For Immediate Release
March 14, 2023
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(BPRW) Keisha Lance Bottoms, Hon. Loretta Lynch, Michelle Jordan, Morgan DeBaun, Thasunda Duckett, Gwen Carr and Tekedra Mawakana Named to U.S. Black Chamber’s 2023 Women of Power “Power 50” List

(Black PR Wire) Recently, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. announced their 2023 Women of Power “Power 50” honorees ahead of Women’s History Month next month.

The USBC Power 50 List is an annual honor bestowed upon fifty illustrious women who embody the spirit of the organization—unwavering dedication to making a difference in their communities and in the world at large.

This year’s honorees represent a cross-section of women who have made significant contributions in their fields, coming from all over the country. These individuals have made an impact on our lives and helped to shape the world we live in today.

USBC 2023 Women of Power “Power 50” List

  • Samantha Abrams – CEO & Managing Director, Walkers Legacy Foundation
  • Karen Alston – Founder, The Spectrum Circle
  • LaKeitha Anderson – Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Honorable Roberta C. Archer- Michigan 36th District Court Judge
  • Michelle Bailey – Founder, HBCU Honors
  • Aminta H. Breaux – President, Bowie State University
  • Karmetria Dunham Burton – Senior Director of Global Supplier Diversity, McDonald’s Corporate
  • Melissa Butler – Founder & CEO, The Lip Bar
  • Gwen Carr – Mother of Eric Garner, Social Justice Activist
  • Charita Carter – Executive Creative Producer, Walt Disney Company
  • Pamela L. Carter – Chair Of The Board, Enbridge
  • Michelle Carter – 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Gabby Cazeau – Principal, Harlem Capital Partners
  • Michele Cober – Director of Strategic Alliances, Verizon
  • Dr. Lisa A. Cooper – Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity & President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
  • Jasmine Crowe – CEO, Goodr
  • Morgan DeBaun – Founder & CEO, Blavity
  • Jocelyn Delk Adams – Founder, Grandbaby Cakes & Author
  • Diana Doukas – US Policy Programs Manager, Economic Impact, Meta
  • Thasunda Duckett – President & CEO, TIAA
  • Angela Ellis – Vice President, Head of Entertainment & Initiatives, NFL Media
  • Heather Foster – Senior Director, Head of Government Affairs, Lyft
  • Monique Frazier – Partner, Capital Counsel
  • Belynda Gardner – Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, NFL
  • Heather Holmes-Dillard – Vice President Marketing, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
  • Mary Hopkins-Navies – CEO, Hopkins-Navies Management (McDonald’s Franchisee)
  • Wanda L. James – CEO, Simply Pure & The First Black Cannabis Licensee
  • Malika Jones – Founder, Brown Girl Jane
  • Nia Jones – Founder, Brown Girl Jane
  • Michelle Jordan – Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T
  • Keisha Lance-Bottoms – Senior Advisor to the President for Public Engagement
  • Katreice Lindley-Banks – Vice President, Federal Relations, AT&T
  • Marie Long – Asst Vice President, Federal Relations, AT&T
  • Honorable Loretta Lynch – 83rd Attorney General of the United States
  • Ganesha Martin – Vice President of Public Policy and Community Affairs, Mark43
  • LaLanya Masters-Abner – Children’s Author & Actress
  • Belinda Matingou – Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Tekedra Mawakana – Co-CEO, Waymo | Intuit Board of Directors
  • Senator Jennifer McClellan – Virginia’s 4th Congressional District
  • Deryl McKissack – President and CEO, McKissack & McKissack
  • Tiesha Moore – CEO, G3 Electrical
  • Shalamar Muhammad – Real Estate Agent, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Lisa Mushaw – Principal, Dewey Square Group
  • Simone Ray – Director of Supplier Diversity, Hilton
  • Ebonie Riley – Senior Vice President, National Action Network
  • Courtney Robinson – Global Head of Financial Inclusion & Policy Development, Square, Inc.
  • Cara Robinson Sabin – CEO, Sundial Brands / President of Beauty & Wellbeing Unilever North America, Unilever
  • Mary Elizabeth Taylor – Vice President, Head of External Affairs, Robinhood
  • Kimberly Tignor – Executive Director, Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice
  • Rose Washington – CEO, TEDC Creative Capital

These women are leaders in the business, education, arts, sports, entertainment, philanthropy, technology, and social justice sectors.

USBC’s Power 50 List represents an important opportunity for USBC’s Women of Power to receive national recognition for their hard work and efforts toward progress during the annual Women of Power luncheon taking place in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 23rd at the AT&T Forum for Technology. USBC recognizes these women and all women who are telling our stories, building our communities, advocating our causes, inspiring change, making #HERstory, and amplifying the voices of all women every day.

For more information about USBC’s Women of Power luncheon visit


About USBC
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership, and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, we support a network of African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises. Learn more at

Source: U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.