The Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame will honor 14 inductees


DALLAS, December 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame — now in its 12th year of celebrating women-owned businesses and their successes — will induct 14 individuals leading the way in women’s business development. A virtual induction ceremony, hosted by the American Institute of Diversity & Commerce, will take place Wednesday, March 10, 2021at 6 p.m.

The inductees for 2020 are:

  • Johnnie Bookerpartner, The Booker Company.
  • Janice Bryant HowroydFounder and CEO, The Act 1 Group Inc.
  • Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne (in memoriam), Founder and CEO, TKT & Associates Inc.
  • Joan La GrasseOwner/Managing Director, Imagen LLC dba Imagen Anything.
  • Therese Laurentowner and CEO, Delta Administrative Services LLC.
  • Ruby McClearyleading advocate of supplier diversity, Raytheon Technologies Corp.
  • Jayne MillardExecutive Chairman of the Board, Turtle & Hughes Inc.
  • Retta MillerPartner, Jackson Walker LLP.
  • Phala K. MirePresident and CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise Council South.
  • Court MorganPresident and CEO, Vista Corp..
  • Ann Ramakumaran, Founder and CEO, Ampcus Inc.
  • Carol Roehrigowner and CEO, BKM Total Office of Texas LP.
  • Cassandra Sanfordco-founder and CEO, Kelly Mitchell Group Inc.
  • Darcel WebbHead of Sector, Business Diversity, Dallas College.

“It is with great respect and admiration that the WBE Hall of Fame presents and honors individuals and organizations with outstanding records of advocacy and support for women’s enterprise development,” said Bill Alcorn, president of the IACL. “This year has been marked by market turbulence that has presented extraordinary challenges to entrepreneurs and supplier diversity advocates. We look forward to saluting this group of inductees who have remained resolute in their commitment to success at long-term women entrepreneurs. They have made an extraordinary difference to the prospects of so many business owners and communities.”

Information regarding online access to the event will be available at in January 2021.

About the WBE Hall of Fame

The WBE Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization launched in 2009 to recognize the contributions of women entrepreneurs in their communities, as well as their achievements within their industries. Through a network of women’s business development organizations, business and government advocates, and women-owned businesses, WBEHF shines a light on best practices and ideas as women build businesses that contribute to build a stronger economy. For more information, visit or call 469-219-3313.

About the American Institute for Diversity and Commerce

The American Institute of Diversity & Commerce, based in Dallas, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on education, research, best practices, validation and recognition of performance in diversity and inclusion. AIDC was created to recognize and honor individuals and organizations – non-profit and for-profit – who demonstrate outstanding performance in these areas.

SOURCE American Institute for Diversity and Commerce

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