Hair She Goes! Twelve Women Entrepreneurs Recognized by 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. | Marilyn Johnson Women of Color Achievement Award

Twelve women entrepreneurs from the Atlanta area honored by 100 Black Men of America with the Marilyn Johnson Women of Color Achievement Award on June 12th, at an event sponsored by IBM and PNC.

The inaugural event was hosted in Baltimore in 2010 through a partnership between the Women Presidents’ Organization and 100 Black Men of America. The women will be acknowledged for their commitment to economic empowerment within the community.

“The WPO is proud that the prestigious organization of 100 Black Men of America has seen  fit to recognize this powerful group of women business owners,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President & Founder of the WPO.  “Each one demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities while running multi-million dollar businesses that promote economic security while also lending their time and energy to local projects. They are truly role models for women and girls everywhere. ”

The following women honored:

  • Phyllis Newhouse, Extreme Solutions Inc.
  • Pamela Robinson, Financial Voyages LLC
  • Stacey Scott, Elgia, Inc.
  • Vela McClam Mitchell, Georgia International Travel
  • Mary Parker, ALL n1 Security Services, Inc.
  • Brooke Jackson Edmond, Jackmont Hospitality
  • Sharmeen Hawkins, SOAR Hospitality Group LLC
  • Loretta Washington, LCW Engineering
  • Monica Maldonado, Interprint
  • Juanita Baranco, Baranco Automotive Inc.
  • Carolyn Hogan Byrd, Global Tech Financial
  • Pat Lottier, Atlanta Tribune-The Magazine

The WPO is the premier peer advisory organization connecting women who own multi-million dollar companies.  In monthly meetings across four continents (North America, South America, Europe, and South Africa) chapters of 20 women presidents – from diverse industries– invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level.

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