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Chicago Defender to celebrate 2013 Women of Excellence
More than 350 Chicago area female leaders now part of exclusive group
The Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Awards honor African-American women who inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service. They are women who exemplify extraordinary stature, poise and grace. They do it all while maintaining the delicate balance of filling the roles of helpmate, mother, teacher and professional.
“There’s a power in womanhood,” said Michael A. House, publisher of the Chicago Defender “Our goal is to foster a community of women who can build upon their legacy of service by sharing advice, opportunities, and ideas with each other and the greater community.”
Nominated by their peers, the latest group of honorees represent different backgrounds and career paths. However, they all have one thing in common — they contribute greatly to the Chicago community. The women who are chosen for this award are champions of economic empowerment, the backbone of our religious and educational organizations, and driving forces in politics and community service. The 50 women inducted this year are corporate executives, entrepreneurs and women who serve in the public and non-profit sectors.
These women leaders will join an exclusive society of professional women who have previously received this distinction.
2013 Honorees are: Dr. Jorelle R. Alexander, DMD, MPH, Cook County Health & Hospitals; Torra Allen, M.D. Express Care Frankfort; Carol Ash, Kennedy King College; Ald. Carrie Austin, City of Chicago, 34th Ward; Brenetta Barrett, Pathfinders Prevention; Kimbra Bell, M.D. Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group; Tawanna Brown, Family Matters; Nichole M Butler, M.D. Women’s Health Care of Illinois; LaCherrie Calloway, Grace Amour Group, Inc.; Cheryl Cotton, Roche Diagnostics;
The 7th Annual Women of Excellence Awards 2013 begins at 3:00 p.m.. Tickets are $55 and VIP tables of 10 are $650. For more information please call 312-225-2400 or email email@example.com.