Eight outstanding women were honored. They include: Deborah Rainey, Katy Townsend, Attorney Marlene Cooper, Dr. Gerda Govine, Carolyn Roddy, Arnetta Tolley, Samela Yarbrough, and Gail Taylor. The women were recognized for their service to the community as entrepreneurs and as role models to our youth.
In a video presentation of the honorees, they shared wisdom, instruction, and secrets on how they overcame obstacles and achieved against the odds to succeed in their businesses.
Over 200 guests were in attendance to pay tribute to these honorees.
Judge Mablean Ephrian was the keynote speaker, Dr. Rosie Milligan gave the invocation, and Dr. Pamela Short-Powell served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Entertainment was provided by Ms. Candace Lacy and Blues entertainer, Brother Yusef.
It is our pleasure to provide you with some of the photo highlights, thanks to 'Photography by Michaelf Fernandez'. [Each photograph can be enlarged by "clicking" on it.]
[Photo credits: Photography by Michael Fernandez.]