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L. Joy Williams Named to City & State’s 2023 Power of Diversity: Black 100

City & State

February 6, 2023

The City & State’s Power of Diversity: Black 100 highlights the elected officials, business executives, labor chiefs, community advocates, and other trailblazers in New York who are writing the next chapter of Black life in America. L. Joy Williams is joined by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis, and other notable figures.

Tara Dowdell Honored with 2023 Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award


February 6, 2023

The Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has consistently and wholeheartedly supported diversity in the workplace. Tara received the award on January 24th at the WTS-GNY Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at Club 101.

Michellene Davis, Esq. Named to the 10 Black Healthcare Leaders Making a Difference in 2023 List

Scrubs Mag

February 1, 2023

The list highlights the important work of 10 Black professionals working to improve the healthcare system by increasing the number of Black providers, managers, and healthcare executives to help make the industry more inclusive for patients of all backgrounds.

Adenah Bayoh Became First Black Woman Developer to Receive a 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit in New Jersey


January 11, 2023

Adenah Bayoh, and partner on the project, Octavia Frazier-Porter, made history when they received a 9% low-income housing tax credit from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, becoming the first Black-women-owned real estate development entity to do so in the Garden State.

Michelle Davis, Esq. Discussed Leadership, Social Justice, and Closing the Racial Equity Gap in Healthcare

Michelle Davis, Esq. recently joined Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba on Lessons in Leadership to talk about staying centered, being values-driven, and what leaders can do to continue championing social justice and racial equity in healthcare.

Adenah Bayoh Becomes One of the Most Successful Entrepreneurs in New Jersey

News 12 The Bronx

November 24, 2022

Adenah is now the owner of several restaurants, including 4 IHOP franchises, Cornbread - farm-to-table soul food restaurants in Newark, Maplewood, and Brooklyn, and her latest restaurant concept, Brick City Vegan, in downtown Newark.

IHOPE: NY-NJ Soul Food Magnate Adenah Bayoh Makes Room at the Table

Amesterdam News

November 10, 2022

In between running a busy NY-NJ restaurant/real-estate empire or answering calls from the federal reserve, Adenah pays it forward by making room at the table for other women.

Tara Dowdell Spoke at the 6th Annual Middlesex County, New Jersey Business Summit


October 15, 2022

The 6th Annual Middlesex County Business Summit took place on October 13 at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and included a keynote speech by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. Tara participated in a featured panel discussion titled Tomorrow’s Workforce - Today’s Challenges.

Brenda Blackmon Hosted ​​the 8th Annual Women’s Health Day


June 4, 2022

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey held their 8th Annual Women’s Health Day at the Newark International Airport Marriott Hotel on June 4. More than 300 women attended the event, which included a panel discussion on health and wellness moderated by special guest host, four-time Emmy Award winning news anchor, and entrepreneur Brenda Blackmon.

Joyce Harley, Esq. Discusses Bibliophiles Incorporated, the Oldest Black U.S. Book Club She Helped Co-Found

News 12 New Jersey

February 1, 2022

Created in 1988 after being deeply touched by Toni Morrison’s “Beloved,” The Bibliophiles are the oldest continuously operating and incorporated Black book club in America.

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