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‘Chicago Defender’ Recognizes Women of Excellence at High Tea

Fri., Apr. 27, 2012 11:25 AM EDT
by Zondra Hughes
 

The Chicago Defender presented its 6th Annual Women of Excellence High Tea, Champagne Toast and Awards Program at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Thursday. The event included a mini-fashion show, and featured the models shown here. Photos: Zondra Hughes.

Fifty-one ladies at the top of their game in various professional, civic and community organizations, were honored at the Chicago Defender’s Sixth Annual Women of Excellence High Tea, Champagne Toast and Awards Program. The event, sponsored by State Farm, included a performance from the Joffrey Ballet and a mini-fashion show.

Christina Steed, VP of client relations with Flowers Communications Group, and wife of rolling out publisher Munson Steed, was among the honorees.

“It’s important to have this event because there are many women doing outstanding things not only in their jobs, but also in their communities,” Michael House, president of publishing, the Chicago Defender, tells rolling out. “We wanted to recognize them because many of them have not been recognized over the years, many times only CEOs are recognized.”

State Farm was the presenting sponsor of the event.

 

 

 

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