The Women of Color Foundation's inaugural Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony and Awards Gala
The Women of Color Foundation recently presented their inaugural
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Gala at Cleveland
Clinic’s Lyndhurst campus. The event is just one of several
activities taking place this year as part of the Foundation’s 10th
Anniversary celebration. The Gala’s theme was “Celebrating the
Brilliance of Extraordinary Women of Color” and honored thirteen
Pictured, 1st row, left to right: Constance D.
Harper, Associate Publisher & Executive Editor, Call & Post
Newspapers; Renita Jefferson, Director of Leadership
Development, Human Resources, American Greetings Corporation;
and The Honorable Sara J. Harper, Judge, 8th District
Court of Appeals, Retired,
Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Pictured, second row, left to right:
Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Ph.D., Vice President, Office of
Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity and Professor of
English, Case Western Reserve University; Pamela Marshall
Holmes, Senior Director, Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic;
Daisy Alford Smith, Ph.D; Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts
of North East Ohio; Margot James Copeland, Executive Vice
President and Director of Corporate Diversity & Philanthropy,
KeyCorp; Debra Adams Simmons, Editor, The Plain Dealer
Newspaper; The Honorable Shirley A. Smith; Member, Ohio Senate;
21st District of Ohio; DeLores Pressley,
International Motivational Speaker, Life Strategist and Author,
and Founder, DeLores Pressley Worldwide; Margaret W. Wong, Esq.,
Principal, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Co., LPA; Michelle E.
Urquhart, Founder/Co-Chair, Urquhart Memorial Foundation; and
Maria Bonilla Boss, President, Boss Enterprises, Inc.
The Women of Color Foundation was founded by Founder and
Chairwoman, Alexandria Johnson Boone.
Photo courtesy of Rodney L. Brown Photography and Gina M. Hobbs,
GAP Communications Group.