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20th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Recognition & Empowerment Forum

April 6, 2018
8:30 am
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Oakland Bay Area Chapter, invites you to be a part of the 20th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Recognition & Empowerment Forum. This year’s theme is: “Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future,” on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, in San Francisco, California. 

The event kicks off  with a morning mini-forum featuring engaging leaders from dedicated partners addressing key areas of expertise that affect a diverse segment of women. Workshop topics will cover: 1.) Assessing Capital for Women Entrepreneurs; 2.) Defining and Cultivating Your Network; 3.) Reclaiming Our Narrative; and 4.) Power of Parity. 

The goal is to provide an impactful and empowering experience that will transform all that attend.  

Attendees will have access to four 50-minute leadership track workshops followed by a networking reception at 11:00 a.m. and the 20th Annual Madam C. J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Pioneer Rapper, MC Lyte, will serve as the event’s  keynote speaker.

The Networking Business Expo will run through the duration of the conference, highlighting the opportunities of African American Women Owned Businesses. This year’s honorees include four outstanding women as well as the 2018 Positive Steps Madam C.J. Walker Essay contest winner, Camille Batiste.

2018 MCJW Honorees:

MCJW Advocacy Award 

Beverly Greene, Executive Director of External Affairs, Marketing & Communications, Alameda- Contra Costa Transit District, AC Transit

MCJW Entrepreneur Award 

LaNiece Jones, Founder, LA Jones & associates & Executive Director BWOPA/TILE 

MCJW Corporate Award 

Kimberly Brandon, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley and San Francisco Port Commissioner 


MCJW Pioneer Award

Honorable Diana Becton, District Attorney Contra Costa County District 

The annual ceremony honors Madam C.J. Walker - the first African American female self-made millionaire.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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