Photos: The 31st Annual Madam CJ Walker Luncheon

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. Presents the 31st  Annual Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon and My Business My Legacy Economic Empowerment Seminar! In the morning during the first half of the event, a complimentary business seminar provides over 200 women participants with information that will assist with achieving overall personal, professional, and business financial goals. The Economic Empowerment Seminar features a panel of experts with a focus to empower women to become financially independent. The economic empowerment seminar is FREE and open to all women in the community.

CJKatrina King and Wilhemina Gibson

Carol A. Robinson and Darisha Miller (PR for luncheon)

CJDuring the cocktail hour before the luncheon the women were able to shop for fashionable accessories


Vanessa Boamah and Rev. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the IBC Foundation


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Bettye Duncan reads the program before the luncheon begins

CJCouncilman Kenyatta Johnson and Alicia Burbage

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Notables, honorees and speakers walk into the ballroom to the tune of Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Women”

Michaela Angela Davis is a writer on African-American style, race, gender and hip-hop culture in the United States. She is also a fashion expert and an “image activist” was the keynote speaker at the event and Linda Watson is the President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of CJ Madam Walker

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Mistress of ceremonies, Monique Braxton of NBC10 who has hosted the event for nearly a decade, spoke of the unity of all women of color

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Congrats to Tiffanie Stanard for being awarded the PECO Energy Power to the Community Award!

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Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown,  City of Philadelphia, Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds Brown, Monique Wescott, Pat Evans and Asha Wescott, Gift of Life Donor Program
BTW buy your tickets today for the Gift of Life Party
On April 7
CJLatanya Barrett and Sheila Crabbe

CJBriana Jones and Brenda L. Thomas, author of Women on Top and Secret Service

CJMarcia Bing, ‎Judge Vincent Melchiorre and Asya Richardson


Mabel Wellborn, Julie Welker (Still glowing from her daughter NBC’s Kristen Welker’s wedding the week before) and Tina Sloan Green

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Madam CJ Walker (Sarah Breedlove} has been proclaimed as the first female self–made millionaire and most successful African American entrepreneur in American history. To honor Women’s History Month in March, the NC100BW-PA Chapter recognizes several outstanding African American women entrepreneurs and students in the Delaware Valley area who embody the characteristics of Madam CJ Walker, and have demonstrated excellence in entrepreneurial efforts and community outreach. The theme for the 31st Annual Madam CJ Walker Luncheon is “Because of Her, We Can” and plans to inspire attendees to acknowledge women business owners who paved the way for future entrepreneurs. Madam CJ Walker’s legacy continues to be part of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women tradition by highlighting her achievements as an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

ABOUT: The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NC100BW) is an organization of progressive women of African-American descent whose voice and force for gender and sociopolitical advancement drives meaningful change to benefit women of color. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. advocates on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances. Including promoting national and international agendas on leadership development, gender equality in health, education and economic development.