Women of Color Achievement Awards

For over a decade, the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) has partnered with 100 Black Men of America to salute successful local women entrepreneurs with Women of Color Achievement Awards. All award recipients are identified by the local chapter of 100 Black Men, in conjunction with the local chapter of the WPO. The partnership between the WPO and 100 Black Men of America has enabled both organizations to acknowledge a distinguished group of influential women business leaders. A total of 26 cities have celebrated these awards.

2022 Honorees

In partnership with the 100 Black Men, the WPO is proud to celebrate the honorees of the 2022 Women of Color Achievement Awards. The events take place in Houston, TX on October 6, and Minneapolis, MN on October 19, thanks to the generous support of JP Morgan Chase. A total of 38 women were recognized for outstanding professional achievement and demonstrating exemplary service to their communities. We salute all the powerful award winners.


  • Johnte Archer, J. Archer Insurance
  • Zawadi Bryant, Acute Care Pediatrics*
  • Myoshia Boykin-Anderson, AndTech Solutions
  • Delaina Curry-Allen, Recruiting Source International, LLC.*
  • Danette Davis, Kay Davis & Associates
  • Shakeatha Davis, S. Davis Law Group
  • Nicole Odom Hardnett, Focus Point Behavioral Health
  • Brandi Harleaux, South Post Oak Recycling Center*
  • Bianca McWilliams Jackson, Recruiting Source International, LLC.*
  • Carla Lane, LaneStaffing
  • LaToshia Norwood, L’Renee and Associates
  • Teriya Richmond, MD, Your Total Health Clinic and Day Spa
  • Ramal Taylor, Millenia Strategies*
  • Marissa Williams, A Hug Away Healthcare


  • Luna Ahmed, ILM Professional Services*
  • Khadija Ali, Global Language Connections
  • Tonya Allen, McKnight Foundation*
  • Tawanna Black, Center for Economic Inclusion*
  • Alyza Bohbot, Alakef Coffee Roasters*
  • Shelley Carthen Watson, YWCA Minneapolis
  • Gloria Contreras Edin, Contreras & Metelska PA
  • Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, The Power of People Consulting Group
  • Gloria Freeman, Olu's Home, Inc.*
  • Lili Hall, KNOCK, Inc.*
  • Shawntera Hardy, PolicyGrounds Consulting*
  • Seena Hodges, The Woke Coach, LLC*
  • Damaris Hollingsworth, Design by Melo*
  • Domonique Jones, Partnership in Property Commercial Land Trust
  • Nancy Korsah, Black Business Enterprises*
  • Stephanie Lee, Carlson Partners*
  • Miquel McMoore, kpCompanies*
  • Sharmaine Meadows, Cradle of Love, LLC
  • Joyce Mogeni, Divine Healing Home Care, LLC
  • Priya Morioka, Global Language Connections
  • Brigid O'Malley, Reiling Construction Co, Inc.*
  • Maya Santamaria, Santamaria Broadcasting
  • Sharon Smith-Akinsanya, Rae MacKenzie Group, Inc.
  • Keiko Sugisaka, Maslon LLP*

*WPO Member