The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) hosted the prestigious 2024 USBC Power50 Women’s Luncheon on Thursday, March 21st, at the Salamander Hotel in Washington, D.C., marking a significant celebration of Black HERstory and National Women’s History Month. The annual, sold-out event honored the 2024 USBC Power50 Class, bringing together luminaries and leaders in business, politics, and culture to highlight the achievements and contributions of Black women across various sectors.

The luncheon featured an array of distinguished speakers and honorees, including a reading of a letter from Vice President Kamala Harris by Kristin Allen, Special Assistant to the President, Communications Director for the Vice President. First Lady Dawn Moore, a Power 50 Honoree, delivered poignant remarks that resonated with the attendees. A highlight of the event was a panel discussion with Power 50 Honorees and business powerhouses Dia Simms, Co-Founder of Pronghorn, and Kimberly A. Blackwell, Founder & CEO of PMM Agency, moderated by Tanya Lombard.

An intimate armchair conversation with USBC Woman of the Year Arian Simone, Founder & CEO of Fearless Fund, and Ron Busby Sr., President & CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., offered deep insights into the challenges and triumphs of Black women entrepreneurs. The event closed with motivational words from Power 50 Honoree and Celebrity Stylist / Designer Michele Lopez, leaving attendees inspired and empowered.

Media Mogul and Pioneer Cathy Hughes was honored as the 2024 Global Trailblazer of the Year, celebrating her significant contributions to media and her trailblazing efforts in championing diversity and inclusion.

The luncheon was made possible through partnerships with leading corporations committed to diversity and empowerment, including AT&T, Amazon, Walmart, Pronghorn, Cadillac, and Comcast. Guests enjoyed a VIP Reception featuring beverages from Black women-owned spirit brands Uncle Nearest, McBride Sisters Wine Co., TCapri Tequila, and Redd Rose Vodka.

In line with USBC’s commitment to supporting Black businesses, all aspects of the event were produced and supported by Black woman-owned enterprises. Ron Busby Sr., President & CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., expressed, “Thursday’s celebration is not just about acknowledging the incredible accomplishments of these formidable women; it’s about reaffirming our dedication to creating a supportive ecosystem for Black businesses and entrepreneurs to prosper. The journeys of success we spotlight today embody the resilience, creativity, and fortitude inherent within the Black community. At USBC, we pay tribute to Black HERstory daily, and the USBC Power50 class embodies the trailblazing spirit of today’s women, setting the groundwork for the generations to come.”

2024 USBC Power 50 Honorees

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The USBC Power50 Women’s Luncheon is a cornerstone event that not only celebrates but also galvanizes the momentum of Black women’s leadership and entrepreneurship. As it continues to grow, it serves as a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration for future generations, demonstrating the indomitable spirit and contributions of Black women to society and the economy.

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