SOURCE: Black Enterprise


February 04, 2010 15:15 ET

BLACK ENTERPRISE Announces 2010 Women of Power Legacy Award Winners

Annual Award Recognizes High-Achieving Women of Color From Diverse Career Paths

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) -  Five African American women trailblazers will be honored by BLACK ENTERPRISE during the Women of Power Legacy Awards hosted by PepsiCo on Wednesday, February 10. The awards ceremony will kick off the fifth annual Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm®, a four-day leadership conference designed especially for women of color. The Summit runs through February 13 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, California.

This year's Legacy Award winners are B. Smith, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, B. Smith Enterprises; Hon. Shirley Jackson, Ph.D., President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Audrey Smaltz: CEO and Founder, The Ground Crew Worldwide; Aulana L. Peters, Retired Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; and former Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman, who now serves as Chair and CEO of New Ventures LLC.

"Since its inception, BLACK ENTERPRISE has aggressively documented the contributions of women in business," said Women of Power Co-editorial Director Caroline Clarke. "These women have defied expectations and lifted up others along the way, creating a legacy that is not merely testament to their stellar personal success, but to a well-rounded life of accomplishment and dedicated service." 

For more information on the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm®, visit Presenting sponsors include ExxonMobil, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, and Quaker. Platinum sponsors are Abbott Vascular, Continental Airlines, EMC2, Intel, Macy's, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Microsoft.

BLACK ENTERPRISE, your ultimate source for wealth creation, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, be has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 4.3 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces radio and television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.

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