#MotownMom: 21st Annual Women’s Informal Network’s Women’s History Month Luncheon #Detroit
For Immediate Release
Contact: Beverly Smith
Carla Walker-Miller, President and CEO, Walker Miller Energy Services to Keynote
21st Anniversary Women’s History Month Luncheon
Carla Walker-Miller, President and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services will be the Keynote Speaker at the 21st Annual Women’s Informal Network’s Women’s History Month Luncheon held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Fort Shelby Hotel located at 525 E. Lafayette Blvd. Detroit, MI. This year’s theme is:” Black Women Rising,” based on Maya Angelou’s poem, “And Still I Rise.”
Walker- Miller Energy Services was recently recognized as the 2015 Best Small Business in Southeast Michigan by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), awarded 2015 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the 2015 Business of the Year by Michigan League Conservation Voters (MLCV). Ms. Walker has also appeared in FORTUNE, EBONY, JET, Black Enterprise and Crain’s Detroit magazines.
“I am deeply committed to bringing underserved populations into the critical energy dialogue and promote energy efficiency as foundational to our energy futures. Women will play an important role in this effort as we continue to be leaders in energy education and awareness”, said Carla. Lathrup Village Councilwoman, Donna P. Stallings will serve as Mistress of Ceremony. WIN’s 2016 “Most Influential African American Women in Metropolitan Detroit” include:
Sherry Gay Dagnogo- Michigan State Representative, District 8
Dr. Keefa Lorraine Weatherspoon, Doctor of Naturopathy (posthumously)
Kim Trent, Education Policy Manager, Michigan Future Schools
Charlotte Knight, State Farm Insurance Agency Owner
Vickie Thomas, City Beat and Morning Drive Reporter, WWJ News Radio 950
Laydell Wood Harper, President, Wood and Associates, Inc.
Tahirih Ziegler, Executive Director, LISC
Dr. Velonda Thompson, WIC Program Manager DHD
Denise (Dody) Johnson, Public Relations Manager, WADL and 910AM Superstation
Canequia (Coco) Moulder, Community Outreach Manager, OPHS
Robin M. Cole, President and CEO, Professional Medical Centers (PMC)
Gloria Rhodes, President, DES Services, LLC.
Tickets are $55.00 each. For sponsorship opportunities, interviews and more information, please contact WIN President, Beverly Smith, 313-268-3523.
Women’s Informal Network, a 501c3 organization was founded in 1992 by Patricia A. Cole to promote growth and development and the highest standard of achievement, education, social and economic awareness in African American women and girls. WIN supports many charitable organizations, mentoring and community programs for the past 24 years.