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miko-helen-danielleThe Network Journal (TNJ), an award-winning business magazine for African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners has announced its 2015 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business. We’re so proud to see Black women doing the damn thing in the workplace!

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“For seventeen consecutive years, The Network Journal has recognized the outstanding professionalism of 25 African-American women annually and for seventeen years I have been amazed by the heights these women continue to achieve,” states TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

Some of our faves even made the list! Shoutout to Helen Shelton, Danielle Moss Lee, Miko Branch and Allyson Hugley! Check out the full list:

Katrina M. Adams, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, United States Tennis Association

Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Esq., Partner, Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP

Lori George Billingsley, Vice President, Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America

Miko Branch, Chief Executive Officer, Miss Jessie’s LLC

Sharon L. Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City Schools

Rosalind P. Danner, C.P.A., EPMO, Vice President, Finance & Business Management, McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.

Leecia Eve, Vice President, State Government Affairs – NJ, NY & CT, Verizon Communications Inc.

Allyson Hugley, President, Measurement, Analytics and Insights, Weber Shandwick

Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Melissa E. James, Managing Director and Global Head of Loan Products Group, Morgan Stanley

Gennell A. Jefferson, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, GE Asset Management Inc.

Danielle Moss Lee, Ed.D., Chief Operating Officer, YWCA of the City of New York

Necole Merritt, Group Vice President, Corporate Communications, Entergy Services, Inc.

Alison L. Moore, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Vivian Rogers Pickard, President, General Motors Foundation; Director, Corporate Relations, General Motors Company

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business, Medgar Evers College – CUNY

Helen C. Shelton, Senior Partner, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Finn Partners, Inc.

Donna Lynne Skerrett, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Mesoblast

Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, Wyndham Worldwide

Josie J. Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation

Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., FACOG, FACS, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College

Diane L. Waller, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Compensation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Carol H. Williams, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Carol H. Williams Advertising Agency

Karen Mackey Witherspoon, Vice President, the Division of Government, Community & Cultural Affairs, The City College of New York – CUNY

Lana Woods, President, Lana Woods Gallery

This select group will be profiled in the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine and formally honored during Women’s History Month at the 17th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Morgan Stanley, on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The program includes a networking reception, lunch and awards presentation with Mistress of Ceremonies Brenda Blackmon, multi-Emmy Award-winning journalist.


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