Class of 2018 North Carolina Honorees

Class of 2018

Career Mastered Women’s History Leadership in Action Honorees

Career Mastered National Living Legend

Denise Nicholas, Actress, Author, Activist

North Carolina Career Mastered Honorees
Game Changer Award

Honorable Mayor Vi Lyles, City of Charlotte

Distinguished Leadership Award

Debra Plousha Moore, System Chief of Staff Atrium Health

Educational Leadership Award

Danielle Belton, Principal, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Paw Creek Elementary

Leadership in Action Awards

Colonel Barbara Doncaster, Vice Commander 145 Airlift Wing, NC Air National
Veronica (Vicki) Foster, Assistant Chief of Police, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Michelle Keaton-Barrow, CEO, Keaton Barrow Realty. Inc.
Kim Marks, Principal, Progressive AE
Nancy Olah, Founding Attorney and LEED© AP, Nancy Olah Law
Holly Welch Stubbing, EVP Foundation for the Carolinas; Interim CEO, E4E Relief
Wanda Townsend, Partner, Parker Poe
Angela Woods, CEO, Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council
Bridget-Anne Hampden, President & CEO, JHR & Associates, LLC.

Emerging Leader Awards

LeShanda Davis, Senior ER Manager, Aerotek Staffing
Bobbi Jo Lazarus, CPA/Shareholder, Elliott Davis
Jessica Medlin, Vice President, ECM Solutions
Ashley Holder, Sports Anchor/Report, WCCB-TV

Michigan Career Mastered Honorees:
Game Changer Award

Honorable Deirdre Waterman, Mayor, City of Pontiac

Distinguished Leadership Award

Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, President, Oakland University

Trailblazer Award

Sharon Madison, CEO, Madison & Madison International

Leadership in Action Awards

Nina Abubakari, Executive Director, Advantage Health Center
Pamela Alexander, Director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company
Carla Bailo, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research
Janice Cosby, Chief Marketing Officer, Ascension Michigan
Donna Joseph, President DMJ Group, President NAWBO Greater Detroit
Christine Moore, Executive Vice President and General Auditor, Comerica Bank
Keasha Risby, Owner, Beautiful Brides

Emerging Leader Awards

Nailah Ellis Brown, CEO, Ellis Infinity Company
Kelli Coleman, President & Founder, KM Coleman Group
Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder, Bamboo Detroit
Meagan Ward, Owner, Creatively Flawless

Women Supporting Women Group Award
Dare Divas International, LLC.

Angenette Frink, Assistant General Counsel for Guardian Industries Holdings, LLC.
Sheri Hunter, President of Lyons Hunter Media Group, LLC.
Brenda Jegede, Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Mia Lewis, Audit Manager, Ally Financial Inc.

New York Career Mastered Honorees:
Game Changer Award

Rashida Jones, Senior Vice President, Specials, NBC News & MSNBC

Distinguished Leadership Award

Jennifer Carey, CEO, JLC Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Trailblazer Award

Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman Retail Leasing, Marketing and Sales Division, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Leadership in Action Awards

Beena Ammanath, Global VP, AI, Data and Innovation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jess Edelstein, Co-Founder, PiperWai
Laura Coates, Legal Analyst, CNN; SiriusXM Host
Kelley Cornish, SVP, Head of US Diversity & Inclusion, TD Bank
De Ann Nicholas, Chief Financial Officer, EG+
Wykeeta Peel, Corporate Vice President, New York Life Insurance
Kimberly Perry, Founder, Fresh Lifestyle Magazine
Sarah Ribner, Co-Founder, PiperWai
Victoria Thrasher, Group Vice President Americas HR, Oracle


(2015- Present)

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