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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