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    Walker’s Legacy to honor 15 Detroit 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 Detroit #WLPower15 honorees:

    Alisha Opperman

    Chief Program Officer, Michigan Community Resources

    Jacqueline Howard

    Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Ally Financial

    Ambra Redrick

    Founder & CEO, Teen HYPE

    Kiesha Jackson

    Executive Director & Founder, Caleb’s Kids

    Carly Li

    Manager, Strategy & Analytics, The Taubman Company, LLC

    Monica L. Martinez

    Sr. Vice President, External Affairs and Michigan & National Hispanic Business Development Director, Comerica Bank

    Chenita W. Gary

    Founder & Leads Efficiency Director, Optimal Virtual Staffing Solution LLC

    Tahirih Ziegler

    Executive Director, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation

    Ebony Cochran

    Owner, Blackwood Credit Services

    Shamyle Dobbs, MSW, JD

    CEO, Michigan Community Resources

    Fattum Mutahr

    Global Program Manager, General Motors and CEO, Iqama Magazine

    Anika Jackson

    Co-founder, TEN Nail Bar and Vice President, Jackson Asset Management  

    Kimberly Dowdell

    Partner, Century Partners

    Kimberly Harrington

    CEO, Phlebotomy Express Training Center

    Lauren Daniels

    Owner and CEO,  Sumptuous Spirits, LLC

    Honorees will be recognized at a private awards dinner in Detroit on November 26, 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 Awards, 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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