Meet the Chicago Recipients of the 2018 #WLPower15 Awards

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Walker’s Legacy to honor 15 Chicago businesswomen as part national awards programming


Walker’s Legacy, a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, is proud to announce the recipients of its annual Power Awards. The Walker’s Legacy Power Awards program is part of a national effort by the organization to recognize the achievements of notable business and community leaders.  In total,  Walker’s Legacy honors 150 women through its local #WLPower15 awards which take place in the organization’s 10-city footprint.

The recognition celebrates multicultural women who thrive in an array of industries including social entrepreneurship, business, technology, media, and real estate among others.

Below are the 2018 Chicago #WLPower15 honorees:

Afenya Montgomery

CEO & Founder, The iCAN Collective

Jamila Parham

Founder & CEO, TheTechUnicorn

Baaba Holland

CEO & Founder, Baaba Holland Agency

Lesley Roth

Founder & Owner, Englewood Brews

Chrishon Lampley

CEO and Négociant, Love Cork Screw

Mae Whiteside

CEO, CKL Engineers, LLC

Dinai Yelverton

Founder & Event Director, unDINAIable Events

Monique Schlichtman

CEO & Executive Director, Caris Pregnancy Counseling and Resources

Domonique Jordan Turner

President & CEO, Chicago Scholars

Sadira Furlow

VP, Chief Marketing Officer
PepsiCo North America Nutrition

Elizabeth Abunaw

Founder, Forty Acres Fresh Market

Sharnell Curtis-Martin

Associate Managing Director and Relationship Manager, CIBC Bank

Erika Jefferson

President and Founder, Black Women in Science and Engineering

Shaniqua Davis

CEO and Founder, NOIREFY

Stacey Pitts Caldwell

Center Director, IL Small Business Development Center Director, Small Business at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Honorees will be recognized at a private awards dinner in Chicago on November 27, 2018.

Past national Walker’s Legacy Power Award recipients include Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of the City of Atlanta, GA; Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global; Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion, and Communications at CBS Entertainment; and Miko Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s, among other notable honorees.

For more information on Walker’s Legacy and the national recipients of the 2018 Power Award, please visit www.walkerslegacy.com.

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About Walker’s Legacy: Walker’s Legacy is a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.
About the Walker’s Legacy 2018 Power 15 Awards: The Walker’s Legacy Power 15 Awards is a national effort by the organization to recognize the achievements of notable business and community leaders.  In partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and AARP, this recognition celebrates multicultural women who thrive in an array of industries including social entrepreneurship, business, technology, media, and real estate among others.

 

Walker's Legacy

Walker's Legacy

Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman and exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

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