Xernona Clayton, Trumpet Awards Foundation Inc.

Xernona Clayton is founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation Inc., and creator and executive producer of the organization’s Trumpet Awards. The Trumpet Awards is a prestigious event highlighting African American accomplishments and contributions. Clayton began her television career in 1967 and became the South’s first black person to have her own television show. […]

Stacii Jae Johnson, Mama Said Productions; V-103 personality

Stacii Jae Johnson, actress, radio personality, television host, entrepreneur, and lifestyle influencer, is one of the newest on-air jocks at Atlanta’s urban radio station, V-103. Johnson is founder and CEO of Mama Said Productions, the parent company of subsidiaries: Black Girls TV, Black Girls Radio and The Single Girls Club. She develops and oversees the […]

Terrez Thompson, The Coca-Cola Company

Terrez Thompson is the vice president of global supplier diversity for The Coca-Cola Company. She is responsible for formulating policies, practices, and strategic initiatives that are designed to engage minority, women, and veteran-owned firms as strategic business partners. Its mission is to maximize procurement opportunities with diverse suppliers that mirror the consumers that make up […]

Nedra Dickson, Accenture

Nedra Dickson is the global supplier diversity and sustainability lead for Accenture. Accenture strives to maximize the value of their supplier relationships and places a high value on diversity as evidenced by their ongoing programs to attract, retain and advance women, minorities and other diverse groups. The busy executive offers sage advice to women who […]

Ericka Dotson, Indiqué Hair

Ericka Dotson is co-founder and creative director of Indiqué Hair. She was inspired by clients to fill the void in the hair extension industry with a premier, knowledgeable and customer-oriented business. As the creative force of Indiqué Hair, she spearheads the innovative pieces in all collections and branding methods. With Dotson’s vision and experience, Indiqué […]

Monica Hargrove, Professional Track Athlete

Track and field athlete Monica Hargrove is a native of New Haven, Connecticut. The Georgetown University graduate was selected as an All-American in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Hargrove, a commercial and fitness model for Under Armour, is expanding her brand into the world of beauty and fashion. She refutes the idea that female athletes are […]

Delores Lazare White, Southern Company Services

Delores Lazare White is the internal audit director for Southern Company Services. She is responsible for planning and directing risk-based audit work for Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Southern LINC and several service company functions. Besides her career success, White devotes her time to mentoring and peer counseling, women’s health issues and elderly care. […]

Arnika Dawkins, Arnika Dawkins Gallery

Arnika Dawkins is the owner and self-described “gallerist” of Arnika Dawkins Gallery, which showcases photographic fine art. She is passionate about her craft, having received her Master of Arts in digital photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Established in 2011, Dawkins shows works by talented emerging and mid-career artists with a specialization […]

Tiffany Y. Mitchell, Ed.D., Atlanta Public Schools

Tiffany Y. Mitchell, Ed.D., has taught for Atlanta Public Schools on the elementary and middle school levels for more than 14 years. Her instructional concentration is in language arts with an emphasis on reading, writing and grammar. Additionally, Mitchell extends her commitment to higher education as a professor at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Mitchell is […]

Cassandra Pierce, Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway

Cassandra Pierce is the senior catering sales executive for the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway. After graduating from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor’s in political science, Pierce believed her heart belonged to the hospitality industry. Her dream job was to work for an industry leading hospitality organization and achieve the highest level of success in […]

JaKathryn Ross, Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia

JaKathryn Ross is the founding executive director of Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia, also known as YEGeorgia, a high school program that gives students the tools necessary to become or think like entrepreneurs. She is also the director of community affairs for Georgia-Pacific. As a recognized leader in entrepreneurship education, Ross also shares her knowledge as an […]

Alexis Davis Smith, PRecise Communications

Alexis Davis Smith is the president and CEO of PREecise Communications. With more than 20 years of experience, she is responsible for creating breakthrough and strategic communications programs for leading companies, nonprofits and organizations including brands such as Coca-Cola and Toyota. Smith shares three important factors of being a successful woman which include, “Knowing who you […]

Catherine Tyler, AT&T Mobility

Catherine Tyler is lead marketing manager for AT&T Mobility where her professional interests focus on targeted and channel marketing for emerging technology and consumer insights. Additionally, Tyler is a strong advocate of teaching young women HTML coding, and she is involved in the Girls Who Code organization. On being a powerful woman, Tyler believes, “It […]

Nakia Roberson, Big Oomp Records

Nakia Roberson is a mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist With more than 20 years of experience in the music industry, Roberson alongside her husband, Atlanta music pioneer Big Oomp, co-founded Big Oomp Records and Grammy-nominated Top Quality Productions. She assisted in every aspect of the label, including artist development and acting as publicist. Roberson’s entrepreneurial drive […]

Atlanta City Council Bestows ‘Rolling Out’ With Honor

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the Atlanta City Council granted rolling out, the go-to media destination for urban culture and the largest chain of free African American weeklies in the nation, with a proclamation, a ceremonial document. Councilperson Joyce Sheperd (District 12) commended Munson Steed, publisher and CEO, for the founding of the publication 15 […]