Women Of Color Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductees!
By Gina Hobbs
Posted June 11th 2012
(PHOTO CREDIT: RODNEY L. BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY)
The Women of Color Foundation recently presented their inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Gala at Cleveland Clinic’s Lyndhurst campus. The event is just one of several activities taking place this year as part of the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary celebration. The Gala’s theme was “Celebrating the Brilliance of Extraordinary Women of Color” and honored thirteen women. Pictured, 1st row, left to right: Constance D. Harper, Associate Publisher & Executive Editor, Call & Post Newspapers; Renita Jefferson, Director of Leadership Development, Human Resources, American Greetings Corporation; and The Honorable Sara J. Harper, Judge, 8th District Court of Appeals, Retired, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Pictured, second row, left to right: Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Ph.D., Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity and Professor of English, Case Western Reserve University; Pamela Marshall Holmes, Senior Director, Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic; Daisy Alford Smith, Ph.D; Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio; Margot James Copeland, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Diversity & Philanthropy, KeyCorp; Debra Adams Simmons, Editor, The Plain Dealer Newspaper; The Honorable Shirley A. Smith; Member, Ohio Senate; 21st District of Ohio; DeLores Pressley, International Motivational Speaker, Life Strategist and Author, and Founder, DeLores Pressley Worldwide; Margaret W. Wong, Esq., Principal, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Co., LPA; Michelle E. Urquhart, Founder/Co-Chair, Urquhart Memorial Foundation; and Maria Bonilla Boss, President, Boss Enterprises, Inc.
The Women of Color Foundation was founded by Founder and Chairwoman, Alexandria Johnson Boone. 10th Anniversary sponsors include: Cleveland Clinic, American Greetings Corporation, WEWS-TV NewsChannel 5, with the support of Forest City, Dominion East Ohio, Fifth Third Bank, KeyBank, Prudential, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Akron, E.F. Boyd & Son, Inc., and Huntington; and media sponsors, The Cleveland Women’s Journal, Max’n Out Entertainment, Call & Post, The Women’s Book, Kaleidoscope Magazine and African American Lifestyle Magazine.