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Women of Color Foundation
Hall of Fame and
10th Anniversary Celebration
June 2, 2012

After a weekend long retreat, the Women of Color Foundation celebrated with a Gala event on Saturday June 2, 2012.

There were many reasons to celebrate. The Foundation was started 10 years ago by Alexandria Johnson Boone. According to Boone it was started to create a forum, for women to share and support. She wanted to expose women - especially young women - to women of power and influence.

Alexandria Johnson Boone

Alexandria Johnson Boone


There has been a retreat focused on self-improvement, collaboration, mentoring, sharing, shaping and education each year since its inception.

However, this is the first year of the Hall of Fame and nine very worthy women were inducted. They were:

  • Maria Bonilla Boss, President, Boss Enterprises, Inc.
  • Margot James Copeland, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Diversity & Philanthropy, KeyCorp
  • Constance D. Harper, Associate Publisher & Executive Editor, Call & Post Newspapers
  • Pamela Marshall Holmes, Senior Director, Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic
  • Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Ph.D., Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity and Professor of English, Case Western Reserve University
  • Debra Adams Simmons, Editor, The Plain Dealer Newspaper
  • Daisy Alford Smith, Ph.D; Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
  • Margaret W. Wong, Esquire; Principal, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Co., LPA
  • The Honorable Shirley A. Smith, Member, Ohio Senate; 21st District of Ohio

In addition to the Hall of Fame inductions four special awards were given:

  • Individual Philanthropy Award: Michelle E. Urquhart , Founder/Co-Chair, Urquhart Memorial Foundation
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: The Honorable Sara J. Harper, Judge, 8th District Court of Appeals, Retired
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professional of the Year Award: Renita Jefferson, Director of Leadership Development, Human Resources, American Greetings Corporation
  • Global Achievement Award: DeLores Pressley, International Motivational Speaker, Life Strategist and Author, and Founder, DeLores Pressley Worldwide

The recipients and attendees are all a valuable human asset to our region and should be congratulated on their accomplishments. And, as Ms. Boone says "White is a color too. We are all inclusive."

More information on the Women of Color Foundation

Enjoy these images from the event.

MC's Mike Dunston, Anchor Good Morning Cleveland WEWS 5 and Shay Harris, Journalist WEWS 5

Mike Dunston, Anchor Good Morning Cleveland WEWS 5
and Shay Harris, Journalist WEWS 5 served as MCs


Daisy Alford Smith, Ph.D; Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Daisy Alford Smith, Ph.D; CEO, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio


Margaret W. Wong, Esq., Principal, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Co., LPA

Margaret W. Wong, Esq.,
Principal, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Co., LPA


Pamela Marshall Holmes, Senior Director, Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic

Pamela Marshall Holmes,
Senior Director, Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic


Renita Jefferson, Director of Leadership Development, Human Resources, American Greetings Corporation

Renita Jefferson, Director of Leadership Development,
Human Resources, American Greetings Corporation


Michelle E. Urquhart, Founder/Co-Chair, Urquhart Memorial Foundation

Michelle E. Urquhart,
Founder/Co-Chair, Urquhart Memorial Foundation


Debra Adams Simmons, Editor, The Plain Dealer Newspaper

Debra Adams Simmons, Editor, The Plain Dealer Newspaper


Maria Bonilla Boss, President, Boss Enterprises, Inc.

Maria Bonilla Boss, President, Boss Enterprises, Inc.


Invocation by Dora M. Burnett, President, Women for Jesus

Invocation by Dora M. Burnett, President, Women for Jesus


Alexandria Boone, Mike Dunston and Shay Harris

Alexandria Boone, Mike Dunston and Shay Harris


Maria Boss, Margot Copeland and Daisy Alford-Smith

Maria Boss, Margot Copeland and Daisy Alford-Smith


Bernadette Mayfield, Raland Hachett and Desiree Primm

Bernadette Mayfield, Raland Hachett and Desiree Primm


Dr. Jackie Chisolm and Robert Chisolm

Dr. Jackie Chisolm and Robert Chisolm


Fred and Benita Burton

Fred and Benita Burton


James Wade and Dee Burnett

James Wade and Dee Burnett

David Young and Reg Carter

David Young and Reg Carter


Verna Darby, Dajah Crawford and Cassandra Crawford - Parker

Verna Darby, Dajah Crawford and Cassandra Crawford-Parker


Margaret Wong and Alexandria Boone

Margaret Wong and Alexandria Boone


Barbara and Tim Daniel

Barbara and Tim Daniel


Shay Harris

Shay Harris


State Senator Shirley A Smith, Melody Graham and Smith's grandaughter Mariah Woodley

State Senator Shirley A Smith, Melody Graham
and Smith's grandaughter Mariah Woodley


Gina Hobbs, Paula Newman, Frenchy Bush and Margaret Wong

Gina Hobbs, Paula Newman,
Frenchy Bush and Margaret Wong


Friends and family of Maria Boss and Debra Adams Simmons

Maria Boss and Debra Adams Simmons table


Judge George W. Trumbo, Gloria H. Fort, Dave Bailey, Clarence Moreland, Constance Harper and Judge Sara Harper

Judge George W. Trumbo, Gloria H. Fort, Dave Bailey,
Clarence Moreland, Constance Harper and Judge Sara Harper


Rodney L.Brown, Gina Hobbs, Raland Hatchett, Brenda Mayfield, Carrie Stokes, Rosa Terry, Pamela Burr

Rodney L.Brown, Gina Hobbs, Raland Hatchett,
Brenda Mayfield, Carrie Stokes, Rosa Terry, Pamela Burr


Desiree Primm, Erika Thornton, Fa'Tyma Pope, Dr. Glenda Pope, Marquise McClain, Fonda McClain. Jessica Hennings, Leontine Synor

Desiree Primm, Erika Thornton, Fa'Tyma Pope, Dr. Glenda Pope, Marquise McClain, Fonda McClain. Jessica Hennings, Leontine Synor


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