50 Women of Influence and Power Awards
MEA Magazine, a publication of the award-winning organization Minority Enterprise Executive Council, hosted a prestigious luncheon recognizing 50 Women of Influence and Power on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The theme was “Applauding Courage and Success.” This event honored fifty of the most successful women business leaders across the United States.
Ms. Linda Y. Cureton, Chief Information Officer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was the keynote speaker and honoree. As CIO of NASA, Ms. Cureton has the authority and accountability for ensuring that NASA’s information assets are selected, controlled and evaluated consistent with federal policies, procedures and legislation. Maryland State Delegate Herman Taylor was a guest speaker. Delegate Taylor is the Vice Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and Chairman of the Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee of the Maryland House of Delegates.
A partial list of 2011 honorees include:
Claudine Adams, CEO, Adams Communications & Engineering Technology
Cristina Caballero, President, Dialogue on Diversity
Veronica Cool, VP Sr. Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo
Linda Y. Cureton, CIO, NASA
Angela Chester-Johnson, VP Protocol and Strategic Partnerships, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation
Courtney Fairchild, President, Global Services
Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow, CEO, The Oliver Group
Sharon Fitzpatrick, President, The Fitzpatrick Group, LLC
Heidi W. Gerding, CEO, HeiTech Services
Belkis Leong-Hong, CEO, Knowledge KAI, Inc.
Cassandra Hayes, CEO, Bodacious Promotions
Julie Lenzer Kirk, President, Path Forward International
Margery Kraus, CEO, APCO Worldwide
Mirinda Jackson, MBE Compliance Manager, Prince George’s County Government
Louisa Jaffe, CEO, Technical and Project Engineering
Gloria Berthold Larkin, President, TargetGov
Dawn Li, CEO, Data and Analytic Solutions
Lucretia McClenney, Director, Center for Minority Veterans, U.S. Veterans Affairs
L. Content McLaughlin, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
Beverly L. Perry, Sr. Vice President, External Affairs, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Gloria Allen-Sims, CEO, GloSolutions
Janet C. Smith, President, Ivy Planning Group
Mary Schnack, President, Mary Schnack & Associates
Diana Strong, Small Business Program Manager, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Barbara Taylor, Sr. Manager, The Boeing Company
Gwendolyn Tillman, Corporate Manager, Socio-Economic Business Programs/Government Relations, Northrop Grumman
Patricia Williams, CEO, Omega Security International
Angela Zavala, President, TIYM Publishing Company