MEA Magazine, a publication of the award-winning organization Minority Enterprise Executive Council, is hosting a prestigious luncheon recognizing 50 Women of Influence and Power on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The theme: “Applauding Courage and Success.” The luncheon will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, located 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. This event will honor fifty of the most successful women business leaders across the United States. Speakers include Ms. Linda Y. Cureton, Chief Information Officer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as keynote speaker and Maryland State Delegate Herman Taylor is the guest speaker.
A partial list of 2011 honorees include:
Claudine Adams, CEO, Adams Communications & Engineering Technology; Cristina Caballero, President, Dialogue on Diversity; Linda Y. Cureton, CIO, NASA; Angela Chester-Johnson, VP Protocol and Strategic Partnerships, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation; Tricia Dempsey, CEO, AGILE; 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; 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 is the President of TargetGov and a National Board Member for Women Impacting Public Policy. She is the author of the Veterans Business Guide: How to Create a Successful Government Contracting Business and the new book: The Basic Guide to Government Contracting. She is an expert in government procurement and related business development and marketing services. Larkin was most recently awarded the 2010 Maryland Women in Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Maryland Top 100 Women Award by The Daily Record.
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