Los Angeles, CA — The Black Business Association (BBA), presented the Annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference/Expo & Awards Luncheon in recognition of National Women’s History Month recently at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. The overflowing room of guests had a wonderful time as they honored five special women who were truly deserving of the accolades.
Earl “Skip” Cooper II, President & CEO, Black Business Association and The Honorable Gwen Moore, President, GEM Communications & Chairwoman, Black Business Association, presented the awards to this year’s honorees; Ozie B. Gonzaque; former Board Chair HACLA, Lifetime Achievement Award; Jacque Bee, Co-Director, Recycling Black Dollars, Nevertheless, She Persisted Award; Alisha White Madison, Founder, Bella Network, Entrepreneur Excellence Award, Edna Sims, Owner, ESP Public Relations, Excellence In Media Services Award, Vivian Bowers, Owner, Bowers & Sons Cleaners, Outstanding Community Based Business Award, Clarisa F. Howard, President & CEO, Howard & Howard Consulting, Inc, President Award and Northrop Gumman received the Chairman’s Award.
The honorees were serenaded by outstanding 15-year-old vocalist Zipporah Robinson and Kim Anthony-Morrow, National Director, Urban Philanthropy Institute was the Mistress of Ceremonies.
This year’s theme is Nevertheless, She Persisted that honored women who fight all forms of discrimination against women.
About Black Business Association
Since 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Los Angeles, has been instrumental in the growth and development of thousands of African American businesses, providing innovative information and service programs to our constituents, advocate for change and adherence to laws and programs, and assisted companies and individuals to move up the ladder of success.