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  2. 2. 1 – OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME <ul><li>Hello, my name is Harriette Cole, and I’ll be your host this afternoon. In January I joined Ebony as Creative Director and it gives me great pleasure to be in a position to welcome you to the eighth annual Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications Awards Luncheon </li></ul><ul><li>For those of you who have attended this event over the years, I hope you like our new home, at Cipriani’s. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a nice change of scenery don’t you agree? </li></ul><ul><li>(APPLAUSE) </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s also acknowledge our wonderful sponsors McDonalds, Johnson & Johnsons, Sam’s Club, RR Donnelley and Delta Airlines for their generosity </li></ul><ul><li>(APPLAUSE ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2 - OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME <ul><li>The EBONY Outstanding Women In Marketing and Communication luncheon is a celebration. Today we acknowledge the major contributions our honorees make in the global marketplace and our community. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year Ebony takes pride in showcasing the stories of women who have aspired to greatness, and become the recipients of merited favor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 – OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME <ul><li>We applaud each one of them today for their against-all-odds determination and success. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a beacon of hope to all of us--but especially to young women coming up the ranks, just entering the workforce, who benefit from the reinforcement of positive role models. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4 – OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME <ul><li>It’s just wonderful to be a part of Ebony Magazine working with Linda Johnson Rice, and the many talented folks at Johnson Publishing Company. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the past 6 decades Ebony Magazine has provided a positive, fair and balanced perspective of African American life, and helped us navigate through good and bad times </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5 – OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME <ul><li>Today you are going to see excellence manifest. These women are at the top of their game. </li></ul><ul><li>The work they have undertaken ranges from managing multi billion dollar corporations and positioning cutting edge technology, to pondering a move into the white house as the FIRST, First lady. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6 – OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME <ul><li>They are highly visible women who are ready not only for prime time, but they actually create work that appears on it. From the images you see on television selling your favorite brands, to hiring a diverse and qualified staff, these sisters are doing not only for themselves, but they are representing for us all! </li></ul><ul><li>While we only have time to briefly acknowledge their accomplishments here, I encourage you to read each bio closely, pick up a copy of the July Ebony Magazine featuring this event, and Google them, for a good strong dose of inspiration. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7 – Intro Linda Johnson Rice <ul><li>And while the names and faces of Ebony Outstanding Women change each year, there is one that remains constant ,and that is the illustrious President and CEO, of Johnson Publishing Co., Linda Johnson Rice. </li></ul><ul><li>She, along with a gifted staff, continue to uphold a brilliant legacy we are all proud of. </li></ul><ul><li>It gives me great pleasure to introduce Ms Linda Johnson Rice. Let’s give her a hand as she comes to the stage. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8 - Invocation Intro <ul><li>Thank you Linda… </li></ul><ul><li>Next up, please stand for the national black anthem, to be immediately followed by star of stage and screen, Ms. Phylicia Rashad, who will deliver a message of inspiration </li></ul>
  10. 10. 9 - Soloist Intro <ul><li>Coming to the stage is a Broadway Diva and Tony Award winner. We are so happy to have her here to grace us in song, please join me in welcoming Adriane Lennox </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10 - Lunch Is Served <ul><li>Thank you Adriane and sister Rashad </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to take a break for lunch and when we return you meet a stellar group of women, our Outstanding Honorees. </li></ul><ul><li>While you dine, we will be entertained by the Filet of Soul Trio </li></ul><ul><li>So, enjoy the great food of the famed Cipriani chefs, and I’ll see you back here in 25 Minutes. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 11 - Award Program Intro <ul><li>And now what we all have been waiting for. The introduction of our esteemed honorees. </li></ul><ul><li>To help us give them a proper and fitting introduction we have: </li></ul>
  13. 13. 12 - Presenter Intros <ul><li>To present the Advertising Agency Award is Jeff Burns, Jr., Associate Publisher, Ebony Magazine will </li></ul><ul><li>Here to present the Advertising Lifetime Achievement Award is Jonathan Rodgers, President and CEO, TV One </li></ul>
  14. 14. 13 - Presenter Intros <ul><li>Presenting the Corporate Marketing Awards welcome Gwen Wilson, Program Director, Supplier Diversity, Verizon </li></ul><ul><li>The Journalism Award will be presented by Michael Eric Dyson </li></ul>
  15. 15. 14 - Presenter Intros <ul><li>Presenting the Television and Film Awards are Raven Symone-Pearman, and Holly Robinson Peete </li></ul><ul><li>And the Visionary Award in Community Affairs, and The Madam C.J. Walker Award will be presented by Linda Johnson Rice </li></ul>
  16. 16. 15 – Honoree Intros <ul><li>ARE THESE BEING WRITTEN BY THE PRESENTERS?? </li></ul>
  17. 17. 16 – Honoree Intros <ul><li>ARE THESE BEING WRITTEN BY THE PRESENTERS?? </li></ul>
  18. 18. 17 – Closing Remarks & Thank You <ul><li>What talent, style and grace we have experienced in this room today, wouldn’t you agree? </li></ul><ul><li>I can hardly wait for next year, and who knows, maybe it will be you standing here receiving an award </li></ul><ul><li>On behalf of Ebony Magazine, and the Honorees, we want to thank you for joining us and celebrating the accomplishments of these Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications. </li></ul><ul><li>Once again let’s thank our sponsors McDonalds, Johnson & Johnson, Sam’s Club, RR Donnelley and Delta Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the rest of your day, travel safely, and see you next year. </li></ul>