The Café Mocha Show airing Sunday’s on V101.9 announced today Charlotte’s 2017 Salute Her Awards honorees, CIAA Commissioner, Jacqie McWilliams; WBTV News 3 News Content Specialist, Alexis Mitchell; Founder/CEO of Mielle Organics, Monique Rodriguez; Commissioner At-Large/Mecklenburg County, Ella Scarborough; Association for Computing Machinery, Kaila Billie; 97.1 WQMG-FM Program Director, Shilynne Cole; Certified Nurse Practitioner, Shawanda Spencer; and Grammy Award and American Idol Winner, Fantasia Barrino-Taylor. This spiritual afternoon will celebrate these eight outstanding women who exemplify the theme, Redefining What Perseverance Looks Like From The Inside Out.
CNN White House Correspondent April Ryan will serve as keynote speaker sharing insights on issues impacting women and their role as leaders. The Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity luncheon will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown Saturday, November 18th from 11am- 2pm.
This marks the seventh year that the trendsetting Café Mocha, nationally syndicated radio show will honor women from around the country during awards ceremonies and networking events that have made stops in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago and Atlanta. Past honorees this year include an array of diverse women that are making a difference in their respective communities such as legendary actress Pam Grier, renowned White House journalist and author April Ryan, entrepreneurs extraordinaire Germaine Leftridge contemporary millennial author Joi-Marie McKenzie and Grammy Award winning songstress Stephanie Mills.