Class of 2018

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

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