Contact: Marianne Eggleston
Phone: 855-986-6699 x5
Contact: Nancy Port Schwalb,
Schwalb Public Relations
The third annual event recognizes trailblazers during Women’s History Month
Black PR Wire (ORLANDO, FL) - ONYX Magazine’s third annual Women on the Move (WOTM), presented by Title Sponsor Herzing University and Presenting Membership Orlando Health will recognize Florida’s most impactful and influential women during an awards luncheon to be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Alfond Inn, Winter Park, Florida.
In keeping with the National Women’s History Month’s theme, “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” this year’s WOTM event will highlight women who have shattered the glass ceiling in their professions and persevered against all odds.
ONYX Magazine is excited to collaborate with its sponsors to showcase these phenomenal women. They are trailblazers leading major businesses to succeed on national and international levels in several professional disciplines.
“These powerful and innovative achievers are contributors to a thriving economy every day,” said Richard “Rich” E. Black, ONYX Magazine’s Publisher, CEO and Editor-in-chief. “Our sponsors and other supporters are pivotal to making Women on the Move one of the most prestigious events to recognize women of color across Florida.”
ONYX Magazine’s Women on the Move will give a special Woman of the Year salute to Mary Ann Carroll. Carroll is the only woman among the 26 Original Florida Highwaymen inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. The Florida Highwaymen is a group of self-taught African-American landscape artists who painted during the 1950s to the 1980s. During this period galleries would not accept the art of painters who had not been professionally trained. So, the Florida Highwaymen sold their art along the highways and from door-to-door throughout the state.
It is with great honor we recognize special guest Honorable Justice Julia Sarkodie-Mensah from Botswana, Africa. She has practiced for 32 years as a partner in one of the largest law firms in Botswana before her appointment as judge of the High Court of Botswana.
Leading this year’s event are Chair Deidre Parker, President, Parker Realty Group and Co-chair Nancy Port Schwalb, the President of Schwalb Public Relations. The awards luncheon will be hosted by Carolyn Fennell, the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
For further information about ONYX Magazine’s 2018 WOTM, contact Marianne Eggleston at 855-986-6699 x5 / c 261-256-8060 or Nancy Port Schwalb, Schwalb Public Relations at 407.418.2426 / c 407.592.5921 e Nschwalb@bellsouth.net.
Visit our website at http://onyxwotm.com/. Corporate and table sponsorships are still available, and a limited number of individual tickets are now on sale. Visit http://onyxwotm.com/tickets/. Tables of 10 are $1,000 and individual tickets are $125.
Woman of the Year
Mary Ann Carroll
Sole Female Painter
Original Florida Highwaymen
International Woman of the Year
High Court of Botswana
Roda Ward Carter
President and CEO
Carter-Health Disposables, LLC
Lynda V. Harris
The Henderson Financial Group, Inc.
Felicia Haslom Davis
Vice President, New Student Enrollment and Community Outreach
Empire Education Group/Empire Beauty Schools
Vice President, Client Relations, Policy & Government Affairs
Government Business for American Medical Depot
Vice President Global Responsibility
Tupperware Brands Corporation
Regional Community Development Officer
Bank of the Ozarks
Worldwide Solutions & Technologies, Inc.
Carla M. Williams
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Central Florida
CeCe Teneal Williams
Director of Employee Relations
Asst. Vice President of Supplier Diversity
University of South Florida
Pamela McCauley, Ph.D., CPE
Professor & Director, Ergonomics Laboratory
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
University of Central Florida
Ava L. Parker
Palm Beach State College
Commissioner Regina I. Hill
City of Orlando
Marcia Hope Goodwin
Chief Service Officer
City of Orlando
Brenda R. March
Children and Education Manager
City of Orlando Parramore Kidz Zone
Desirée Spence Matthews
Deputy City Manager
City of Kissimmee
Public Relations Manager
President and CEO
Owner and Operator
Unity Broadcasting Networks
Director & Chief Executive Officer
Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association, Inc.
Founder and Executive Director
Riley House Center/Museum
Senior Director of Moffitt Diversity
Moffitt Cancer Center
Regional Development Director
United Negro College Fund
Director of Development and Communications
United Arts of Central Florida
MCO Construction and Services
Tasha Maria Robinson-Banks
Senior Service Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African Diaspora throughout Florida. This publication, launched in July/August 1997, remains committed to empowering its readers by offering entertaining, inspiring and informative stories, which also include, editorials focused primarily on the interests and needs of African-Americans. It serves as a venue to promote the positive experiences of black life while promoting seamless, diversified connections with other cultures throughout the great State of Florida.