The 18th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Call for Nominations

Top Quote The Network Journal (TNJ, is calling for nominations for its 18th annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards (25 IBWIB). The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 23, 2015. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2015 - The Network Journal, a quarterly print and online business magazine for Black professionals and business owners, is searching for 25 Influential Black Women in Business to honor in 2016. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 23rd.

    Launched in 1999, 25 IBWIB highlights and honors the achievements of Black women executives and business owners who are at the forefront of American business leadership; winners symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines. The Awards program is staged in the form of a luncheon in March each year, coinciding with Women's History Month.

    Honorees are profiled in the print magazine, as well as online at Videotaped interviews of honorees are placed on for a global audience. Other print and broadcast news organizations also report on the Awards Luncheon.

    Typical 25 IBWIB award recipients exude professionalism and have a track record of providing leadership and support to their community. She is an owner, partner, president, CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, Board Chair, senior- or management-level executive, or a woman entrusted with significant decision-making authority in a corporation, not-for-profit organization, or public office.

    TNJ maintains a database of its honorees. 2015 honorees included: Katrina M. Adams, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, United States Tennis Association; Miko Branch, Chief Executive Officer, Miss Jessie's LLC; Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Vivian Rogers Pickard, President, GM Foundation and Director, Corporate Relations, General Motors Company.

    2015 corporate sponsors of the annual event included: Morgan Stanley, Aflac, Macy's, L'Oreal USA, Prudential, and 107.5 WBLS-FM among others.

    To learn more about The Network Journal or the 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards, please visit

    Press Contact: Sabrina D. Eady, The Network Journal, 212-962-3791 x206, Sabrina(at)tnj(dot)com

    About The Network Journal
    Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is the premier quarterly magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. Engaging more than 98,325 readers, TNJ is dedicated to connecting, empowering and inspiring this market segment by providing news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of businesses and the advancement of professionals in the workplace. Along with featuring successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business and career-building strategies, TNJ highlights trends in key industries, providing information on resources and opportunities at the corporate, government, and not-for-profit levels. Each issue also includes articles on finance and economy, career, management, health and fitness, technology, global business, Africa, and book reviews, as well as a calendar of events. In addition to the magazine, TNJ hosts two signature event that honor professionals in the business world through its: 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon (March); and the 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards Dinner (June).

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