For Immediate Release
December 17, 2019
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D. Shenell Reed


The Woman of the Year is Xernona Clayton, the founder of the Trumpet Awards who worked with Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s

(Black PR Wire) ORLANDO, FL - ONYX Magazine’s fifth annual Women on the Move (WOTM), with Founding Member Orlando Health, will recognize some of Florida’s most impactful and influential black women during an awards luncheon to be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Fla. 

Keeping the Women’s History Month theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote,” the event will stress the importance of women standing together for our communities while recognizing 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 present these phenomenal women—trailblazers who are 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 across Florida.”

ONYX Magazine’s Women on the Move will give a special Woman of the Year salute to Xernona Clayton, the founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., and creator and executive producer of the Foundation’s Trumpet Awards. Clayton began her television career in 1967 and became the south’s first black person to have her own television show. In 1965, she accepted a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked closely with the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Clayton also traveled extensively with Coretta Scott King on her nationwide concert tours.

Also, new in 2020 is the Community Impact Award, which will be presented to a woman-led organization that has made significant strides in moving business and community forward. BBIF Florida is a community development financial institution driven to help Florida businesses thrive by providing loan capital alongside business development training. The president and CEO is Inez Long.

This year’s WOTM leaders are Chair Deidre Parker, the president, Parker Realty Group, Co-chair Nancy Port Schwalb, the president of Schwalb Public Relations, and the WOTM Committee.

Corporate and individual table sponsorships are available. Tables of 10 are $2,000. Call ONYX Magazine at 855-986-6699 for more information. For further media inquiry about ONYX Magazine’s 2020 WOTM, contact D. Shenell Reed at 813-298-9679 or