to acknowledge a distinguished group of influential women business leaders. Each one is at the peak of her professional achievement, demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities and running multi-million dollar businesses that promote economic security. They also devote their time and energy to improving the quality of life in our local communities. We salute all of this year’s award winners as role models for women and girls everywhere,” said Marsha Firestone Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization.

“Since 2007, UPS has partnered with the WPO and 100 Black Men of America to help women entrepreneurs realize their dreams. We salute this year’s distinguished Women of Color Achievement Awards honorees and their significant contributions, and stand ready to support the logistical needs of women-owned businesses globally,” said La Shawn Stanford, District Community Relations Manager.

The following women will be honored:

Name

Tsan Abrahamson*

Dulari Amin*

Barbara Bouza*

Cheryl Calhoun*

Lindsey Carnett*

Janice Bryant Howroyd*

Greta Hutton*

Mandy Li*

Martha Montoya

Constance Moonzwe*

Frances Moreno*

Sonya Shelton*

Bea Stotzer*

Teresa Zobrist*

Maria Thompson

Alison Jamele

Melba Simpson

Company

Cobalt LLP

PHENOMENON

Gensler

CBIZ, Inc.

Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc.

Act 1 Group

Knapp, Petersen & Clarke

Mandy Li Collection

AG Tools, Los Kitos Entertainment LLC, El Mundo Communications

ITH Staffing

VACO Los Angeles, LLC

Executive Leadership Consulting

New Capital, LLC

Zobrist Consulting Group, Inc.

Agile Sourcing Partners, Inc.

Mediamation Inc.

Simpson & Simpson

*WPO Member