The Network Journal Announces its 22nd Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Presented by Morgan Stanley

The Network Journal Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards

Brenda Blackmon, Multi-Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, is Mistress of Ceremonies at the 22nd Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Celebratory Luncheon Presented By Morgan Stanley in New York, NY.

The Network Journal (TNJ;, an award-winning business magazine for African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners, announces its 2020 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business.

“The women we honor in the 22nd year of our 25 Influential Black Women in Business awards span occupations, industries and expertise, and share the same traits when it comes to their career and community service: passion, drive and focus. We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers, and for their myriad contributions to their community,” states TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

The 25 Influential Black Women in Business Class of 2020 are:

  • Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey, Chief Learning Officer, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Tanya Branch Esq., Managing Partner, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood and Boyer, P.A.
  • Tabrina L. Davis, Vice President, Marketing and Communications & Web Strategy, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Charlene M. Dukes Ed.D., President, Prince George’s Community College
  • Aisha Browne Glover, President & CEO, Newark Alliance
  • Tanya L. Hart, Senior Vice President, Executive Compensation and Total Rewards, First Horizon National Corporation
  • Stephanie C. Hill, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Transformation, Lockheed Martin
  • Tanya Curry Hoffman, Managing Director, Head of Directed Share Programs and Institutional Wealth Services, Morgan Stanley
  • Nicole Hollant-Denis AIA, President, Aaris Design Studios, PLLC
  • Nicola Halsall Idehen, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Vistria Group
  • Arian M. June Esq., Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Celia Edwards Karam, Chief Audit Officer, Capital One Financial
  • Taneshia Nash Laird, President & CEO, Newark Symphony Hall, Newark Performing Arts Corp.
  • Judith Lee, Wealth Management Advisor/Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • Depelsha McGruder, Chief Operating Officer, New York Public Radio
  • Montresa McMillan, Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Channels and OMNI, TD Bank Group
  • Margenett Moore-Roberts, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, CGM, Constituent Management Group, A Division of IPG
  • Nkonye S. Okoh, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
  • Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin, Senior Vice President, Original Series (MTV Group), ViacomCBS
  • Joan M. Prince Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Yolanda Ragland DPM, Podiatric Surgeon/CEO, Fix Your Feet Inc.
  • Cheryl D. Stokes, Partner, Heidrick Consulting, Heidrick & Struggle International Inc.
  • Angela Thompson-Howard, Vice President Human Resources, UPS East Region, UPS
  • Adrienne C. Trimble, President and CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc.
  • Lizette A. Williams, Senior Director, U.S. Marketing, McDonalds Corporation

This select group will be profiled in the Spring 2020 issue of the magazine, and will be formally honored during Women’s History Month at the 22nd Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Morgan Stanley, on Friday, March 20, 2020. This highly anticipated signature TNJ event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway (between 45th & 46th streets) in New York City (NY), from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Morgan Stanley. Additional sponsors include, Entergy and Miss Jessie’s.

The program comprises a networking reception, lunch and awards presentation, with multi-Emmy Award-winning journalist Brenda Blackmon as Mistress of Ceremonies. The annual event attracts a “Who’s Who” of business executives and decision makers from various industries. Individual tickets are $375.00 if purchased on or before March 13th, and $425.00 thereafter. To purchase tickets, please visit


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