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Black Business Association (BBA) Presents 21st Salute to Black Women Awards

The Southern Truth

By Gloria Zuurveen, Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Harris

In recognition of National Women’s History Month and the 2024 theme: “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,” the Black Business Association, under the leadership of the organization’s first female President and CEO, Sarah R. Harris, presents the 21st annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference, Vendor Faire, and Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles hotel, located at 6101 West Century Blvd. This is one event you don’t want to miss. It is the continuation, edification, elevation, and  celebration of Black women excelling in  all manners of businesses. They will let their lights shine at this year’s BBA Salute to Black women during the celebration of  National Women’s History Month.

 

 

This annual celebration is a source of inspiration and empowerment. Drawing in hundreds of women entrepreneurs, executives, community leaders, elected officials, mothers, daughters, and sisters, it serves as a platform for high-level networking and motivation. Look at the roster of distinguished individuals and organizations slated to be in attendance: Special guests Mayor Karen Bass and Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell; speakers and honorees: Honorable Ventris C. Gibson, the United States Mint 40th Director and 1st African American; Stephanie Wiggins, CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Southern California Edison; and Rosalind Pennington, President, Red River Enterprises, LLC and Owner, The New Townhouse; and guest speakers: Arlan Hamilton, Founder  Backstage Capital & Runner,     Author, Venture Catalyst; Stasia Washington, Managing Director, Senior Wealth Manager at Lido;Delphine Pruitt, Vice President, Business Access Advisor, US Bank, Nicole Sams, Executive Director, Market Manager, Irvine Branch, Morgan Stanley; Samona Caldwell, Director, Business Connect, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission; and Terri Batch, CEO, Global LA. Sponsored by US Bank, Morgan Stanley, Northrop Grumman, Metro, LADWP, Southern California Edison, California Water Association, Liberty Utilities, SoCalGas, Metropolitan Water District, Forgiving For Living, and Suite Life SoCal.

All I can say is WOW!

What a laudable list?

I say again this is one event you don’t want to miss.

Already in business or are you thinking about going into business?

This event is the solid-gold opportunity for networking and gleaning from great business minds.

So join the BBA during the 21st annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference, Vendor Faire, and Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles hotel as they present all the honorees their much deserving awards:

In recognition of their outstanding contributions to advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion, the BBA proudly acknowledges the following women and corporate partners as exemplars of excellence in this regard:

  • Honorable Ventris C. Gibson, United States Mint 40th Director and 1st African American
  • Stephanie Wiggins, CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Southern California Edison
  • Rosalind Pennington, President, Red River Enterprises, LLC and Owner, The New Townhouse

And new this year, BBA’s 2024 Nomination Awardees in the categories of Excellence in Business, Excellence in Service, Unsung Excellence, and Rising Star:

1 Comment

  1. Sherron Ballard on March 16, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    It is my pleasure to join the BBA 21st Salute to Black Women. “A golden opportunity not to be missed”
    Thanks to the Chief-in-Editor, Gloria Zuurveen for her online publication.

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