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Lilian O. Ajayi named “Philanthropist of the Year” by YGB Entrepreneurial Awards

January 22, 2016

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THE YOUNG, GIFTED, & BLACK (YGB) ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARDS*
*11th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH *

2016 Young, Gifted & Black YGB Entrepreneurial Awards

*New York, New York— (Thursday, January 21st, 2016) The Young, Gifted & Black Entrepreneurial Awards was launched in 2006, in honor of Black History Month. The YGB Entrepreneurial awards program is a simple measure of giving recognition, highlighting and showing appreciation toward his/her peers*. Mr. Carl O. Gray, founder of the YGB Entrepreneurial Awards, states, “This program has a simple mission which is to bring light to those individuals who exemplifies an entrepreneurial spirit. Our honorees all have significant backgrounds which highlight their journey towards the *Continued Pursuit of Success* that allows our organization to create a platform to motivate and empower others to believe in themselves in order to reach their goals.”

It was initially created to bring exposure to people who represent positive role models to their peers and provide an opportunity for others to be inspired and motivated. In February 2016, the YGB Entrepreneurial Awards celebrates its 11th year anniversary. Each year creates a different milestone with the fascinated honorees and the talent they possess.

The list of 2016 Honorees include:

  • Lilian O. Ajayi “Philanthropist of the Year Award” [Founder and Executive Global Connections for Women]
  • Alicia Ashley “Sports, Health & Boxer Award” [WBC Women’s Junior Fitness Award Featherweight Champion]
  • Amy Theard “Nina Simone Artistic Excellence Award”  [Artist / Painter]
  • Brian Cunningham “Political Advocacy Award” [Community Leader]
  • David Germain “Business Management & Leadership Award” [Realtor Rapid Realty Kensington]
  • Dr. Noel Anderson “Empowerment Award” [Educational Leadership  Clinical Educational Professor/Director of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development]
  • Giselle Modeste ‘Cosmetology Award’  [Science & Beauty Management Owner ALTEREGO by GM Inc.]
  • Janell Hazelwood “Journalism & Media Management Award” [Chief Content Curator The Boss Moves]
  • Kymsha Henry and Claire Simon “Civic Leadership & Community Service Co-Founders Award” [Young Women of Color Health Advocacy Coalition (YWCHAC)]
  • Lola Ogunnaike “Woman In Business Award” [Journalist Arise News]
  • Margaret Persaud “Fashion Designer of the Year Award” [Owner GAMAKACHE BLACK]
  • Selwyn Collins “Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award” [Author, WebTV Talk Show Host, and Entrepreneur SELCO2000 Web Solutions; CWS (Conversations With Selwyn)]

Video Announcement: 2016 Young, Gifted & Black YGB Entrepreneurial Awards

To Attend the 2016  YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK (YGB) ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARDS

BLACK TIE EVENT

DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

TIME: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

LOCATION: 26 Bridge Street

D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tickets: www.ygbawards.com

https://2016ygbentrepreneurialawards.eventbrite.com

 

Related stories:

http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/young-gifted-black-awards-honor-leaders-in-art-education-philanthropy-and-business/

http://www.netlinkzgrpinc.com/ygbawards/2016/press/2016YGBPressRelease-Announcement.pdf

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About YGB: Founded in 2006 by Carl O. Gray, President and CEO, The NetLinkz Group, Inc., and Founder of Unified Network of Business Professionals, in honor of Black History Month, The Young, Gifted & Black Entrepreneurial Awards is designed for peer-to-peer acknowledgement for their Talent, Ambition and Achievements toward the “Continued Pursuit of Success.”

 

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