The Trailblazer Award and Scholarship Luncheon is the signature event of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter (NC100BWCOC). A Trailblazer is a Black woman leader in her field and has paved the way for the next generation of Black women and girls. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter honors these pioneers who advocate for the social, health, economic, political and educational empowerment of Black women and girls.
This luncheon benefits the NC100BWCOC Scholarship Fund; presents scholarships to female graduating seniors and honors women leaders.
The 2018 Trailblazer Honoree is Michele Thornton, Senior Vice President of Media Sales for BET HER (formerly Centr...ic TV). Join us this year as we celebrate Michele Thornton and three local Trailblazers:
Champion Award — Senator Charleta Tavares
Economic Empowerment Award — Christie Angel, President & CEO, YWCA Columbus
Health Advocacy Award – Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts, Columbus Public Health Commissioner
Education Scholarships — Presented to 4 Central Ohio black female high school graduates
Featuring WBNS-10TV News Anchor/Medical Correspondent, Tracy Townsend
Guest are invited to visit the Trailblazer Market Place and purchase an autographed copy of the book «Stratechic» Life and Career Winning Strategies for Women! by Michele Thornton for a nominal fee of $20.00.