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Simone Godson President and CEO Cabaret Banquet Hall Over 6 Years in the Hospitality Industry OW: Who is your greatest inspiration? SG: My greatest inspiration has been my two male children Xavier (18) and Zion (8). For them, I am inspired to keep working hard and moving forward. I would also consider my mother,...
Jacqueline D. Hill Managing Partner Hill & Associates 25 Years in the Consulting Business Industry OW: What is the best thing that you have ever done, which got you where you are today? JH: Networking and building relationships. Building relationships is the key to success in any career or business. We are all just...
Marsha H. Grayson, Esq. Attorney Grayson Law Firm, LLC 30 Years in the Industry OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? MG: Knowing that I am making a difference for the good of others. OW: Name one person who you consider to be a great role model and tell us why. MG: It is difficult to...
Tracey M. Jennings Community Activist 32 Years in Activism OW: Name one person you consider a great role model and tell us why. TMJ: My mother. She, more so than my father, kept my 4 siblings and I culturally aware both inside the home, as well as outside. We were prepared to face...
Stephanie Durrett President and CEO SD Transit, Inc. 16 Years in the Industry   OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? SD: My husband, Kenny Durrett. Although his passing was the saddest time in my life, it motivated, inspired, and challenged me to continue the good work he began: making SD Transit the best possible...
La’Tasha D. Mayes Founder and Executive Director New Voices for Reproductive Justice 16 Years in Social Justice OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? LM: My greatest inspiration has been the legacy of my ancestors and witnessing the power and potential of Black women and girls. We always lead and we always...
Kimberly Ellis President Fierce Star Media Community Activist Over 30 Years in Activism OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? KE: My mother is my greatest inspiration. She was a beautiful, kind, loving, and generous mother who taught me every- thing she could and wished even more for me than she had ever had...
Carmen Anderson Sr. Program Officer The Heinz Endowments Over 16 Years in the Industry OW: Name one person who you consider to be a great role model, and tell us why. CA: This is a difficult question; there are a number of great role models. As it relates to my field, I...
Orlana Darkins Drewery President The Darkins Group, LLC Over 20 Years in Communications and Event Planning Industry OW: Name one person who you consider to be a great role model and tell us why. ODD: My mother Lucille Darkins was a great role model in my life. She gave me the best advice...

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