TNJ Announces its 21st Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Presented By Morgan Stanley

(L to r) Rebecca Powell (Morgan Stanley); Rahquel Purcell (Loreal); Rosie Allen-Herring (United Way of the National Capital Area); Tatiana Roc (National Grid)

The Network Journal (TNJ;, an award-winning business magazine for African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners, announces its 2019 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business.

“The women we honor in the 21st year of the awards span occupations, industries and expertise, and they share the same traits when it comes to their career and community service: passion, drive and focus. We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers, and for their myriad contributions to their community,” states TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

This select group will be profiled in the Spring 2019 issue of the magazine, and will be formally honored during Women’s History Month at the 21st Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Morgan Stanley, on Friday, March 22, 2019. This highly anticipated signature TNJ event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway (between 45th & 46th streets) in New York City, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Morgan Stanley. Additional sponsors include GCM Grosvenor, L’Oreal USA, Entergy and Bronner Brothers.

The program includes a networking reception, lunch and awards presentation, with multi-Emmy Award- winning journalist, Brenda Blackmon as Mistress of Ceremonies. The annual event attracts a “Who’s Who” of business executives and decision makers from various industries. Tickets are $375.00 if purchased on or before March 9th, and $425.00 thereafter. To purchase tickets, please visit

The 25 Influential Black Women in Business Class of 2019:

Rosie Allen-Herring

President & CEO

United Way of the National Capital Area

Eboné M. Carrington

Chief Executive Officer

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Vivian Scott Chew


TimeZone International

Kelley F. Cornish

Global Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion

TD Bank Group

Candace Steele Flippin, D.M.

Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer

First Horizon National Corporation

Kimberly Lounds Foster

Corporate Vice President, Global Supply

Celgene Corporation

Sandra Dawn Grannum, Esq.

Managing Partner

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Renae Griffin

Executive Director

GCM Grosvenor

Marilyn Monroe Harris, D.Min.

Vice President, Community Relations

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Barbara Kushner

Founder, President & CEO

Armand Corporation

Lynn K. Law

Vice President, Partnerships and Advancement

National Urban League

Angela B. Lee

Vice President, Talent Development

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.

Audria Pendergrass Lee

Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. (FINRA)

Anitra C. Marsh

Global Associate Director of Brand Communications and Sustainability, Skin & Personal

Proctor & Gamble

Robin Nunn, Esq.

Partner, Chair, Consumer Financial Services Practice

Dechert L.L.P.

Karen L. Pavlin

Managing Director, Financial Services


Rebecca E. Powell

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley

Rahquel Purcell

Senior Vice President, Head of Supply Chain Americas

L’Oreal USA

Tatiana Roc

Vice President, Supervisor Enablement

National Grid

Pauline W. Saunders

Managing Director, Consumer & Community Banking; Business Control Manager, Consumer Banking

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

K. Lynn Scott

President, Aetna’s Professional Employer Organization


Shari Slate

Vice President & Chief Inclusion & Collaboration Officer


Teneshia Jackson Warner


Egami Group

Fawn Weaver

President & CEO

Uncle Nearest, Inc.

Patricia A. Winston, R.N.

Interim Senior Vice President

University Hospital of Brooklyn

About the 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards

Launched in March 1999, The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards honors women whose professional achievements have significantly impacted an industry or profession, and who also have made an important contribution to their community. A “TNJ25” honoree typically is a business owner, or a partner, president, CEO, board chair, or other senior-management executive with significant decision-making authority in the corporate, nonprofit (including academia and medicine), or government sector.

About The Network Journal

Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is an award-winning magazine published quarterly. It provides news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. Engaging more than 98,325 readers per issue, TNJ is distributed nationwide, with a focus on the New York tri-state area, while its daily digital edition at reaches a global audience. For more information call (212) 962- 3791, or visit the Web site at