100 Black Men of London (100BMOL), in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization, announced the recipients of the 2015 Women of Color Achievement Awards at a cocktail reception held last 29th October at the Tower Hotel in London.
Michelle Palmer, Managing Director of Canary Wharf & City, a certified WEConnect International women-owned business, was one of the 10 women honoured and said:
“I am honoured to receive the award which really represents the best efforts from a fabulous team here at Canary Wharf and City. To be recognised in this way – and to be in the company of such extraordinary women business owners – makes this award all the more precious.”
All award recipients were identified by the 100BMOL in conjunction with the local chapter of the WPO. The selection criteria included successful operation of a woman-owned or led business that has reached annual revenues of at least $2 million for product-based businesses, or $1 million for service-based businesses. All companies have provided an increase in employment opportunities on a local, regional and national level and have significantly strengthened the economy.
“The motto for our Mentoring Program is ‘What they see is what they’ll be’ and a very big part of that is identifying and celebrating men and women who embody the success and achievement to which many of the young people in our community aspire,” said Kolarele Sonaike, President, 100 Black Men of London.
“We are very proud to continue our ongoing partnership with 100 Black Men to acknowledge a distinguished group of influential women business leaders. Each one is at the peak of her profession al achievement, demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities and running multi-million dollar businesses that promote economic security. They also devote their time and energy to improving the quality of life in our local communities. We salute all of this year’s award winners as role models for women and girls everywhere,” said Marsha Firestone Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization.