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Bahamian among winners of Black Women in Business Awards

Anita Johnson-Patty, general manager, communications (The Americas), Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has been named among The Network Journal (TNJ) business magazine's 2013 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business. 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 — Michelle Miller, Correspondent and Anchor for CBS News Programs and Recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence, Is Mistress of Ceremonies at the March 21 Celebratory Luncheon in New York City.


The Network Journal (TNJ), an award-winning business magazine with an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners, announces its 2013 list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business.”

The select group will be profiled in the special March issue of the magazine, and will be formally honored during Women’s History Month at the 15th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 21. This signature TNJ event, which is highly anticipated each year, will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway (between 45th & 46th streets) in New York City, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“This year’s class of honorees is celebrating with us a milestone anniversary of the “25 Women” awards. As always, we’re proud to recognize their unwavering commitment to excellence and leadership,” said Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ Publisher and CEO.

TNJ’s 2013 extraordinary women are:

  • Kimberly A. Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, PMM Agency
  • Sandra Bookman, Anchor/Reporter, WABC-TV
  • Audrey Boone Tillman, Esq., Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, Aflac, Inc.
  • Erica C. Bowen, Vice President, Marketing, L’Oreal Paris
  • Erika Irish Brown, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Diversity Recruiting and Program Management Executive, Bank of America
  • Kimberly Brown Drumgo, MBA, PMP, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ehrika C. Gladden, Senior Director, Enterprise Services, Cisco Systems
  • Allison E. Green, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Sylvia B. Hamer, Chief Diversity Officer, New York Power Authority
  • Donna A. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Johnson-Patty, General Manager, Communications (The Americas), Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
  • Cindy Kent, Vice President and General Manager, Gastro/Urology Therapies, Medtronic, Inc.
  • Rhonda R. Mims, President, ING Foundation and Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, ING U.S.
  • Karen E. Nethersole, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Full Circle NY LLC
  • Marjorie Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, MZM Construction & Management, Inc.
  • Pamela S. Robertson, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • Angela Roseboro, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Sandra Sims-Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Publicis Groupe
  • Stephanie P. Smith, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Sharon C. Taylor, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chair of The Prudential Foundation, Prudential Financial
  • Keisha M. Vaughn, Vice President of Human Resources/Chief Diversity Officer, Draftfcb Advertising
  • Wanji J. Walcott, Esq., Managing Counsel, American Express
  • Dawn S. Walker, Assistant Vice President, Office of Communications and External Relations, Medgar Evers College
  • Lorna Welshman-Neblett, Senior Manager, Sales & Marketing Administration, Clarins Fragrance Group
  • Rosa Whitaker, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Whitaker Group

The program includes a cocktail networking reception, lunch and awards presentation with Mistress of Ceremonies Michelle Miller, correspondent and anchor for CBS News programs and recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence. A signature TNJ event, it attracts a “Who’s Who” of business executives and decision makers from various industries.

Tickets are $300.00 if purchased before March 15th and $350.00 thereafter. Sponsors this year include: L’Oreal USA, Entergy, Macy’s, and WBLS-FM. The TNJ March issue cover is dressed by renowned fashion designer B Michael of b michael AMERICA.

For more information please visit www.tnj.com

Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Ernesto Soberon Guzman made his first official visit to Grand Bahama March 11, calling on Minister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville. Pictured: (above, from left) Sandra Edgecombe, deputy director of education; Cecil Thompson, under secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; Melvin Seymour, permanent secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; Minister Darville; Ambassador Guzman; and Catherine Weech, hospital administrator, Grand Bahama Health Service. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

Pictured: (top, right) Prime Minister Perry Christie delivers the Keynote Address to officially open the 4th Bahamas National Agricultural, Agribusiness and Marine Resources Expo 2013, March 7, at the Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre; (bottom, left) Prime Minister Christie (left) and Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government Alfred Gray (right) view a vendor's wares at the opening of the 4th Bahamas National Agricultural, Agribusiness and Marine Resources Expo 2013, March 7, at the Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre. (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel)

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